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Dover’s giant awakens

1,850 attend Fort Burgoyne open day Dover's stunning Fort Burgoyne opened its doors to the public for a one...

Leading British artist, Conrad Shawcross, commissioned by Ramsgate schoolchildren

In connection with Pioneering Places partner, Turner Contemporary, leading British artist, Conrad Shawcross, has been commissioned to make a new artwork for...

New art work commissioned for Fort Burgoyne’s West Wing

Following a thorough commissioning process during which a shortlist of five artists were supported to develop their initial proposals, Emily Peasgood has...

Value of arts and culture in place shaping

Looking at six different places across the country (Birmingham, Halifax, Hastings, Redruth, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent ), Arts Council England commissioned research into if and...

Pioneering Places East Kent

Pioneering Places is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and...

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Triennial artists commissioned for Gasworks site

Covid Update: Creative Folkestone Triennial has been postponed until September 2021. Curator Lewis Biggs and the Creative Folkestone team are working hard...

Education and Child Leadership

Leading British artist, Conrad Shawcross, commissioned by Ramsgate schoolchildren

In connection with Pioneering Places partner, Turner Contemporary, leading British artist, Conrad Shawcross, has been commissioned to make a new artwork for...

Crossing new thresholds at Tate with Young Arts and Heritage Leaders

Tips for supporting Young Arts and Heritage Leaders … and tips they received from Tate’s Senior Curator, Mark Godfrey, in commissioning public artworks.

Heritage assets on the Edge of going digital

One of the common themes of the Pioneering Places projects is how heritage assets - often long-forgotten or underused sites - can be used...

Planning and Placemaking

Shortlist announced for new public art commission at Fort Burgoyne

Five international artists have been shortlisted for a new public art commission to situated at the West Wing Battery of Dover’s Fort Burgoyne -...

Model students exceed expectations

Over the past six months children from four primary schools in Folkestone have been working on proposals for how the disused Gasworks on Ship...

The Future of English Towns

As 100 towns across the UK develop Investment Plans for the Government's Town Deals, Pioneering Places was invited to present some...

Pioneering People: Charles Holland and cultural placemaking

Interview with Charles Holland, Architect (Part One) Charles Holland Architects is an international architecture and design studio, producing work that is...

Fortifications for the soul

Dover’s Fort Burgoyne has been largely inaccessible to the public until The Land Trust brought together Dover Arts Development, (DAD), and Charles Holland Architects...

Wisdom springs eternal down memory lane

Looking to the future use of Folkestone’s old Gasworks site involves reflecting on the past. And remembering the past can help revive the connections...

Time present and time past: the future of Folkestone Gasworks

In this, the first part of an in-depth interview with award-winning architects, East, co-founder and director, Julian Lewis, discusses the "relatively unusual" experience of working with a cultural organisation

Pioneering People: Charles Holland on the planning process

Charles Holland Architects is an international architecture and design studio, producing work that is multi-disciplinary in scope and includes buildings, exhibitions, public art and...

Research and knowledge base

The Future of English Towns

As 100 towns across the UK develop Investment Plans for the Government's Town Deals, Pioneering Places was invited to present some...

Cultural Policy Readout / 8 June 2020

Weekly round-up of the latest from Westminster and beyond, from our partners at Whitehouse Consultancy. Creative Coalition

Inspirational Creativity: cultural ambition for Kent

This strategy sets out the shared ambition of all the creative partners in Kent, where culture becomes a part of everyday life with more...

Cultural Policy Readout / 15 June 2020

Weekly round-up of the latest from Westminster and beyond, from our partners at Whitehouse Consultancy. Covid-19 Impact on DCMS Sectors