D2.2 Arts Festival

Project Status: Not Started.

Delivering Partners/Stakeholders: Kinetika

The project aims to deliver an artist-led celebration of the landscape, drawing on community engagement to create a legacy in the form of an art trail or festival. The first stage will be to develop effective working relationships with key artists and collaboratively develop more detailed proposals for the trail and/or festival. Delivery of the project would then be shaped by this collaborative development.

The Land of the Fanns has a unique opportunity to integrate arts and culture into the Scheme, creating creative ways for those not engaged to become involved. The area includes High House Production Park in Purfleet, which is growing in importance as a national artistic and cultural skills centre. High House has seen the Royal Opera House relocate its production facilities there, and more recently the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills has opened its doors to students. Alongside these facilities are a growing network of cultural industries and artists moving out of London. Complementing this change is a Royal Opera House led education and community outreach programme that aims to promote the role of the arts in local regeneration.

Developing relationships between the Landscape Partnership and key influencers within this hub could offer significant partnership benefits for the Land of the Fanns in addition to the collaborative development of an arts-led project within the Scheme.

Thames Chase Trust, Pike Lane
Upminster, Essex RM14 3NS

01708 642970

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