A 12-month project working with 6 local communities to design and create artworks that will improve public spaces that are often neglected and affected by antisocial behaviour.
We will focus our work in the most deprived wards in Dover, which include St Radigunds, Buckland, Castle, Elmsvale & Maxton, Town & Pier. The project will include; engagement days with local schools. visits to local community centres and days onsite doing the artwork.
During the project we will offer volunteering opportunities to the students at Dover Technical College helping them fulfill their competences for their NVQ courses, while benefiting the wider community at the same time as raising the profile of this vital community resource which in recent years has suffered low enrolment numbers.
We will also work with 2 local student artists, one of which was part of our pilot project. Both of whom are supported by the Future Foundry, an artist led cooperative that develops opportunities for young people across the arts.