An accessible family-friendly, arts & cultural community space permanently moored in the heart of Ramsgate Royal Harbour, on-board the 133-year old, 50-metre, Dutch barge 'Vriendschap' (Dutch for friendship).
Comprising a multifaceted exhibition, event & performance space, community art studio, cafe & bar and top-deck garden with views over Ramsgate Marina.
The Ramsgate Arts Barge is a 'not-for-profit' project that will provide art classes, workshops & courses (across the arts) for children 2-16 years of age living within the Thanet District.
The project has been supported by artists including; Sir Anish Kapoor CBE, Kate Malone MBE, Patrick Brill OBE, Bruce McLean and over 100+ local artists donating artworks to previous fundraising art auctions.
With full planning application approval & premises licence approval, Ramsgate Arts Barge Community Interest Company are now working to secure major funding so renovation & conversion works can commence from this Autumn 2022, with an expected Autumn 2023 opening.
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