Dover Arts Development is to project manage three new public art commissions for the Via Francigena pilgrims way section of the North Downs Way trail.

DAD RADIO is a new radio programme on Dover Community Radio (DCR) providing a platform for experimental sound art & music, poetry, spoken word and local conversation from DAD's contributor network & local community members.

The Dover Art Network showcases ideas for ambitious sculptures and installations in locations around Dover, providing artists with an opportunity to explore and develop ideas for sculpture beyond physical limits and to think about contextualising art in public space.

WHAT NEXT? was a 6-month online programme of exhibitions, curatorial projects and salon discussions exploring ways of securing DAD’s future and offering digital outlets for artists' work during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.


Emily Peasgood is currently developing her commission sound piece ‘I would rather Walk with you’ for the West Wing Battery at Fort Burgoyne.

DAD and Charles Holland Architects conducted a series of engagement exercises for the West Wing Battery at Fort Burgoyne that reimagined the site and built community ownership of a space which has largely been out of bounds since its construction in 1860.

Drawing workshops have become a key feature of many DAD projects. DAD also organises an annual intergenerational drawing event to coincide with The Big Draw with support from Dover Town Council and the Dover Big Local.

IN LOCKDOWN SOME ACTIVITIES ARE TAKING PLACE VIA ZOOM | Since 2006 the long table at Victoria Park has brought artists, architects, museum people and other creative practitioners together with residents, those in local government and business around a variety of topics all connected in some way to Dover.

Art in the Park : Kearsney Interpreted was curated by DAD and co-delivered with Dover District Council. This ambitious Arts Council England funded project, in Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens, comprised 10 artist residencies & the 'Park Bench' project bringing together 58 visual artists, poets and musicians living in Dover and the surrounding area.