Turner Contemporary announces ambitious town wide programme
29th Jan 2019
This autumn, Turner Contemporary will host Turner Prize 2019. In response to this major moment for Margate and Kent, the gallery and partners will develop an exhilarating and ambitious arts programme. This follows a successful bid to the Arts Council for £219,000 of National Lottery funding as well as further contributions from Kent County Council, Thanet District Council and Dreamland Margate.
The programme, which will take place alongside the Turner Prize 2019 exhibition, has been developed in collaboration with partners. This includes: network members Open School East, as well as Margate Festival, Kent Libraries, and local artists. Together, the partners will deliver a town wide programme of arts, activities and events in response to the once-in-a-lifetime moment of Turner Prize 2019 coming to Margate.
Tony Witton, Manager, KCC Culture and Creative Economy Service, said:
We are delighted to support Turner Contemporary to deliver Turner Prize 2019 in Margate and look forward to developing a wider programme of cultural activity to engage communities across Kent with exciting activities to add our own local perspective to the national and international debate on contemporary art.
The programme will be launched at Pie Factory Margate on Friday 15 February from 5pm to 8pm.
Image: The gallery from Fulsam Rock, photo: Carlos Dominguez.