Kent Creative Connect

Building a thriving community for creative people in Kent

Kent Creative Connect is a support group for artists, art organisations and creative professionals in Kent.  It provides opportunities to create fruitful connections, move yourself and your creative practice forward:

  • develop relationships with other creatives, make new contacts and chat to like-minded people at meet-ups
  • benefit from peer group encouragement (supporting and being supported)
  • develop your confidence
  • develop collaborations and partnerships
  • share your skills and ideas
  • showcase your skills and products to potential clients (in the wider business community too).
  • promote your work

Past events

  • 17th January 2020: How to tell stories about your artworks to create an emotional connection with your audience.
  • 20th April 2018: How to organise and plan your marketing and promotion strategy.
  • 8th December 2017: Talking about issues that matters to the creative sector

Monthly Meet-ups

Check the calendar for the coming meet-ups 

Our FREE meet-ups combine opportunities to meet other artists and practitioners with talks by experts.  They are simple get togethers with like-minded creative people, to include:

  • Presentation(s)
  • One-to-ones
  • Group discussions
  • Opportunities to discuss projects/prototypes/ideas with the group and get useful feedback.

No 60 second pitch. No pressure. Nothing indimidating.  It’s all about people and relationships. Some that you build over time by meeting the same people again and again (developing mutual knowledge and trust) and other that you create by meeting new people.

Working as a freelance or in your own business can be quite lonely sometimes. You will meet like-minded people, entering debates, receiving back support, live enthusiasm, mutual understanding, motivation, feedback, advice etc…leading to raised confidence, and things triggered in your own to move forward.

Speakers cover topics on a wide range of creative and business issues, such as marketing, co-working, project planning, social media and much more… 

There is plenty of time for chat and networking – many rewarding personal and professional relationships have started there.

Our meetups currently take place in:

  • Chatham, Nucleus Arts |  Contact: Genevieve Tullberg from Nucleus Arts (genevieve[dot]tullberg[at]nucleusarts[dot]co[dot]uk)
  • Faversham, The Phoenix Tavern | Contact: Jo Martel (jo[at]liveandloveart[dot]co[dot]uk)
  • Folkestone | Contact: Bev Saunders from Edge Bespoke Picture Framing (bev[at]edgeframing[dot]co[dot]uk)

FREE. Just turn up.

Check the calendar for the coming meet-ups 


One Day events

A number of times a year, we host day long networking and learning events for creative professionals and artists. Our ultimate goal being to support and promote the artistic, cultural and creative sector in the county as a whole.

They offer:

  • opportunities to meet with fellow creatives
  • listen to a number of professionals talking about issues that matters to the creative sector
  • discussion panels 
  • one-to-one surgeries with experts