About Us / Our Story

Our Story

Since 2012, Findhorn Bay Arts has been ‘making creative things happen’ in Moray and beyond.

An award-winning creative producer of cultural events and activities, our work is rooted in the communities of Moray.

We strive to create high-quality and accessible cultural experiences, including the biennial Findhorn Bay Arts Festival. We have established a year-round programme for people of all ages and abilities and our work has been a driver to the rise of tourism in the area contributing over £860,000 to the local economy.

Over the past decade, we have forged strong partnerships with funders, stakeholders, artists, and creative practitioners and, most of all, our local communities.

Our partners are wide-ranging and include community groups, Moray Council, Moray Community Planning Partnership, Moray Speyside Tourism, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and The Scottish Government.

On a regional and national level, we have won awards for playing a major part in the community and creative regeneration of our area as well as winning awards for our contribution to the cultural sector.

We will continue to encourage access to and participation in our activities from as wide a constituency as possible – and are committed to removing any barriers or identifying ways to proactively connect with groups and individuals who find it harder to be involved.

Key Events Timeline

2012

Findhorn Bay Arts founded by Kresanna Aigner

2013

Scotland’s first Culture Day staged in Forres by Findhorn Bay Arts

2014

Inaugural Findhorn Bay Festival staged with first commissioned piece, Macbeth: The Remix

2015

Findhorn Bay Arts leads on successful bid for Creative Place Award for Forres area

2016

ProjectARTS extensive two-year programme of public art and creative work with Creative Place funding

2017

Launch of In The Mix, our three year Cashback for Creativity funded project for young people in Moray

2018

Buke of the Howlat commissioned and staged at 3rd Findhorn Bay Festival

2019

Creative Work Shop artist residencies begin at 86 High Street, Forres

2020

REMIX programme for Moray young music makers launched

2021

Source to Sea brings live events back to Moray after Covid-19

2022

Combine to Create Culture Collective marks new phase for Findhorn Bay Arts

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Findhorn Bay Arts is an award-winning arts producer making creative things happen across Moray and beyond.

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