DAC are recruiting!

North West Wales Regional Officer – Disability Arts Cymru

Salary – £23460 per annum (£11730 pro rata)

17.5 Hours per week  




Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is looking for a highly motivated Regional Development Officer to help us widen the impact of our work in North Wales; establishing development programmes and disability arts networks across the region. The successful candidate will focus their work across Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey and will have a shared responsibility for North Powys.

We believe in…. Opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners, and inspiring change throughout Wales.

Our vision is a simple one: to make the arts in Wales creative and diverse in equal measure, with disabled and Deaf people at the very core. 

Closing Date for applications – 5pm, 12th April 2018

Interviews – 23rd or 24th of May 2018

To apply contact:    post@dacymru.com

Tel: 02920 551 040    – www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

Volunteering Fair Cardigan

Get involved and VOLUNTEER



Thursday 22nd March 208

Job Centre Plus Cardigan

10.00am – 12.00pm


Come along and meet the organisations that can offer you a:

  • variety of training opportunities:
  • training and an up to date reference
  • a chance to share and improve  your skills
  • help other and help yourself!

For more details contact CAVO  on 01570 423232 or



Made by Hand – Cardiff November 2018

Applications for Exhibiting in 2018 are now OPEN.  

The deadline to apply is 6pm Friday March 30th 2018.  



Applications are invited from makers from across the UK and Ireland to the finest and largest contemporary craft fair in Wales.

You work to the highest standards making ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials, printmaking and paper.
You are resident in the UK or Ireland and your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

Set in one of Cardiff’s premier venues, Made By Hand is in partnership with Cardiff City Council and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Made By Hand will feature 140 companies selling directly to the public in the centre of Cardiff with a full programme of workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses, children’s craft activities and cafe. Presented by the multi award winning team from The Contemporary Craft Festival.


Deadline: 6pm Friday 30th March 2018


For full application criteria please visit http://madebyhand-wales.co.uk/apply

Contact details
01626 437653


National Theatre Wales – Job Vacancy- Assistant Facilitator (Freelance)

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.

The Agency (NTW) – Assistant Facilitator (Freelance)

 Working closely with The Agency Project Coordinator, the Assistant Facilitator is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of The Agency project in Cardiff – a collaborative project directed at engaging and empowering young people within Cardiff to plan structure and deliver their own projects.  Using a methodology developed for working with young people living below the poverty line in Brazil, the project provides development opportunities for young people in the UK, helping them to launch social enterprises and ambitious projects that positively impact the local area.


Total Fee £5,680

£100 per day for 3-day Training Camp

£175 per week x 28 weeks

£80 per day for 6 days Planning and Evaluation

Regular Hours: 13 hours per week (To include delivery, preparation & evaluation)


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.

Deadline: 1pm, Friday 23rd March 2018                                   Interviews:  w/c 9th April 2018, Cardiff

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please visit our website.



Into Film: call-out for creative practitioners

Into Film is interested in hearing from creative practitioners who would like to deliver workshops and interactive activities to support two of their key campaigns in the new year.

If you’d be interested in delivering sessions for any of the below initiatives then please contact non.stevens@intofilm.org and provide the below information

Name, contact details, type of workshop – outline of activity  – content and key objectives (ideally linking to curriculum objectives or the LNF/DCF), timings and cost.

They require fluent Welsh speakers to deliver the Urdd workshops and are looking for Welsh and English-medium sessions for the Coastal Archive project.

UrddAs part of the Urdd homework competitions they run two review writing competitions – one aimed at KS2 students and one aimed at pupils years 7-9.Students are encouraged to write reviews on films they have watched either at their film club or at a local cinema.

They support this by providing review writing help students to deliver comprehensive reviews and in addition to this Into Film will be delivering workshops at schools and venues all over Wales to promote the competitions further. 
Coastal Archive Tour – Celebrating ‘Year of the Sea’The National Screen & Sound Archive have a wonderful collection of archive films about the sea and coast of Wales. There’s an eclectic mix of films – scenes of Barry Island in their hay day, Rhyl life boat day an a busy and colourful carnival in Amlwch.Into Film aim to organise a tour of coastal cinemas/venues to host screening of these films and are looking for a diverse range of practitioners to support the delivery of creative and inspirational sea/coastal themed workshops. They welcome ideas and suggestions from creative practitioners based in the key areas they aim to target (Rhyl/Llandudno, Pwllheli, Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Barry and Porthcawl).

The sessions will need to be aimed at KS2 pupils or Year 7/8 pupils and focus on the themes within the short archive films (they can package a few to show together or only show 1 o 2 depending on relevance to workshop content).

A short summary of each film is provided on the attached and they can potentially share copies of the films if you would like to receive further information (copies are quite limited!).

They’re superficially looking for practitioners who can use film as a stimulus to discuss the themes within the films and then encourage the students to focus on these themes further via other art forms. They’re also interested to hear from those who can run film archive sessions to inspire and educate young people of the importance of archive footage and celebrate their place in local history and cultural identity.

