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.

Gatehouse Arts

31 Jul 2010-Ongoing

Gatehouse Arts in Harlow, Essex, runs a programme of exhibitions, events and educational and community projects. Between exhibitions the Window Gallery shows the work of the 27 artists who have studios on site. The Carve Up project enabled primary...

Education Business Services International

31 Mar 2003-Ongoing

Working in collaboration with EBSI, Education Business Services International, ACAVA facilitates workshops in schools and ACAVA studios for young people considering curriculum choices and future career directions. Artists discuss their work, outline...


31 Mar 1994-Ongoing

Artspace provides projects for people experiencing mental health and substance misuse problems. The project is run by a team of artists in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. We seek to provide appropriate workshops for different...