Turner Contemporary is reconfiguring the building for the future and we need your help.
The organisation’s success in attracting far higher visitor numbers than originally anticipated has meant that the building is now at capacity and increasing demand is threatening to compromise the high quality cultural offer, and the quality of the visitor experience.
Hence, we plan to make changes to the building in order for it to be more sustainable, and provide an even better, more accessible experience for our visitors. Whilst being sensitive to the integrity of the architecture, we will reconfigure the building to enable us to work even more creatively, connect with more visitors, artists, children and young people, increase cultural tourism and generate vital income to support our work.
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“The town is now the poster child for the positive impact arts can bring to regenerating an area. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the gallery every year, making an important contribution to the local economy and boosting the town’s creative reputation at home and abroad.” Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, 2016
At Turner Contemporary, we believe in the power of art to transform people and places, doing things differently to achieve our vision, “Art Inspiring Change.” Since opening in 2011, Turner Contemporary has become one of the most successful galleries in the UK. We’ve led the regeneration of Margate, achieving more than 2.8 million visits and generated £68 million for the local economy. More than 150 new businesses have opened as a result of our success, with new organisations and artists arriving in the area continuously. Thousands of children, young people and adults have had new and inspiring opportunities to learn through the arts because of Turner Contemporary.
Any changes to the building will be subject to a successful funding application to Arts Council England. Our Stage 2 application, in accordance with RIBA stages, will be submitted by 14 December 2018.
Read more about RIBA stages here.