Arts Factory is in the heart of Ferndale at the top of the Rhondda Fach (one of the most disadvantaged Valleys in South Wales). It is an independent development trust based in Trerhondda (a converted chapel). Through a range of community building initiatives and projects, the trust creates life-changing opportunities for extraordinary individuals who feel written-off by society.

Arts Factory has deep community roots, which we and our many volunteers have worked hard to develop. Many of the people we work with have nowhere else to turn and are likely to need our support throughout their lifetime, so we continue to strive and thrive to be here for all individuals to depend on, for as long as they need it.

The driving force behind it all is our deeply founded belief that nobody should ever feel written off – ever – because we believe:


Arts Factory aims to develop a strong portfolio of businesses that will fund an extensive community programme. The focus of this programme is on meeting the needs of the most marginalised people in our communities. We continually reshape our programme over time to achieve this goal.

All our businesses are social enterprises. Arts Factory is a company limited by guarantee. Any profits are ploughed back into the communities we serve for social benefit. Volunteers and others on work-placement schemes find vocational and work-readiness training opportunities through the operation of our businesses.

Our current businesses are Graphic Design, Factory Books and Room Rental at Trerhondda.

For more information please contact Lisa Wills: or ring 01443 757954