Our Team

Fay Blair

Fay Blair

BSc Environmental Sciences

Fay is often asked for ‘critical friend’ advice (consultancy) to support those wishing to combine the arts, heritage, culture, with environment, health & community wellbeing, in creative and innovatory ways (as exemplified by the LAPWING project). This builds on her diverse, 35 years’ work experience across these fields, working in – and for – local government, secondments to national charities and government departments, work in the education and the private sector.

Fay’s interest in the arts and creativity has continued since her Assistant Curator role for Canterbury Museums & Galleries (Visitor Services) in the late 1980’s.

  • Fay is passionate about community empowerment.
  • She believes in social entrepreneurism and what the arts can do for health and wellbeing.
  • She is skilled in funding bid and programme development, partnership and project management, assessment and evaluation. (for local Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council and Big Lottery funded projects).
  • She is experienced in public sector tender writing and is a trainer in sustainable public procurement and has recently supported various Age UK and Age Concern charities in Kent.
  • She has worked as action researcher (visiting fellow), stakeholder facilitator, environmental consultant, trainer, and freelance consultant.
  • She is currently also a peer support worker for mental health charity ‘Take-off’.
  • Fay supports – personally and professionally – vulnerable people and groups, and organisations that support them, such as those live with and are affected by dementia.

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Gerry Atkinson

Gerry Atkinson

MA, BA (HONS), CQSW, Certificate in Further Education

Gerry’s background is in social work, project management, teaching and photojournalism in England and New Zealand.

  • She spent eighteen months volunteering in the Philippines.
  • Her research interest is in Social Inclusion and the Arts.
  • She believes in the power of working in partnership with community groups and the voluntary sector to set up and run successful events.
  • She has experience of managing a wide variety of staff, projects and services.
  • Gerry manages her work portfolio with diligence and confidence and is proud of being described as ‘an excellent supporter of people, both staff and clients and her caring nature is one of the things that makes her stand out’.

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Ken Scott

Ken Scott

BSocSc, MBA, FRSA

Ken has a passionate interest in using the arts for individual and community wellbeing. Now retired, he brings extensive international experience in performance improvement, team development and project management to these activities.

  • He chairs Maidstone Area Arts Partnership, an umbrella body representing around 50 arts organisations.
  • He also chairs Maidstone’s Ageing Well Group, seeking to develop strategies for older people, and is a member of Maidstone’s Health and Wellbeing Board.
  • Ken is also active in the West Kent Dementia Action Alliance, and the Kent Dementia Action Alliance Cultural Arm.
  • The creation of Kent Arts and Wellbeing (KAAW) represents an important step in realising improved individual and community wellbeing through art activity.

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