Kent Creative is run by Nathalie Banaigs
French born, Nathalie has 30 years experience in project management in the media, arts and culture sector. She first pursued a career in television in France as a freelance film researcher and then managing film and TV archives, moving to the UK in 2000, to Faversham (Kent) in 2002.
She then dedicated her work to the creative community and founded Kent Creative [Kent Creative Arts CIC] in 2009. It has been a labour of love since. She believes that arts and culture matter in society, with creativity present in our everyday life, offering opportunities that contribute positively to our quality of life.
She is 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.
She believes that helping to bring out the best in others, connecting, engaging and working with them and supporting them, will help achieve positive change. People make things happen.
Nathalie is 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 our society;
. 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.”