Dartford Creative

Supporting Dartford artists and creative organisations to increase the amount of arts and cultural activity taking place in Dartford.

Creative Industries Pathways

This acclaimed programme supported 46 unemployed Chatham residents with opportunities in the creative industries.

Six Ways to Wellbeing

A flagship public health intervention for 100 vulnerable young people in Dartford, exploring the NHS’s Six Ways To Wellbeing

Inspire

This ambitious programme involving 130 schools, supported young people to connect with and create arts and culture.

Times and Tides

A large-scale intergenerational community arts and local history project that recorded and celebrated local stories and traditions.

78% of the participating young people said they were more confident and had more friends as a result of the project
— Six Ways To Wellbeing, young people's wellbeing project
'It was the first time I got to see drama as something for myself and something I could actively participate in and enjoy.'
— Tef - Icon Youth Theatre (Medway)
★★★★ ‘It is easy to take for granted the acting skills of a top theatre company. But when actors embody characters as superbly as this, you can’t help but notice.’
— The New Statesman
'Icon has been ahead of the curve in understanding that the arts have a role to play in bringing people together, helping them be heard by telling their own stories in their own way, and in the process creating a sense of pride in place and space.'
— Lyn Gardner, Theatre Journalist
‘Icon Theatre has given me new friends, taught me new skills and challenged my lack of self-belief’
— Community Performer
'Theatre31 did a great job of making the children feel comfortable and you could see their confidence grow within the session!'
— Year 5 teacher, Queenborough School and Nursery, Sheppey

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