About Us

Peak is an arts organisation based in the Black Mountains that works creatively with professional artists and communities, responding to the rural environment.


Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in our local rural and post-industrial communities through meaningful participation in high quality arts and culture, accessible to all but particularly to those with least opportunity.

Our location lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park. We work across this protected landscape and the surrounding region of Mid and South-East Wales and the Welsh Borders. The organisation was established as a charity in 1992 under its original name, Arts Alive.

Peak’s artistic programme is cross art form, with a focus on the visual and applied arts, digital media, literature and creative writing.

In the next 3 years, 2018-21, our over-arching goal is to increase opportunities for children and young people to engage with our activities across all strands of our Artistic Programme.



Peak has set itself the following aims for its Artistic Programme for the period of the plan:

1. Production: Deliver a public programme of contemporary arts practice, in collaboration with regional and national partners, that responds to our rural environment and provides opportunities for professional artists to make and share new work with diverse audiences.

2. Participation: Deliver a programme at our venue and in the community of high quality ambitious arts provision that supports the creative learning and wellbeing needs of children and young people, as well offering opportunity to adults.

3. Professional Development: Create and pursue professional development, networking and training opportunities for artists and young people that support our aims and the ambitions of our programme.

4. Digital Innovation: Develop our digital capabilities and resources to harness the potential of digital technologies for the benefit of the artists, participants, communities and audiences we work with.


Peak is the working name of Arts Alive Wales. Registered charity No.1011599. Company Limited by Guarantee 2692770. We (Peak) comply...

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At Peak, we regularly work with a selection of artists who deliver a wide variety of courses, workshops and classes...

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Peak's Old School venue in Crickhowell is available to hire. It features a delightful main studio space (measuring approximately 12...

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Meet our team Justine Wheatley, Chief Executive Justine is Chief Executive of Peak. She is responsible for leading, developing and...

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Donations Peak uses the arts to unlock the potential of children and young people, particularly those with least access to...

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Trustee Directors of Peak As a charitable company limited by guarantee, Peak is governed by a Board of unpaid Trustee...

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What's On

Mon 16
Fri 20

Pottery with Martin Craddock

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aug 04

Summer Schools – Pottery with Martin Craddock

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm