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Role of heritage and culture in levelling up

“Forgotten” heritage sites and cultural organisations recognised for role played in ‘Levelling Up’ local towns and cities Cultural regeneration projects at disused heritage sites across...

Levelling up through culture and heritage

Although conceived years before the phrase became a central part of government policy, the achieved outcomes of Pioneering Places provide evidence of what Levelling Up might look like in practice, with the right focus, partners and ambition. With all four of the project locations based in local authorities identified as priority one areas in the Levelling Up Prospectus, and specific sites such as the Folkestone gasworks and Ramsgate’s East Cliff in the top 10% most deprived wards in the country, there is a clear need to find new, innovative and creative ways to address the issues of our left-behind towns and smaller cities. 

Education

Partnerships with schools and young people were particularly significant in demonstrating the greatest impact. Across the four Pioneering Places projects and the wider advocacy...

Pioneering Places

Cultural and heritage-led placemaking Pioneering Places is the largest of the national Great Place Schemes, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even...

Conrad Shawcross: Beacons (2021)

New major artwork by renowned artist Conrad Shawcross commissioned by local school children launched in Ramsgate. As part of Pioneering Places East Kent - the...

Heritage-led regeneration: Do less. Impose less. Make the building the star.

Canterbury youth creating new histories through heritage Faced with some "fairly difficult choices" over what to do with the 13th century former Poor Priest's Hospital...

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 take-aways from our...

Make happy those who are near …

Morag Myerscough's Triennial artwork echoes the gasometers which once stood on this site and draws on the shared cultural history, heritage and talents of...

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.

Triennial artists commissioned for Gasworks site

The fifth edition of Creative Folkestone Triennial will present around 20 newly commissioned site-specific artworks by internationally acclaimed artists, inviting you to explore the...

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