Guy Norman

Guy is a co-founder and Director of spacetocreate.

Since 2006, he has been designing and delivering visual arts projects throughout Pembrokeshire and most recently has focussed on the development of Confluence, an experimental arts and regeneration initiative in Haverfordwest, supported by the Arts Council of Wales, through the Ideas: People: Places programme.

The role that the arts can play in community development has been central to Guy’s work, which has seen him initiate participatory arts programmes in towns across Pembrokeshire, including: Rite of passage in Neyland – 2008 and 2010; Summer and Winter festivals in Pembroke Dock 2007-12; processions for Pembroke Festival in 2010 and 2012 and takingpartwest in Haverfordwest 2011-14. As part of this work he has also taken a creative lead in designing and delivering large-scale community lantern processions.

Other projects include: The Wren’s Feast an experimental food and performance piece for The Centre for Performance Research in Aberystwyth; Mythical, Wild and Human for the Cultural Olympiad; Moving stories – a four year arts and digital media programme and The Big Picture Llanelly House – an 18 month project exploring identity and portraiture.

He studied English and Drama at the University of Hull, gaining a BA Joint Honours degree in 1982.

In 1984, with support from the All Wales Strategy, Guy piloted and led the development of the Small Scale Day Service – an innovative community based day service in Cardiff for adults with profound and multiple handicaps and challenging behaviour.

On moving to Pembrokeshire, he took on the role of Mental Health Development Officer, in what became West Wales Action for Mental Health – supporting the voice of mental health health service users and their carers in the development of services.

Subsequently, Guy went on to set up and lead a Development Team in the Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, before becoming Assistant Director and managing the development and delivery of a range of European-funded youth, training and volunteering projects as well as representing the voluntary sector on the Pembrokeshire Objective 1 Board. During this time he was also instrumental in steering the development of the Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO) and establishing a number of local grant-making initiatives such as the Pembrokeshire Keyfund and the Sustainable Pembrokeshire Small Grants Scheme.