Megan Merrett joined Creu Cymru as the Project Administrator on hynt in 2014 before its launch in March 2015. Hynt is the national access scheme for theatres and arts centres in Wales. It’s an Arts Council of Wales initiative, managed by Creu Cymru in partnership with Diverse Cymru. Creu Cymru is the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales. Hynt is a card scheme, a network of over 40 venues and a resource of listings and venue access information.
Before Hynt, Megan had worked at National Dance Company Wales for a decade as the Participation Officer, in which time she’d completed the Arts Management PG Dip at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and undertaken a range of part-time freelance positions. In addition to her work on Hynt, Megan is also the Volunteers and Participation Coordinator at Memo Arts Centre in Barry.
hynt is a national scheme with the needs of audiences placed firmly at its heart. It’s grounded in an understanding of the challenges that some people face in enjoying everything that arts and culture can offer. They want cultural spaces to be for everyone so audiences can all enjoy meaningful, memorable and inspiring experiences.
Specifically, hynt is a card scheme that entitles cardholders to a ticket free of charge for personal assistants or carers across participating theatres and venues in Wales.
hynt is also a website where audiences can find information about accessible performances at venues across Wales and you can also read our access guides to help you plan your visit.
Finally hynt is a network, working with all of the participating theatres and arts centres to improve accessibility and understanding through professional development, research and sharing of good practice.