ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art), is an arts organisation and educational charity, founded 43 years ago. We currently manage a portfolio of 20 buildings, providing studios for 500 artists, mostly in London, but also in Essex and Stoke-on-Trent.
ACAVA’s charitable purpose is delivered through its educational programmes that are designed to empower diverse communities by enabling them to create visual art and culture.
Arts practitioners and networks are supported with a range of programmes and opportunities, including: exhibitions; continuing professional development; talks; residencies and open studios. Services to external clients include public art commissioning, feasibility studies and consultancy.
We work in partnership with a range of external agencies, including: arts organisations; galleries; curators; housing associations; schools; HEIs; the NHS; clinical commissioning groups; local authorities; trusts and foundations and statutory funders, such as Arts Council England.
ACAVA operates from purpose-built offices studios and community workshop in North Kensington.