Artistic Policy


A society where everyone has the opportunity to access and participate in the arts.


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.


Arts Alive Wales is an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. We use the arts to engage, inspire and enhance the quality of life of our local communities. We believe that creative expression is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals and communities and that participation in the arts can transform lives.

We work with professional artists at our venue in Crickhowell, Powys and in communities across South and Mid Wales to provide the highest quality of opportunity and experience to participants.


We provide opportunities to participate through:

  • A high quality, creative programme for all ages, at our public venue
  • An ambitious and accessible community programme designed and delivered to support our strategic aims and targeted at children and adults who are most vulnerable
  • Undertaking commissions for projects and public artworks
  • Professional development activities for practitioners, staff, volunteers and trustees


We value:

  • AMBITION:  we aspire to provide innovative experiences and outcomes that enable our communities to access contemporary as well as traditional art practice.
  • PROFESSIONALISM: we value the professionalism of trained arts practitioners and their skills, knowledge and experience.
  • CREATIVITY: we value the creative process as well as the product and focus on the quality of engagement between participant, practitioner and materials.
  • INCLUSION: we strive to eliminate barriers to participation, providing a non-judgmental, secure environment that respects individual needs and abilities.
  • COLLABORATION: we work in partnership with individuals, organisations and communities to achieve valuable social as well as creative outcomes that develop stronger, more resilient communities.
  • LEARNING: We support and encourage the talents and skills of everyone we work with, including our own creative team.

(Image: Green Fashion project in collaboration with Vintage Vision, 2011. See project page for more information)

(Image credit: Toril Brancher)

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