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Towards a Creative Wales

Arts Council of Wales

Annual Report 1999/2000

...get involved in their chosen creative pursuits inspired by the highest quality arts experiences These visions will guide the Arts Council of Wales’ work with its partners throughout Wales and abroad towards developing a rich, colourful and sustainable arts community in Wales.

Cover picture: Rob Stratton

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working together towards a creative Wales where everyone may ...

...enjoy a richly diverse range of arts events

The arts

Wales is at the forefront of community arts practice in the UK and overseas

A great Welsh success story

Sales of Welsh-interest books increased by 7.8% in 1999/2000

Photo: Rob Stratton

Approximately 40% of adults in Wales attend the type of events supported by the Arts Council of Wales (Source: Beaufort Research)

The reputation of Welsh rock music has exploded. Groups are playing the stadia of Europe and stimulating over 200 semiprofessional new Welsh bands Young people’s involvement in the arts are being celebrated on a national stage through projects such as the National Youth Arts Wales Welsh theatre is receiving critical acclaim within and beyond Wales

Solomon and Gaenor

There are more than 65 annual festivals and over 107 local eisteddfodau in Wales. The National Eisteddfod is the largest cultural festival of its kind in Europe

New creative collaborations are being forged by Wales’ performing arts companies Tom Jones by Huw Jones

Opera from Wales is acclaimed nationally and internationally

Pontardawe Festival Photo: Mojo Photography

Brecon Jazz Photo: Mojo Photography

Contemporary Welsh craft is highly sought after and there is a marked increase in sales Visual art from Wales is being exhibited internationally and there is an ever-evolving grassroots culture A distinguishing feature of dance from Wales is its national and international profile

Llanover Hall workshop

The turnover of the Arts Council of Wales’ regularly funded companies increased from £39.7m in 1997/8 to £44m in 1998/9

Welsh musicians and actors have a global profile as never before on film, television and CD

(Source: returns by organisations) Community Music Wales Photo: Mojo Photography

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Our acting, directing and writing talents are transforming the Welsh film industry

The last twelve months have undoubtedly been some of the most difficult ones for the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) for some time. The challenges that have faced us as part of implementing the Drama Strategy, and taking forward the arts agenda more generally, have taught us how important it is to develop and strengthen a partnership approach to work in the public sector. We have made mistakes and we have admitted them; it is now time to move forward positively.

The Arts Council of Wales What …

Where …

ACW was set up in 1994, by Royal Charter, to:

ACW can be contacted at:

◗ develop and improve the knowledge,

36 Prince’s Drive, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LA

◗ ◗ ◗

understanding and practice of the arts

(open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

increase the accessibility of the arts to the

Tel: 01492 533440 Minicom: 01492 532288


Fax: 01492 533677

advise and co-operate with other public bodies work through the medium of Welsh and

6 Gardd Llydaw, Jackson’s Lane, Carmarthen


SA31 1QD (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) Tel: 01267 234248 Fax: 01267 233084

ACW supports arts activity and facilities through money from the National Assembly for Wales,

9 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3NX

local government and the National Lottery.

(open 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) Tel: 02920 376500 Minicom: 02920 390027

ACW is responsible to the Assembly for creating

Fax: 02920 221447

policies to develop the arts in Wales and

We believe that the future of the ACW will be a positive one, with all Council members committed to renewal through a strengthened regional structure and other measures as outlined in Richard Wallace’s management review. The inception of the National Assembly for Wales in July 1999 brought an early review of the arts and cultural sector; a review to which the sector responded enthusiastically. We look forward to a national strategy direction for the arts in Wales, together with increased resources to support much needed development. ACW wants to work in partnership with artists, arts organisations, local government, the National Assembly and other voluntary, public and private sector partners to develop a sustainable, high quality, dynamic and culturally diverse way forward. Together we can and we will make it happen.

distributing annual funds from the Assembly.

Alternatively, you may:

ACW is also accountable to Parliament through

e-mail ACW:

the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and

or e-mail a member of staff:

Sport for distributing National Lottery funds.

