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APPOINTMENTS TO ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES     

APPOINTMENTS TO ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES Rhodri Glyn Thomas, the Heritage Minister, has announced the appointments of three new members; Norah Campbell, Margaret Jervis and Kate Woodward, to the Arts Council of Wales (ACW).

Their terms of appointment started on 1 April 2008 and will last for three years.

Rhodri Glyn Thomas, the Heritage Minister said:

"I am pleased to appoint these three new Members to the Arts Council of Wales. They bring a balance of experience from their respective careers to the Arts Council and I am sure that they will contribute a great deal to the work of the Arts Council.???

Dai Smith, Chair for ACW said:

"ACW has been fortunate to be able to appoint three new members who span a range of expertise in the arts and are close to the ground on the issues which matter. In Rhondda-based Margaret Jervis, we have one of the most successful and inspiring community arts practitioners in Europe. Whilst Aberystwyth teacher Kate Woodward is very much to the pitch of the expression of itself, which contemporary Wales requires in both film and drama. Norah Campbell, now living in Anglesey, brings her deep knowledge of the visual arts on the international scene and her close working knowledge of the arts council's endeavours in her native Scotland. Individually and collectively they strengthen ACW as it seeks to develop and sustain both excellence in the arts and engagement with the arts as they enrich our society."

Biographies

Originally from the Isle of Mull, Norah Campbell studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University and Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

After practising as an artist full time, Norah worked for the Scottish Arts Council and in 1997, she moved to the Isle of Skye as Director of An Tuireann Arts Centre. In 2004, Norah took up the post of Head of International Arts at British Council Scotland (a partnership post with the Scottish Arts Council). After moving to Anglesey, she now works as a freelance arts consultant and is currently on the board of directors for the Scottish Music Centre and Oriel Mostyn.

Kate Woodward teaches film and television studies at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University. She has also worked for Arad Goch Theatre Company as a Marketing and Publicity Officer, and was a researcher on the S4C arts programme Y Sioe Gelf. She is a former member of the Broadcasting Council for Wales (subsequently the BBC Audience Council Wales), and the editorial board of Tu Chwith. She is currently completing a PhD on Welsh language films during the 1970s and 1980s which explores issues of nationhood and cultural policy.

Margaret Jervis is co-founder and Operational Director of Valleys Kids. Margaret trained as a youth and community worker and worked in Aberdeenshire before coming to Wales over 30 years ago. She has been involved in the development of ???ArtsWorks??? with Valleys Kids, involving young people and families in many arts forms. She first served on the South East Wales Arts Association in the early 1980???s and has served a number of terms on the Arts Council of Wales South East Wales Regional Committee.
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