Without the London Biennale there would most likely be no Dover Arts Development

WHAT NEXT? is a 6-month programme of activity to explore ways of securing DAD’s future. It is made possible thanks to Arts Council England’s Covid-19 emergency fund

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.

The Dover Art Network - call out for artists

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.