Who …

write to ACW: External Relations Department,

ACW is managed by its voluntary board called

visit ACW’s website at:

the Council. Council members are appointed by the National Assembly for Wales. Eight new members were appointed on 1 April 2000. Members are listed on page 19. ACW’s Council is advised by over 150 volunteers (arts practitioners, specialists and members of local authorities) who sit on its committees and

ACW operates an equal opportunities policy.

panels, as well as ACW staff. (For a list of these,

ACW is committed to making information available in

see page 19 and 20.)

large print, Braille and on audiotape and will endeavour to provide information in languages other than Welsh or

ACW’s staff are based in offices in Colwyn Bay, Carmarthen and Cardiff. They work within the

Sybil Crouch Chairman

9 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3NX

Access Development, Artform Development, Finance and Resources, Lottery and Planning Divisions.

English on request.

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Foreword from the Chairman

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enabling ideas to work

In 1999/00, ACW aimed to increase the number and range of arts events, attendances and purchases of art, and improve arts facilities, through such initiatives as:

Carmarthen Women’s Aid’s arts workshops and the Carmarthen Family Centre which developed workshops for disadvantaged young children in

for rich, diverse arts for everyone

mosaics, weaving, photography, circus skills and music. These involved professional artists based in a local scout hut.

Cinetig, a community animation company working with children, senior citizens, disabled people and children with hearing impairment.

Earthfall which created an innovative marketing project with sixth form students from Merthyr Tydfil for their acclaimed dance production, ‘Rococco Blood’.

Celtic Connections which, in partnership with Pembrokeshire Business Initiative, aimed to maximise cultural and economic benefits for West

In 1999/00, ACW supported:

Wales and Southern Ireland through exchanges between Welsh and Irish artists.

an estimated 522,700 attendances at exhibitions and events in 12 galleries across

Ysgol Brynhyfryd which refurbished its school hall as


a community arts venue in Ruthin.

◗ 67,000 sales of publications through ACW’s Opera Box which staged the world première and

new book selling franchise and outreach

tour throughout Wales of ‘Tower’ by Alun Hoddinott,


based on the Tower Colliery story.

◗ 271,240 attendances at performances by Aberystwyth Arts Centre which opened its £3.6

Welsh national performing arts companies

million redevelopment with increased physical The arts can lead people and nations to

access. This ran alongside the centre’s three-year

personal, social and economic confidence. ACW

ACW ‘Arts for All’ funded outreach project to take art

believes that people of all ages, cultures and

into communities.

ACW works with artists and organisations on a wide range of high quality plans aimed at reducing barriers to the arts. These may be physical, social, psychological or economic. ACW offers practical, technical and academic expertise, and funding, to bring ideas to fruition.

Photo: Mojo Photography

by voluntary, community and professional artists.

£477,771 through its Collectorplan scheme

◗ 76 performing groups providing 201

communities should have access to the arts of Wales in all their richness and diversity, created

◗ 1,094 sales of visual arts and craft worth

Theatr Mwldan which developed audiences through

performances in 111 community venues

redesigned promotional literature, links with Welsh

across 20 local authorities in Wales through

learner groups and subtitles for performances from a

ACW’s ‘Night Out’ scheme which enables

local amateur opera company.

community venues to host professional performing arts events at a subsidised price.

India Dance Wales which toured its Indian dance,

These generated 15,519 attendances. During

music and puppetry production, ‘Puranic Visions’

the year, ACW launched the website:

throughout Wales.

BBC NOW’s education project, ‘Making Music in Corwen’ which involved orchestra players giving concerts in factories, pubs and clubs; rehearsing

a full time arts development worker for the Dulais

with schoolchildren, choirs, amateur musicians and

Valley Partnership formed by local people to

players; and playing music in house-bound people’s

regenerate employment, education, training and


leisure opportunities for people in the former mining communities of Crynant, Seven Sisters and Onllwyn.

the Sikh Association of South Wales which planned an Indo-Welsh cultural event combining workshops

for getting involved in creative pursuits

their future.

folk dance as well as tabla and harp music. This

people with severe learning difficulties and

included a performance of classical South Asian

disabilities and young people referred

dance by Newport schoolchildren.

by social services. The latter worked in ArtsCare’s mobile darkroom

Through the arts people express ideas about themselves, their communities, their nation and

and performances of Bhangra and traditional Welsh

ArtsCare’s initiatives in West Wales with

and received accreditation from

right to explore, communicate, be creative and have fun through arts of their choice.

accompanied by an education project with

Writing Squads in Wales Whether it’s a local eisteddfod, a drama company or a writer’s group, taking part can help people believe in themselves and what they can do. Involvement can also improve the social and economic life of a community.


