Lisa Matthews

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Lisa works at the Arts Council of Wales. Her responsibilities as Portfolio Manager in the Enterprise and Regeneration team focus on ways that we can nurture a thriving but sustainable arts sector including digital innovation, relationships with broadcasters, diversifying income and skills development. Recent initiatives that Lisa’s led on for Arts Council include Horizons/Gorwelion, a music development initiative with BBC Wales; Get Creative Weekend, a national celebration of creativity with BBC and What Next?; Collectorplan, interest free loans to purchase works by living artists from Welsh galleries and the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales, in partnership with Nesta. Starting out in, and passionate about, contemporary independent music Lisa’s previous roles include Managing Director of music industry development agency Welsh Music Foundation and a Director of Cerdd Cymru: Music Wales, the host organisation that brought world music expo WOMEX to Cardiff in 2013. Lisa is a member of Nesta’s Y Lab digital innovators’ network and a member of the inaugural Culturelab leadership programme.
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Arts Council of Wales
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Portfolio Manager