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UK City of Culture
The UK City of Culture programme transforms communities and
helps grow artistic talent.
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Kent offers a wide range of galleries and Arts events.
Kaleidoscope Gallery is an exhibition space run
by Kent County Council to show new work from artists in Kent. The
gallery shows quality artwork which hopes to raise the profile of
art in West Kent.
Turner Contemporary in Margate
opened in April 2011 following 5 years of hard work by Kent County
Council and its partners to provide an international class
Exhibitions and galleries in Kent's
The John Downton Awards
encourage and celebrate the achievements of the young artists of
The 2012 exhibition has now closed at County Hall, but
there will be another chance to view the work of the prize winners
at Turner Contemporary over Easter (26 March - 14 April
Our aims in the Arts and Culture Service are to enable
arts activity to take place, and to support artists to develop
their creative practice in order to grow the Kent economy and bring
about positive change for residents and visitors in the county.
We invest in the arts because we value its contribution to the
wellbeing of the county, and recognise it as a valuable tool for
the county's work in economic and social regeneration, tourism,
environmental protection, planning, health, community safety,
skills development and education.
Since its launch in June 2010, the Kent Cultural Baton has
provided Kent and over 10,000 people with 70 days of
creative workshops and 51 days of events; and has involved 83
artists making 116 artworks about Kent. It has also been
awarded 3 London 2012 Inspire Marks, in recognition of exceptional
and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
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