which increased the number of Young People’s

the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Mobile tour of the ‘Taming of the Shrew’ in Ebbw Vale

the. The Academi, Wales’ national literature agency

At the heart of the Arts Council of Wales’ (ACW) work is the belief that everyone has the

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creating opportunities

In 1999/00, ACW’s support included:

Vibe Multi-Media Experience’s three-year project

to 15. These bring

involving young people in video, film, music and

together professional

sound production workshops and performance

writers and gifted young


Welsh writers between 9 ACW’s aim is to increase arts involvement for an increasing number of people

and 16 years.

throughout Wales. One way is through arts workshops and outreach programmes of organisations receiving ACW revenue grants.

In 1999/00, ACW supported: ◗

211,186 participants in community arts workshops

◗ ◗

55 artists / craftsmakers with loans 24,500 young people participating in youth theatre sessions 98 individual artists with commissions, bursaries and training grants

Photo: Rob Stratton

‘Valleys Kids’ and Canolfan Penrhys in the south Wales

‘Solomon and Gaenor’, directed by Paul Morrison,

Valleys - two of many community regeneration arts

which received an Oscar nomination for Best

projects around Wales. These were recognised by the

Foreign Language Film. Water Towers by David Pearl and Amber Hiscott Commissioned by CBAT, the arts and regeneration agency on behalf of Norwest Holst Ltd. Photo: David Pearl

National Assembly for Wales as “a perfect example of relatively small sums of money having a beneficial effect on the quality of life of young marginalised people in

Photo: Mojo Photography

such areas”.

Macbeth by Volcano Photo: Andrew Jones

Photo: Rob Stratton

for inspiring arts experiences

Composer, John Metcalf who continued to be an

The Dragon Sign Chinese Cultural Arts Association

ambassador internationally for contemporary music from

which commissioned the first Chinese dragon in


Wales to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2000, Year of the Dragon. The association ran workshops

Pentre Primary School which worked with Valley and

to teach the dragon dance before performing in

Vale Community Arts in a video and animation project

festivals throughout Wales.

on the local community and heritage of Pentre. The school won a prize from the Welsh Heritage Schools

Initiative for their “excellent .. project”.

ACW nurtures and builds this

part of people’s lives in Wales

success through developing

Award for Best New Opera Production in 1999 for La

and a great Welsh success

initiatives, grant schemes and

Clemenza Di Tito produced by Yannis Kokkos and in

story. Artists in Wales are

information services.

2000 for Hansel and Gretel produced by Richard

professional and voluntary artists to produce innovative and excellent

Welsh creativity is putting

work in the traditional and emerging

Wales on the global stage.

arts. ACW develops artists’ careers,

From world class opera to

invests in good quality arts buildings

internationally celebrated

and equipment, finances arts projects

proud of.

for production, publication, promotion and touring and supports over 110 arts organisations with their annual revenue costs.

Brecon Jazz Photo: Mojo Photography

ACW’s aim is to support community,

as participants and audiences.

making Wales a nation to be

In 1999/00, ACW supported: ◗


inspiring experiences for people

community art, artists are

entry for the Cardiff Singer of the World is chosen.

Welsh National Opera which won the Lawrence Olivier

The arts are a highly valued

creating envied, exciting and

The Welsh Singers Competition from which Wales’

Arts Disability Wales which provide training, information

Y Academi Gymreig which funded 1,116 literature events attended by 92,000 people

and advice on arts and disability for arts and disabled

Cywaith Cymru.Artworks Wales which commissioned 35 public art works

people’s organisations and individuals throughout Wales.

133,740 attendances at performances at the

Jewellery designer, Elizabeth Jayne Abbey who received

Sherman Theatre, Torch Theatre, Mid Wales

popular and critical acclaim for her work exhibited

Opera and Theatr Gwynedd

throughout Wales and the UK including major galleries in London and Scotland.

the publishing of books / periodicals which resulted in 387,549 sales

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building on success

In 1999/00, ACW’s support included:

Promoting equal opportunities in the arts

Developing the initiatives

£31,044,000 million of grants to artists and

In 1999/00, ACW:

arts organisations in 1999/00, the Arts Council

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eligible applications and distributing

As well as receiving £54,746,047 million of

produced information on equal opportunity, arts and

of Wales (ACW) provided other services

disability and child protection for arts organisations.


