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.
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.
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.