CRATE is an artist-led organisation based in East Kent supporting contemporary visual artists’ research and practice. CRATE promotes critical debate and the exchange of ideas without prescribed outcomes.
All Arts Organisation in Margate
Power of Women is an arts organisation based in Thanet, Kent, that celebrates and champions equality.
Gender inequality still exists in society and Power of Women addresses this through the curation of an annual arts festival and an ongoing community engagement programme.
The Power of Women annual festival celebrates International Women’s Day and the creativity of women and non-binary people. Taking place across Thanet every March, it includes workshops, exhibitions, performances, music, comedy, film, panel talks, theatre, and dance, both in person and online, for a local and global audience. It is accompanied by a month-long Fringe Festival that offers a diverse range of events created and run by local artists, groups, venues and practitioners.
An independent liberal arts school for the 21st century.
The Margate School (TMS) is an independent, not-for-profit, postgraduate arts school, based in and for Margate.
TMS offers the first Accredited European Fine Art Masters programme in the UK.
We offer an alternative to traditional didactic teaching at mainstream universities, we focus on project-based collaborative outcomes.
Our studios represent an extension of our teaching provision, providing not only space for growing businesses, but technical support and advice, in tandem with our growing technical and prototyping facilities; this type of supported workspace provision exists nowhere else in Thanet.
We are rooted in our community; we reach out through events, workshops, talks and exhibitions. Much of our provision is subsidised in support of Margate and its diverse creative and wider communities. We have been able to do this through public grants, private sponsorship and support, income generated independently, additional time and effort offered by staff and volunteers as well as collaborating with a range of partners.
The ambition is to become a fully operational and independently sustainable creative learning and knowledge hub working with industry on the one hand and supporting the local diverse communities of Margate on the other.