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Become a Gulbenkian 50 Supporter and help make a real difference in the lives of children and young people in Kent.

Every year we reach over 8,000 children and young people through our Creative Learning activities, and our family programme of high quality arts has an international reputation and attracts over 25,000 people per year.

These activities have a real impact on the lives of young people, developing skills, unleashing creativity and helping participants find a voice. We think its really important.

If you do too you can now donate to our Gulbenkian fundraising campaign. Please give whatever you can to help.

The empowerment of children and young people is at the core of Gulbenkian’s Vision. We offer a high quality programme of work by, with and for children and young people, across the year, including a range of youth theatre, dance and creative learning programmes.

Our ART31 programme reaches young people across Kent, supporting creativity, developing skills and helping members grow confidence and achieve great things. Find out more about what we do here.

Our annual bOing! International Family Festival brings together artists from across Europe and beyond, attracting over 11,500 visitors in 2017 and projected to grow further this year. The festival is the cornerstone of our year round family programme, bringing brilliant live theatre experiences to over 20,000 people from babies up!

As a Gulbenkian Supporter, your money will help these projects and others like them.

You can become a Gulbenkian Supporter here

ART31 was just a space where I didn't feel judged about being myself. - Carly ART31 member
ART31 has given me so many amazing experiences, and has helped with my self confidence and self belief
Sophie ART31 member


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.

Our projects with young people

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