Description

ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) is an arts organisation and educational charity founded almost fifty years ago. We are one of the largest and most established artists' studio providers in the UK, with a portfolio of 20 buildings supporting over 500 artists, mostly in London, but also in Essex and Stoke-on-Trent.

Our charitable purpose is to promote education in the arts and culture by working with communities and artists in ways that are socially inclusive and encourages the participation of diverse communities. ACAVA has been a pioneer of art in community settings; arts in health has been a core strand of our work for almost thirty years. We deliver sustainable life-long opportunities for people to engage, create, and benefit from high quality arts and cultural interventions.

Our purpose built studios, community workshop and offices at Blechynden Street, North Kensington is adjacent to the Lancaster West Estate and Grenfell Tower. Since the devastating fire in June 2017, we have been working closely with local people, third sector and voluntary organisations, and statutory services to support the recovery of those impacted by the fire and the evolving complexities of its aftermath.

During the Covid-19 crisis we have moved much of our public programme online, creating a new blog, #ACAVAatHome, to share and collaborate with our communities remotely. We have moved our Creativity Clinics online with video tutorials, worked with NHS West London CCG to deliver remote family learning projects as part of our Flourish programme, and set up our Maxilla Men's Shed project (a partnership with NHS WLCCG and Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea Bi-borough Public Health) as a referral agency for statutory and third and voluntary sector support.

 

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  • December 2, 2020 4:25 pm local time

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