Pioneering Places is the joint largest of the national Great Place Schemes, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities.
Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by cultural organisations to encourage local people to get involved and shape the place where they live. Supported through Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with Historic England and Artswork, the South East Bridge.
Five10Twelve has been commissioned to develop and produce the Pioneering Places Research and Knowledge Base (RKB) and to support collaboration and knowledge sharing across the project partners and stakeholder across all four locations and the wider creative community.
Our work on the RKB project comprises:
- Development, production and content creation for the project site, CulturalPlacemaking.com
- Development and delivery of integrated Publications and Reports database
- Management of the Pioneering Places Twitter account, @PioneeringEK
- Development and production of four online toolkits, to be produced in 2021
- Concept, development, production and delivery of Online Placemaking digital skills initiative
- Creative Folkestone (Folkestone project)
- Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury project)
- The Land Trust (Fort Burgoyne, Dover project)
- Turner Contemporary (Ramsgate project)
Funders and Stakeholders
- Arts Council England (Great Place Scheme funder)
- National Lottery Heritage Fund (Great Place Scheme funder)
- Artswork (educational project funding)
- Kent County Council (regional project funding)
- Historic England (Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone partner)
- Local authority partners and stakeholders: Canterbury City Council, Dover District Council, Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Thanet District Council
- Evaluation partners: BOP Consulting (National evaluation), Canterbury Christ Church University COaST Research Group (local evaluation)