Studios. Creativity. Community.

Who we are

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

Latest news​

How a West London shed beats social isolation and drives radical change

Rasha El-Sady, ACAVA’s Curator of Makerspaces, has been based in North Kensington for eighteen years as an artist, working to celebrate creativity and communities. Her profound connection to the local area as a resident and artist led her to be interviewed for a new book about place-making in 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


Flower-shaped mosaic in green and beige tones and leaf-shaped mosaic pieces installed on hoarding at the foot of Grenfell Tower, several bouquets of flowers against the hoarding, on the ground, hand-written messages on the wall.

Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic

Co-created by different community, resident, faith and school groups along with individual participants under the guidance of mosaic artists Emily Fuller and Tomomi Yoshida, the project has enabled people to connect and to memorialise the Grenfell Tower fire

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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