Arts Alive Wales is a charitable company based in rural South Powys.  We create opportunities for people of all ages to take part in high quality arts activities led by creative professionals both at our venue in Crickhowell and elsewhere in Wales. Over a period of more than 20 years, Arts Alive Wales has earned a reputation for the quality of its work in the visual and applied arts. This remains the foundation of a wide-ranging programme of activities, both at our Crickhowell venue and in the community, that now regularly includes the performing and literary arts.

Hiring the Arts Alive Wales studio

Arts Alive Wales' Crickhowell StudioArts Alive Wales’ Crickhowell building has a delightful studio that is accessible, light and airy; measuring 12 m x 6 m (approx.), it is ideal for workshops, parties and meetings. We’re just a ten minute walk from Crickhowell town centre. See the Visit Us page for details. The studio is available... More

Artistic Team

Toril Brancher photographed by Richard WardArts Alive Wales works in partnership with experienced practitioners in the visual, literary, applied and performing arts. Our skilled artistic team is crucial to the succesful delivery of our studio programme and projects. If you’re a creative practitoner and would like to be kept informed of... More


Justine Wheatley, Director  Justine Wheatley, Director Justine has been Director of Arts Alive Wales since 2008. Responsible for the day to day running and strategic direction of Arts Alive Wales, she also manages our community programme. An arts management professional and qualified chartered accountant formerly with Deloitte... More

Artistic Policy

VISION A society where everyone has the opportunity to access and participate in the arts. MISSION To enrich the lives of people in our local rural communities through active and meaningful participation in the arts, particularly for those who are most vulnerable. ABOUT US Arts Alive Wales is an educational... More

The Board

Arts Alive Wales' Board of ManagementTrustee Directors and Co-opted members of the Board. As a charitable company limited by guarantee, Arts Alive Wales is governed by a Board of unpaid Trustee Directors.   Kathryn Silk Chair, Member of Resources Committee, Member of Impact & Fundraising Committee. Expertise: Local and national strategies;... More