community arts development

The Community Arts Development team aims to provide creative opportunities for people of all ages within the many communities of Newport and the surrounding areas through co-ordinating many different arts projects, events, activities and workshops. 

Big annual projects for the team include the International Women’s Day celebration events, co-ordinating family hub Splashtonbury during Big Splash festival and organising an indoor craft market during Art on the Hill. Visit our Festival & Events page to find out what the team are up to.


The team have forged and maintain partnerships with a number of stakeholders in Newport and the surrounding areas including organisations in the voluntary sector, community organisations and groups, schools and Newport City Council departments such as Youth Services, Social Services, YOT, and Community Development.


If you have a project that you want to discuss or for more information on current projects, please contact our Community Arts Development Officer Sally-Anne Evans on

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The Arts Hub

Explore a range of arts, culture and creative resources from local partners and organisations that will help you to stay connected with the arts and creativity, improve mental wellbeing and provide fun and enjoyment.

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Our Projects, Programmes and Initiatives

The Riverfront Community Arts Development team run a number of different projects, programmes and initiatives all designed to get as many people as possible of all ages involved in the arts and creativity.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are a key and integral part of The Riverfront being able to provide and deliver great projects, workshops and activity both in the venue and out in the community, and we are always on the lookout for volunteers of all ages.

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Fund, Sponsor, or Donate to a Project

In order to continue our great work of reaching and engaging with all in the community, including those in the hardest to reach and most disadvantaged areas we need the help of individuals and organisations.

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Take part in an Activity, Programme or Event

There are so many ways you can get involved and participate in a project at The Riverfront no matter your age, ability or experience in the arts.

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