Our 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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Artspace
1994 
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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...
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Flourish
10 Jun 2017 
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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...
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Art Therapy for Adults in North Kensington
1 Sep 2017 
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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,...
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Enfield Making History, Women at Work: Then and Now
2017 
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ACAVA wins National Lottery support Today, ACAVA has received £7,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a pioneering project, ‘Enfield Making History, Women at Work: Then and Now’ in The Meridian Water redevelopment area of...
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Venture Photography
2016 
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Since September 2016 five photography projects have run at the Venture Centre. This October we will run our 6th project and in December 2017 we will be showcasing work made by local people over the past 12 months. Denise Semple, will lead the final...
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West Wednesdays
2014 
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Launched in the summer of 2014 West Wednesdays are occasional free walking art tours incorporating galleries, studios and arts organisations in the Latimer Rd area around ACAVA’s Blechynden St Studios. The programme, aimed at artists, students...
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Gatehouse Arts
1 Aug 2010 
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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...
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Education Business Services International
2003 
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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...
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