Many of you ask us how you can get involved with Devon Sculpture Park (DSP) online or in-park. And we’ve noticed these requests growing since the UK announced the first phases of reopening post Covid-19 lockdown.
While the park plans to re-open on 5 June, there are a number of ways that you can get involved today whether you’re an environmentalist, artist, gardener, arts enthusiast, wildlife supporter, company or lover of things Devon.
You can visit us as often as you want at DSP Online or become a regular in-park visitor by joining DSP’s Annual Membership programme. DSP Online supporters and DSP Annual Members not only enjoy valuable discounts visiting the park but also get priority booking. All in-park visits require online booking well in advance and online payment. We operate a fully digital front office so we can carefully control numbers and movements while offering safe, contactless payments.
DSP Online has many more visitors than in-park. We try and spend as much time as possible recording and communicating our daily experiences and learnings at DSP Online – via narrated videos, photo-tips, articles, interviews, recipes from the wild kitchen, online Q&A’s and live-stream presentations. Visitors can also message the team direct with their questions. DSP Online was designed for anyone to visit the park as often as they want from just £3 per month – at home, in the office or on the move. It also serves our far flung supporters and those with accessibility issues. Given the discounts offered to DSP Online supporters, much of the monthly pledge can be paid for with special offers on visits to the park.
As an artist we recommend getting to know the park via DSP Online or a visit in-park as we are quite a different kind of art centre. If you are an art collector we will soon be launching the Robert Adam Gallery online so you can browse and purchase selected environmental art from your home. Art bought from DSP is truly environmental, not just because it comes from leading environmental artists with environmental practices, but because you can rest assured that proceeds go towards rewilding projects and environmental art programmes.
We have a growing number of experts and organisations wanting to partner with DSP. These include wildlife trusts, educational groups and arts institutions. Also art teachers, wellbeing practitioners and yoga and meditation experts wanting to set up practices at DSP or special one day retreats. If you would like to partner with DSP email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coronavirus pandemic has made us all rethink our priorities and we thank you for wanting to get more involved with us in tackling climate change. We would also like to thank you for your patience through this process. We were early into locking down the park and will be cautious about re-opening. But your safety and that of the wildlife, plant life and team at DSP will always come first.
Devon Sculpture Park was established to tackle climate change – as a rewilding park for environmental art. We have worked hard to become the UK’s leading smaller scale rewilding project and environmental art centre. This also means we have plenty of experience with healthier living – diet, wellbeing, eco-habits, eco-arts, exercise, nature, wildlife, green spaces and carbon sequestration. All vital to understand and celebrate as we go forwards.
We created the park as a place that could be equally enjoyed online as in-park. Indeed, we had to as numbers have always been very limited in-park so as not to disturb the wildlife or damage the unique habitats and to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. The in-park experience is intimate – private, immersive and relaxing. Always guided by experts. Your very own wildlife haven and creative retreat. The online experience is equally enthralling. We hope you can join us today at DSP Online.