ACAVA receives grant from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund

26th May 2020

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....

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...