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8 July, 11am-3pm

ARTGATE: Art Inspiring Change town takeover day

Art Inspiring Change is our most ambitious learning initiative to date. We are working with 4 Primary Schools in Margate between January 2016 and July 2017, empowering 80 Young Art Leaders to inspire the town to engage with art. These 80 children have recruited artists to help them to transform four neglected sites in their communities:

“Its about 6 and 7 year olds making art instead of grown-ups telling us what to do”  Y2 YAL, Palm Bay School

The 8 July is the culmination of this ambitious project when the four transformed Margate sites will be unveiled. The day will be a celebration of the Young Art Leaders and their work and the aim is to get the whole of Margate involved.

Photo credit: Jason Pay

Volunteer role:

We are looking for approximately 40 volunteer ‘Visitor Experience Managers’ to act as stewards on 8 July.

This role will entail handing out information and maps, helping and directing people along the route, aiding crossing of busy roads and being aware of health and safety issues and making sure people don’t drop litter everywhere. Qualified First aiders are particularly welcome. Volunteers will be provided with either hi vis vests or t-shirts to wear and will be based at one of the four sites:

-          Tivoli Woods (Salmestone Primary School)

-          Margate Job Centre (Holy Trinity & St Johns Primary School)

-          Windmill Allotments (Northdown Primary School)

-          Palm Bay Shelter  (Palm Bay Primary School)

If volunteers have any attachments to any of the schools we can take that into consideration.

We will need to collate the final list of volunteers’ names and contact details shortly so do please send any names and contact email addresses through to Art Inspiring Change Co-ordinator Nikki Hildesley

Watch the video of the Young Art Leaders’ visit to Thanet District Council here:

Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Thu 22 Jun 2017