At the end of 1999/00, 90 of ACW’s 123 revenue clients had child protection policies and 112 had

Making the case for the arts ◗ raising the profile of the arts by emphasising their

other services from the Arts Council of Wales

equal opportunity plans.

economic, cultural and social benefits to Wales.

arranged for Arts Disability Wales to deliver arts and disability training to 59 of ACW’s 123 annual revenue clients and 16 ACW staff.

Increasing resources ◗ maximising the use of public money for the arts by

continued its cultural diversity training delivered by Cardiff and District Multicultural Arts Development.

providing a strategic overview of arts activity in Wales for the National Assembly, local government and others.

working with partners to develop business and other opportunities for the arts.

Developing policy ◗ providing information on the arts in Wales and developing policy advice for the National Assembly,

Photo: Mojo Photography

local authorities and agencies outside Wales.

Managing Wales Arts International (WAI) WAI is ACW’s partnership with the British Council Wales. In 1999/00, WAI continued to develop initiatives to generate a contemporary image of Wales abroad and to maximise international opportunities for Wales based artists. These included showcases, exhibitions, exchanges, residencies, newsletters and publications. WAI continued to encourage and support international

Running ACW’s pioneering art purchase scheme, ‘Collectorplan’

activity in Wales across all artforms.

ACW began plans to expand its model scheme, adopted by other countries. This means people may

Creating the first Arts and Young People Taskforce for Wales

purchase art and craft from Wales’ galleries with

This multi-agency partnership in Wales aims to

had risen to £360 from £120 in 1983 when the

increase arts opportunities for young people by:

scheme began.

ensuring all schools in Wales adopt a policy for arts development.

increasing Artists-in-Schools initiatives and the

Photo: Mojo Photography

number of productions, exhibitions and other arts events for young people.

increasing the number of skilled artists and youth workers delivering art-based work with young people.

developing a website offering young people information about arts activities.

interest-free loans. In 1998/99, the average purchase

Future target

Future target

Future target

Future target





1997/98 1997/98 1998/99 1998/99 1999/00 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 The turnover of arts organisations funded with ACW revenue grants



£39.7m ~£40.5m *£44.03m *£45.1m


£45.1m *£46.2m *£47.3m *£48.5m *£49.5m

Arts attendances and sales at events promoted by arts organisations receiving ACW revenue grants


◗ implementing a new computerised grant management system

◗ increasing by 600% the use of its website

















and Sales The percentage of Wales’ population attending arts events




Source: Beaufort Research






300,000 618,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000



100,000 467,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000


◗ achieving the Plain English Crystal Mark for its lottery guidelines for applicants ◗ arranging 20 funding seminars, exhibitions at six Welsh shows and political conferences and a new series of ACW roadshows throughout Wales ◗ disseminating information about ACW, its grants and arts initiatives ◗ doubling the number of people receiving its bi-monthly newsletter, ArtsFile

◗ completing its first full year of public Council meetings ◗ beginning a review of ACW’s 1997/98 restructure ◗ maintaining its expenditure within the National Assembly’s cap on management and administration costs which remained at their 1995/96 level

New attendances at ACW Lottery funded arts projects

New attenders


Attendances at ACW Lottery funded new and refurbished venues

Other attenders



Participation in arts workshops by arts organisations receiving ACW revenue grants

Workshop Participation



320,000 !590,012 352,000


352,000 380,000 420,000 440,000 460,000

Participation in arts events by organisations receiving ACW Lottery grants





see above 200,000

397,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000

Participation in events in ACW Lottery funded new and refurbished venues

Participation in





250,000 252,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000



arts venues Participation by young people in events funded through ACW Lottery grants

Young People

◗ developing plans for ACW reports on client activity to be made available to them



















Arts projects, funded by ACW lottery grants, within targeted schemes to regenerate communities in Wales

Regenerating communities






Arts projects, supported by ACW’s funds from the National Assembly for Wales, within targeted schemes to regenerate communities in Wales

Regeneration Projects ACW’s performance for average time taken to process Lottery applications


70 days

67 days

70 days

70 days

70 days

70 days







This is ACW’s performance for Lottery applications left outstanding

Throughput Source: Returns from arts organisations ~ Not including ‘Arts for All’ Lottery grants and BBC National Orchestra of Wales broadcast income. * Including ‘Arts for All’ Lottery grants and BBC National Orchestra of Wales broadcast income. # The 1998/99 population achievement figure relates to the 1999/00 target. It appears to be an artificial peak in the research data and future targets are based on the long-term trend in increase in attendance.

