Current programmes

We co-create inclusive programmes and events with artists and local people

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  • Adults
  • Artist Development
  • Communities
  • Exhibitions
  • Children and families
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  • Adults
  • Artist Development
  • Communities
  • Exhibitions
  • Children and families
  • Young People
Artist Development

ACAVA Shoots

View of a bright but empty artists studio in an industrial building, a large window at the back.
Artist Development

ACAVA Studios Artist Development Prize

Adults

Artspace Link

Programme participants gathered around a raised bed and planting seeds.
Children and families

Cultivate Create

A group of people attending an event at an art exhibition
Artist Development

Factory

Children and families

Flourish

Group of Flourish families walking through the forest at Holland Park Ecology Centre.
Children and families

Flourish: Breathe

Flower-shaped mosaic in green and beige tones and leaf-shaped mosaic pieces installed on hoarding at the foot of Grenfell Tower, several bouquets of flowers against the hoarding, on the ground, hand-written messages on the wall.
Communities

Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic

Three Maxilla Men's Shed participants sitting outside around a table with an unfinished mosaic
Adults

Maxilla Men’s Shed

Exhibitions

Piece Together: Documenting Grenfell Memorial Mosaic

Person wood carving on a large table, in a studio, indoors
Adults

Skill Up

Programme participant sitting on a chair in their studio in front of a sign that reads 'HOME'
Artist Development

Studio 13 Residency

A group of people working together in a makerspace
Maxilla Men's Shed

Tinkering Sessions

Close up of a participant's hands, applying paper mache to a cardboard cut out
Children and families

Young Artists

Artist Development

Young Photographers

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“I was happy to come and make art and learn new materials like plaster and group sculpture”

Child, Young Artists (Summer 2021)

Our programmes inspire people to participate in the arts, promote confidence and learn new skills. Their positive impact on personal wellbeing and social cohesion was celebrated in our shortlisting for this year’s Award for Civic Arts Organisations by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and King’s College London.

ACAVA in North Kensington

We have been working with local communities in North Kensington for over 20 years.

Programmes run from ACAVA studio buildings at Blechynden Street and Maxilla Walk. They include family workshops in an urban garden, a young artists programme, an open access makerspace, a bio-diverse garden and an initiative that supports local people to develop careers as photographers. Co-creation, play and enabling social interaction are central to our ethos.

We collaborate with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, third and voluntary sector organisations, the NHS, commercial clients, local groups, artists, gardeners and funders to deliver these dynamic programmes.

Programme participants gathered around a raised bed and planting seeds.

Health and Wellbeing

Pioneering creativity in health and wellbeing settings for over 30 years

Could you help ACAVA bring creativity to more people?

As a charity, we need your support to deliver creative programmes with transformational outcomes. Can you help?