Peak is an independent arts organisation based in rural South Powys, providing opportunities to take part in a wide range of high quality arts activities at our base in Crickhowell and elsewhere in Wales and the Welsh borders.
Based in rural South Powys, Peak – a charitable organisation creates opportunities for people of all ages to take part in high quality arts activities led by creative professionals both at their venue in Crickhowell and elsewhere in Wales.
Over a period of more than 20 years, Peak (previously Arts Alive Wales) has earned a reputation for the quality of its work in the visual and applied arts. This remains the foundation of a wide-ranging programme of activities, both in Crickhowell venue and in the community, that now regularly includes the performing and literary arts.
Peak’s ethos is to work in collaboration not only with arts practitioners but with organisations and individuals in the public and third sectors, to conceive and deliver activities that reflect the organisation’s values and help to achieve their objectives. To maximise impact, Peak’s programme is organised on a thematic basis, focusing on Arts and Health and Arts and the Environment.
Peak works with over 60 freelance professional artists, craftspeople, performers, writers and musicians. Practitioners have a wide range of skills and experience in community, education and health settings. Peak has an established reputation for working with children and young people, and work with all ages and abilities on collaborative community art projects – indoors and out.
The organisation aims to:
Nurture personal creativity
Value the process as well as the outcome
Provide a friendly, non-judgemental environment
Have fun with a variety of art forms
Nourish talents and skills
Working within the community, Arts Alive’s objectives are to:
Create an innovative programme of projects and activities
Work creatively outdoors
Support and collaborate with local schools, events and organisations
Welcome everyone to participate.