Community Arts

The Gwynedd Community Arts Unit delivers a series of annual initiatives that support people to access, enjoy and experience the arts, for the benefit of individuals, society, the economy and community.

Each year the Community Arts Unit runs a varied programme of activities and projects across Gwynedd. From workshops to exhibitions, courses and grants, festivals and creative projects, we aim to make the arts accessible to all.

Grants are available to support arts activity.. We can also support professional performances in the community through the Night Out and Mini Night Out schemes, in partnership with the Arts Council of Wales

More information about these funds.




Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd

We are delighted to announce that  Gwynedd Community Arts will be launching a new series of exhibitions at Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd starting this June.

Originally started in 2012 Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd has given a platform to local artists to exhibit their work in the foyer of the hospital, to be enjoyed by visitors and staff. We believe that the arts are essential for the health and wellbeing of the residents of Gwynedd, and the exhibition space at Ysbyty Gwynedd is an important part of this. During the covid 19 pandemic and subsequent lock downs it became necessary to halt the exhibitions, so we are very pleased to be re-launching and bringing art back to the hospital.

We will be installing the first exhibition by artist Femke Van Gent at the beginning of June 2023. Femke will be exhibiting different aspects of her work, including ‘People Pilgrimage’– work from a 2021 project where Femke went with fellow artist Emily Meilleur on a People Pilgrimage around the Lleyn Peninsula as part of a project by Invertigo and Cwmni Tebot.

Femke’s work is colourful, uplifting and positive, and is the perfect way to re-launch Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd. We hope you enjoy the exhibition, which will be situated in the foyer of Ysbyty Gwynedd. If you would like to know more, please contact us on You can also contact Femke to buy prints, discuss commissions and share your ideas about the work by emailing her on


Welcome to Gwynedd Community Arts Summer 2023 Scrapbook.

Its been a very busy few months for arts organisations and creative practitioners in Gwynedd. Lots of exciting projects are running, and creativity is flourishing across the region.

To read about projects we have supported and run in Gwynedd over the last few months please click on the link below.

Please be aware you will need to click on ‘get the app’ or ‘continue to website’ to view the scrapbook on dropbox.



Gwynedd Council Community Arts distributes Arts Hampers to Meirionnydd Care Homes
Gwynedd Council's Community Arts department has created hampers filled with arts and crafts materials and activities for older people living in Meirionnydd Care Homes. Inspired by Creative Packs, the Arts Hampers will feature a unique booklet of arts activities, lots of art and craft materials including paint, wool, felt, paper, watercolor paint and also a DVD containing bespoke workshops by artists and organisations from the County.

Funded by Magnox, the Community Arts department has worked with dancers Elin Haf Hughes, Lauren Rooney, Julie Dorgan a Maddie Burnham from Dawns i Bawb; musicians Nia Davies Williams, Ceri Wyn Rawson, Elin Haf Taylor from Canolfan Gerdd Willliam Mathias, also Colin Daimond from Community Music Wales and Lora Morgan and Mari Gwent.

The DVD content encourages members to take part in movement and dance activities, a rhythm session, creating art and craft work as well as listening to music from professional from across the County. The booklet contains a variety of activities from creative writing to greetings cards and making colorful decorations.

These hampers will be distributed to 6 homes across Meirionnydd in April 2021.

Additional copies of the booklet and DVD are available to the elderly in the Meirionnydd area - please get in touch if you would like a copy: 

More information...

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Contact us

Contact the Community Arts Development Officer on:
Phone: 07765 652742
Instagram: @celfgwyneddarts