^ ACW set targets alongside publishing its Lottery Strategy in 1999 following the 1998 Lottery Act giving ACW limited powers to target Lottery funds to address the needs of Wales. ` Five projects will receive a three-year grant from ACW through its Targeted Community Development scheme. + Estimated figures based on returns received by December 2000. ! This includes participation in arts events by organisations receiving ACW Lottery grants.

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tables display recent trends and ACW targets when measuring aspects of their impact. Achievement

During 1999/00, the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) improved its services to arts communities in Wales and the public by:

The arts are a valuable part of peoples’ lives and an important factor in Wales’ development. The following


Efficiency and openness

Measuring the value

◗ focused support for new theatre

Encouraging the literature

Ensuring the arts and

Making changes to the

culture are within the plans

funding of drama

writing through a new three-year

promotion network in Wales

for regional development


franchise to Sgript Cymru.

and joint initiatives by

and European Regional

◗ increased support to Clwyd


Development Funding

Theatr Cymru to produce and

Increasing funding for

ACW funded the first full year of

ACW worked alongside all relevant

tour work of high artistic quality in

Welsh National Performing

The Academi - the National

agencies to ensure the cultural

English for touring and

Arts Companies

Literature Agency for Wales which

sector was represented. Many

presentation across Wales as

ACW increased its funding of

supported events reaching

local partnerships around Wales

well as providing enhanced

Diversions and Clwyd Theatr

100,000 attenders and participants

highlighted the cultural sector as

opportunities for Welsh artists.


as well as initiatives by Literary Publishers Wales and the Welsh

one of the major drivers in their strategies for securing European funding. Establishing the first-ever

◗ began consulting for developing

Increasing funding for

Books Council. ACW also created

a new Welsh language producing

dance and for craft

a new grant scheme for trade

and touring theatre powerhouse

ACW increased its funding to

representation of English language

with a national brief.

Wales Independent Dance,

publishing in Wales.

Earthfall and several dance

arts training network for Wales

◗ consulted on its aim to establish

projects. ACW increased its

Facilitating closer links

ACW set up a pilot project after

a new national framework of

funding to craftspeople and to a

between artists, producers

securing funding from the

professional theatre for young

craft representative body, Craft

and presenters

European Social Fund. This

people which would prove

Forum Wales, alongside support

ACW worked with the Mid Wales

generated 350 members and a

sustainable for the future. ACW

from the Welsh Development

Entertainment Circuit on developing

steering group to empower an

awarded franchises to five


a national touring agency for Wales

independent organisation beyond

Theatre for Young People

the end of the pilot.

companies. Following further

Increasing funding for

annual review meetings with all

consultation ACW reinstated

projects in the performing

companies receiving annual

Building on the successes

funding for eight companies for


revenue grants.

of Wales Arts International

three years while revising its

ACW increased its funding of

(WAI), a partnership

approach to working with the

dance projects. Increases for other

Creating a more targeted

between ACW and the

sector and other partners to

performing arts were postponed

approach for lottery funding

British Council Wales

secure sustainable provision for

due to transitional costs and those

ACW published its Lottery Strategy

WAI organised, in collaboration with

the future.

relating to ACW’s drama strategy.

in Autumn 1999 following the 1998

and made this a key area of its

Lottery Act giving ACW limited

the Artists Project, a visual arts showcase attended by 22

◗ increased funding to the Torch

Creating a more structured

powers to solicit applications to

international arts organisations;

Theatre to increase production

and flexible approach for

address the needs of Wales.

supported attendance from Wales

and touring. ACW reaffirmed its

funding the development of

ACW’s strategy included funding

at the British Council’s theatre

continuing support for the

individual artists

venues, recruiting new audiences

showcase for the Edinburgh

Sherman Theatre’s current role

ACW realigned its visual arts and

and readers, stimulating arts

Festival; exhibitions, exchanges,

and explored potential

craft schemes, introduced a dance

opportunities in areas of low

residencies and performance from

partnerships for new theatre

training grant scheme for

activity, encouraging community

New South Wales; and an

writing initiatives .

professional dancers and a new

and voluntary arts development

mentoring scheme for writers.

and increasing opportunities for

international newsletter to stimulate interest in traditional music from Wales.

young people and training.

