2021 dates announced for ‘naturally socially-distanced’ Creative Coast arts project

A new cultural travel experience for 2021 - A project connecting 1,400km of coastline with cultural commissions made by artists from across the world.

Between May and November seven artworks in the Waterfront series will be unveiled at coastal locations situated between the East Sussex Downs and the Thames Estuary. The Turner Contemporary, which jointly leads the initiative with Visit Kent, will host the first launch in Margate on 1st May.

The initiative will see the septet of artworks featured in the world’s first art GeoTour, using GPS-enabled geocaching technology to offer users a unique explorative experience.

“Conceived as a project outside of gallery walls, ​England’s Creative Coast ​offers a naturally socially-distanced experience that connects people and places across the extraordinary network of arts organisations along the South East coast,” says Sarah Dance, project director of ​England’s Creative Coast.

“We hope that in these troubled times these site-specific art commissions and geocache trail brimming with seaside tales inspire creativity through adventure.”

Read more information here.

England’s Creative Coast

England’s Creative Coast is a three-year project led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent (Go To Places) funded by Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations programme and the UK Government’s Discover England Fund administered by VisitEngland, with investment from the South East Local Economic Partnership (SELEP), Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council, Essex County Council, Visit Essex, Southend Borough Council, Experience West Sussex, The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Southeastern.

Image: Margate waterfront © Thierry Bal

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