Artists Support Day

Outside InDisability Arts Cymru are hosting an Outside In Artists Support Day

It offers a free one-to-one session to create or update your Outside In gallery page.

 

Founded by pallant House in 2006, Outside In provides a platform for artists who define themselves as facing barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstances or isolation.

Artists who meet the Outside In criteria can get help to create an online gallery. During a one-to-one session we can support you to: photograph your artwork, write your artist statement and sign up for an online gallery.

Date: wednesday 15th March

Time 10-3.30pm

Address: Disability Arts Cymru, Sbectrwm (Unit 7), Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3EF

To book your one hour sseesion please contact Hannah Whitlock, The Outside In Coordinator

Call: 01243 770 845 or email: h.whitlock@pallant.org.uk

 

 

2017 RawFfest GŵylGrai Call for Work

Anya-Gwen-IMG_3403-wideRawFfest is the new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising.

It is planned and programmed by young people for young people.

We showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.If you or your group would like to propose work (including workshops) to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by 6pm MONDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2017.

To get a taste of last year’s festival visit the website: www.rawffest.wales or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N96wzDSDjz4

2017 Planning Groups RawFfest GŵylGrai

RawFfestAre you aged between 16 and 25 and passionate about arts in Wales?

Do you want to help plan this youth arts festival?
RawFfest GŵylGrai will take place in Llandudno from 17 – 20 August 2017.

 

Following the pilot festival in Newport last August, we are excited to start planning this summer’s RawFfest in Llandudno.

Would you like to help curate and programme the festival? (that is, chose exciting youth arts work and workshops for the festival)
Or to join the marketing group? (making sure everyone knows about the festival, helping to blog or tweet or Instagram, keeping Facebook up to date)
Or are you interested in the business side? (budgets, thinking how to fundraise, doing administrative jobs)
Or are you interested in event management? (stage management, logistics etc.)
Or are you based in or near to Llandudno and want to be part of the group that makes sure Llandudno’s unique personality is stamped on the festival.
RawFfest GŵylGrai is a partnership of Arts Development UK, Youth Arts Network Cymru, Newport Live, Venue Cymru and Wales Millennium Centre. We are grateful for financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government Major Events Unit.

Application form for young people who want to be part of organising the 2017 youth arts festival
To find out more about the festival go to http://www.rawffest.wales/

AGM – Film screening & presentation

film-cymru-picCome along to our 34th AGM for a Film screening of Changing the Focus, a film made by and with learning disabled adults, looking at the changes that have taken place in the last 40 years.

Our AGM takes place on Wednesday 26th October 2016 at 3pm at the Japan Room at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL.

This will also be an opportunity to say thank you and farewell to Maggie Hampton who retired in July after 23 years of dedicated service to DAC and disabled artists across Wales.

We will  be screening the Changing the Focus film which has recently been completed by Ben Ewart-Dean as part of our project funded by Film Cymru Wales and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Changing the Focus is a film made by and with learning disabled adults, looking at the changes that have taken place in the last 40 years.

Please email or phone us 02920 551 040 to let us know you will be coming.

 

 

Work Experience opens on the BBC Careers Hub

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Work Experience opens on the BBC Careers Hub on 30th August and the deadline for applications is 11th September 2016.

Please see below a link to the latest training opportunity at BBC Wales which may be of interest to jobseekers/ students within your community/organisation.

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/wex/17411

BBC Wales seek to recruit from as wide a pool of candidates as possible and we would welcome applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates. Working for BBC Wales is exciting, rewarding and challenging – and we want to ensure our doors are open to everybody with the attitude and commitment to succeed.

Please advise anyone that’s interested to look carefully at the role profile before applying. BBC Wales offer a wide variety of jobs and each job has its own specific skills and requirements which need to be met for the application to move forward so it is important that people apply for roles that really interest and suit them and the attributes, skills and qualifications that they have.

 

Should anyone wish to apply they can find more detail about the role and about how to apply by clicking into this link:

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/wex/17411

 

 

We do hope we hear from you.

Shape Open 2016/17: Submissions Open

shape open imageThe Shape Open is an annual exhibition of artwork by disabled and non-disabled artists created in response to a disability-centred theme.

Held in high-profile, artist-led spaces such as Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery, Portobello Gallery, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects and our own pop-up galleries, The Open provides a space where disabled and non-disabled artists can discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate.

This year’s theme is ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’. How do we creatively challenge the language of power, politics and disability?  To what extent do we need art to be a form of political protest? Where do art, disability and politics meet?  How powerful are disabled people?

Works submitted to the exhibition should explore, conceptually, abstractly or literally, ideas on the theme ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’ and contribute to a discourse around disability, art and power. Artists are invited to submit work in 2D, 3D, video or sound form. Any artist can apply to our call for submissions and exhibitors will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges, including Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE.

To apply to show your work in the open, click here. The deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Monday 3 October 2016.

We will soon be announcing the Open’s location. For more information or to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Isabella on 020 7424 7330 (voice) or at exhibitions@shapearts.org.uk

does that include us? / yn cynnwys ni? part 2

Sargy Man imageSee more>see different>see better

an exhibition of paintings by Sargy Mann

You are cordially invited to the preview of

yn cynnwys ni/does that include us? Part 2

at g39 on Friday Sept 2nd at 6-9pm

featuring the work of Sargy Mann

including audio notes by the artist

and new work

from

Sara Annwyl, Nick Davies, Ben Ewart Dean, Nic Finch & Peter Mann

Exhibition runs until Sat Sept 24th

and includes documentation from yn cynnwys ni/does that include us? Part 1.

AND FOR OUR FINAL EVENT OF THE SEASON:

Opera in Situ presents

‘Street Scenes’

Sept 11th

G39

7:00pm

A FREE SURTITLED PERFORMANCE BASED ON

KURT WEILL’S STREET SCENE

all welcome, bar & refreshments available.

more info at www.g39.org

Bursary from a Tŷ Newydd Graduate – 2016

logo-ty-newyddMeg Kingston is a writer who’s achieved a certain amount of success with her writing and now wants to assist new writers following a similar path. In her own words:

Tŷ Newydd is a magical place that draws me back time and again. The beauty of the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the buzz that travels home with me are bonuses to the actual content of the courses. I’ve gained so much from my time there and the financial assistance Tŷ Newydd gave me for attending courses at the start of my writing career that I’d like to help other writers to benefit, too.
I’m making a bursary contribution of £250 available for a writer or writers who wish to attend a course at this magical haven.
The bursary is intended to assist a writer who, like myself, has a disability or chronic illness to contend with, and has achieved some form of publication on their own merits. The publication doesn’t need to have been paid, but achieved in a competitive environment – such as star letter in a nationally-available magazine.

If you want to apply for this bursary, please send an email or a letter explaining how it would help you to attend a course at Tŷ Newydd, and enclose a copy of your published item to Tŷ Newydd.

 

http://www.tynewydd.wales/courses-retreats/financial-support/

Ashley Foundation Ceredigion Emerging Artist Bursaries

bandstandAshley Foundation Ceredigion Emerging Artist Bursaries

The awards are intended to assist the development of emerging artists in Ceredigion and consist of a £500 bursary plus a well publicised exhibition in Ceredigion. Six awards are available.

“Emerging artists” means those actively producing quality work but have not yet found the recognition they deserve. Artists must be resident in Ceredigion and may be active in any area of the visual arts. Undergraduate students are not eligible apart from those graduating in 2016.

Please apply to: Ceredigion Art Trail, C/O Mountain Hall Cottage, Sarnau, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 6QA or by email to mail@peterjackmanphotography.com

including the following:

a 500 word statement giving your background and describing why you deserve an award.
your contact details
Five images of your work or link to online media.
Name of one referee
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and to show a portfolio of their work.

Closing date: 31st August 2016

We thank the Ashley Family Foundation for a grant enabling these awards. The grant is managed by the Community Foundation in Wales.

http://ceredigionarttrail.org.uk