Our Purpose and Values
Providing opportunity for people and communities to experience, enjoy and be inspired together, by culture.
We do this ‘by providing opportunity for people and communities to experience, enjoy and be inspired together, by culture’.
Awen currently works across three local authority areas in South Wales – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
We operate a range of cultural facilities and activities, which include theatres, libraries, community centres, a country house and park and two work-based projects for adults with learning disabilities. Awen attracts over one million visits to its venues and services each year.
Awen’s strategic aims are focussed around three thematic areas:
We want to be a force for good in tackling social isolation and improving wellbeing, using culture to connect people, sustain communities and reducing barriers to participation.
We want to foster a sense of place and support local economic recovery by investing in our facilities, promoting their heritage, encouraging visitors and where we can, buying locally.
We will listen to our workforce and support their wellbeing; and we will maintain a focus on being a responsible, well governed and sustainable business.
Awen is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who are responsible for leading the charity and ensuring it is fulfilling its remit.
The Trustees offer a range of skills, attributes, experience and community knowledge that collectively enable them to provide leadership and good governance.