The Night Out Young Promoters Scheme.

Night outThe Night Out Young Promoters Scheme helps groups of young people put on professional shows in their local area by taking away the headache of financial risk.

The 2-year project, funded via the Arts Council for Wales, is open to groups of between 5-30 young people aged 7-22 years in Conwy Communities First areas. Once a group have been identified a facilitator will work with the group via a series of 6 workshops to help them select and promote a show for the local community.

The project teaches skills from finances, how to write press releases, promote a show, invite local VIPs, obtain sponsorship as well as build confidence and self esteem.

There is a huge range of shows and artists available that they can choose from. Examples of the kind of shows available can be seen here: www.nightout.org.uk/searchshows.asp.

If you want any more information please contact Rhian Cadwaladr

Email/Ebost: rhiancadwaladr@mac.com

Phone/Ffôn: 07818424283

Diben Menter Noson Allan yr Ifanc yw helpu grwpiau o bobl ifanc i gynnal sioeau proffesiynol yn eu hardaloedd drwy ysgwyddo’r baich ariannol ar eu rhan.

Mae’r prosiect yn un dwy flynedd o hyd ac wedi ei ariannu gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru. Mae ar gael i grwpiau o rhwng 5 a 30 person ifanc sydd rhwng 7 – 22 mlwydd oed ac yn byw yn ardaloedd Cymunedau’n Gyntaf Sir Gonwy. Unwaith i grŵp ddod ymlaen bydd hwylusydd yn gweithio gyda nhw drwy gyfres o 6 gweithdy i’w helpu nhw i ddewis a hyrwyddo sioe ar gyfer eu cymuned.

Mae’r prosiect yn dysgu sgiliau fel trin arian, llunio datganiad i’r wasg, hyrwyddo sioeau, gwahodd enwogion lleol a cheisio am nawdd. Mae hefyd yn meithrin hyder a hunan barch y bobl ifanc.

Mae amrywiaeth anhygoel o sioeau ac artistiaid i ddewis o’u plith. Mae enghreifftiau o’r sioeau posib i’w gweld yma: www.nightout.org.uk/searchshows.asp.

I wybod mwy cysylltwch â Rhian Cadwaladr.

Ebost: rhiancadwaladr@mac.com

Ffôn: 07818424283

 

Arts Group Manual for creative arts groups with learning disabilities

Open Story TellersOpenstorytellers were at the wonderful Creative Minds Conference in Brighton on Monday 10th March 2014.

They had a stand at the conference to promote their Arts Group Manual for learning disabled arts groups.

The manual helps a group to decide what kind of group they want to be, what their product will be, how they will sell their work and how they will manage the money – all these areas are explored through exercises, discussions and activities. After each activity the group will make a decision and this information is added into the work-book. When the work-book is all filled in – there is a completed business plan for your group.

The manual was created after their organisation wanted to decide how it should run. They had funding from the Arts Council. They spent a long time working out how to get it right, and they would like to share what they have learned with other learning disability arts groups like them. The manual is available as a full colour printed hard-back folder, or as a downloadable pdf.

Here is a link to their website and order form: http://www.openstorytellers.org.uk/pages/our_books.html

You will see there is a sample of the manual that you can print out to try it http://www.openstorytellers.org.uk/pages/arts_group_handbook.pdf

 

If you have any questions, please contact anyone in the Openstorytellers office 01373 471171, or email  cindy.moxham@openstorytellers.org.uk

 

Introducing the Orpheus Centre

Orpheus CentreOrpheus is an independent specialist college in Surrey that increases the confidence and skills of young disabled adults through the performing arts.  They believe that every young disabled person should have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers.

They offer:

  • A holistic learning programme
  • A supported housing scheme
  • A domiciliary care and support service

Their students are between the ages of 18 and 25 and have learning and/or physical impairments.  They usually stay at Orpheus for three years.  They have over 25 residential students and around 20 day students learning functional skills such as literacy, numeracy and IT skills alongside song-writing and performing.

Over the past fifteen years Orpheus has transformed the lives of hundreds of young people and their families.  Their students have performed at venues all over the country including the Paralympics, Buckingham Palace and Glastonbury.  Their goal is for young disabled people to have the skills and opportunities they need so that they can lead fulfilling and independent lives.

The Orpheus Centre, North Park Lane, Godstone, Surrey  RH9 8ND

For more information please go to the web site:  www.orpheus.org.uk

Telephone:  01883 744664

Email:  enquiries@orpheus.org.uk