We have received Arts Council England’s Covid-19 emergency funding to support Dover Arts Development over the next 6 months and deliver a progamme with the intention of securing DAD’s future.

The DAD Artists at Home strand of the What Next? project aims to support DAD’s community of contributors during the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, by providing digital outlets and promotion for their work and aiding further connections between artists and projects. Through its activity over the last 12 years, DAD has cultivated [...]

THE CULTURAL PROGRAMME FOR ST EDMUND's CHAPEL IN DOVER IS POSTPONED

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

From January to April 2019, DAD and Charles Holland Architects conducted a series of Sunday Morning Walks to the West Wing Battery at Fort Burgoyne. Led by local experts, The 'Explorers' walks informed the participants through the lens of each leaders expertise and were encouraged to reimagine the site for community use.

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

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.

The CHALKUP21 21st Century Art & Architecture trail along the Dover Strait between Folkestone and Deal now has its own website: Information on planning your visit, the nine structures and lots more https://chalkup21.com

DAD provides opportunities for young people to get involved in creative activity through a range of different projects, enabling them to develop their creative and critical-thinking skills and ability to innovate.