Galeri Caernarfon Cyf., formerly known as Cwmni Tref Caernarfon Cyf., is a not for profit community enterprise operating as a Development Trust.
Galeri Caernarfon Cyf’s vision is that:
"anything is possible…through creative thought and sustainable action"
To realise the vision the company will:
“implement sustainable projects in a creative way to realise the cultural, economic and environmental potential of the local community and its environs”
The company was established in 1992and worked hard to improve the image of Caernarfon town centre by purchasing derelict buildings (shops, offices and housing) within the walled town. To date, the Trust has refurbished and re-developed 20 previously vacant and run down properties in Caernarfon.
A full list of our property portfolio/companies based in our properties can be found here
In 2010, Galeri commissioned an independent economic impact study. ARAD consulting concluded that the company has a substantial impact on the economy in Gwynedd and Anglesey:
- The company contributes almost £2.5m to the Gwynedd and Anglesey economy
- For each £1 spent in Galeri, it is worth £2 to the local economy
- Every £1 of grant funding generates £9.65 in the local economy
- The company employ over 50 members of staff [full time / part time / seasonal]
- Galeri supports an additional 50 jobs in the local economy
The full ARAD report can be read here
Galeri Creative Enterprise, a £7.5m development was officially opened in April 2005 and has been the largest and most ambitious of the trust’s project so far. The opening of Galeri marked a significant development for the arts and creative industries in North Wales.
- Theatre and cinema [394 seats]
- 24 business / work units
- Art Space
- 2 large rehearsal studios
- 2 smaller rehearsal rooms
- Meeting rooms
- Café Bar
Between 400 – 500 events are organised annually, with ticket sales of over 40,000 consistently.
Galeri’s artistic programme includes a range of art-forms including theatre, film, music, dance, talks, literature, exhibitions, workshops and short courses.
Over the coming years, Galeri will build an extension onto the existing building. This will house two dedicated cinema screens (119 seats and 79 seats) that will enable the screening of new ‘on release’ titles.
Since 2000, the trusthave been running a successful Arts Project called Sbarc Galeri.
The project provides a range of classes in performance (drama) and rock school for children and young people during term time – where the members will be working towards performances at Galeri. There are also taster sessions, workshops and intensive projects throughout the year in a variety of art forms from rock music, dance, photography and writing.
The Trust also runs POSIB - a training and consultancy branch. We can offer specific training and guidance in property development, management / maintenance and/or project management. Over the years we have been working with several clients including the Welsh Government, Cyngor Gwynedd, Neuadd Ogwen and Antur Waunfawr.