The annual Power of Women Festival in Thanet is an opportunity to celebrate women
As part of the 2022 Power of Women (POW) Festival, primary school aged children will be invited to celebrate International Women’s Day by drawing a woman who inspires them. The children from year three will be invited to choose a woman who is inspiring, to draw in an initiative called ‘Inspiring Windows Drawing Challenge’ From the pictures that are created, POW will select twelve drawings to put on public display on the Turner Contemporary Terrace.
Drawing by Mackie-Lee, 7 – ‘Frida (Kahlo) because she is really inspiring. She got hurt but she didn’t give up.’ Ellington Infant School, Ramsgate
Drawing by Maeve, 7 – ‘Liz Pichon is inspiring to me because she illustrates and writes her own books!’ Ramsgate Arts Primary School
Each March POW curates a festival that includes workshops, exhibitions, performances, music, comedy, film, panel talks, theatre, and dance, both in person and online, for a local and global audience. Kent Community Foundation awarded POW a grant of £3,045 to support an artist to deliver workshops for children in five Thanet primary schools for their ‘Inspiring Windows Drawing Challenge’.
Danielle Sharma, POW Thanet, said, “The Inspiring Windows Drawing Challenge received such positive feedback in 2021 that we knew there was a real appetite for this type of engagement with local schools. Our artist has been working with children throughout February and we have some fantastic pictures and some very inspiring women from which to choose the twelve pictures that will be put on display on the Turner Contemporary terrace in Margate.”
Josephine McCartney, Chief Executive, Kent Community Foundation, said, “ The five Primary Schools selected for this POW project are based in Thanet’s areas of highest deprivation where children affected by significant socio-economic disadvantage would otherwise be unlikely to engage with local arts of cultural activities. We particularly liked that POW was nurturing an ongoing relationship with these schools as part of their commitment to make the arts accessible to everyone in Thanet and were delighted to award them funding towards this project.”
To find out more about funding from Kent Community Foundation call, 01303 814500 or visit www.kentcf.org.uk
About POW Thanet
Power of Women is an arts organisation based in Thanet, Kent, that celebrates and champions equality. Gender inequality still exists in society and Power of Women addresses this through the curation of an annual arts festival and an ongoing community engagement programme. The Power of Women annual festival celebrates International Women’s Day and the creativity of women and non-binary people. Taking place across Thanet every March, it includes workshops, exhibitions, performances, music, comedy, film, panel talks, theatre, and dance, both in person and online, for a local and global audience.
About International Women’s Day – 8 March 2022
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
About Kent Community Foundation
Grant-maker Kent Community Foundation has been finding, funding, and supporting some of the smallest voluntary organisations in the county for twenty years. In this time, it has distributed over £50 million to support thousands of small charities and deserving causes where a modest sum of money can make a significant impact.
They are part of a UK wide accredited network of forty-seven Community Foundations who are committed to improving the lives of local people and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, isolated, and disadvantaged by matching those who want to help, with those who need the help.
Responsible for more than eighty philanthropic funds, Kent Community Foundation is unrivalled in its knowledge of local causes and assists individuals, families, and businesses, who want to help, to establish and administer their own charitable funds.