Kresanna Aigner has been continuously self-employed in a vast and varied spectrum of arts-sector roles both in Scotland and in Northern Ireland from the 90s including: Director and producer of multi-artform community performance projects working with Artlink and Arts Outreach; Coordinator Edinburgh Touring Circuit; Audience Development and Folk Music programming for Belfast Festival at Queens; Audience Development and Event Manager for the well regarded Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival; Managing, booking tours and / or event managing events and tours for a number of bands including Old Blind Dogs, Bert Jansch, Duke Special, Eddi Reader and Colin Reid; presenter Homemade Jam on U105 (Northern Ireland) radio – weekly Irish and Scots music programme; Producer inaugural Culture Night Belfast.
Kresanna is co-founder of Culture Café, acting member of the steering group for the Moray Cultural Strategy and developed Findhorn Bay Arts projects and events and lead partner for Ignite Moray Youth Arts Hub. In 2014 she produced the 1st Findhorn Bay Arts Festival and the original centrepiece production of Macbeth the Remix. The five-day Festival attracted an attendance of over 13,000 to the small rural community of Forres area, Moray and generated an economic impact of an estimated £400,000.
Findhorn Bay Arts recently secured the Creative Place 2015 Award for the Forres area, and have been presented with three awards from tsiMORAY – Innovation, Growth and Collaboration Awards and a Honourable Award for Excellence in Marketing and Promotion. After a highly successful Culture Day Forres 2015 in Sept Kresanna is now planning, programming and preparing for the next, biennial Findhorn Bay Festival which will take place in 2018.