Crate studio residency events with People Dem Collective and open call for Margate Pride

A Moonlight Dip

Crate studio in Margate has a programme of events with People Dem Collective in residency this month to coincide with Black History Month.

The theme of their projects is to examine the cultural heritage of the Thames Estuary. The group promotes and campaigns for racial equality

They have two events coming up which are open and welcome to everybody.

The Wake on October 18 takes place at the Crate studios in Bilton Square at 4pm.

Catherine Chinatree Photo Frank Leppard

Join artist Catherine Chinatree and historian Peter Nicholls as they lead a walk and talk to ‘The Wake’ – their mural  for Rise Up Residency‘s ocean conservation street art initiative in Margate.

The pair will discuss the artwork’s references to sacred ancestral energies in the waters surrounding the town as well as relationships between art, history, community and environment.

Meet them at Crate’s project space and you’ll walk to Clifton Gardens.

The commission hosted by CRATE was funded from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Moonlight Dip

On October 20 the People Dem Collective Residency continues with another event -Moonlight Dip – taking place from 7.30pm at Turner Contemporary Steps.

Margate Pride open call

Margate Pride Photo Frank Leppard

Crate’s next community residency starting in November is with Margate Pride. They have an Open Call opportunity announced for people to apply to run and curate events. The deadline for this is 23 October.

Space and Time Residencies – Margate Pride is offering three two week slots with a stipend of £800 for running costs and materials.

The residency programme is about providing space and time for the needs of Margate and Thanet’s lgbtqia+ community. Residency dates are November 11-27, November 28-December 13 and December 13-30. Applications are encouraged  from QIPOC artists and collectives, disabled, neurodiverse and people that feel under represented or face barriers to funded opportunities. Applicants should live in Thanet or have a strong connection to the local area.

Send applications by Sunday 23rd October to [email protected] with either a video (via wetransfer) or a 500-800 word text about your organisation, collective or art practice.
Include why you need and how you intend to use the residency; which slot is preferred and what your second choice would be and any access needs that may need extra support.

Margate artist Lo Lo No with their portrait subject Jahmal in a previous exhibition

Artist Lo Lo No is the Margate Pride producer for this project. Please contact them at [email protected] for the full brief before applying.

People can find more details on our website