Current projects

ACAVA has developed and delivered innovative educational and community projects since the 1970s. In 1984 it was registered as an educational charity to enable artists to engage their creativity and skills for the benefit of people of all ages, and within the statutory system, community groups and those drawn together at ACAVA studios.

Projects aim to promote individual expression and the recogition of and respect for cultural diversity, to develop visual skills in relation to curricula and beyond, and to provide work experience.


10 Jun 2017-Ongoing

Starting in 2017, Flourish is an on-going school holiday art programme for local families with primary school aged children. It takes place at ACAVA's Maxilla Walk Studios and offers a space for families to get creative and enjoy learning new skills...

Art Therapy for Adults in North Kensington

01 Sep 2017-Ongoing

Shortly after the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017 ACAVA began working in partnership with a team of fully qualified State Registered Art Psychotherapists providing group and individual art therapy sessions for adults at our Blechynden St community...

Gatehouse Arts

31 Jul 2010-Ongoing

Gatehouse Arts in Harlow, Essex, runs a programme of exhibitions, events and educational and community projects. Between exhibitions the Window Gallery shows the work of the 27 artists who have studios on site. The Carve Up project enabled primary...