Arts Factory employs a small team of dedicated staff. Most have been with us for many years. Through all the ups and downs, triumphs, trials and successes, these individuals work hard every week to keep our social enterprises, public events, courses and facilities operational and available to the community we serve. Arts Factory staff also recruit and train volunteers, forge partnerships, write reports, secure grants, network outside Rhondda Cynon Taff and do whatever else is required to fulfil our mission and uphold our values.
Take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with each member of the Arts Factory team on the list below.
Elwyn James has been Chief Executive of Arts Factory since January 2005. Prior to that he has been Arts Factory’s Head of Marketing, a Director of the company, and Chair of the Board of Directors. Before working for Arts Factory Elwyn worked in the private sector.
Lisa has been employed at Arts Factory since January 2001and started as a Finance Assistant. She filled this role for just over three years. After a restructure, her workload increased and she took on more responsibility.
Lisa was offered day release to Coleg Morgannwg to study for a degree in Accountancy through the Association of Accounting Technicians. She enrolled in September 2004 for two years. It was a challenging two years trying to juggle a full time job, study, exams and a busy home life. It all paid off and she qualified in August 2006.
Due to another restructure in June 2008 Lisa have now taken on the post of Head of Operations, which includes the day to day running of Arts Factory.
Martin Workman, is a Graphic Designer and Photographer with over 20 years’ experience in the Design industry. He came to Arts Factory in March 2000 and single-handedly established the successful design studio that is in place today.
He has won numerous awards for his design and photography, the most recent being best brochure design for Royal Mail Wales through the Charted Institute of Public Relations.
Martin has a great passion for design with work ranging from graphic design, branding, exhibition design and photography to website creation.
Luke Evans is a local community member, and for many years has benefited from programs facilitated by Arts Factory in both social and personal ways. The strengths of his diligence was rewarded in 2015, with the offer of a permanent position as Customer Care Assistant at Arts Factory’s community building, Trerhondda. In this role Luke is responsible for overseeing Arts Factory’s community programme, alongside managing the day to day running of our flagship building. Luke would like to offer a warm welcome to anyone wishing to visit Trerhondda and would like to hear from anyone with ideas for improving and expanding our service.