Folkestone Creative Quarter
The Creative Quarter is in the heart of Folkestone old town. We have given unused properties a new lease of life, restoring them into contemporary spaces that now house diverse shops, cafés and creative businesses.
At the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, the Quarterhouse is a contemporary venue that hosts an exciting range of events, concerts and performances.
The Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects presented in the UK. Artists are invited to use Folkestone as their ‘canvas’, utilising public spaces to create striking new artworks.
Folkestone Book Festival
The Folkestone Book Festival is a celebration of writing, from fiction to fantasy via fact with biography, history, politics and economics.
Folkestone Artworks is the town’s own permanent public art collection, created by leading contemporary artists.
The Creative Foundation is an independent visionary arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of Folkestone through creative activity. Working with the people of Folkestone, partners and other stakeholders we are transforming the town making it a better place to live, work, visit and study.
We have developed and look after five key projects and a range of other events and activities that are embedded in the creative transformation of Folkestone, in terms of our contribution to the townscape, the work and visitor economies, through providing opportunities and enabling arts activities and our involvement in local education initiatives, health provision and community development.