Span Arts welcomes their new Director!
The staff and board are very excited to welcome Bethan Touhig Gamble as the new Director for Span Arts!
Span Arts are happy to announce the appointment of their new Director, Bethan Touhig Gamble. With Bethan’s recruitment, the board of Trustees have taken the strategic decisions for the role to become a full-time position. This added capacity and new perspective will be critical to support Span Arts to achieve its vision of Arts for social change in West Wales.
Bethan first came across Span Arts when they partnered with NoFit State to bring the large-scale touring show, BIANCO to West Wales for the first time.
With a background in community regeneration and community arts, Bethan joins Span Arts from almost a decade as Head of Development for NoFit State Circus. Alongside her work with NoFit State Bethan has lectured at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, as well as working as a fundraising consultant for a broad range of arts and volunteer charities across Wales.
“On behalf of the Span Arts’ Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome Bethan Touhig-Gamble to the post of Director. We very much feel that with our previous Director, Kathryn Lambert, having helped position Span as an innovative, flexible, and creative community arts organisation, Beth is absolutely the right person to lead Span forward and develop further our mission of Arts as Social Change. Beth’s skills at fundraising, community regeneration and business development, her in-depth knowledge of the arts sector in Wales and the many years she has spent as part of the Executive Team of No Fit State in Cardiff, put her in an excellent position to extend and grow our work ensuring access to and co-creation of high quality arts experiences for the communities and individuals of west Wales. Beth and the rest of our small team of staff will be key to delivering our aims of reducing isolation, loneliness and deprivation, and increasing the health and wellbeing of the people of Pembrokeshire and beyond.”
Chair of Span Arts Cathy Davies
“I’m excited to join Span Arts at this critical time. Their commitment to their volunteers and local artists, and their mission to democratise the arts for their rural community inspire me. I will work with our partners, our funders, and our supporter to help Span Arts to deliver real impactful change for the people of West Wales”.
Bethan Touhig Gamble
You can contact Bethan via email on firstname.lastname@example.org