Across Essex and Kent, from Southend to Margate, the Thames Estuary has untold creative potential.More about the potential
Creative Estuary will drive forward its creative and economic evolution. As an international production hub and a collaborative, inspirational working space for a new generation of creative talent.More about our vision
Our aim is to use culture as the catalyst for growth. Helping build a place for creative individuals and businesses to work, collaborate and grow.More about our aims
Our story is one of a unique place formed over centuries by land and water.
It is where the river meets the sea — a place of production with an industrial legacy and a distinctively creative spirit. It has a long heritage as a maritime thoroughfare, with historic settlements and extraordinary stories.
It is here that we are building a future, based on creative energy and innovation, that inspires investment, enterprise and productivity – a place that will grow and prosper for generations to come.
The Estuary with its wide-open spaces, vast skies and distant views ignites the imagination. It is home to local communities that reflect the Estuary’s diversity, resilience and adaptability. Sometimes radical, often provocative, always inquisitive.
Although our ideas may be different and our spaces constantly evolving, we work together to create, to share cultural experiences and to enjoy and sustain our naturally rich and wild places.
Stretching 60 miles along the North Kent and South Essex coastline, The Estuary has an unrivalled network of creative talent and academic resources to learn from.