As part of the Arts Council of Wales team, we have specialist officers who provide knowledge and expertise in the arts. But the arts never stand still, and we recognise that to supplement our knowledge and inform our thinking, we need to work with people with experience, challenging imaginations and perspectives.

Often this will come from a variety of artists lending their experience and expertise, or from people involved in communities or areas of work where the arts are developing their role. Critically, in order for us to deliver the ambitions within our Corporate Plan ‘For the Benefit of All’ to be realised we need our Associates to be diverse and activist in outlook.

We have appointed with 47 Arts Associates from across Wales and beyond, from a range of backgrounds and specialisms who will assist us in the following 3 areas of work:

Grant Assessment

This area of work will support the implementation of our new approaches to grant decision making following our National Lottery consultation. We are looking forward to the new insights and expert views our Associates will be able to bring to our established assessment panels.

Sector Development  

The continual, on-going development of each of the following sectors:

  •     Community Arts
  •     Creative Pathways
  •     Theatre & Venues
  •     Music
  •     Dance
  •     Visual and Applied Arts
  •     Widening Engagement

Investment Review 2020

This is a major piece of strategic work which will focus on our Arts Portfolio Wales. We are currently developing the Terms of Reference and the Associates will be part of this process – from beginning to end.

 

Our Arts Associates and their respective areas of expertise are:

Sarah Argent

Theatre and Venues, International, Theatre for Young Audiences

Manon Awst

Visual and Applied Arts, International

Alun Bond

Community Arts, Theatre and Venues, Dance and Visual Arts

Alex Bowen

Community Arts,  Arts & Health

Gemma Connell      

Dance, Widening Engagement, Creative Pathways

Steffan Donnelly

Theatre, Dance, International

Laura Drane

Creative Pathways, Dance, Theatre and Venues, Music

Mandy Fowler

Visual & Applied Arts

Rabab Ghazoul

Widening Engagement
Visual & Applied Arts
Community Arts
Arts & Health
Film
Cross art form/inter-disciplinary practice
 

Louise Hobson

Visual and Applied Arts, International

Martin Hoyland

International, Music

Rhian Hutchings

Community Arts
Widening Engagement
Music
Creative Pathways
Arts & Health
Creative Learning

Jafar Iqbal     

Theatre & Venues

Ceri Jones    

Visual and Applied Arts

Paul Jones

Creative Pathways, Community Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre and Venues

Sarah Jones

Community Arts
Creative Pathways
Theatres and Venues
Arts & Health

Angharad Lee

Theatre and venues, International, Music

Deborah Light

Dance and Creative Pathways

Fadhili Maghiya

Film, Widening Engagement

Nicole May

Community Arts
Creative Pathways
Theatre & Venues
International
Film

David Micklem

Community Arts, Theatre & Venues, International

Umulkhayr Mohamed

Theatre & Venues, Visual & Applied Arts, Film

Guy O'Donnell

Widening Engagement

Kaite O' Reilly

Community Arts
Creative Pathways
Theatre & Venues
International
Disability arts and Deaf culture

Sarah Pace

Community Arts
Creative Pathways
Visual & Applied Arts
Arts & Health

Bethan Page  

Visual and Applied Arts
Widening Engagement
Creative Pathways
Community Arts

Heather Parnell

Visual Arts, Widening Engagement, Arts and Health

Catherine Paskell     

Community Arts
Theatre & Venues
International
Arts & Health
Creative Leadership

Rachel Pedley

Dance, Theatre and Venues, Widening engagement

Richard Powell

Visual & Applied Arts

Chris Ricketts

Dance and Creative Pathways

Elen Roberts  

International

Elen Ap Robert

Music, Theatre and Venues, Widening Engagement

Heike Roms  

Visual and Applied Arts

John Rostron

Music

Becci Scotcher

Theatre & Venues, International, Music

Graham Sheffield      

International

Cath Sherrell

Widening Engagement, Visual and Applied Arts, Community Arts

Geinor Styles

Theatres and Venues

Bill Taylor-Beales     

Creative Pathways
Visual and Applied Arts
Widening Engagement
Community Arts

Jeremy Turner

Theatres and Venues
Community Arts
Creative Pathways
International
Theatre for Young Audiences

Richie Turner

Widening Engagement, Community Arts

Clare Williams

Theatre and Venues, Community Arts, Widening Engagement

Iwan Williams

International, Dance

Angharad Wynne

Music
Creative Pathways
Visual & Applied Arts
International

Shelley Zhu

International