ART31 is an ambitious project to revolutionise Kent as a creative county. It is led by 13 – 25 year olds and supported by Kent County Council, Arts Council England, Artswork, Gulbenkian and more than 20 cultural organisations across Kent.
Borne out of a need for an improved cultural offer for children and young people, ART31 aims to give young people a voice and empowers them to lead the process. It takes its name from Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The ART31 ethos challenges the cultural sector in Kent to change the way it works to ensure that young people are not considered ‘audiences of the future’. Instead they should be respected as artists, producers, programmers, technicians, activists and audiences now.