The Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA) welcomes the creation of the Wales Arts and Humanities Alliance and looks forward to creating a strong and successful cooperation to promote the Arts and Humanities in the wider UK landscape and internationally.

The new partnership, similarly to SAHA, aims to allow the universities to share resources and skills to increase research and innovation in the arts and humanities in Wales. Currently, the alliance has nine universities: Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea University, Open University in Wales, University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Wrexham Glyndŵr University. The alliance is currently being developed by Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University and Chair of Universities Wales Research and Innovation Network Professor Paul Boyle.

The newly formed Wales Arts and Humanities Alliance is due to meet with SAHA’s co-Chair Professor Murray Pittock MAE FRSE later this month to discuss best practices and possible future opportunities.

Professor Pittock said:

“I am delighted to see other Arts and Humanities alliances flourishing in the UK. I look forward to meeting Professor Boyle and discuss SAHA’s experiences and possible next steps.

“Across Scotland and the UK, our arts and humanities contribute significantly to so many aspects of our society and positively impact the lives of people across the nation. Having another similar alliance will lead to an even stronger, collective voice which will certainly contribute to increase the understanding of the value the sector adds and how arts and humanities are to be embraced, promoted and nurtured for the benefit of us all.”