Nucleus Arts

EP Sponsor Profile 2018-19

Nucleus Arts is the Award Winning flagship arts organisation founded by the Halpern Charitable Foundation. Nucleus Arts has become the cultural and creative heart of Kent & Medway over the past 12 years and focuses on affordability, accessibility and excellence in the Arts.


Nucleus Arts is a charitable Arts Organisation with a difference; concentrating on affordability, accessibility, approachability and excellence in the arts. It houses more than 50 resident artists across 3 of its 4 sites; around 100 artists exhibiting across its 2 retail shops; about 30 exhibitions per year in its main gallery; education; conferencing; arts facilities; creative enterprise space and more.

Nucleus Arts hosts an eclectic array of artists, and has an exciting and diverse programme of events including not just visual arts but music, film, poetry and more. It uses innovative ideas at all times creating a unique and refreshing oasis for creative and non-creatives alike. With its inventive and progressive ideas and insistence on collaboration, Nucleus Arts is an inspiration.

Website: Here.

Rewards 2018-19

New for 2018-19, Nucleus Arts will be offering a paid internships (4-5 weeks), where a student will be tasked with researching the positive impact of culture on mental health and well-being. They will prepare a report and co-author an article which will show the benefits of the arts in the community.

There will also be work shadowing opportunities focusing on the management of the Nucleus Arts Centre, community outreach and the overall running of an arts hub.

Not only this, but Nucleus Arts will be running a company experience which will include a workshop on creative careers, a tour of the centre and a Q&A with resident artists. This experience will provide a fantastic insight into the industry.

Nucleus Arts are also providing a Highest Points Prize: £150 Amazon voucher to the ‘Highest Scoring Student Studying a Creative Degree’!

Case Study

For the exclusive Nucleus Arts experience day being offered to EP students, you can check out our full case study here:

Furthermore, Nucleus Arts have been sponsoring the EP Scheme since 2013-14 to the benefit of EP students! Check out some of the testamonials below:

“Overall, it was extremely beneficial to undertake work experience with Nucleus Arts. Not did it provide a wealth of knowledge and useful experience which I can now apply for a variety of future roles, but it was a constant stimulus for creativity.”

Neelam Saredia, School of English

‘Spending a day at Nucleus Arts was far more than inspiring: it was incredibly informative, a fascinating insight into how arts organisations work and a really good day out exploring the Medway campus and Chatham. We listened, discussed and made pictures with a photographer in the dark room who prompted the question: what is an ‘artist’? I will never forget the passion Nucleus Arts holds at its core, it’s made me realise art for change is what I want to work on. It’s given me a focus I wouldn’t have had otherwise.’

Daniella Golden, School of English