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KRAN Photography Project 2016

Gulbenkian have an ongoing partnership with Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN). As part of this, in Summer 2016, Gulbenkian delivered a photography project for young refugees, entitled ‘My England’, as part of the ‘Only in England’ exhibition at The Beaney.

Young people worked with the photographer, Jason Pay to capture images of Canterbury, as well as building confidence, developing language skills, and experiencing different encounters with the local community.

The work was exhibited in the Front Room of The Beaney, and some images were featured inside a cardboard house created by Animated Arts for their installation ‘Home Town’.

This then travelled to Gulbenkian in August and was exhibited at bOing! International Family Festival.


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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