Creative Island Ident (Teal)
The Cultural Development Agency for the Isle of Wight

Gavin Stride, Director

Gavin Stride portrait by Julian Winslow

Gavin is a leader of cultural organisations: most recently for Farnham Maltings, a nationally regarded arts and community centre which led the town to securing of World Craft City status. Whilst at the Maltings Gavin founded House, a 176-venue network across south-east England that programmes and commissions new work for the region and Caravan, an international development […]

Georgia Newman, Deputy Director

Georgia Newman portrait by Julian Winslow

Georgia founded and leads on the Isle of Wight Creative Network, which supports and nurtures creative talent on the Island. For 14 years, Georgia was the Visual Arts Manager for the Isle of Wight’s leading art centre, Quay Arts. She has worked for over ten years as an independent Cultural Consultant, Curator and Creative Producer, working […]

Claire Paul, Cultural Education Partnership Manager

Claire Paul portrait by Julian Winslow

Claire has been an educator within the Arts for over 15 years, across primary and secondary settings and worked as Performer and Choreographer within companies and community projects, giving her a strong understanding of the needs of teachers, young-people and creative professionals alike. In Claire’s role as Manager for the IW Cultural Education Partnership (IW CEP), she […]