Kent Creative is run by Nathalie Banaigs
French born, I have 28 years experience in project management in the media, arts and culture sector. I first pursued a career in television in France as a freelance film researcher and then managing film and TV archives in the UK where I moved to in 2000.
After moving to Faversham, Kent, in 2002, I dedicated my work to the creative community and founded Kent Creative [Kent Creative Arts CIC]. A labour of love. I believe that the arts and culture matter in society with creativity present in our everyday life. They offer opportunities that contribute positively to our quality of life.
I am particularly interested in encouraging engagement with the arts and facilitating connections and collaborations, helping individuals and organisations to become more successful, and communities more cohesive.
I believe that helping to bring out the best in others, working with them and supporting them, will help achieve positive change. 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 businesses;
. 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.”