About Creative Folkestone Creative Folkestone is an independent arts charity dedicated to producing and enabling the very best creative activity that will transform Folkestone and the surrounding area of Kent. Working with the people of Folkestone, its partners, and other stakeholders, Creative Folkestone makes the town a better place to live, work, visit and study. As an organisation it believes that everyone is creative, and that creativity has the power to change people and places for the better. With this passion for creativity at its heart, Creative Folkestone enables people’s creativity to flourish, enriching the town and those who live in or visit it and so transform Folkestone’s reputation. Established in 2002 and formerly known as Creative Foundation, Creative Folkestone has a remarkable record of success, having already transformed the old town of Folkestone, around the scenic harbour, into a Creative Quarter populated by artists and home to creative industries. Over five hundred jobs have been created, ninety buildings have been restored and Quarterhouse, a performance venue for music, theatre, dance and comedy was built in 2009. The town has been animated by four internationally acclaimed visual art Triennials; Folkestone Artworks - the UK’s largest urban outdoor exhibition of contemporary art; and an annual Book Festival.