Unlimited Launches New Commissioning Round with Nine Highly Ambitious and Diverse New Works

UNLIMITED today announced nine new commissions spanning a wide range of disciplines by some of the most talented and ambitious disabled artists from all over the UK.

Unlimited - new commissionsA dark comedy about life and death, a sound installation exploring homeless culture, a story about the rise and fall of British capitalism and being lifted by 20,000 helium filled party balloons are among Unlimited’s most adventurous commissions yet.

Funded by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Spirit of 2012 and Arts Council of Wales, and delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, Unlimited will provide over £500,000 as well as mentoring support to the nine artists whose commissions were unveiled at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff and simultaneously online.

The awarded works were chosen by 11 panellists including high profile disabled artists and individuals from British Council, Southbank Centre and Tramway. The panel was chaired by Ruth Gould, Artistic Director for DaDaFest.
On announcing the new awards, Jo Verrent, Senior Producer, Unlimited said: “This round of work will be astonishing. The selection process was extraordinarily difficult with so many high quality, incredible applications – we could have spent four times the amount. The commissions are diverse in every way possible – art form, ambition, take on the world – just showing that disabled artists and disability-led companies truly can’t be categorised into just one box. Watch out!”

Awarded artist Aaron Williamson said: “Unlimited recognises that artists thrive when trusted to be ambitious, and this project would not even have been imagined, let alone made possible, without Unlimited’s integrated approach to artist development. We are extremely proud to be included in Unlimited’s programme of critically rigorous, innovative, and uncompromising disabled-led work”

The new commissions are:

Assisted Suicide the Musical – Liz Carr (England)

Cherophobia – Noëmi Lakmaier (England)

Cosy – Kaite O’Reilly (Wales)

Demonstrating the World (England) – Aaron Williamson

The Doorways Project – Bekki Perriman (England)

Grandad and the Machine – Jack Dean (England)

Him – Sheila Hill (England)

TV Classics Part 1 – Cameron Morgan (Scotland)

The Way You Look at Me Tonight (working title) – Claire Cunningham (Scotland)

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Diverse Cymru are looking for participants for ‘Include Cardiff ‘workshops

Diverse CymruLocation: Diverse Cymru 3rd Floor, Alexandra House, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff

1 February 2015 to 31 August 2015

Include Cardiff is a collaborative community arts project drawing inspiration from Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History’s Memory Jar project, where visitors were invited to fill a mason jar with objects that represented a personal memory and to write an accompanying label that described it.

At our upcoming creative workshops, led by local artist Helen Joy, we are bringing together the local communities and the various voluntary organisations who work on their behalf to create Memory Jars that draw attention to the work that they have undertaken together.

A variety of jars, arts materials and everyday objects will be supplied by Diverse Cymru, but people are welcome and encouraged to bring items that represent or evoke strong memories or creativity along with them.

The Memory Jars will then be used to create an ‘Include Cardiff’ exhibition to showcase the many positive changes in people’s lives created by these interactions and ongoing relationships.

Workshop participants and guests will be invited to a private launch event to mark the start of the exhibition.

How to book:

For more information about Include Cardiff and the benefits of taking part please contact Annie Duddridge, Community Involvement Officer: annie@diversecymru.org.uk or thom.dicomidis@diversecymru.org.uk or phone 029 2036 8888

 

Gwesty Seren Hotel

Gwesty Seren hotelWe are very lucky to be set in the heart of Snowdonia North Wales. We have fantastic facilities in the hotel such as a craft room, sensory room, hydrotherapy pool and a games room. We have been spending time developing our activity packages so that everyone gets to enjoy what they like to do whilst staying with us, these packages include adventure – kayaking, raft making, climbing, canoeing, biking and so on, trains and castles days out, arts and craft, whatever a person’s interest we will try to find an activity or day that you will enjoy!

We can also offer great value deals to include accommodation and food in the price for you. We can provide care if needed also.

I attached is a copy of an electronic version of our brochure for you to have a look at, our website is www.gwestyseren.co.uk and please have a look at our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-3dChnP6I

Clwyd Theatr Cymru – Mold

Inclusive Arts Leadership Course

workshopsMay – August 2015 – Gloucester

Are you a creative arts facilitator in the visual arts, dance or performance sectors? Would you like to make your teaching more inclusive of disabled participants? Or would you like to gain confidence and/or accreditation to run your own creative sessions?

This practically-based training course, set over four weekend sessions in Gloucester, will enable you to plan, deliver and self-evaluate arts activities and be confident in understanding the principles of inclusive teaching and learning.

For more details about the course, contact Charlotte on 01452 550431 or email charlotte@gdance.co.uk. More information at www.gdance.co.uk.