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ACAVA are a leading arts education charity that evolved from artist-led initiatives in the early 1970s. For 50 years they have been amongst the UK’s most progressive affordable studio and workspace providers.

With a portfolio of 16 studio buildings, exhibition spaces and workshops across nine London boroughs, three locations in Essex and an industrial heritage site in Stoke-on-Trent they support a community of over 400 creative practitioners and cultural organisations.

A pioneer of delivering arts in health and wellbeing settings, ACAVA bring professional artists together with local communities in programmes to explore their creativity with transformational outcomes.

ACAVA stands for the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art. Created as a statement of radical intent by the artist founders to use culture for social good.