Arts and Culture

Information and guidance for artists and art lovers across the Vale of Glamorgan


In the Vale we want local people and visitors to the area to have access to the arts, with all age groups and sections of the community being able to enjoy and participate in the arts and cultural activities.


Art Central Gallery

Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW 

Art Central GalleryThe exhibition space is a magnificent place to exhibit, visit and appreciate art.


Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 10.00am to 3.30pm

Art Central Gallery

Artists Exchange

Join Artist Exchange

If you are interested in joining the Artist Exchange please complete an application and return, with an image of yourself or your work, to:



Artist Exchange


Arts Council of Wales Publishes 2017/18 Deadlines for Large Grants

The Arts Council of Wales offers Large Grants for Organisations to provide targeted support for arts organisations based and primarily working in Wales. The aim of the funding is to enable organisations to fulfil their artistic potential and offer creative experiences of the highest possible quality.


A wide range of not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £5,001 and £30,000 to support larger scale arts projects, or make a contribution to a very large project with several other funding partners. Match funding of at least 25% is required and this should be from a non-Arts Council of Wales source.


Organisations who are making their first application to the Arts Council of Wales must first apply for a Small Grant so Arts Council of Wales can build up its knowledge of their work and that they can manage the funding effectively.

The 2017/18 deadlines for applications are: 10 May 2017; 16 August 2017; 11 October 2017; and 17 January 2018.