The art trail is a series of events and exhibitions in local venues from disused shop windows to independent galleries and cafes. It platforms local LGBTQIA+ artists and businesses whilst collaborating with charity and community groups for example the youth group BeYou. Creates opportunities for artists of all levels and ages, enriching their experience of the town, its spaces and community. It seeks to expand and inspire the public’s ideas and experiences, forging positive relationships between communities and ecologies. It will enrich the town, create unique and exciting environments, forging discussion and expanding acceptance of minority peoples. It creates new and exciting experiences in unique spaces for diverse audiences whilst actively brightening up areas of the town that have been under used, including the empty shops at the top of the high street.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Benefits LGBTQIA+ youth and makes them feel the town has a place and a future for them. Benefits the local art community by creating opportunities to share work and broaden networks Benefits to local businesses for taking part as venues for exhibitions, showing their solidarity with Pride and engaging with new customers. Benefits local performers financially by hiring them to take part in workshops and events. Benefits all of Margate by bringing exciting culture to neglected areas of the town. Strengthens communities from with in and outside the lgbtqia+ community. Brings people to the town to live. Benefits local volunteers with opportunities to have new experiences and learn about project management, exhibitions and performance. Benefits independent art galleries and alternative spaces by hiring them for exhibitions and bringing new audiences. Educational benefits come through workshops and talks and introduce people to Pride to cultivate inclusivity and diversity in the town.
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About the space
The Art Trail stretches across the town and includes multiple venues and streets, reaching much of Margate.
Kent County Council
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