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“The potential of future generations is central to government strategy in Wales and the arts have a recognised part to play, contributing to the economic growth and recovery of cities from the pandemic, as well as being a vital positive force for well-being and creativity, impacting powerfully on individual lives and communities. Working with a constant flow of young artists from all over the world, the Royal Welsh College is uniquely positioned to contribute significantly to Wales’ global reputation as a creative nation, while making sure that the benefits it offers also reach widely and deeply across the whole country.

Over the next five years, while excellence and performance will always remain at the heart of everything we do, we will become a different kind of conservatoire, one that is more relevant, diverse, accessible, connected and engaged. Through broader and deeper opportunities to engage in the arts, we promise to be part of the nation’s recovery from Covid-19 and to focus on long term means of improving well-being and social inclusion, and delivering economic impact for Wales.”

Professor Helena Gaunt, Principal


Ten years ago, capital investment helped to bring about a complete transformation of the College. Generous support enabled us to create our beautiful arts centre with world-class facilities and to develop our training and engage with a wider public.

Now, as we look back to celebrate that special anniversary our gaze is most firmly fixed on what lies ahead. Believing passionately in our international artistic community as inspiring change-makers and certain that creativity in all its forms will be one of the most powerful influences on the health of the world post-pandemic, we are building the future of the national conservatoire with new points of focus, new activity and a new fundraising campaign – Promise.


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