Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020

18th May 2020

Today marks the beginning of Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 (18th – 24th May) and of the festival of the same name. As participants in the festival we had planned to hold a full day of workshops, discussions and celebration at our Maxilla site. But due to Covid-19 all physical events, including...

'Poetry, raw' fundraising event for Open Arts

8th May 2020

Poetry, raw are planning a digital rendition of their regular meet-ups to fundraise for Open Arts, a community arts and mental health programme based at ACAVA's Hadleigh Old Fire Station studios in Essex. Visit Open Arts' website here.  To participate in the live event submit your photos, text or...

Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

1st May 2020

The £1.5m Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund is supported by the Freelands Foundation, as part of a landmark commitment of £3m towards emergency funds for artists and freelance creative practitioners across the UK affected by the Covid-19 crisis. The Freelands Foundation is committed to...

Maxilla Mens Shed shares PPE

30th April 2020

Rasha El-Sady, our Maxilla Mens Shed Programme Manager, has been hand delivering PPE from Maxilla Mens Shed to local health institutions. There are a few masks still available. If you need a FFP2 mask and are a NHS worker, Social Care worker, Community organisation who lives or works near the Shed...

ACAVA Associate Curator: Carolina Lio

27th April 2020

We're thrilled to be welcoming curator Carolina Lio as ACAVA's first Associate Curator. Carolina will be building on various programmes to support ACAVA artists remotely through workshops, studio visits and exhibitions. She’s running an Artists' Portfolio Workshop in May, please visit this page...