For the next few months, Aberystwyth Arts Centre is joining forces with Penparcau Community Forum for a project called ‘APT: Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Penparcau Forum Together’.
The year-long venture will see a ‘hand over’ of the Arts Centre to Penparcau residents for a week’s worth of events and activities in June 2018.
APT aims to develop a ‘Penparcau Partnership’ whereby members of Penparcau Forum groups and other Penparcau residents will come together to help to programme, organise, manage and run the venue for a week, with the support of the Arts Centre team.
Over the life of the project experienced Arts Centre staff will help train residents from Penparcau in a wide range of skills including technical, event management, front-of-house, and marketing for the creative arts.
At the end of the training project period in June 2018 the Arts Centre will then be ‘shared’ with Penparcau Forum, who will help to run it for the events they’ve been planning and put their newly gained skills into action in a live, professional arts environment.