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Margate NOW

Margate NOW 2020 is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that this year aims to increase our digital cultural activity and to deliver real-world, socially distanced experiences. We are committed to artistic excellence and promise. The programming team is drawn from a wide range of curators and practitioners who have past experience of supporting exciting projects.

This year People Dem Collective will bring a new flavour & spice to Margate Festival.

In light of the current social awakening of the world to work towards change, we have agreed to curate this year’s festival.

Our Margate NOW 2020 activation is for our people dem, our Black, Brown & Diaspora communities, creating an opportunity that will allow you to showcase your work, develop skills & network with familiarity & comfort not often experienced.

People Dem Collective encourage and support you at this important and historic moment to take up space, talk your talk, walk your walk and express yourself in the only way you know how.

DATES: Friday 25 September to Sunday 11 October 2020

Applications open: Friday 3 July 2020

Applications close: Friday 24 July 2020, midday

Notifications to artists: Wednesday 29 July 2020

LOCATIONS: Hidden and surprising spaces around Margate and online

ABOUT: People Dem Collective is a community group based in Margate. We facilitate systemic change, promote healing and continue the work of our ancestors.

The leadership team are from Black, Brown & Diaspora communities in Thanet. The collective was born out of a lived experience of lack of space, engagement and inclusion for these communities.

Margate NOW 2020 is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that this year aims to increase our digital cultural activity and to deliver real-world, socially distanced experiences. We are committed to artistic excellence and promise. The programming team is drawn from a wide range of curators and practitioners who have past experience of supporting exciting projects.

FUNDING has been secured from Arts Council England and Kent County Council to deliver a festival showcasing Margate’s artistic excellence and we welcome applications from all disciplines.

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