About us

The award winning mental health Charity Core Arts provides access to professional creative education to over 1400 adults who suffer mental health issue. Through 80 timetabled creative work-shops a week under 5 departments: Art, Music, Multi-media, Horticulture, Sports.

Complemented by open access to music, art studios and computer/digital areas for clients to work on own projects.

A fully licensed 300 capacity hall, performance spaces and bar are the base of an extensive events programme to promote our clients works, community inclusion and combat stigma. With over 50 internal and external gigs and exhibitions a year working working with cultural partners and engaging diverse audiences.

With two associated Social Enterprises: Core Landscape and Core Design

Through specialist training and advice given directly to a marginalised group of people that public bodies find hard to reach Core’s aim is to strengthen and develop the individual, for mental well-being and to enable them to embark on a career in a related field, we support the long-term recovery and inclusion of our clients.

Recent awards amongst many include:

UK wide Lankelly-Chase Digital Empowerment Awards winners 2015

UnLtd Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Places Award 2016

Arts Kickers Community Heroes award London 2017

Groundworks Community Awards 2017 Best Community Group Contribution to Health and Wellbeing.

Best sports club of the year award for their department Core Sport from the London Sports 2018

Core Landscape were Triple award winners London In bloom -London in Bloom September 2018

"OUTSTANDING" (top Level 5) for 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award",

GOLD in the "London in Bloom" award

OVERALL WINNER for "Our Community Award" 2018


Core Design is Core Arts  20 year old social enterprise

Sector Experience

Charity / Not for profit

#39 Ranked Charity
Currently No Client Rating
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101-250 People
Creativepool member since 6 March 2019