The Earl of Clancarty

The Earl of Clancarty's full title is The Earl of Clancarty. His name is Nicholas Power Richard Le Poer Trench, and he is a current member of the House of Lords.

APPG officer roles

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Officer Roles are drawn from the latest edition of the Register of APPGs. To see the latest edition of the register, go to Published Register of APPGs.

Art, Craft and Design in Education
The group believes that art, craft and design education is essential to the economy and to the cultural, spiritual, creative and social wellbeing of all; that it empowers individuals, enabling them to engage with our rich visual and cultural heritage, express themselves and become visually literate and perceptive, and that access to high quality art, craft and design education is an entitlement for everyone.
Vice Chair
Craft
To enhance the understanding and promotion of craft in the UK, and to ensure that craft skills are supported and passed on to future generations.
Vice Chair
Music
To provide a discussion forum between the music industry and parliamentarians.
Vice Chair
Music Education
To support parliamentarians engaging in discussions relating to music education through early years, primary, secondary, SEND, further and higher education, and lifelong learning. The Group has a particular focus on Curriculum, the National Plan for Music Education, challenges facing higher education,and progression into the creative and cultural sector.
Vice Chair
Performers' Alliance
To work alongside the unions of the Performers' Alliance - Equity, the Musicians' Union and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain - to raise issues affecting performers and writers across the arts community and to provide a forum for issues relating to arts and culture policy.
Officer
Performing Arts Education and Training
To support parliamentarians in discussions relating to: appropriate training, education, assessment and professional practices across the performing arts, particularly drama, dance and musical theatre; practitioners continuing professional development within the creative and cultural industries; wider benefits of engagement with the performing arts for students, practitioners and audiences.
Vice Chair
Visual Arts
The APPG provides a forum for parliamentarians to discuss the role played by the visual arts in the UK. It informs parliamentarians about the latest issues affecting the visual arts community, the contribution the visual arts make to our society and economy and puts forward ideas about how it can remain a vibrant and world-leading sector.
Vice Chair
Writers
To represent the interests of all writers; to safeguard their intellectual property rights; and to ensure they receive a fair level of recognition and reward for their contribution to the economy and society as a whole.
Vice Chair