Creative Kent

Rainbow Ballet performers at Boing Festival
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Creative Kent

Make new connections and experience the power of creativity at events and initiatives across Kent.

Creative Kent celebrates your creative journey with us. Whatever you study or wherever you teach, we want to act as a beacon for how creativity can question, astonish and transform - across our campuses and the wider communities in which we live and work.

Creative UK FREE student membership

All University of Kent students are eligible for FREE membership to Creative UK through our premium corporate membership.

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Soriya Labovitch

Summer School Scholarship - Birth Rites Collection

Soriya Labovitch

Soriya Labovich, MA Curating, was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2022 Birth Rites Summer School - here she tells us about her experience

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Work Placement: Olubunmi Adeyeye

Bunmi supported the launch of our prestigious art collection, Birth Rites

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Motherchild 7 by Leni Dothan

Birth Rites Summer School

A unique programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and one-to-one tutorials

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YouNome Art-Science Exhibition

A Personalised Genome in 25 Self Portraits

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Michael Lam in Toronto

Medical Student Michael Lam

Michael was awarded the Kent & Medway Medical School's very first Music Performance Scholarship in 2020.

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A conflict of Interests by Lauren McLaughlin

Birth Rites

Ground breaking Art collection hosted on our Canterbury campus

The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork dedicated to the subject of childbirth.

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Creative Play for babies

Artists are working in libraries and children’s centres with mentoring from national and international artists to develop their creative practice for babies and their families.

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Student Intern Misty Robson

Find out how Misty's work placement provided her with essential work experiences in a real creative environment.

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Student Intern Rob Coe

Rob is working on a specific project for the Institute. More on this soon

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Volunteer Assistant Curator Kaz Cooper

Kaz Cooper did an MA in Curating here at Kent and was Assistant Curator for the WOW exhibition 2021

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Creative Community

Get in touch with us at the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries if you have a creative idea, or if you have been involved in a creative project at Kent and we could help to promote it on this page.  We can also help with exploring funding opportunities.

We offer regular volunteering opportunities for students, such as our International Family Arts Festival, BOing, and the Medway Rapture Gaming & Creative Festival, where students can earn Employability points for taking part.

Making Music

The University of Kent has a flourishing programme of music, and students from all subjects, together with staff and the local community, have the opportunity to get involved in a wide-range of extra-curricular music activities.  

We are also looking for creative students from any academic background to be part of our Student-led committee.

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