Description: #ArtBuilders Manifesto Day
Date And Time
Tue, 1 October 2019

09:30 – 15:00 BST

Location: Turner Contemporary




SOLD OUT? Want to join us?

Please email [email protected] and we will put your name on a reserve list, in the chance that tickets are released or somebody is unable to attend. Thank you

Dear teachers, artists, educators, cultural makers,
Meet the Art Builders
Hear their voices
Gather ideas
Be inspired
Join the campaign to bring more art into every school
A special one-off event to bring together the activists, campaigners, do-ers and supporters of education and creativity under one roof. This programme of speakers and practical activities will bring like-minded people together to learn about the Art Builders programme by Animate Arts Company, and its profound impact on primary schools, pupils, artists and communities in Kent. Over the course of the day, delegates will build a Manifesto to build more art into schools for 2020.
Pledge to make a difference
Attend the Manifesto Day
Be an Art Builder
Please note that due to popularity and limited availability, there is a maximum of 2 places per school/organisation.


‘Why cardboard?’

It all began in 2011 when we discovered Kent’s industrial heritage. We were pitching to make a new piece of work for north Kent that took inspiration from its local heritage. We discovered that paper-making was once a massive industry, but particularly in towns along the north Kent coast line. For making paper, they had a great water supply and perfectly positioned to ship cargos of wood from the Nordic countries. With the advance of printing presses and nearby location to London, newsprint was a needed product in 1900s.

We made an art work for the Medway Festival entirely out of paper and cardboard (it was a full 3-piece suite – sofa, armchairs, the works). It amazed us what you could do with paper and it amazed visitors who would sit and chill-out in the full-size sitting room.

Today it’s versatility still astounds us. That old philosophy that kids (and probably adults too) love a cardboard box stands true – it brings out the creativity in us all!

2019 marks the #yearofgreenaction #kentgreenaction and we proudly continue to think outside of the box to recycle, reuse, unwanted material. We are constantly seek new supplies of different paper and cardboard matter to create into something new. Let us know of supplies of unwanted paper packaging… we could turn it into some thing rather amazing!