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East Yard Enterprises

"At the junction of creativity, commerce and social consciousness"

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About

Overview
East Yard Enterprises is a dynamic creative social enterprise that uses creativity, arts, and culture to help our audiences build sustainable, purpose-driven initiatives. We believe in the power of innovation to address societal challenges, offering consultancy, education, training, and support for creative and civil sector audiences. We aim to redefine success by focusing on social impact, not just profit.

 

Leadership:
Led by Principal Consultant Kevon Gareth Foderingham, East Yard Enterprises champions organizations striving to make a positive impact. Kevon's commitment to social value and cultural innovation guides us in aligning with global trends, such as the rising prominence of social enterprises and the need for economic diversification in the Caribbean.

 

Services and Impact:
Our offerings equip individuals and organizations to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape. We provide bespoke consultancy, comprehensive training programs, and support for developing creatively-driven sustainable social businesses. Our work has empowered a growing number creative practitioners, non-profits and social enterprises to create innovative solutions that benefit society. Our integrated approach addresses the unique challenges we face in the Caribbean. 

Leadership

Kevon Gareth Foderingham

 

Founder and Principal Consultant

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Born and bred in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago, Kevon has over 20 years of local, regional and international marketing and communications experience in the hospitality, education, creative and non-profit sectors - including his past role as Marketing and Communications Manager for PSI Caribbean, the Caribbean headquarters of global health nonprofit PSI. In more recent years he has been involved with and led several projects that have provided opportunities for arts and culture practitioners in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the United States. He is an art for social change advocate, creative & social impact consultant, artist and author who champions the power of creativity as a tool for personal, professional and social development. Through East Yard Enterprises, Kevon is helping creative practitioners, social entrepreneurs and nonprofits to build their capacity in marketing, creative campaign development and to launch sustainable creative businesses & social change initiatives. 

Through this multi-pronged creative social enterprise, Kevon uses the arts to foster partnerships, cross-cultural collaboration and reach communities through publishing, events, and exhibitions that feature the work of up-and-coming creatives as well as his work which spans visual art, film, fashion, writing and spoken word performance.  He  has so far exhibited his visual art work in Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent and the Grenadines and the United States and is regularly invited to speak and lecture on art and social change and various aspects of creative and social enterprise. 

In 2022 he published his first book, ‘THINGS I LEARNED IN MY THIRTIES: Motivational Musing for Creative Millennials,” and its follow-up, ‘THINGS I LEARNED, VOL 1: Motivational Melodies,” a studio album. Kevon is also an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program - the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. He is the founder of the  Arima Arts Festival and most recently he received an individual civic award for contributions to art, from the Mayor of the Royal Chartered Borough of Arima.   

 

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Mission & Vision

Mission

At East Yard Enterprises, our mission extends beyond traditional business ventures. We are dedicated to providing opportunities, education, training, and unwavering support to both aspiring and established creative practitioners, civil sector pioneers, and social entrepreneurs. Our goal is to empower individuals to build sustainable initiatives and businesses that utilise creativity to make a positive impact on society.

 

Vision

Our vision is to be at the forefront of fostering innovation and collaboration within the Social and Creative Economies, driving the growth of sustainable businesses and initiatives. We aim to be a leading organization in the Caribbean, contributing to the exponential growth of social enterprises worldwide, while addressing the need for economic diversification in the region.

Projects & Programs

East Yard Enterprises is committed to developing and offering projects and programs geared toward the overall strengthening of the creative and social sectors and includes workshops, training, lectures, cross cultural exchanges, community outreach and more.

 

East Yard is your one-stop creative consultancy that delivers sustainable and affordable integrated solutions that support NGOs, organizations and private businesses committed to balancing profit and purpose, who strive to make a difference in the world. From public relations to marketing and project management, we develop creative strategy, content and campaigns that reach priority populations.

With a social ethos at the heart of our work we always aim to use business as a force for good. Part of our revenue goes into supporting our various skills building, creative and social good projects and programs. 

NEW FIRE Festival Virtual Eco-Symposium

In April 2021, East Yard had the pleasure of being engaged by the Trinidad and Tobago Bridge Initiative (TTBI) to coordinate the NEW FIRE Festival Virtual Eco-Symposium - providing virtual event management, marketing roll out and social media management for the event.

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Our Clients

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Service, Solutions, Satisfaction.

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Consultancy Services

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