Welcome to the Creative Newhaven group 

The Enterprise Zone is pleased to announce the launch of the Newhaven Arts Growth Fund, to support creatives who are running projects in Newhaven in 2023. Please download the Guidance and fill out the application form here.

Creative Newhaven is developing a supportive infrastructure to harness Newhaven’s creative talent & potential for the town’s benefit.

The group comprises individuals and organisations with an interest in developing and supporting the creative scene in Newhaven.

You will find some information about latest projects and events on this page, learn more about the group on the about page, and can read brief summaries of some of the projects the group have supported on the projects page.


The Enterprise Zone has supported local artists Helen Turner and Nick Marsh to turn an empty high street shop into a contemporary art gallery Newhaven Art Space.

The final exhibition of the first season, The Waste Makers on Cornucopia Street, was curated by Ian Dawson, who in conversation with Nick Stockman, revealed how the things we throw away don’t have to end up in the dump.

One of the Newhaven-based projects the EZ has supported is Hospitable Environment. In one of a series of 3-minute reads, the EZ’s Creative Producer Nick Stockman explains how a Soup and Social makes for a nourishing occasion.

If you would like to find out more about group activities please contact creative@newhavenenterprise.com


A new contemporary art gallery and project space has opened in the centre of Newhaven, 24 High Street,  providing a permanent home for contemporary art and putting the town on the map of cultural destinations along the Sussex Coast. Newhaven Art Space is the brainchild of Helen Turner and Nick Marsh, the experienced artists and educators behind Newhaven Art Projects (NAP) and the long-running Newhaven Open Call, which has seen dozens of artists exhibit their work at various pop up locations around the town.

The gallery opens on Thursday 1st September with an exhibition of work by the founding artists, and will be open Thursday – Saturday each week. Visit newhavenartprojects.co.uk to stay updated on the gallery news and full programme of events.

Image: Bunny © Helen Turner 2020

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