Tanio is an organisation committed to providing access to a range of creative activities and interventions to different communities – both locally and internationally.
Our work aims to enable a diverse range of people to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem through creative practices and community work. We believe that equipping individuals with the courage and self-assurance, which can be nurtured by creative self-expression, individuals and communities can be strengthened and enriched.
Established during the miners’ strike in South Wales in the early 1980’s under the name Valley & Vale, the organisation has worked with countless people and communities using Community Arts as a vehicle for exploration and empowerment. After decades of work, we’ve naturally evolved over the years to align with what communities need from us, and in 2020, we rebranded as Tanio to align with our refreshed direction and purpose. Tanio means ‘to spark’ or ‘ignite’ in Welsh.