Webinar: From recovery post-Grenfell to families and artists creating together
Photograph of an adult and children experimenting with tree stump prints, outdoors in a forest school garden.
Flourish at Maxilla Walk Studios. Photo by ACAVA Shoots (Zute Lightfoot)

To mark this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week, ACAVA is hosting a webinar presenting Flourish, a free family art programme in North Kensington that launched days before the Grenfell Tower Fire and has since been defined by that event.

Flourish was initially set up at ACAVA Maxilla Walk Studios as a response to the closure of Maxilla Children’s Centre, a valued community asset. Based in the neighbourhood of the Grenfell Tower fire, the programme adapted to the needs of the local community in the days and weeks following the fire. Now in its seventh year, Flourish offers a space for families to get creative and enjoy learning new skills with professional artists. Since joining Arts Council England’s National Portfolio in April 2023, Flourish has expanded and now also supports Brent-based families.

Lisa Nash, ACAVA’s Curator of Social Practice, and Isabella Niven, ACAVA’s Head of Social Practice, will present the unique context of Flourish, from recovery post-Grenfell to defining the value of co-creation by families and artists. They will be joined by Flora Duley, artist and ACAVA collaborator, and discuss the methodology and guiding principles that underpin the success of the programme.

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is taking place 20–26 May, learn more about it here: https://creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/

ACAVA Flourish: Families and artists creating together

Friday 24 May, 12.30-1.30pm

Webinar, online

Free, book a place

Free webinar on 24 May