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The project will create Ramsgate’s first large multi-faceted arts events & performance space, hosting a year-round diverse offering of arts events including visual arts, exhibitions, comedy, theatre, art installations, acoustic music, cabaret, film screenings, spoken word, poetry, debates, talks & community events. In addition, a wide range of child & adult art courses, classes & workshops will be available throughout the whole year.
The Ramsgate Arts Barge project aims to unite the community of Ramsgate & Thanet through a 'not-for-profit' social enterprise project to repair, renovate and refurbish the 130-year old, 51-metre Dutch barge 'Vriendschap' (Dutch for friendship).
Over 100+ volunteers have registered to date to be a part of this incredible community venture.
The key aims & objectives of the 'Ramsgate Arts Barge' project are to:
The project has already started forming school & educational partnerships across the Thanet District & will continue to do so across all schools in Thanet.
Head of Ramsgate Arts Primary School, Nick Budge said: “This is a fabulously creative project that is set in our town’s internationally-famous harbour, and RAPS is keen to support any idea that expands the creative arts in our community. Our long term vision is to form a learning partnership with the Arts Barge and become an integral part of the proposed educational programme.”
Overview of the 'Ramsgate Arts Barge' project:
Ramsgate Arts Barge & Community Arts:
We are aiming to raise a total of £97,472 from a Crowdfunding campaign which is now live. ALL money raised will go directly towards the following:
This isn't a project about a boat - this is a project about hope and looking forward to the future. We need YOUR support to make this project possible.
Ramsgate Arts Barge CIC (A social enterprise not-for-profit project)
DONATE TODAY @ WWW.CROWDFUNDER.CO.UK/RAMSGATEARTSBARGE