ACAVA receives grant from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund

Published on 22 May 2020


We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund, which will strengthen our ability to support ACAVA studio holders, enhance resources for online and offline communities and kickstart vital fundraising work.

Access to this fund has boosted the ACAVA Hardship Fund, created in March to provide support for studio costs to ACAVA artists facing financial difficulties and which we hope to establish as a permanent ongoing support scheme for ACAVA studio holders.

Over the last few weeks we have enhanced delivery and production of online programmes, curatorial interventions and launched our first regular newsletter, which shares content and opportunities for artists.

Our in-house team are currently working on a refreshed contemporary identity for ACAVA and a new website, which we are very excited about, and has been made possible by this grant.

Some of the Arts Council resource will go towards the development of a fundraising campaign, which will itself bolster the Hardship Fund and other planned activities which will be announced in the coming months.

We want to thank Arts Council England, National Lottery UK and all National Lottery players for this recognition which will allow us to continue our important work as an arts education charity supporting both our studio holders and the diverse communities we work with.