Sessions need to be around 60-90 minutes and delivered on site as and when planned by Into Film. Into Film will coordinate everything with the schools and venues involved.

Practitioners need to be DBS checked.

Coming soon – the 2018 Festival of One-Act Plays

United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation

Each year the national amateur theatre organisations of the four United Kingdom countries promote a series of one-act play festivals. Local festivals lead selected productions to a national festival in each country, from which one production is selected to represent its country at the British Final Festival.  Area festivals are held in various parts of Wales from February to May and the six highest marked productions are selected to appear at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays.

Rules for the Wales Final Festival can be found here (PDF 184KB) 

The festivals provide an opportunity for amateur companies to appear in new and varying venues before widely differing audiences; to receive constructive criticism from a qualified adjudicator, and to compare the standard of their own work with that of the other companies taking part. For audiences, the public adjudication of performances offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of theatre.

Regional Area Rounds 2018

Adjudicator: David Price GoDA

Clwyd Community Theatre Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
9-10th March 7.00pm at Emlyn Williams Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire 

Conwy Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
22-24th March 7.00pm at Glan Conwy Church House, Church Street, Glan Conwy 

Montgomeryshire Community Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
4-7 April 7.30pm (7.00pm on Sat 7th) at Berriew Community Arts Centre, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys

South Breconshire Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
14th April 7.00pm at The Welfare Arts Centre, Brecon Road, Ystradglynlais

Glamorgan Drama League Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
26-28th April 7.00pm at The Savoy Theatre, Collenna Road, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Literature Wales – Board of Management Recruitment

Recruitment of Chair and Directors for Literature Wales Management Board

We’re looking for dynamic and inspiring individuals to join our Board of Management, as well as a visionary individual to lead the organisation as Chair.

Joining our Board in 2018 will mean that you will actively shape the future of Literature Wales as it frames its new Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022.

Literature Wales is a forward-looking organisation which thrives on change and responds positively and directly to challenges. We are looking for people who want to contribute to building a better society and ensure that literature is a voice for all. We are looking for strong advocates who share the vision and values of the organisation, and who can help shape the next phase of our development.


Literature Wales is seeking its second Chair, as the distinguished poet and academic Damian Walford Davies is due to step down in Spring 2018 in accordance with the mandated length of office set out in the organisation’s Articles of Association.

The ability to communicate in both Welsh and English is essential for the role of Chair.


Literature Wales’ Board of Directors represents a broad sector and includes a range of expertise, experience and voices. We particularly welcome applications from young people and individuals who represent protected characteristics. In this current recruitment process, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate knowledge of and/ or experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Legal & HR
  • Finance
  • Development and Business
  • Children & Young People
  • International Networks
  • Communications & PR

Literature Wales is a bilingual organisation and a positive attitude towards the Welsh language is essential for the role of Director.

Closing Date: Monday 12 March 2018, 12.00 noon

Interviews: week commencing 19 March 2018

For further information contact Literature Wales on: 
post@literaturewales.org / 029 2047 2266.

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for our Step Up:

Only a few days left to apply to our Step Up: Interpreting Collections course

Step Up: Interpreting Collections is Outside In’s training and professional development programme that provides participants with the skills to research and interpret works of art. This year the course will take place at the prestigious Wellcome Collection again. In this email you will learn more about Step Up and what the programme offers.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, this Friday 2nd March.

To apply, you need to complete a short application form. For more information and to download a form, see here.

The EstnetNG tech prize for 16-24 year olds in Wales

Do you have a passion for technology?

Do you have an idea that uses technology and could make life easier for others?

If so the ESTnet Next Generation want to hear about it!

The ESTnetNG Tech Prize aims to help young people who have shown outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and interest in the technology field to fulfil their talent and ambition.

The award is open to individuals aged 16-24 who live, study or work in Wales and have a passion for technology.

The ESTnetNG Tech Prize is an award of up to £2000 that could be used to:

  • Bring to life an idea you have for a new technology product.
  • Contribute to the cost of an event or course that will enable you to pursue and enhance your learning.
  • Help to grow a tech-related business that you have already started.

The winner will be awarded with their Prize at the Wales Technology Awards, taking place on Thursday 3 May in Cardiff City Hall.

Your entry should include:

  • What is your idea and how will it be used? 
  • How does your idea stand out from the crowd? Is its purpose clear?
  • How well have you used your science and technology skills to put the idea together. Is it doable?
  • The prize could be awarded for an idea or a business, but it could also be for an experience that could really help you achieve your dreams in tech. How would this course/trip help you achieve your goal?
  • If you won, how will the prize-money be used?


We would like you to keep us updated with some regular blog posts that we can include on the ESTnetNG website.
We would like you to return to the Wales Technology Awards in 2019 to tell us about how the ESTnetNG Tech Prize has helped you and present the prize to next year’s winner.


1. Register at www.estnetng.co.uk

2. Upload your video or written application of no more than a 1000 words to tell us why you deserve to win the ESTnetNG Tech Prize.


  • You must submit your entry on or before 29 March 2018.
  • You must be between 16 and 24 and living, studying or working in Wales on the 29 March 2018 (last day to enter).