Arts mentoring programme backed by Tracey Emin and Jeremy Deller launches at Hartsdown Academy – The Isle Of Thanet Information

Arts mentoring programme backed by Tracey Emin and Jeremy Deller launches at Hartsdown Academy – The Isle Of Thanet News

Hartsdown pupils took half within the Sixteen Belief exhibition final 12 months

An arts and training charity that goals to information children in economically disadvantaged areas into the inventive industries has launched its mentoring programme.

The Sixteen Belief will deliver arts professionals into faculties and kicks off at Hartsdown Academy in  Margate.

The undertaking has been introduced along with the help of personal backers and artist patrons resembling Tracey Emin and Jeremy Deller.

Tracey Emin and Lee Cavaliere eventually 12 months’s exhibition

A number of the poorest wards within the UK are  in Thanet, and the Sixteen Belief was set as much as drive inspiration by means of the humanities, and sort out excessive ranges of deprivation and low social mobility by giving younger individuals the chance to satisfy professionals and study sensible alternatives inside the arts.

The primary mentors will start a year-long engagement with the varsity, delivering tasks and providing one-to-one and group mentoring classes to encourage younger individuals and information them in direction of the humanities. The pilot will drive an analysis and enlargement of the undertaking, first into different faculties in Thanet, after which spreading into different faculties in Kent and East London.

Sam Causer

Mentors embrace Margate-based architect, Sam Causer, theatre costume designer Helen Johnson, who has not too long ago labored with English Nationwide Opera and on the worldwide hit ‘The Inheritance”, Mikei Corridor, senior artwork handler at Tate Britain, and set designer and prop stylist Nicola Bell. Artwork attorneys at Mischon de Reya are working collectively to formulate an artwork restitution undertaking, giving perception into the each day lifetime of one of many world’s high regulation companies.


The undertaking was created by curator and artwork marketing consultant Lee Cavaliere, who launched the charity final 12 months with an exhibition in Margate’s Sunshine Café.

Nicola Bell

The present introduced collectively 17 Turner Prize artists, together with Margate native Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Deller and Jane and Louise Wilson. Alongside these world-renowned artists had been exhibited artworks by younger individuals from Hartsdown Academy.

Helen Johnson

The exhibition attracted over 7,000 guests and raised over £75,000 to kick begin the undertaking.

Hartsdown head instructor Matt Tate (pictured above) stated: “We’re as soon as once more thrilled to be working with the Sixteen Belief. Hartsdown Academy is proud to have the ability to provide college students one other improbable and provoking alternative to work with established professionals inside the inventive arts neighborhood.”

A protracted-time advocate of opening the humanities as much as new audiences, Founder Lee Cavaliere (pictured above), who moved to Thanet simply over three years in the past, can be Director of VOMA, the world’s first on-line artwork museum.

He stated: “The artwork world wants greater than ever to listen to from completely different voices. The Sixteen Belief was set as much as allow younger individuals to understand their creativity and take possession over the cultural industries.

Amanda Grey

“The mentoring program is a step in direction of that and the scholars will profit from these wonderful individuals, their views, recommendation and steering. There are such a lot of alternatives for younger individuals, from all backgrounds, to contribute and we’re thrilled to hitch their journey.”

The mentoring programme goals to develop past Thanet and take its mannequin out into the remainder of the UK over the approaching months and years.

The Sixteen Belief web site is at

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