Dan first got involved with Folkestone Fringe at the 2016 SALT Festival as a volunteer, with the aim to study Arts Management at University later that year. As the work with the fringe quickly developed, Dan became a member of the team in 2017, and decided to pursue the developing Arts scene in Folkestone instead of going to University.
During the 2017 Fringe festival Edge: Push/Pull Dan was given the opportunity to coordinate 3 projects; Fanplastic, Stone-to-Sand & Porous. It was this experience in project management that led to working with institutions like the Wellcome Collection to help organise a youth led late night extravaganza, as well being accepted onto the National Gallery’s Young Producer programme.
Originally intending for his time at Folkestone Fringe to be a stop gap before taking up his unconditional offer of Arts Management at Goldsmiths University, Dan has instead decided to pursue opportunities in Folkestone and with the Folkestone Fringe. A long term, ongoing project for Dan is Fanplastic Folkestone; a plastic recycling unit that turns waste plastic into new, beautiful objects. Learn more here.
Now, his main focus is running the communications for Folkestone Harbour Arm. https://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk