Open Call: Festival submissions and programme opportunities

Margate Festival is looking for creative submissions to the festival programme from artists, producers, performers, technologists and innovators. From installations to workshops, work can be fleeting or last for the duration of the festival. Successful submissions could be awarded a budget of £200 – £1500 to bring the idea to life.

Now in its fourth year, Margate Festival is an annual event that brings together fine art and the DIY together to create a diverse range of events that start at the seafront and ending deep in the heart of the town. Building on previous successes, this year the theme of the festival is ‘Making a Change’. You can view last year’s festival programme at

Full information about the open call and how to apply can be found here.

Other ways to get involved with Margate Festival 2017

Smart Programming and Resourcing: Have an event programmed in the festival period? Get in touch to see if there’s scope to include it in the festival and promote through the festival guide and online programme.

Talks and Discussions: We’re open to discussing any programmes of talks and discussions either public, or focused on information sharing with artists.

Networking and meeting events: If you currently host or hold networking events that do good things for the town, let us know – we’re happy to spread the word via the festival programme and social media.

Open Studios and Meet the Makers: We would love to be able to throw open the creativity of the town to visitors. If you are planning on hosting an event, then get in touch to see how we can support.

Whether it’s just to say hello, or tell us about an idea or event you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch via