Projects

What Matters to Us? Conversations about the arts and cultural sector in Wales

May 2021 – September 2021 This report brought together data collected by organisations, artists and individuals across Wales as part of a development project run by the Wales Culture Alliance (WCA), funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Straeon was asked to help the WCA make sense of a number of ‘conversations’ commissioned by them, in order to find out …

Inside Out Cymru Evaluation

April 2020 – April 2022 Inside Out Cymru (IOC) offers a range of participatory arts classes and workshops across the South Wales region, supporting people to engage in the arts who may otherwise not have the opportunity to do so. IOC aims to: Provide creative arts workshops in a safe, friendly environment, facilitated by professional artists. Break down barriers to opportunities and …

The Explore Collective

May 2022 – May 2025 The Explore Collective pilots an ‘artists in residence’ model in two locations in South Wales with high levels of deprivation, rooted in community organisations and responding creatively to locally-identifiedissues and opportunities. The project shifts power dynamics, centres participants and explores theeffects of engaging in creative practice on the whole person. The project creates new work …

Evaluation of Creu Cyffro

April 2022 – December 2022 Creu Cyffro is an ambitious training programme, funded by the UK Government as part of the Community Renewal Fund. This £1m project is led by Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, and provides training in the creative industries for the people of Merthyr Tydfil, in collaboration with ten industry partners. Straeon is working with Grow Social Capital …

Developing a Cultural Network for Merthyr Tydfil

October 2021 – May 2022 This project was funded by Arts Council of Wales under the Connect and Flourish programme, led by Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust, Theatr Soar, Merthyr Council Regeneration Department, and The College, Merthyr Tydfil. The idea was to develop a Cultural Network for Merthyr Tydfil. This short development project engaged with people in the cultural sector across …