Caerphilly Arts Development is core-funded by Caerphilly County Borough Council. The team is comprised of three arts development professionals who manage and support special project staff and associate artists.
Senior Arts Development Officer - David Chamberlain
David’s career is focused solely on a passion for working with communities and he has an MA in Arts in the Community. He has over twenty years of experience with organisations such as Voluntary Arts Wales, Making Music and a number of development trusts. He has gained an extensive range of networks with all sectors of the creative community and beyond.
David loves sharing skills, teaching, supporting artists and developing exciting projects that make a difference especially in the field of Arts & Health. David always strives for quality both as a visual artist and project manager making a better experience for artists and people taking part. He is very proud of the work of the Arts Service.
Arts Development Officer – Kate Verity
Kate has over twenty years of experience delivering arts sessions in a variety of settings with a huge range of different groups, including children and young people, older people, people with learning disabilities and those experiencing mental health issues.
For the last ten years, Kate has worked in Caerphilly Council’s Arts Service. She has a great deal of experience in collaborating with other artists and developing arts projects, including contracting and overseeing projects from start to finish. Kate works with groups such as Caerphilly Youth Theatre designing sets and props for their shows and she has a passion for theatre and performance arts.
Kate has an MA in Arts & Health and believes in the power of using the arts as a tool to promote health and well-being and change lives.
Arts Development Officer – Bethan Ryland
Bethan’s work is wide-ranging as an applied theatre practitioner, dance artist and freelance choreographer. She first worked with Arts Development as a dance apprentice a few years ago, working on projects that addressed the physical and mental health needs of communities.
Bethan’s main interest now is inter-generational work and she has developed projects in residential homes, using the experience to add to her PhD research and become an advocate for this valuable work at a high level.