Get involved

Working in partnership through local and regional connections runs through all our Estuary 2021 programming.

If you are an artist, arts organisation, school or community group based in North Kent or South Essex (or further afield), there are a number of opportunities to get involved in different ways.

Our Associated Programme Open Call offers the opportunity to share any programme you may have that is linked to the estuary.

The Water Replies is a large scale, participation programme for schools and people of all ages living alongside the estuary.

If you have time to spare and an interest in Volunteering, Estuary 2021 has a wide range of opportunities to help ensure a fantastic experience for our audiences.

During the festival month, we can offer Tours for Schools or Community Groups of artworks at different sites – led by an artist or curator, with workshop activity and/or discussion seminars. Details to be announced in Spring 2021.

Further details at the links below.

The Water Replies

As part of Estuary 2021 we are inviting young people and teachers from across South Essex and North Kent to get involved in creating a collective response to what life is like living and working by the great and spectacular river that is the Thames Estuary.

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Open Call - Artists Commissions

Estuary 2021 Artist Opportunities

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Associated Programme – Open Call

Estuary 2021 is the second edition of the large-scale arts festival that celebrates the spectacular Thames Estuary.

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Volunteer & Work Experience

Volunteers are a big part of the ongoing success of Cement Field and Metal events across the UK - and Estuary 2021 is no exception.

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Schools & Communities

One of the key venues of Estuary 2016 was the historic, Grade II listed Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Site of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush in 1948, the building is listed for its social history of migration both in and out of the UK as well as for its architectural merits.

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