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Margate Pride Art Trail

Funded on Spacehive 6 December 2021 Delivered 25 July 2022

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Margate Pride Art Trail

Margate Pride CIC By Margate Pride CIC

The Art Trail brings a host exhibitions, talks, screenings and workshops, creating opportunities for local artists and bringing exciting people and events to the town to engage with public audiences.

Cliftonville Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 06 Dec 2021!

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:

  • 18 Exhibitions
  • 5 Workshops
  • 1 Performance
  • Opening events across the town
  • 1 Artists residency in a heritage venue

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.

Steps to get it done:

  • Commissioning Artists
  • Announcing and promoting the Art Trail
  • Organising the work shops and Speakers
  • Launching the Art Trail with events across the town
  • Delivering workshops and talks

Location Cliftonville

About the space

The Art Trail stretches across the town and includes multiple venues and streets, reaching much of Margate.


Kent County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,717

x8 Artist's on Residence stipend - £3,200 (22%)
Programming and Curation x 13 days @ 125 - £1,625 (11%)
Turner Contemporary Foyle Rooms Hire for Exhibition - £1,600 (11%)
Commissioning artists new work for exhibition x2 - £1,000 (7%)
Project Management x 7 days @ 125 - £875 (6%)
Workshop Facilitators x 4 - £800 (5%)
Commissioning Performers x 3 - £600 (4%)
Technician x 4 days @ 125 - £500 (3%)
Commissioning Film Maker x1 - £500 (3%)
Art Printing - £491 (3%)
Other - £3,526 (24%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

x8 Artist's on Residence stipend
Programming and Curation x 13 days @ 125
Turner Contemporary Foyle Rooms Hire for Exhibition
Commissioning artists new work for exhibition x2
Project Management x 7 days @ 125
Workshop Facilitators x 4
Commissioning Performers x 3
Technician x 4 days @ 125
Commissioning Film Maker x1
Art Printing
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • The Margate School Gallery Hire
  • Hire event Photographer x2 events
  • Speakers x4
  • Pie Factory Gallery Hire
  • Quench Gallery Hire
  • Transaction Fees
  • Life Drawing Model
  • Tom Thumb Theatre Hire
  • VAT
  • Art Poster Printing
  • Discount on Tom Thumb hire cost
  • Promotional Printing


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Pay higher fees to artists
  • Commission more Artists work
  • Hire another venue and add a new event/workshops

Total £14,717

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