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Project Partnership

This project is a partnership between The Zandra Rhodes Foundation and University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

Following the successful Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection (JISC, 2011-13) led by UCA, we are building upon, and expanding the existing Resources with a focus on Outreach.

Dame Zandra Rhodes established The Zandra Rhodes Foundation in 2020 to cultivate the study of her life, work, techniques and designs and their combined contributions to culture.

The previous JISC-funded project had a positive impact on the student interns involved, and so we will re-use lessons learned from this, but additionally for the first time engage with young people in the Medway area of Kent.

Improving the wellbeing of young people in the Medway area

It is well-known that young people have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic and the current cost of living crisis; young people are at the core of this project.

Zandra Rhodes grew up in the Medway and attended school there, so we want to improve the wellbeing of 16-17 year olds in the Medway area in Kent, UK.

The Project Manager Outreach will lead in this area, bringing more than a decade of using art and creativity to engage young people from all backgrounds and with a wide range of needs.

Opportunities for UCA students

The Project Manager Digitisation will lead in this area and the students will have the opportunity to work in the inspirational space of Zandra Rhodes' London Atelier.