Green Man is a Welsh festival all about opportunities – from supporting emerging artists and offering real-world training, to getting people engaged with science and inspiring positive change.
We like to make good stuff happen, so the Green Man Trust was created to give these opportunities a life of their own, at the Festival and all year round.
In 2013, Stewart set up the Green Man Trust to support development opportunities in the arts, sciences and in the local community.
Stewart is the first woman to have been awarded with the top festival accolade of ‘Outstanding Contribution toUK Festival Award,’ joining a group of only 8 people including John Peel, Peter Gabriel and Michael Eavis. She is the only woman to have controlling ownership of a commercial UK music festival, and the only woman who is a board member of the Concert Promoters Association – the leading and oldest established lobbying body representing the promotion of UK live music entertainment.
A longtime supporter of altruistic projects, Stewart has always sought to connect individuals and communities to the arts. She has worked alongside a host of charity partners and organisations locally andnationally – including Oxfam Cymru, Cymdeithas yr laith Gymraeg, RSPB Cymru, the University of Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
Joanna became a Trustee in May 2018. She lives in London but grew up near Bristol and had many happy childhood outings to Wales. And, with her surname of Owen, she has a strong affinity with Wales.
Joanna has served on Boards of Trustees in the past, notably as Chair of Trustees of the Disability Law Service for 10 years until 2015. She works as a lawyer at the Equally and Human Rights Commission and is passionate about social justice. She is particularly interested in the work the Green Man Trust does to mentor and train young creative people in the arts and the work with vulnerable groups such as Oasis Cardiff and The Salvation Army as these are causes very close to her heart.
Carmarthen-born actor and songwriter Iwan Rheon has become our Ambassador. Iwan’s role sees him involved in the Green Man Trust’s many and varied projects including arts development, training and Welsh community development.
Iwan is known for his performance the global phenomenon Game of Thrones, Misfits and has most recently been seen starring in Sky Atlantic’s new thriller Riviera. Rheon is set to take the lead in Marvel’s ABC drama Marvel’s Inhumans. In 2015, Iwan released his first album, Dinard, following a series of well-received EPs – Tongue Tied, Changing Times, and Bang!
Green Man Trust Patrons are a very special group of people who are helping us make the good stuff happen, a massive thank you to:
- David & Karen Broadway
- Chris Nott
- Colin Riordan & Charlie Robinson
- Lady Victoria Conran
The Green Man Trust would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful people who have made donations, funded our projects and supported our activity. Thank you to Green Man Festival, Arts Council Wales and Arts Council England whose support makes our work possible.