Institute Cultural and Creative Industries

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Future Creative

We are the University of Kent’s catalyst for culture and creativity – enabling new ways of researching and teaching and playing a key regional role in the development of these innovative and fast-moving industries.


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Our Programme

We deliver Kent’s most diverse and exciting artistic programme.

Gulbenkian Arts Centre

We deliver a superb arts programme to our community, through events on campus at our Gulbenkian Arts Centre and Colyer Fergusson Concert Hall, and off campus events working across the entire Kent and Medway region.  


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Making Music at Kent

Our beautiful concert hall 

Whatever you study, make music!

Open to all students

We bring together and energise the wealth of creative knowledge and expertise that exists at the University of Kent, inspiring the next generation of thinkers and leading the development of exciting new creative industries in our region.

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Cultural Development Fund

Our ambition: to transform 60 miles of the Thames Estuary across Essex and Kent into one of the most exciting cultural hubs in the world.