A new trust to keep Margate creative
Margate Creative Land Trust was co-created by the community and local creative practitioners, and the organisation has been established as an independent charity on behalf of the Margate Town Deal Board.
Seed funding has been secured from Central Government through the Margate Town Deal to set up the operation of the organisation; purchase physical space in Margate and provide affordable rents; and deliver community programmes to support inclusive and sustainable practice in the creative industries, ensuring that Margate’s residents benefit from the town’s creative economy.
Our remit is to support the creative sector in Margate by providing affordable work-space for creative practice, providing enterprise and business support, as well as delivering community programmes that build the capacity of the sector.
Margate Creative Land Trust will generate income and ignite reinvestment to support local creative enterprise and creative projects, becoming a sustainable model into the future.
increase in creative businesses in Margate since 2009
Photo: Jodie Cole
To establish a variety of accessible and inspiring creative spaces that provides benefit to the community, creative sector, and local economy in perpetuity.
Photo: Anastasia Tory
…of commercial spaces in Margate have been lost in the past 10 years
Photo: Holly Oluwo, at People Dem Collective