Studios. Creativity. Community.

Who we are

We have been running artist studios and pioneering community arts programmes for 50 years.

Latest news​

Webinar: Demystifying artist residencies

Join us for a panel discussion to hear residency-experienced artists and art residency providers discuss their personal experiences of taking part, organising, and selecting artists for residencies. Find out more about different types of residencies, how to make your application stand out, and how make the best out of your residency once you’ve been selected.

We run free programmes co-created with communities

Join in creative programmes including family workshops, skills training for young people, professional development and an open-access makerspace


ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency

ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency is a career development opportunity for a socially engaged artist from a Global Majority background to be based at one of our studio communities in North London.

We provide studios for over 400 creative practitioners

Join our creative community at one of 15 studios in London, Essex and Stoke-on-Trent

Resources for creative practitioners

Open calls, funding, professional development, and space hire

Could you help ACAVA bring creativity to more people?

As a charity, we need your support to deliver creative programmes with transformational outcomes. Can you help?

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