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Our Team

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Emma Wilcox
Project Director
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Natalie Parsons
Project Officer
team member
Caitlin Marsh
Finance Manager, Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries
Sarah Dance
Sarah Dance
Chair
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Prof. Catherine Richardson
Director, Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries
17 individuals
Steering Group

Sarah Dance
Chair – CDF Steering Group

Arman Nouri
Greater London Authority

Professor Catherine Richardson
University of Kent

Colette Bailey
Metal

Emma Lindsell
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Emma Wilcox
University of Kent

Gavin Cleary
Locate in Kent

Gerard McCleave
Thurrock Council

Ian Lewis
Opportunity South Essex

Jon Linstrum
Arts Council England

Kirsten Dunne
Greater London Authority

Paul Cowell
Medway Council

Richard Longman
Greater North Kent Partnership

Sarah Wren
Kent County Council

Stephanie Humphries
University of Essex

Stephen Taylor
Thurrock Council

Sue Jones
Cement Fields

14 individuals
Delivery Group

Emma Wilcox
University of Kent

Amy Linford
Thurrock Council

Emma Dunstan
University of Essex

Jennifer Yard
Locate in Kent

Laura Bailey
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Laurence Taylor

Lorraine Cox
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Paul Cowell
Medway Council

Rosemary Klich,
East 15, University of Essex

Sarah Rowland
Cement Fields

Samer Bagaeen
University of Kent

Shane Forster
University of Kent

Stephen Taylor
Thurrock Council

Thea Behrman
Metal

5 individuals
Advisory Group Chairs

Clare Connor (Creative Estuary Co-commissions)
The Place and London Contemporary Dance School

Emma Lindsell (Creative Assets Development)
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Lizzie Hodgson (Re:Generation 2031))
Think Nation

Max Farrell (Cultural Co-location)
The London Collective

Sarah Gaventa (Place Brand and Promotion)
Illuminated River Foundation

Our partners

Our funders

Creative Estuary is supported by The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). In early 2019 the University of Kent was awarded £4.3m from the DCMS Cultural Development Fund on behalf of the partners. More information about the fund can be found here. Match funding has so far been secured from Kent County Council, Medway Council and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Additional fundraising is ongoing to enable us to fulfill our aims.

Professor Karen Cox, President, University of Kent

“The University of Kent welcomes the investment from the Cultural Development Fund as it reflects our commitment as a Civic University to work in partnership with organisations locally, regionally and nationally to support activity which brings resources into the region, enables economic growth and contributes to long term sustainability and quality of life in the region.”