Arts Council of Wales | Networks for Creative Professionals

Networks for Creative Professionals

This is a list of networks available to Creative Professionals in Wales, including Wales' national, regional and local networks, as well as UK and international networks.

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National Networks in Wales

ArtWorks Cymru

Composers of Wales

Creative Network

Creu Cymru

Culture Colony

engage Cymru

Live Music Now Cymru

National Theatre Wales Community

Producers Place

TYA Cymru

Visual Artists Wales

Visual Arts and Galleries Wales: a membership without a collective website

Voluntary Arts Wales

Wales Association for the Performing Arts

WARP (Wales Artist Resource Programme)

Youth Arts Network Cymru:

Yr Academi Gymreig/The Welsh Academy

Regional Networks in Wales

helfa gelf

North Wales Dance Collective

North Wales Family Arts Network

North Wales Potters

South Wales Potters

Regional Arts and Education Networks:

Local Networks in Wales

Cardiff Made

Creative Cardiff

Celf-Able: a group run by disabled and disability artists, in Powys.

Made in Roath

Ponty Arts (Informal)

South East Wales Orchestral Consortium

Swansea Creative Learning Partnership a partnership of organisations with Communities First without a collective website

Swansea Family Arts Network

What Next? Cardiff

What Next? Valleys

UK Networks

a-n The Artists Information Company

Arts Development : UK

Arts Marketing Association

Association of British Orchestras

Association of Independent Festivals


British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors

British Arts Festivals Association

Contemporary Visual Arts Network

Dance Consortium

Dance Touring Partnership

Dance UK

Independent Theatre Council

International Curators Forum

Live Music Now

Musical Theatre Network

National Association of Youth Theatres

National Dance Network membership forum without collective website


People Dancing


UK Theatre

Voluntary Arts

Without Walls

Not included:
  • National organisations within the amateur/participatory sector
  • Trade Unions

International Networks

International networks that are known to have Wales based engagement.

Established networks:



ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People

iamic - International Association of Music Information Centres

IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art

International Society for Contemporary Music

International Society for the Performing Arts

Opera Europa

Res Artis

Reseo: European Network for Opera and Dance Education

Informal networks:

National Theatres network membership forum with no collective website

Theatre producers who produce work in indigenous minority European languages membership forum with no collective website

Time limited projects funded by recent European Union funds that have Wales involvementand longer-term legacy or involvement to them.

Dance Roads:

European Prospects: Visual Explorations in an Undiscovered Continent:

Interesting international networks that don’t have any Wales based members European Dancehouse Network:

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