Water Bodies, School of Evolution, 2018. Photo: Rosie Lonsdale
Water Bodies, School of Evolution, 2018. Photo: Rosie Lonsdale

Our approach to learning
How to join our Kent Artists Development Programme
Current & Forthcoming Learning Projects
Previous Learning Projects

Whitstable Biennale works with people in Kent to explore new ways for learning to be part of thinking about and making art.

Our learning programme is artist-led, driven by process, interdisciplinary and open to all. Learning projects are created in response to people and places across the county. We start each project with open questions.

Whitstable Biennale are an Arts Mark Partner and support Arts Award accreditation. We are keen to hear from other organisations, providers, schools and centres across the county, and beyond, to partner on learning projects.

Email our learning curator for more information on how we could support your organisation sophie@whitstablebiennale.com

Our programme:

 Artist Development Programme:

Whitstable Biennale’s Artist Development Programme creates networks and development opportunities to nurture the development of early to mid career artists living in Kent. Sign-up to meet other artists, take part in free talks with invited speakers as well as conversations with curators, and join trips to galleries and arts organisations in neighbouring counties. The programme will allow you to gain insight from previous Biennale artists on how to realise large scale arts commissions, as well as advice on funding and sustaining your practice.

Signing-up will also add you to our mailing list giving you access to opportunities for work, funds and commissions in Kent via our networks.

Sign-up here

More information here

Current and forthcoming learning projects:


We chose the earth


Ania Bas:
The Armpit

Saturday 8th December 2018

Southend Trip with Lindsay Seers

Find out more about our previous learning projects:

Ania Bas, Sally O’ Reilly & Kit Caless: A New Career in a New Town

Ash Walks
Muster Station, The House of Beautifully Earned Trust
Muster Station, The School of  Beginnings
Water Bodies, School of Evolution
Georgia Gendall & Marine Environmental Group, also, also, also
Histories of the Hoo Peninsula
Zoe Czavda Redo, Tuuli Malla & Xavier Velastin, Water bodies
Artist Walks

Policies: Safeguarding, Access & Equal Opportunities

The Whitstable Biennale Learning Curator is trained in child protection and safeguarding. All artists that we work with who have direct contact with children or vulnerable adults are DBS checked and are briefed by the Learning Curator and partner organisation or school on safeguarding procedures. Our full policy will be added here soon.

We take care to consider the accessibility of our projects when planning our programme. We work with our partner organisations and schools to ensure that access requirements are tailored to those that need extra support. If you have access requirements and want to attend one of our events please get in touch to alert us beforehand so we can make arrangements to support you.

Whitstable Biennale is committed to promoting equality and diversity. All projects comply with the Equality Act 2010 and our learning programme seeks to increase access and opportunities to all, whatever their gender, social class, race, ethnic origin, disability and/or sexual orientation. Our full policy will be added here soon.

All partner organisations we work with agree to our child protection and safeguarding policy as well as our equal opportunities policy. Please be in touch if you have any queries about a project that you, your child or someone in your care is taking part in by emailing our Learning Curator sophie@whitstablebiennale.com

Supported by:


Arts Award Supporter Logo Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust Logo                     Paul Hamlyn Foundation Logo

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