The Arts Council of Wales' Night Out scheme works in partnership
with the local authorities to help groups of volunteers across
Wales bring the arts to the heart of their communities.
Community groups (known as Promoters) can choose from a huge
range of great professional performers and put them on in community
or village halls and other non traditional venues across the
country. If you want information on how the scheme works and
promoting events visit the Become a Promoter Section.
Each year close to 600 shows are booked through the scheme by
nearly 350 different community groups. Alongside the main scheme we
also run the Noson Allan Fach scheme
which offers small shows for member led organsiations such as WI or
Merched y Wawr.
Working in conjunction with the local authorities of Wales, the
Night Out team operates a guarantee against loss for events where
we pay the performer fee and the community promoter pays back
ticket income made at the door.
We never take more than the performer costs so as a promoter you
will never be worse off by using the scheme. The more money
promoters make back the more funds we have available to say yes to
Our promoters are free to book a wide range
of professional artists. Many come to Night Out for advice on
appropriate high quality shows suitable for small community
The small team of three full time posts is based at the Arts
Council of Wales offices in Cardiff Bay but cover the whole of
Night Out aims to encourage, enable and
- High quality professional performances in communities
throughout Wales, many of whom have little access to arts
- The arts economy - providing a platform for performers from
Wales and further afield to reach local communities.
- Community development, volunteering and the local economy and
contributing to the use of village halls and community venues as
viable hubs for local organisations.
- Promoter groups with advice, ideas and recommendations.
Click Here For a full
explanation of how the scheme works