by The Margate School in Margate, Kent, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th January 2023 we successfully raised £41,106 with 232 supporters in 21 days

The Margate School is under threat of closure! We have launched this Crowdfunder to Save The Margate School.

by The Margate School in Margate, Kent, United Kingdom

Thank you to everyone that has supported this Crowdfunder, we have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown.

If you have missed this opportunity, our fundraising is continuing and you can show your support via our website HERE

The Margate School (TMS) is an independent not-for-profit postgraduate liberal arts school. Situated across a four storey former Woolworths Building that had stood empty since 2008, The Margate School by its very nature has become a new hub for innovation and creativity in the town of Margate and plays an influential part in the story of Margate’s regeneration.

Over the period that we have been in the wonderful Woolworths building in Margate High Street, we have welcomed over 16,000 visitors each year, funded and supported 44 students (our current roster is 25), created 42 affordable studios and a gallery space that has hosted 124 exhibitions and events. This gives just a glimpse into the amazing facilities that we have to offer everyone, supporting artists from diverse and local communities, children and adults with special needs, designers, researchers and professionals.

Unfortunately, we have started 2023 with bad news. Despite our best efforts, we have found ourselves in a position where we have needed to make the decision to trigger the process of suspending the School, commencing immediately. This is due to several recent funding bids failing to come to fruition.

Students, staff, and studio holders have been informed, but we also wanted to let you know as soon as possible. 

You are probably wondering what we need and how can you help? So, here goes…

We are looking for a minimum of £50,000 to stabilise, continue our provision and to make future plans.

For more information we've set up a Q&A HERE

We want to recognise the time, talents and hard work of all our brilliant staff, tutors, students, studio holders and supporters so far. With the right financial support now we’re confident we can continue to grow our impact and secure the future of The Margate School for this community.

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