Alex Bowen – Director

Alex BowenMoved to Wales from Yorkshire in 1991, following a Leeds Uni BA Hons course in Film & TV, and running Lighthouse Video Productions in York. She joined Valley and Vale to work in the Video department, moved into the Valleys where she enjoyed a warm welcome from the local community, and has stayed there ever since.

Often seen mountain biking up and down the Garw Valley, or surfing, which is what she does for fun (and when not up to her eyeballs in funding applications). Has a passion for Community Arts and Media and has grown and developed with the organisation over the years.

Became Director of Valley and Vale more than a decade ago, and has worked hard to invest in the staff team and management committee, building an organisation fit for the future, putting in place firm and honest foundations, bringing in a range of funding sources and devising a busy programme of ground-breaking Community Arts and Media projects for a range of client groups with our creative team of arts workers.

Her belief in the importance of the work of Valley and Vale gets stronger and stronger every year, but there is still much more to be done. Looking ahead, and now as Chair of WACA (Wales Association of Community Arts), she is actively involved in campaigning for the future of the Community Arts sector in Wales in partnership with The Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Assembly Government.