Studios. Creativity. Community.

Who we are

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

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Jack Rooney and Anna Reading in conversation during Unknown Journeys, Jack's end of residency exhibition

ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency open call

Applications are now open for ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency, 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 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


View of a bright but empty artists studio in an industrial building, a large window at the back.

ACAVA Studios Artist Development Prize

The ACAVA Studios Artist Development Prize is a career development opportunity that will give artists the use of an open studio for four weeks each to explore, expand, and develop their practice within a thriving community of established artists and creatives at ACAVA Spode Works Studios.

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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