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.
Dover Town Council commissioned DAD to deliver the Pebbles project to deepen the public's understanding and appreciation of the geology of chalk and pebbles. The project included a range of events.
Dover Arts Development worked with The Marlowe in Canterbury on Phase 1 of Return of the Unknown. The project explored World War One across five towns in Kent one of which was Dover: what we remember, how we remember and what is forgotten.
FRESHART brought together young people aged 16-25 in a 12 week programme of creative workshops leading to a public exhibition.
DAD worked with a network of schools, led by Astor College, on a STEAM initiative to help facilitate a strong link to develop between the arts and sciences at the participating schools through cross curricular and project based learning, underpinned by the concept of creativity across the curriculum.
Spontaneous Creativity began as an experimental workshop as part of our War & Peace project and is evolving into an annual event.
The Table is a symbol of peace, inspired by Brancusi’s Table of Silence, part of a sculptural ensemble built at Turgu jui Romania in 1937. The Table, constructed in 2011 from timber reclaimed from iconic Dover buildings, returned to Charlton Green in 2017 opposite where it had been built, but sadly was deemed dangerous and rotten in 2019 and demolished.
DAD@TEN is a celebration of DAD’s tenth anniversary through a series of events, starting with the INSPIRATION = DOVER concert and exhibition. It will include screenings of DAD productions over the past ten years, workshops and hosted conversations.