Key Targets for 2000/01 ◗ Working with the National Assembly for Wales towards implementing its cultural policy for Wales, ‘A Culture in Common’ ◗ Raising the national and international profile of the arts in Wales through ACW’s advocacy work and by developing the work of Wales Arts International ◗ Ensuring that arts bodies take active steps to involve those who are currently excluded and that facilities, services and information are accessible. This includes ensuring that all ACW regularly funded bodies have approved equal opportunities action plans ◗ Increasing the number of visitors to arts events by 2% ◗ Reporting on ACW’s pilot project to create Wales’ first training agency for the arts in Wales ◗ Creating a targeted community development strategy in partnership with local government and the voluntary cultural sector

◗ Assisting the National Assembly with the development of a Cultural Industries Task force ◗ Increasing opportunities for young people in the arts through ACW’s multiagency partnership, the Arts and Young People Taskforce ◗ Creating fewer, more simplified grant schemes than are operated currently ◗ Introducing funding agreements for ACW’s annually funded revenue clients and reviewing the data collected ◗ Consulting on ACW’s Cultural Diversity strategy ◗ Aiming for 300 performances with 20,000 attendances in community venues through Wales through ACW’s community touring ‘Night Out’ scheme ◗ Arranging equal opportunities training for staff and members ◗ Expanding ACW’s model ‘Collectorplan’ scheme which offers interest-free loans for sales of art

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ACW performance against milestone targets for 1999/00

Members of the Arts Council of Wales’ Council, Committees, Panels and Senior Management Team 1999/2000

COUNCIL Sybil Crouch


Alwyn Roberts Vice Chair

Artform Development

Film Committee


Lyn Jones

Geraint Stanley Jones

Carmel Gahan


Elinor Bennett

(to Sept 1999)

Prof Dafydd Johnston

Clive Myer

Roger Davies

Lyn Jones

Huw Penallt Jones

(to July 1999)


David Gillam

Ann Davies Keith Evans

Committee Keith Evans Elinor Bennett Iwan Bryn Williams

Katrina Gass

Anne Price-Owen

Mid & West Wales

David Crystal

Prof Dafydd Johnston

Clare Thomas

Area Committee

Roger Davies

Lyn Jones

Audrey Walker

Ann Davies


Geraint Lewis

(to Jan 2000)

Alan Lloyd

‘Arts For All’

Geraint Stanley Jones


(to Feb 2000)


(from Sept 1999)

Geraint Lewis

Ellen ap Gwynn

(from Mar 2000)

Alan Lloyd


Gwynfor Ll Evans (to Sept 1999)

Howard Fowler

Clare Thomas Vice Chair

Peter Gibson Margaret Griffith

Clare Thomas

Sandra Anstey

Dafydd Arthur

Moira Vincentelli

Elinor Bennett

Rahel Clark

Arnold Griffiths

Derek Cobley

Sion Llwyd Hughes

(from Sept 1999)


Caroline Clark


Ann Davies

ACW’s Council is advised

Jazz Iheanacho

by over 150 volunteers

Margaret Jervis

who, along with ACW

(to Sept 1999)

(to Feb 2000)

(from Mar 2000)

Elspeth Mitcheson

(to May 1999)

Dylan Rhys Jones

J E Davies

Robert Francis-Davies (from May 1999)

(from Jan 2000)

Aled ap Gwynedd

John Roberts Sue Taylor Linda Thorp Alan Watkin

Geraint Lewis

membership of various

Jackie Palit

Veronica Hollis (to April 1999)

W Gwyn Williams

committees and panels.

Eileen Roberts

M B Hughes

Gareth Haulfryn Williams

The voluntary members are arts practitioners,

(from Jan 2000)

Clare Thomas

J Geraint Jenkins

specialists and members of local authorities.

