People, Planet and Place

Landscape, ecology, culture and people are embedded at the heart of everything we do. The Wye Valley River Festival CIC is committed to delivering excellence and providing the very best opportunities for everyone to engage with the arts, the environment, and their own creativity and expression.

We wish to inspire individuals, community groups and the professional artists and companies of the Wye Valley region. We bring renowned arts professionals to the region to co-create work. We deliver a biennial nationally-renowned arts and environment festival showcasing thought-provoking, responsive work in the outdoors.

 We believe in building effective collaborations and creative partnerships with individuals, organisations, agencies and stakeholders in order to achieve shared goals. We foster strong relationships to enhance the regional knowledge bank for developing artistic excellence, offering opportunities to refresh artistic practice and environmental thinking. We are developing a year-round programme of community engagement, youth participation and local capacity building to strengthen the local cultural ecology.