Tempo Arts encourages and facilitates access to and participation in contemporary art projects

"Art is a guarantee of sanity" Louise Bourgeois

24th August 2016 | by Christine Gist

Tempo Arts is currently working in partnership with James Shea Consulting CIC to deliver an ambitious public engagement project which is linked to the commissioning of artist Jivko Darakchiev’s new film referencing landscape & culture of the South Coast of England & the former mining communities in Région Hauts-de-France.

Funding has been awarded from the National Lottery through Awards for All.
Starting in October 2016, the partnership will work with diverse groups in Margate, St Leonards, Worthing & Brighton to help create a sense of place, self worth & community cohesion among residents living in deprived areas of the South Coast.

Inspired by local heritage archives, photographs, objects & people’s personal stories, cultural practitioners in each area will work with local people to create contemporary stories & models for change. Creativity & heritage will be used to encourage the participants to produce oral, written & visual depictions of their hopes, fears & questions for the future.


Playland project brochure – click to view

by Christine Gist

Tempo Arts has been awarded funding from Hastings Borough Council’s 1066 Anniversary Grant which supports community projects linked to the events organised for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
Tempo Arts will work with The Bridge Community Centre in Ore to deliver artists-led projects through workshops which will explore different aspects of the impact of the Battle & invasion as well as the similarities & differences between French & English culture.

The workshops will be led by Sharon Haward (Hastings) & Léonie Young (Lille) with members of the Bridge Art Group, the Bridge Choir & the Halton & Ore History Group. Tempo Arts aims to realise permanent works which will be installed outside the Centre on the building’s facade.