Gareth Coles is the Wales Director of Creative Lives. Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts) exists to celebrate, encourage and champion people expressing themselves creatively in their everyday lives and practising their creativity socially with other people.
Prior to joining Creative Lives, Gareth worked as a Senior Policy Officer for the Wales Council for Voluntary Action in Cardiff. Previously he worked as a Development Officer for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in London, and as a Grants Officer for the Community Fund. Gareth has an MA in Medieval Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art.