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South East Creatives: HOP Projects CT20

Hop Projects

South East Creatives encourages businesses in the creative, cultural and digital sectors to take advantage of a new £5.1 million grants and support programme.

HOP Projects CT20 (C.I.C) is an independent, cross­-disciplinary and experimental platform supporting contemporary visual artists with a focus on site-specific installations. HOP Projects has received a grant from South East Creatives to support their business.

About us:

Established in 2017 and based in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, HOP Projects CT20 is a non-profit organisation co-led by architect Nina Shen-Poblete and artist Tomas Poblete, whose mission is to bring down barriers between audience and the ‘white walls’, making contemporary art relevant and far-reaching to a wide audience, by presenting pioneering & diverse content with strong impact that counters negative gentrification.

How South East Creatives has supported our business:

South East Creatives has helped us to launch HOP Press, a community-based printing press and publishing arm that supports our existing arts programme to help our organisation to be more resilient. The grant has enabled us to purchase a RISOGRAPH printer. We aim to be the first to provide an environmentally sustainable & creative printing facility in Folkestone, a necessary resource that will benefit all sectors of local communities, as well as helping those from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain up-skilling training and future employment.

You can see some of our publications here:

Image credit: © Matt Rowe

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