Josef Herman Foundation


The Josef Herman Arts Foundation is is based at the Welfare Hall, Ystradgynlais south Wales and is a registered charity that works in partnership with organisation across Wales and is supported by its patrons, David Herman, The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Dr Rowan Williams, actor Michael Sheen, playwright Ed Thomas, Dr Hywel Francis, Mair Francis, Mike Jones and the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd.


The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of the life and work of the Polish artist Josef Herman and in his name fostering a wider participation in the arts and an awareness of human rights. This is done through the annual Award for schools, exhibitions, events, lectures and support for an annual prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.


The company is made up of board members.

Chair – Elinor Gilbey

Vice Chair – Betty Rae Watkins

Treasurer – Peter Bryan

Company Secretary – Jackie Hankins

Carole Hopkins

Anne Soroka

Paul Joyner

Mary Pearce

Gwenllian Beynon

Catrin Saran James

Wayne Jones

Annette Williams


David Herman

The Rt Rev. Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth

The Rt Hon. the Lord John Thomas of Cwmgiedd

Michael Sheen

Mair Francis

Mike Jones

Ed Thomas