Project Team

Steph Fuller: Creative Enabler
Stephanie Fuller has been appointed as Creative Enabler for Creative People and Places: Swale & Medway. Stephanie’s background is in visual arts and as well as 10 years in various roles at the Arts Council she has worked for the Crafts Council and British Healthcare Arts and worked as a Freelance Consultant and Creative Producer. We are currently finalising the business plan for sign off by Arts Council, but one of Stephanie’s first tasks will be to oversee the launch of the “Small Experiments”.… more

The initial bid development was put together by an independent grass-roots group made up from the following people across Swale and Medway:

Simon and Anne at Creek Creative
Simon Giles and Anne MacLaren set up the Creek Creative Community Interest Company (CIC), which runs Creek Creative Studios, an art and design community hub spread over three floors in a former Victorian brewery near Faversham Creek. They formed the CIC in September 2008 after a two-year research period then set up the not-for-profit art centre in Abbey Street in July 2009, to support local artists and designer-makers by providing affordable facilities and a collaborative community.… more

Fiona at Artlands
Fiona Boundy is curator and producer at Artlands North Kent, an organisation offering a programme of contemporary art commissions that take place in public spaces and explore north Kent’s identity. The pieces create connections, encourage innovation and respond to the region’s unique qualities – its landscapes, heritage and people.… more

Louise and Laura at FrancisKnight
Louise Francis and Laura Knight, both trained visual arts practitioners with more than 25 years’ experience in the arts, are the creative directors behind FrancisKnight. Set up in 2004, FrancisKnight is an independent, grassroots business that collaborates with artists and organisations to produce public realm projects that inspire whole communities.… more

Päivi and Gary at LV21
Päivi Seppälä is one of the creative practitioners behind Light Vessel 21, a floating arts, culture, heritage and performance venue moored at Gillingham Pier. Päivi, who also runs art consultancy business Poppana, set up LV21 Ltd with Medway filmmaker Gary Weston in 2009 to promote and support the creative community, across art forms, in the Medway area and beyond, while celebrating and honouring the maritime traditions… more

Chris at Kent Architecture Centre
Chris Lamb is the director of Kent Architecture Centre, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, based at Historic Dockyard Chatham. Kent Architecture Centre wants to help build a better built environment and provides opportunities for people of all ages to play a role in shaping their neighbourhoods, open spaces and the architecture that surrounds them.… more

Carl at FellowCreative
Carl Jeffrey @FellowCreative is a rare (and perhaps radical) individual. He doesn’t represent an organisation or single enterprise. Instead, Carl has a wider frame of reference and a broader set of experiences, upon which he pursues agendas of innovation and forward thinking principles. He believes the traditional models associated with public funding are dead. A better, more valued way needs to be found… more