Kent Creative is run by Nathalie Banaigs
French-born, Nathalie has over 25 years’ experience in project management in the media, arts and culture industry. She first pursued a career in television in France and in the UK before dedicating her focus on the wider creative community in Kent.
She has been living in the UK since 2000, is bi-lingual, and is now Faversham based where she founded Kent Creative in 2009, with a track record in project and programme design, facilitation and delivery. She set it up as a Community Interest Company, an appropriate and useful model that fitted her values and social purposes.
Nathalie believes that creativity, arts and culture matter in society. They offer opportunities that contribute positively to our individual and community quality of life. Nathalie is keen to encourage engagement with the arts and culture, and to promote individuals and organisations contributing to the cultural life of Kent. She is also a practicing artist.
She believes that helping to bring out the best in others, working with them and supporting them, will help achieve positive change. She says: “For me, life is about people. It is crucial to connect and engage with others. People make things happen.”
” I am driven by:
. the desire to work towards positive change in the creative community;
. the belief that the value of creativity, arts and culture in Kent should be widely recognized for their contribution to businesses and our economy ;
. the desire to support entrepreneurial trends amongst creatives and help them realise their full potential;
. the desire to create fruitful connections between arts and business;
. the belief that culture does raise the profile of the county. The Canterbury Festival, Turner Contemporary and Broadstairs Folk Week, to name just three, have successfully helped to establish Kent as a destination for culture, energizing local economy.”