The Tu Fewn commissions

DASHThe biggest news items at DASH this month, is the recent release of the three commissions from our Tu Fewn partners; Ffotogallery, g39 and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

Tu Fewn is one of our newest projects, delivering the opportunity for arts organisations in Wales to commission new high quality work by Disabled visual artists from across the UK and Internationally.

DASH is working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru across the whole of Wales – and the commissions for each partner organisation are outlined below.

  • Ffotogallery – want to commission a Disabled artist to create a public-realm/digital cross platform artwork as part of the Diffusion Experience for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography in October 2015. The commission is open to UK and international Disabled artists.
  • g39 – is seeking an ambitious disabled artist-curator to contribute to their process of programming. The successful artist-curator will be commissioned to work with the g39 team for a twelve-month period and will be responsible for devising one of g39’s 3-month seasons, comprising a main exhibition with associated projects / exhibition spaces, seminars and talks.
  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre – are looking to commission a disabled artist/maker to curate an exhibition as part of our ‘Maker to Curator’ programme. The resulting exhibition will be presented at LGAC in January 2016. The commission is open to all UK and International disabled makers/artists.

The three commissions can be viewed in more detail and downloaded, via the Tu Fewn page of the DASH website: http://www.dasharts.org/projects/tu-fewn.html

Free ‘Sharing Your Creative Skills’ Workshop, Llandrindod Wells

workshopsThe last of our free  ‘Sharing Your Creative Skills’  workshops takes place in Llandrindod Wells on 29th November!  Please share this with anyone who may be interested!

Do you have a passion for creative activities, such as crafts, singing, theatre or music?

Would you like to have the confidence and knowledge to be able to share your passion by passing on your creative skills to others?

If this sounds like you we would love you to come and join us at one of our friendly and informal skills development days

Our workshop leader, Gill, will show you some tried and tested ways of teaching people how to take part in and enjoy creative cultural activities – and work with you to create a few new ones!  By the end of the day, you will understand how to get people interested – and keep them interested throughout your own creative activity sessions!

For more info contact: janina@vaw.org.uk

Tu Fewn release three commissions for Disabled artists

We are very pleased to release the three commissions from our Tu Fewn partners; Ffotogallery, g39 and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

The commissions on offer, are in brief:

  • Ffotogallery – want to commission a Disabled artist to create a public-realm/digital cross platform artwork as part of the Diffusion Experience for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography in October 2015. The commission is open to UK and international Disabled artists.

  • g39 – seeking an ambitious disabled artist-curator to contribute to their process of programming. The successful artist-curator will be commissioned to work with the g39 team for a twelve-month period and will be responsible for devising one of g39’s 3-month seasons, comprising a main exhibition with associated projects / exhibition spaces, seminars and talks.

  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre – looking to commission a disabled artist/maker to curate an exhibition as part of our “Maker to Curator” programme. The resulting exhibition will be presented at LGAC in January 2016. The commission is open to all UK and International disabled makers/artists.

The three commissions can be viewed in more detail and downloaded, by clicking on the link below:

 http://www.dasharts.org/projects/tu-fewn.html

Background of Tu Fewn:

Tu Fewn is an exciting new development opportunity for arts organisations in Wales to commission new high quality work by Disabled visual artists from across the UK and Internationally. Working in partnership with DASH we will be working across the whole of Wales.

There are three commissions as part of Tu Fewn:

  • One to a mainstream gallery to select a Disabled visual artist to ‘exhibit’.
  • One to a mainstream gallery to select a Disabled visual artist as a curator.
  • One to an Arts Organisation to select a Disabled visual artist to be embedded within their work.

(By arts organisation we mean any non visual arts organisation i.e. theatre, dance, circus etc. By Visual Artist we use the broadest definition from Live Art to Painting, from Drawing to Video etc).

The aims of Tu Fewn are:

  • To increase the number of Disabled visual artists :
  • Exhibiting in mainstream galleries in Wales
  • Developing Curatorial skills with Mainstream galleries in Wales
  • Working with Arts Organisations in Wales
  • To change working practices of galleries and arts organisations through a practical partnership and network
  • To increase the number of Disabled people as an arts audience

Two new films from the Foundation for Community Dance

Community DanceProgression – Beth’s Story

Created by the Foundation for Community Dance in partnership with Dance4, this new short film features Beth Gardiner, a young disabled dancer and her passion for dance, progression and development from school through to being on the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme, and  ambitions for the future. This film supports the Changing Perceptions report commissioned by Dance4 and aims to highlight young disabled dancers’ progression routes. This beautifully made and compassionate film tells Beth’s story in her own words.

Inclusion – A U.Dance Experience

Created by the Foundation for Community Dance in partnership with Youth Dance England, this new short film aims to inspire ‘inclusive’ groups and group leaders working with disabled young dancers to apply to be part of U.Dance 2015 in Plymouth. Youth Dance England and its partners aim to have 20% of its 2015 U.Dance applications from inclusive and disability focused dance groups. The young people and group leaders from Oak Field School discuss their experience, including their hopes and fears, and provide a valuable insight to how any group of young people can successfully take part in U.Dance 2015.

Learning Disability Wales is looking for new Trustees

Learning Disability WalesLearning Disability Wales wants to create a Wales that values and includes every child, young person and adult with a learning disability. If you would like to play a key role in helping us achieve this we would love to hear from you.

We have the following vacancies open to representatives from full member organisations:

  • Adult Providers
  • Self Advocacy
  • Independent / Citizen Advocacy
  • UK Links (organisations with links outside of Wales)
  • Children’s Providers
  • Family Support Providers
  • Parent Carers

We also have 4 vacancies open to anyone interested in our work.

To find out more please visit our website www.ldw.org.uk