Jacob, known as Jake within the Fringe team, became a part of our creative journey in the summer of 2022, With a thirst for knowledge and a strong desire to immerse himself in the dynamic world of the creative industries. His academic journey began at Folkestone College, where he studied Art and Creative Media Production. From September 2020 to July 2023, where he focused on the ideas of interior design and architecture.
Currently, Jake is enrolled at the University of Brighton, where he is studying on a comprehensive first-year course that encompasses Project Management, Interior Architecture, and Quantity Surveying. While continuing his studies, Jake remains part of the team, virtually, and in-person during seasonal breaks when he returns to Folkestone.
Born and raised in Folkestone, Jake's roots run deep in our town. While he currently resides in central Brighton during term-time, he remains unwavering in his commitment to Folkestone. His passion lies in contributing to the betterment of our town by championing change, design, community engagement, urban planning, and growth.
Since joining Folkestone Fringe, Jake has lent his talents to various projects. Noteworthy collaborations include "Little Amal & FlyWithMe" by GoodChance Theatre, “SALT + EARTH” Festival in both 2022 and 2023/24 (a joint event co-produced by FF, Kent Downs AONB, and Creative Folkestone), “Festival of Looking” in 2023. Additionally, our partnership with FAIL Institutein Germany, facilitated through the Cultural Bridges Platform, led to the remarkable "FAILSTONE" takeover in Folkestone throughout July. Jake has also been working on the development of "The Office of Field Forensics" project in Folkestone, collaborating closely with Dan Tollady, from UCA Canterbury.
Jake's creative workspace extends to Urban Room Folkestone, where he finds inspiration that aligns with his personal passions. He is an active member of the Urban Room Association, a role he embraced since the summer of 2023.
Jake brings a fresh perspective and innovative ideas to our team, offering unique insights and a strong commitment to involving younger residents in the arts community. His vision is to enhance Folkestone's image for visitors and tourists while creating pathways for individuals seeking new opportunities. He accomplishes this through his studies and own projects, but mainly with Fringe by co-producing festivals, performances, and immersive experiences, all while acting on supporting fellow artists in developing their portfolios for brighter career prospects in the future.
Jake's Email - [email protected]