To connect creativity, people and place by delivering high quality arts events and projects; nurturing and showcasing the creativity of the people of Moray and celebrating and promoting Moray as a place for outstanding art.
The Findhorn Bay area of Moray provides an inspiring backdrop of beautiful pine woodlands, miles of sandy beaches and idyllic fishing villages, and is home to many talented artists, including musicians, film-makers, dancers, performers, photographers, comedians, novelists, storytellers and poets, all of whom produce work which reflects and celebrates the landscape and culture in which it was created.
Based in the ancient market town of Forres, Findhorn Bay Arts is a non-profit organisation and company limited by guarantee, which is passionate about promoting this beautiful part of Scotland as a place for outstanding arts through the delivery of high quality arts events and projects.
Through events such as Culture Day and the biennial Findhorn Bay Festival, we aim to showcase and nurture the creativity of the area’s residents, whilst attracting high quality artists and productions to the area.
We are also proud to be part of Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy “Time to Shine”. IGNITE: Moray Youth Arts Hub aims to open up a range of exciting routes for children and young people to connect with creativity and explore arts in Moray.
Who We Are
Findhorn Bay Arts succeeds due of the passion and expertise of our participating artists and the energy and enthusiasm of our partners, volunteers and the local community. We are very much a collaborative venture and proud to be so.
At the heart of this, there is a small, dedicated team whose behind the scenes work might go unnoticed if we didn’t take this opportunity to tell you about ourselves!
Kresanna Aigner / Director
Kresanna provides the vision, the ideas, and the drive. More prosaically, she is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and coordination of the team, overseeing and managing the programme of events, developing partnerships and projects, devising PR and marketing strategies and generally making sure everything happens just as it’s supposed to happen.
Samantha Fraser / Marketing & PR
Samantha supports our marketing and PR aspirations – she makes sure you all know about our events and projects. She pulls together our marketing plans and strategy, takes care of local press and media relations, deals with social media and manages our advertising and evaluation.
James Roberts / Content Writer
James provides copy for our website and our print media. He is tasked with polishing our prose and helping us to communicate with clarity and a touch of verve. He is also quite good with names and dates, having previously been a history lecturer.
Liz Egan / Finance
Liz creates a spreadsheet like a painter creates a piece of art – with colour and flair. It is thanks to her robust bookkeeping and nicely balanced accounts that our budgets run according to plan and that everyone gets paid on time.
Bob Kenny / Board Member
Bob brings 37 years experience of working in education and community arts involvement. He remains passionate about the potential for the arts to inform and enhance our lives. Having been part of a large and diverse number of groups over the years, he values honesty, openness and the power of chocolate.
Lisa Miele / Board Member
Lisa is the ultimate communicator of the team having gained a BA in Communication Studies. Over the years she has specialised in marketing, growing flowers and web design. Lisa now works for R&R Urquhart in sales.
Alan Smith / Board Member
Alan is the explorer of the board haven worked for the past 30 years in a variety of settings and on expeditions. He currently works for the Cairngorms National Park Authority and makes sure the board doesn’t get lost.