Strange Cargo was established in Folkestone in 1995 and operates as a company limited by guarantee and registered charity. Initially focusing on celebratory outdoor arts projects and carnival, Strange Cargo has subsequently developed a significant reputation for its portfolio of imaginative public and visual arts projects, special celebratory events and programmes with large groups of people. Consistently the company has committed to “produce, develop, support and deliver high-quality participatory arts”.

Strange Cargo employs a small, experienced core team (including artistic and administrative personnel) under the leadership of Brigitte Orasinski, and draws on a versatile pool of talented and committed artists. Working in collaboration with communities, participants and funding partners Strange Cargo has delivered some extraordinary and distinctive projects over the last five years.

You can commission us, work with us, learn with us, support us or take part in one of our projects.

We earn up to 40% of our income and our challenge is to raise the remainder through grants, private donations, trusts and foundations and hire of our facilities. We welcome donations to support our work