The New Elephant Open Network was established in 2001 as a network of people living/working/studying at the Elephant & Castle who are concerned that the arts, heritage and culture should be at the heart of the regeneration of the area.
NEON has been working to engage the local community and provide opportunities for self-expression and development through cultural, arts and heritage activities that will allow local people to feed their views into the redevelopment of the area
NEON is a voluntary sector organisation that acts as a local network and also undertakes funded projects. From 2003 to 2011, NEON organised the annual Elefest to celebrate the cultural and creative diversity of the area. In 2011, NEON promoted a series of arts events, called Elevate, and continues to organise new projects and events.