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From its inception in a previously abandoned school in Hammersmith, ACAVA has promoted its value as an agent of regeneration.

During the recession of the early 1990's ACAVA establishes studios in a number of semi-derelict premises and set up associated educational and community projects. With the creation of the Single Regeneration Budget, ACAVA was able to demonstrate the contributions it could make to the SRB's required outputs, and to secure funding from a number of agencies to extend its provision.

The recession of recent times brought new opportunities to contribute to enlivening town centres.

Valentines Mansion

02 Apr 2009-Tuesday, 31 December 2013

In 2008/9 ACAVA partnered with Redbridge Council in the creation of artists' studios on the top floor of the 300 year old Grade II* listed Valentines Mansion as part of the extensive Heritage Lottery funded regeneration of the Mansion and Gardens....

Blechynden Studios

29 Mar 1999-Ongoing

When in the mid 1990's North Kensington City Challenge SRB was established to regenerate the deprived areas of North Kensington, temporary ACAVA studios in the old Talbot motor works in Barlby Road were rescheduled for demolition to make way for...

Acton Arts and Media

31 Mar 2000-Thursday, 29 March 2007

Acton Arts and Media was a five-year regeneration programme for Acton run by ACAVA for the regeneration agency Action Acton, with which ACAVA was a partner from the initial SRB funding bid. The multi-stranded programme included artist studio...

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