Green Man is a Welsh arts, science and music festival attracting over 20,000 attendees and supporting emerging artists, offering training, community projects and science engagement. Over time some of these projects took on a life of their own and the Green Man Trust Charity was started in 2013 to extend the projects and create even more opportunities.
artists benefitted since 2014
Develop and showcase talented emerging artists
Cultivate training and development opportunities within the arts
Work with communities in Wales to bring about positive change
Encourage public engagement with science
In 2013, Stewart set up the Green Man Trust to support development opportunities in the arts, sciences and in the local community. Additionally, the Trust maintains ongoing relationships within the rural communities of South Wales, providing advice and mentoring to those involved long after the festival weekend is over.
Stewart is the first woman to have been awarded with the top festival accolade of ‘Outstanding Contribution to UK 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 and nationally – including Oxfam Cymru, Cymdeithas yr laith Gymraeg, RSPB Cymru, the University of Wales and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
A graduate of Cardiff University, Helen has over 15 years’ experience as an arts and development professional, working with a variety of cultural, charitable and educational organisations, including LAMDA, the Royal Opera House, Wales Millennium Centre, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Green Man Festival, No Fit State Circus, the 2012 Cultural Olympics (Artists taking the Lead: Wales), Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales.
Helen has recently taken up the role of Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the Royal College of Art. Prior to this she was Director of Development at LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). As a member of the leadership team she oversaw the organisation’s revenue, scholarship, capital and international fundraising, strategic partnerships, lobbying and corporate communications and alumni relations. Prior to joining LAMDA, she led the Design Museum’s £45.1m Capital Campaign to relocate the museum.
Anthony qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has a wealth of experience as a legal and business advisor in the media and entertainment industries representing talent and businesses throughout the creative industries.
Anthony’s principal areas of work are representing musical artists and writers, recording, publishing and television companies as well as an eclectic mix of photographers, actors, theatrical performers, magazines, festivals, live event constructors and suppliers, web development and new media ventures.
Green Man Trust has just announced that Carmarthen-born actor and songwriter Iwan Rheon will become its Ambassador. Iwan’s role will see 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 in Misfits, the global phenomenon Game of Thrones 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!
In 2017 we launched our first patron scheme and welcomed Dave and Karen Broadway and Chris Nott to the Green Man family.
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, Arts Council England and The Bryan Adams Foundation, whose support makes our work possible.