Kent Creative Online Meet-up – Friday 7th May 2021

VisitKent about England’s Creative Coast "Art Homes" Pilot.

A simple get together for like-minded creatives and artists to chat, learn, discuss ideas and get support. It’s also a good time to get feedback from the group, share news, reflect on the past weeks and talk about all things creatives..  It’s about building a more robust community where the support comes from the community itself.

  • 10:00 – Logging in and warming up and introductions
  • 10:15 – Louisa Mungal, Destination Development Manager at Visit Kent, will speak to us about how Kent artists can get involved in “Art Homes” a pilot project part of England’s Creative Coast.
  • 10:50 – Share news, promote events, ask for help or advice from the group, get a bit of feedback on an idea…
  • 11:00 – Random one-to-one sessions talking to another attendee in the group.
  • 11:15 – Close
  • Some extra time for an informal chat…

Art Homes
As the lock-down restrictions ease and the economy begins to open-up, consumers will be looking to reconnect with family and friends in a safe environment. This is where Art Homes comes in. Guests who stay in an Art Home can submerge themselves in the local art scene, providing themselves with an opportunity to have new experiences with friends and family, and learn more about the destination. In response to the current tourism trend for experiential holidays staying in people’s homes (e.g. Air BnB, Home-stay) and the strength of the creative industries in the region, England’s Creative Coast is trialling Art Homes – an initiative where local artists open their homes as places for people to stay and current home-stay hosts work with artists in new ways – to provide visitors with a unique overnight stay experience and an additional income stream for artists.
Visit the Art Homes webpage to access the research, introduction document and more…

Stone Bay, Broadstairs.
Image by Phil Houghton.
Lubaina Himid, Jelly Mould Pavilion,
commissioned by the Creative Folkestone
for Folkestone Triennial 2017.
Image by Thierry Bal.

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After booking, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting.