19 October 2019 - 2 November 2019

 
 

As part of Canterbury Festival’s commitment to ensuring creative learning and skill development, we regularly work in partnership with local community groups or charities to deliver free workshops to those who do not have regular access to the Arts. Project participants steer the workshops, choosing both the artform they wish to learn, and their own goals for the project.

 

Over the past 3 years we have delivered the following LINK projects.

RISING SUN DVAS 

LINK Rising Sun 2017 16

Worked with an animator on a series of animation workshops for their service users aged 12-18.

With support from Kent Community Foundation and The R G Hills Charitable Trust

 

ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL 

St Nicholas LINK 2017 1

Worked with a hip hop artist on a series of music/hip hop making workshops for their Year 7 students, empowering the CYP with writing and performance skills. 

With support from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and The R G Hills Charitable Trust

Here is a film, produced by Spark Film Productions, looking at the delivery of this project: 

 

PORCHLIGHT

Porchlight LINK 2017 7

Worked with 2 dancers from Kent Dance Network on a series of dance workshops for their service users.  

With support from The R G Hills Charitable Trust

Here is a film, produced by Spark Film Productions, looking at the delivery of this project: 

 

Catching Lives

The Festival are working with an artist on a series of sculpture activities inspired by scratchcards exploring the theme ‘Homelessness need not mean hopelessness.’  One outcome of this project was an exhibition in the Beaney in March 2018.

With support from The Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust, The H R Pratt Boorman Family Foundation and The R G Hills Charitable Trust

 

KENT REFUGEE ACTION NETWORK 

KRAN Sculpture Copyright Sidney Cooper Gallery

15 young asylum seekers worked with an artist to produce a piece of artwork that was exhibited at the Sidney Cooper Gallery – one outcome of the project was the group felt empowered to enter gallery spaces without feeling self-conscious or the feeling they didn’t belong there.

 

CANTERBURY COLLEGE

Blaine Dan Untitled 5 Landscape Small

12 Young people who identified as NEET worked with a musician on a summer music school improving skills in music performance and production and team work.  5 of these went on to full time education following the project. 

 

For more information on our projects, including how to get involved, please contact Charlotte Chapman by emailing Charlotte@canterburyfestival.co.uk or 01227 452853.