Community Engagement Lead – Emerging Voices of Wales

Opportunity to Tender:

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is seeking a Community Engagement Lead, to work on a 12 to 15 month collaborative project ‘Emerging voices of Wales’ funded by the Arts Council Wales National Lottery ‘Connect and Flourish’ fund. The project reflects Llangollen Eisteddfod’s rich heritage extending back to the founders’ unique innovation in 1947, and is aligned with the organisation’s objective of using the Arts to bring different peoples together in a spirit of peace and friendship.


‘Emerging Voices of Wales’ has been created to explore the multicultural and multilingual nature of modern Wales, and to unlock communities’ creative potential. Working with key professional partners, arts practitioners and 10 community groups across Wales, the project will use storytelling to bring people together, using music, dance, poetry and literature intertwined to create an empowering and enriching expression of cultural heritage.


The Community Engagement Lead will work with an independent Creative Production company to engage with multicultural and multilingual communities throughout Wales in order to identify and develop 3 community projects leading up to the Llangollen Eisteddfod in 2024, and a further 7 projects leading up to the event in 2025. Initial research and development will take place from January 2024 onwards followed by community and group activity leading up to the 3 initial projects being featured at Llangollen in July 2024. Creative development will continue after the 2024 event, to lead and support a further 7 group projects to be featured in the 2025 event.


How to Apply:

 We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced professional, used to working with multicultural and multilingual communities and with experience of leading and developing aspirational projects to set deadlines and within budgets. The fee for delivering the community project lead work will be £16k over the period of the programme.


To tender for this contract, please submit the following by email to Hayley Miller:


  • CV
  • Examples of previous community/engagement project lead work
  • Evidence of previous project work with external partners and stakeholders especially in Arts and Culture
  • Demonstration of an ability to lead and inspire with energy and humour
  • Contact details of two references


The deadline for receipt of applications is 1700 on 11th December 2023