Dover Arts Development is proud to be working with The Marlowe in Canterbury on Phase 1 of Return of the Unknown, a project which explores how World War One is commemorated across five towns in Kent: what we remember, how we remember and what is forgotten. At Armistice, we promised ‘We Will Remember Them’ yet, as WWI [...]

FRESHART is a 12 week arts project for young people aged 16-25. Through a series of creative workshops leading to a public exhibition the project aims to improve the mental wellbeing of the young people taking part by inspiring in them initiative and bravery as they are given permission and supported by the group to be creative together. FRESHART will help the young [...]

Dover Arts Development is embarking on a new project: CHALKUP21, a 21st-century architectural coastal trail along the Strait of Dover. In the last 17 years, some fine examples of coastal architecture, many of which have received prestidgeous industry awards, have been built along the Strait.  CHALKUP21 will create a substantial contemporary cultural tourism offer for Dover [...]

Dover Arts Development is working with a network of schools, led by Astor College, on a STEAM initiative to help facilitate a strong link to develop between the arts and sciences at the participating schools through cross curricular and project based learning, underpinned by the concept of creativity across the curriculum. The overarching theme has been [...]

Spontaneous Creativity began as an experimental workshop as part of our War & Peace project and is evolving into an annual event.

The Table is a symbol of peace, inspired by Brancusi’s Table of Silence, part of a sculptural ensemble built as a war memorial to peace at Turgu jui Romania in 1937. The Table is constructed from timber reclaimed from iconic Dover buildings after 6 years the Table has returned to Charlton Green

What is it to draw? Of only a few of the many dictionary definitions, to draw is to pull, to attract, to move in a specific direction, to extract as in expressions such as to draw attention, to draw near, to draw strength, to draw the curtains. In its meaning of to inscribe or mark [...]

DAD@TEN is a celebration of DAD’s tenth anniversary through a series of events, starting with the INSPIRATION = DOVER concert and exhibition. It will include screenings of DAD productions over the past ten years, workshops and hosted conversations. Since founding we have delivered 32 projects, worked with 20+ schools, grown our social media and online audience, engaged [...]

DAD is managing a partnership project with 8 Dover schools under the cultural strand of INSPIRE Phase III, the Kent Schools’ Olympic Legacy Programme ‘Ways to Rio’. The schools are: Astor College for the Arts (Cultural Leader School) St Mary’s CEP (Cultural Leader School) Hornbeam Primary School St Martin’s School Priory Fields School Barton Junior School [...]

Tickets cost £10 (concessions £8) and can be obtained through Eventbrite INSPIRATION=DOVER is the final event of Chalk Up Dover Arts Developments Culture Kent one-year Dover pilot bringing culture and tourism together in Dover District.  The concert and exhibition showcases works from 14 artists who have been inspired by Dover’s history through the two year Dover Museums and Arts Group project Joined Up. [...]