Matt Carwardine-Palmer

Matt Carwardine-Palmer is a marketing and business consultant with 25 years’ experience working mainly in the cultural sector.

He works as a consultant with a range of arts and heritage organisations across the UK.


Matt Carwardine-Palmer

Matt’s current and recent clients include Cause4, Mayflower Theatre and MAST Mayflower Studios in Southampton, and Theatr Bara Caws. He has recently been working with The Funding Centre on a major strategic project and as a Mentor on the Heritage Compass programme.


From 2006-16, Matt worked as a marketing & communications freelancer and consultant, delivering strategic and tactical support to 30 clients across the UK including Shakespeare’s GlobeBristol Old Vic, Wales Millennium CentreUK TheatreNational Theatre of Scotland,  Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy and Orchestras Live.

Work History

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Matt has held the roles of Director of Marketing & Sales at Welsh National Opera (2016-21), Head of Marketing at Bristol Old Vic (2004-06), Head of Marketing | Marketing Director at Wycombe Swan | HST Theatres (2000-04) and Marketing Manager at Arts Marketing Hampshire (1998-2000).