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.
Project Lead, Mini Market Shop
Jenny grew up in the local area and studied events management in London before moving to Madrid. A highly accomplished jewellery designer, Jenny works with recycled silver and waste materials. As our project lead for the pop up mini market shop Jenny is working with us to explore new and creative ways to bring sustainability and the arts together in a retail environment.
Project Lead, Youth Arts Small Grants Scheme 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. Passionate about participation in arts and music, and these being a tool for community regeneration.
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.
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 project lead Jenny run our high street shop and hub.
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.
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.
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.