About

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Matt Carwardine-Palmer is a marketing consultant with 24 years’ experience working mainly in the cultural sector.

Find out about Matt’s current and recent clients

Matt returned to working as a marketing consultant in March 2021, having worked as Director of Marketing and Sales at Welsh National Opera from 2016-21.

From 2006-16 Matt worked as a freelancer and consultant with a wide range of clients, from small companies to flagship organisations, county-wide consortia and artform development agencies, delivering both strategic and tactical support. He was also Course Director for UK Theatre’s ‘Druidstone’ Essentials of Marketing residential course in 2010 and 2011.

Find out more about Matt’s clients from 2006-16

Matt started his career as Marketing Manager with Arts Marketing Hampshire (1998-2000). He then 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.

Find out more about Matt’s previous experience

Matt holds a First Class Honours degree in Arts Management and Chartered Marketer status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Find out about Matt’s qualifications

Matt was a Trustee of Audiences South West (2006-09) and Sinfonia Cymru (2014-19). He has also been a National Advisor to the Arts Council of Wales (2012-15).