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Create, Work and Live  – The Creative Quarter

The Creative Quarter is home to Folkestone’s creative industries.  Creative Folkestone (CF) is the town’s arts-focused charity and it has renovated buildings in The Old High Street, Tontine Street and the area surrounding Payers Park.

To date, the CF has repaired over 90 properties and created over 500 jobs in the creative industry. As a result, Folkestone supports many local students to develop skills to work across many digital creative areas. Rennies Seaside Modern is one of the oldest residents of the Creative Quarter and inspires an international look at a British seaside town.  Shane Record has worked here for nearly 20 years and creates fantastic paintings of the local area.

Support for businesses during Covid 19

However, in these unprecedented times coping with the impact of Covid 19, we want to support our local creative businesses.  Creative Folkestone have compiled a list of the support offered by the Government for self-employed people and small businesses.  These packages will be reviewed in 3 months time when we have a better idea of the impact of Covid 19.

You can also find support at Folkestone.works where there’s information for employers and businesses.

Eat, Shop, support local artists

Creative Folkestone is supported by The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Arts Council England, Kent County Council and Folkestone and Hythe District Council. Creative Folkestone has established Folkestone’s artistic credentials across the UK.

The Creative Foundation was rebranded Creative Folkestone in 2019.

Mermaid Photo Credit: Owen Fisher

Discover more creative industries in Folkestone:

Folkestone is the best seaside town
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For the Record – Shane Record
Folkestone Artworks – The Largest Public Collection in the UK
International Public Art Festival – Folkestone Triennial
Festivals and Family Events – the Folkestone Quarterhouse

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