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, but also continues to contribute to the rolling Fringe arts programme through project management and artist support.