Audit Committee Roger Davies

(from September 1999)


R Jones

(to September 1999)

N Parry

(from August 1999)

Jackie Palit

Patsy Woodward Rhiannon Wyn Hughes

Access Development

David Lermon

David Phillips


Geraint Stanley Jones

Eileen Roberts

Alwyn Roberts

Elsie Reynolds

Geraint Stanley Jones

Moira Vincentelli


(to Feb 2000)

Ann Davies

Sybil Crouch

Reg Teale


(to Feb 2000)

Steven Garrett

Capital Committee

Siân Thomas

Alan Lloyd

Katrina Gass

Alwyn Roberts

Betty R Watkins

Moira Vincentelli

Gareth Heulfryn Williams

John Bevan

Robert Maskrey (to Dec 1999)


(from June 1999)

Ann Davies

Carmel Gahan

Elinor Bennett

Hugh Hudson Davies

Katrina Gass

Lyn Jones

Brian Taylor

Nick Banwell

Elinor Bennett

Jeremy Turner

Roger Davies

Pauline Crossley

John S Davies

Brian Williams

Alwyn Roberts

Janet Fieldsend

Gillian Green

Elinor Williams

Katrina Gass

Siân James

Roger Williams

South Wales Area

Jackie Palit

Prof Adrian Thomas


Frank Rozelaar-Green

Gwyn L Williams

Nick Banwell

Drama Panel

Participation Panel

The Senior Management

Helena Braithwaite

Lyn Jones

Steven Garrett

Team comprised the

Anne Cluysenaar

Ann Davies

Lydia Bassett

Chief Executive and

R Cook

Daniel Jones

Simon Blackburn

Directors of ACW’s five

Sybil Crouch

Philip Mackenzie

Bethan Evans


N J Daniels

David Phoenix

Marilyn Hunt




Peter Ellis

Equal Opportunities

Eric Hitchings


Margaret Jervis

Katrina Gass

Sue Johnson

Bob Donaldson


Aled Rhys Jones

Joanna Weston

Meri Wells

Chief Executive Michael Baker

Lewis Jones

Chair (to Oct 1999)

Presentation and

Artform Development

Marketing Panel


Robert Maskrey


Robert Edge

Andrew Kerr

Marilyn Enfield

Albert Llewellyn Davies

Wynne Lloyd

Siân Griffiths

Andrew Malin

David Matthews

Cherry Short

Alan Hewson

Director of Finance and

(to Dec 1999)

Lottery Director

David Newland


Madelaine Moon

International Panel

Chris Rickets

Frances Medley

Allan Morris

Elinor Bennett

Stephen West

Robin Morrison

Steven Garrett

John O’Callaghan

Richard Gough

Visual Arts Advisory

Rhys Parry

Gregory Owens

Jill Greenhalgh


Director of Finance and

John Phillips

Morwenna Jones

Anne Price-Owen

Alf Ropke

Alan Kilday

Patricia Aithie

Michael Trickey

Judi Richards

Alan Lloyd

Peter Evans

Director of Planning and

Victoria Macdonald

Public Affairs

(to July 1999)

(to May 1999)

Director of Planning (from August 1999)

Kate Smith



(from May 1999)

(to April 1999)

S T Wiliam

Literature Panel

Catrin Webster

Sandra Wynne

Frances Woodley

Prof Dafydd Johnston

Hamish Weir

Director of Access

Sue Williams



David Russell Barnes Prof Ian Bell

Arts and Young People

The register of interests of

Crafts Advisory Panel

Hywel James


Members of the Council and of

Audrey Walker

(from Sept 1999)

Planning Committee (to April 1999)

Euros Lewis

Geraint Lewis

C Meredith

staff, make up the

(to April 1999)

Sybil Crouch

Music Panel Chair

Graham Davies

Ron Davies


Clare Thomas

Katrina Gass

North Wales Area Chair

Dance Panel




Bernard Jones

Ann Davies

Beverley Bell Hughes

Iwan Llwyd

Tracey Brown

Panels and the register of

Edmund Burke

Dr Clare Morgan

Pauline Crossley

interests of Council employees

James Campbell

Manon Rhys

Carolyn Davies

are available for public

John Neilson

Gwerfyl Pierce Jones

Julian Davies

inspection, by appointment, at

Chris Impey

each of the Council’s offices

Jill Piercy Pamela Rawnsley

(ex-officio member)

Ian Hill


(to April 2000)

Margaret Jervis Ann Keane

its Committees and Advisory

during normal working hours.

20* Arts Council of Wales Annual Report 1999/00

Advice and Management


Annual Report 1999-2000  

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