A project initiated by

Mark Williams MBE

Artistic Director/Chief Executive
Heart n Soul


Mark Williams is a highly experienced producer who co-founded Heart n Soul with Pino Frumiento in 1986.

Throughout the last 29 years he has been central to the strategic development of Heart n Soul, and has helped take it from a locally based touring company to an internationally respected creative organisation, producing music, clubs, live art, dance and films by artists with learning disabilities and in collaboration with non learning disabled artists.

Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was awarded an MBE for services to Disability Arts in the New Years Honours list 2010.

Heart n Soul and Mark Williams have set standards for participation. They demonstrate that living the idea of participation is politically correct but even more important: It makes everybody feel good and the world richer by developing the enormous potential of everyone’.

Cooperations Magazine, September 2012.

The Panel