Findhorn Bay Arts is run by a small core team, a Board of Directors and project leads engaged on freelance basis.
CEO / Creative Director / Board member
Kresanna founded Findhorn Bay Arts in 2012. Kresanna leads on our creative vision and strategic objectives, planning our programme of events and developing partnerships and projects. She is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and coordination of the team, overseeing and managing ensuring that FBA continues to make creative things continue to happen.
Liz looks after company and charity compliance, legal and financial. She manages the budgets for the project work of Findhorn Bay Arts and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. Liz has a degree in History and an MA in Information Management and has worked with Findhorn Bay Arts since 2013.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Alex looks after our marketing and communications strategies, ensuring you know what we’re up to and how to get involved. With almost two decades of experience in not-for-profit marcomms, Alex is passionate about content-driven storytelling and finding new and creative ways to engage with audiences.
Administrator and Project Lead, Mini Market Shop and Hub
Jenny leads on managing our mini market shop, while supporting Liz on Finance Administration. Originally from the Forres area, Jenny studied events management in London before moving to Madrid. A jewellery designer who works with recycled silver and waste materials, Jenny enjoys unifying her passion for sustainability and the arts.
Production and Operations Manager, Findhorn Bay Festival
Alison Burnley is a creative producer with a focus on supporting communities and emerging artists to share their stories through theatre, ceremony and song. Whether reimagining folk tales and feasting on medieval bread; or contemplating what we’re thankful for whilst lighting floating bonfires, she creates experiential works that provoke the mind and gives voice to communities.
Project Lead, Youth Arts Small Grants for Moray
With over 20 years experience of working in the Creative Industries, Jennifer has had a diverse career in a variety of roles from music tutor, tour manager, Development Officer for charities, Local Authorities and Creative Scotland, Creative Consultants to Creative Entrepreneur. She currently runs Glow Arts a creative consultancy that works with creatives and community organisations to support them in the development of their projects and fundraising and is a Director of Braw Wee Emporium, an online Scottish Gift shop that works with over 20 small Scottish Businesses to showcase their and our own in-house products.
Programme Coordinator, Culture Collective: Combine to Create
Elidh Myrvang Brown joined us on a sixteen month secondment from TSI Moray in June 2021 to work closely with Kresanna to deliver the Combine to Create programme. Elidh has a MA in Contemporary Practice: Art, Craft and Design, and is an experienced facilitator and practitioner in community development and partnership working.
Project Lead, AMP: Music
Steve is currently co-ordinator of AMP:Music, our digital music making project for young people in Moray, having previously overseen In The Mix and REMIX. Steve started out as a DJ, music producer and events organiser before moving into working with young people and music in community arts projects. He runs a community interest company specialising in creative music and film projects for young people, and in non-formal education & training.
Project Lead, Creative Paths
Dawn Hartley is a Dance Artist and former Head of Creative Learning at Scottish Dance Theatre. She co-created Sea Path with Quee MacArthur, informing and inspiring this new partnership project, Creative Paths, with Findhorn Bay Arts and Quarriers.
Events and Admin Assistant
A freelance events and arts professional, Gill has a degree in History from the University of Exeter and a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. She has worked in the cultural sector – Museums, Galleries, and the Arts for over twenty years and was, most recently, the Education Officer at the Highlanders Museum in Ardersier. Gill made a welcome return to Findhorn Bay Arts this year to assist with delivering arts events in the era of Covid.
We first met Grace in 2017 when she joined our Moray Youth Arts Ambassadors Group, before studying study drama and performance in Glasgow. She is now studying Environmental Studies at The Open University. Grace brings all her passion for sustainability and creativity to helping run our high street shop and hub.
Emerging Creative Producer – Unexpected Garden
Eva is an RHS trained horticulturalist and garden designer working in Moray. She has worked on various creative projects in the past, including running an art gallery and a photographic studio. Eva loves to incorporate her passion for plants into all aspects of her work, and has been awarded a Silver Merit Award at the BBC Gardener’s World Live at the NEC in Birmingham for her flower border design.
She will be working jointly with Adam Csenki on a job-share basis.
Emerging Creative Producer – Unexpected Garden
Adam is a musician and teacher who moved to Moray in 2014. Adam co-runs SingMoray community choir, plays viola in the Mahler Players chamber orchestra, and fiddle in Findhorn’s very own Boatshed Band.
Adam’s previous experience has been teaching in schools, and he is passionate about getting everyone involved, whatever their level.
Adam will be working jointly with Eva Zandman on a job-share basis.
Elizabeth is the Design Director for the Digital Health & Care Institute at the Glasgow School of Art. She leads a multi-disciplinary team based in the Highlands and Glasgow and is responsible for the planning and execution of the first Experience Labs, which use design practice to create a safe environment to carry out rapid cycles of trialling new ideas in technology, services, roles and behaviour.
Wendy is a freelance Arts Publicist/Marketer with over 25 years experience. This has involved developing and utilising a wide range of skills including fundraising, event management, general administration, implementing and managing high profile press and marketing strategies and campaigns.
Brian Ó hEadhra
Highland based Brian Ó hEadhra is an acclaimed singer-songwriter performing traditional and contemporary music and song, he has toured the globe as a professional musician and has recorded on over twenty albums over a thirty-year career. He has worked in arts management and cultural development over many years and is Partnerships & Funding Manager for Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Scotland’s Gaelic language board.
Laura Walker is a member of the National Youth Arts Advisory Group and co-founder of the emerging Highland-based theatre company Vivid Roots Collective. A graduate of UHI’s BA Hons in Drama and Performance, Laura has worked for Dogstar, Framework, Surge, Creative Scotland and National Theatre Connections. Laura is currently researching physical theatres, Feminist performance, and phenomenology through an MRes in Creative Practice at UHI.
Margaret-Anne is founding director of Raw Material, an award-winning, independent, producing company based in Glasgow. Margaret-Anne has extensive experience in arts management, venue and company leadership, touring, producing and programming working with a variety of Scotland’s theatre companies. Prior to setting up Raw Material, Margaret-Anne worked for the National Theatre of Scotland in a number of roles for over a decade.