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, Dr Nini Herman, David Herman, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, Dr Hywel Francis MP and Mrs Mair Francis, Osi Rhys Osmond, Valerie Ganz.


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. 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
Acting Vice Chair – Betty Rae Watkins
Treasurer – Betty Rae Watkins
Company Secretary – Jackie Hankins
Carol Hopkins
Sandra Morgan
Anne Soroka
Christina Thomas
Paul Joyner
Jude Selden
Mary Pearce

David Herman
The Rt Rev. Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth
The Rt Hon. the Lord John Thomas of Cwmgiedd
Michael Sheen
Dr Hywel Francis
Mair Francis