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Core Arts

Core Arts is a registered charity that exists to promote the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health issues.

Core Arts offers psychological wellbeing through creative education and practice. Offering access to 80 + creative classes a week under five departments: Arts, Music, Multimedia, Horticulture and Sports.  Open studios and resources to work on self directed projects. 3 bookable studios, 4 exhibition spaces, 2 art studios & an ICT Suite. Computing support

46 professional PGCE trained, established and practicing tutors offering excellent education and inspiration in the creative arts. Effective individual guidance and support in personalised progression and skills development. 

100 creative volunteers, working as tutors assistants per week offering 1:1 individual support and guidance. Individual assessment of referral and Creative Work Plan, goal-setting with achievable objectives to promote success and provide personalised service tailored to the individuals needs and aims.

Progression Pathways Opportunities for clients to progress to public performances, exhibitions, publishing, further education, volunteering, work experience opportunities and employment. Placements in our award winning innovative Social Enterprises: Core Landscapes (Horticulture company) Core Design (Graphic Design company) Not your average type (Digital Publishing company) Opportunities to volunteer, develop existing skills and experience work like activity and training; including contributing to the running of Core Arts through the members Involvement Scheme and Core Council.

Community Events and Social Inclusion Core Arts offers an internal and external events program with over 70 events a year, giving members opportunities to exhibit, perform and socialise in a safe space. The hall has a 300 capacity, with a fully equipped stage run by technical staff, special guest artists and bands and a fully licensed bar.

Partnerships and networking opportunities offered regularly to clients with creative institutions across London, the UK and abroad.

Access to learning and education via care team referral

Care coordinator referral via funding

Please check our website to refer 

Who to contact

020 8533 3500
Core Arts


St. Barnabas Terrace
E9 6DJ

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
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Cost Details
Costing required if you live out of the borough
Can I refer myself?
How to refer or apply

If you live in Islington you will require an assessment and funding.

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Record updated: 02/01/2020