AV Charities has produced a short film on Arnawaz with financial support from MRF (Madras Rubber Factory) and the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. The 18-minute documentary, made in 1989, was directed by Girish Karnad and shot by Rajiv Menon. It has also published a book on Arnawaz written by Geeta Doctor, with financial assistance from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

The main activity of the organisation is the scholarships programme launched in 1989, which provides financial assistance to deserving young artists on an annual basis. Over the past 18 years, 100 artists have benefited from this programme. More recently AV Charities has been extending financial assistance to artists in the name of the late Rani Nanjappa (an artist and close friend of Arnawaz and Vasudev), thanks to an endowment from her family.

AV Charities has also organised art camps and workshops, besides providing support to other art-related activities. In addition it has financed the production of exhibition catalogues and other publications.