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About the project

The Folkestone Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects presented in the UK.

Located in the seaside town of Folkestone on the south-east coast of England, artists are invited to use the town as their ‘canvas’, using public spaces to create striking new pieces of art that reflect issues affecting both the town and the wider world.

The Triennial takes place every three years and is run by the Creative Foundation, a charity based in Folkestone which is leading a large scale renewal of the old town area close to the scenic harbour. Since beginning its work in the area, the Creative Foundation has redeveloped over 60 buildings on Tontine Street and the Old High Street, breathing life into previously uninhabitable dwellings and providing attractive work and living space for creative businesses and residents.

Over 100 artists and creative businesses live and work in Folkestone’s flourishing Creative Quarter.

The number of visitors is a clear-cut indicator of the impact Lottery funded project, the Folkestone Triennial, has had on the community.

Fundraiser, Liz Duckworth, explains: “Feedback received shows a greater pride in their town amongst local residents. Participants liked the fact that all education and outreach activities were free, enabling as many people to attend as possible. This would not have been possible without generous funding support from the National Lottery”

For more information about The Folkestone Triennial 2011 visit the website.

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