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.

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Maxilla Men's Shed

01 Sep 2019-Ongoing

Update 17 March 2020: In light of the latest government advice on the situation with Covid-19 we have made the decision to close Maxilla Men's Shed until further notice.   About the project Connected with the international Men’s Shed movement,...

Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic

01 May 2018-Ongoing

Image one and three: Zute Lightfoot   The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic is a project initiated in May 2018 by ACAVA in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. The mosaic is an ever growing installation situated at the...

Art for Wellbeing Everyday

21 Jun 2018-Ongoing

Starting in 2018, Art for Wellbeing: Everyday (AWE) is a two year long project that provides the opportunity for local people to work with professional artists, and to learn a range of visual arts skills. Each new skill will be taught over 6...