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.

Art for Wellbeing Everyday

21 Jun 2018-Ongoing

Our new 2018 Art for Wellbeing programme provides the opportunity for local people to work with professional artists to learn a range of visual arts skills. Each new skill will be taught over 4 or 6 sessions at our Blechynden St Studio in W10 (close...


10 Jun 2017-Ongoing

Starting in Spring 2017, Flourish is an on-going programme of school holiday arts workshops for local families with primary school aged children.  Programmed and managed by Lisa Nash, Flourish welcomes families back into Acava's Maxilla Walk Studios...

Art Therapy for Adults in North Kensington

01 Sep 2017-Ongoing

Free drop in group Art Therapy sessions for adults, all welcome. Download the flyer. Every Tuesday 
6-8pm, 12 sep to 19 dec 2017 Every Wednesday
 10am-12pm, 13 sep to 20 dec 2017 Saturdays
 11am-3pm, 16 sep, 7 oct, 28 oct, 4 nov, 18 nov, 2 dec, 16...