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We are about helping the Pontardawe Arts Centre thrive into the future. It is a key community asset, important to the well-being of people of the area and beyond. It does a lot more than just traditional “arts”, with many classes supporting local community groups.

With the Arts Centre, we’ve carried out a survey to help shape the future.  Read about it here.

Put simply, we are a formal charity set up to support your Arts centre. This can be though promoting its use, lobbying, fund raising, generating ideas for the local management team etc. The ideas need wider input from users and community groups – you.

A charity, we were formed at a meeting in January 2018 where over 300 people attended our launch meeting.  Since then we’ve run 6 successful events (very popular). Using the money raised and new sponsorship, we’ve helped purchase a new sound desk for the studio, fencing for use in street events, cleaning equipment, advertising boards and more.  We’re providing match funding in grant applications (e.g. Mess up the Mess, see below).  It’s also allowing us to build up reserves in anticipation/hope of new investment we can help with.  More to come on this as Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council considers a consultant’s report on a potential new cinema.  An active Friends Group is a significant community voice to be listened to.

Have you remembered to renew?  Just check with Anthony  anthony.harland@anthonyh102.plus.com for any advice you may need.

If you  are not a member, please join us – it is only £10.00 per year.

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