Arts Development

The Arts Development team of experienced and enthusiastic officers creates and increases opportunities in the arts and the creative industries for all those living, working and studying in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We currently focus on three specific areas:

Learning and Inclusion – advising on, supporting and developing arts and cultural opportunities that provide a life-enriching experience through the arts for people of all ages and abilities, and young people in particular. These participatory arts activities are delivered throughout the communities of RCT and range from lunchtime concerts for older adults in our theatres, to sessions led by local professional artists working within community-focused schools.

Youth Arts and SONIG Youth Music Industry programmes (funded by Fframwaith, RCT’s Children and Young People’s Partnership) which consist of supporting and developing an exciting, varied and challenging range of arts and cultural opportunities for young people aged eight–25 years.

Arts Development

These experiences offered during the daytime, evening, weekend, term-time and holidays range from breakdancing to creative writing sessions to specific mentoring for young music promoters.

Arts & Regeneration – working closely with Regeneration and Planning officers to enhance and regenerate the county borough through the arts and creative industries. Projects include commissioning public art works to adding cultural value to town centres through supporting artists to engage traders and shoppers and developing the creative aspect of parades and carnivals.

Arts Development

To deliver all of the above we work closely with other Council Services, local and regional professional visual and performing artists, voluntary organisations and colleagues within local authority Arts Services across the region. By doing so we ensure that we create accessible and inclusive opportunities for you to directly take part in and/or enjoy (as audience/spectator) wide ranging and stimulating arts activities throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf.

What we do:

The Arts Development team within Cultural Services is made up of experienced and enthusiastic arts officers with responsibility for:

  • Advising and supporting you to develop and deliver creative and cultural projects.
  • Advising you on evaluating arts projects to inform your future development.
  • Providing opportunities for you to engage with the arts activities and events we already have on offer in our theatres, other venues and the local community.
  • Helping you to make links with other services and relevant organisations in order to provide a creative and cultural programme that is joined-up, innovative, and provides further opportunities for learning and/or enjoyment.
  • Keeping you informed about the arts and any creative and cultural developments within Rhondda Cynon Taf and the surrounding South East Wales Valleys.

Contact us

For further information on what we do please contact us on:

Tel: 01443 400563.


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