About Matt

Matt CP 2014

Matt Carwardine-Palmer is a highly experienced arts marketer based in south Wales.

Matt gained senior management experience as Head of Marketing / Marketing Director at HST Theatres (Wycombe Swan & Wyvern Theatre), and as Head of Marketing at Bristol Old Vic before becoming self-employed in late 2006.

Matt has worked with a wide range of clients, from small companies to national & international flagship organisations, county-wide consortia and artform development agencies. He was also Course Director for the TMA’s ‘Druidstone’ Essentials of Marketing in 2010 and 2011.

Matt holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Arts Management and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, holding Chartered Marketer status. He was a Trustee of Audiences South West from 2006-2009, a National Advisor to the Arts Council of Wales from 2012-15 and is currently a Trustee of Sinfonia Cymru.

In December 2016, Matt joined Welsh National Opera full-time in the newly created role of Director of Marketing & Sales.

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