Dan Thompson

Social ArtistWriter | Designer | Consultant

Writing

  • Your England Poetry collection (Chalk Line Press, 2019)
  • The Dreamland Trilogy A social history of Pleasure Gardens, circus, and Dreamland, Margate (Dreamland, 2019)
  • Paying Artists Manifesto (a-n, 2016)
  • It’s All About The Road (published by Appetite, June 2015)
  • Pop Up Shops For Dummies (published Wiley, October 2012)
  • Columns and features for Guardian, Independent, a-n Magazine, Mailout, New Start, Computer Arts, Folksy, Mollie Makes, Worthing Herald, The Argus
  • Text for Keith Brymer Jones exhibition Absent Tribes (British Ceramics Biennial, 2019)
  • Essay The Caravan Gallery’s ‘Is Britain Great? 3′.

Talks & Workshops

Art, culture, regeneration

  • Art City conference, Stoke on Trent (2019)
  • Assembly Margate – a-n (2017)
  • Renew Australia – Creating Spaces Conference, Newcastle NSW (2013)
  • Creatief Met Leegstand Festival, Rotterdam (2012)
  • Arts Council England State of the Arts Conference (2012)
  • Buurt Flirt, Rotterdam (2011)
  • PLACE NI, Belfast (2010)
  • RIBA’s Guerilla Tactics (2009)
  • Spacemakers at Brixton Village (2009)

Leadership, entrepreneurship

  • All-Ireland Performing Arts Conference (APAC), Galway (2016)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week, Portsmouth (2013)
  • Unilever – Household Cleaning Forum, Stresa, Italy (2012)
  • Unilever – Household Cleaning Forum, London (2012)
  • Sussex Police Leader’s Conference – keynote speaker (2011)
  • Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs (2012)

Social action, activism

  • Troublemakers’ Festival, Swansea (2017)
  • Festival of Love, Southbank Centre (2014)
  • Little Big Peace Festival, Streatham (2012)
  • Greenbelt Festival (2011)
  • V Inspired – Team V programme (2011-2012)
  • Engage International Conference (2011)

Work In Education

Delivering projects, mentoring, group work, talks

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University of the Arts, Central St Martins, Middlesex University, Southampton Solent University, The Littlehampton Academy, Midhurst Rother Academy, Worthing High School, Heene First School

Media

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BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, CNN, ABC, Radio 4, The Independent, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard, The Stylist, Coast Magazine, BBC Radio Scotland

 

Awards

  • Time Out and the Hospital Club – The Culture 100
  • Observer Ethical Awards – shortlist
  • The Independent – Happy List 2012
  • Winner Coast Awards 2011 ‘Unsung Coastal Hero’
  • Mayor of London – Team London Award 2011
  • Listed in Twitter’s 2011 Year In Review for #riotcleanup
  • Named in GQ ‘100 Most Influential Men In Britain’ 
  • The Independent – Independent Voices 2011, Runner up

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