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 Extend Leadership Programme 2018-19

Open for applications until 10am, Tuesday 3 April 2018

The Extend Leadership Programme is open to applicants working in learning and education roles in the arts and museums and libraries.

The Programme enables mid-career professionals to acquire and apply leadership skills, working with a cohort of peers from across England, Wales and Scotland. Through a combination of intensive residentials, opportunities to explore aspects of leadership through group projects, mentoring and personal development planning – participants gain opportunities to explore and reflect upon their current practice, to meet with inspiring leaders in the sector, to develop their own projects, and plan for the future.

Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of learning and education staff in leadership within the arts and cultural sectors. Almost 100 colleagues have graduated from the Programme, which is now in its ninth year.

‘I have gained a clearer understanding of leadership and my role, heard from practical and inspiring speakers and met a fantastic new support group.’
Extend Alumnus

The 2018-19 Extend Leadership Programme will support up to 14 colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors who consider themselves to be mid-career and aspire to leadership. It is envisaged that places will be allocated as follows:

  • 10 places will be for candidates working in England
  • 3 places will be for candidates working in the creative arts in Scotland
  • 1 place will be for a candidate working in Wales.

Applicants working and resident in England or Wales may work in the arts, museums, libraries or heritage in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both. Applicants working and resident in Scotland must work in the creative arts in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both.

Visit to learn more and apply for Extend.

Helfa Gelf – Training

CONFIDENCE for Creatives,
webinars with Susan Mumford, Be Smart About Art
What role does confidence, or a lack thereof, play in your creative career? For many people, it’s a hurdle that keeps getting in the way.
Dates of LIVE sessions, 8-9.30pm: 
Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 29th November
More information:
85% discount for Helfa Gelf members, contact

Artist talk and tour –  EDGE
Monday 13 November @ Pontio Innovations level 2
If you are interested in learning about opportunities to develop your creative practice using technology this will be a day for you.

To co-incide with the Helfa Gelf EDGE exhibition at White Box in Pontio, Bangor there will be a training day where participants are given the opportunity to take part in an artist-led tour of the EDGE exhibition.  Here the artists involved will talk about their work and the potential for new digital technology to invigorate artistic visions and develop creative practice.  This will be combined with a guided tour of Pontio Innovate’s “Fab Lab” with demonstrations of the cutting edge technology available. 
Booking essential:
Evolving role of the curator
Wednesday 15 November, MOSTYN, Llandudno
Helfa Gelf is delighted to have arranged an exclusive introduction to the new exhibitions at the MOSTYN, where you will learn about the curation decisions behind the exhibitions as well has hearing more in depth about the evolving role of the curator.
More information & booking:

Community Music Wales Tutor Training



Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?


Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at or phone 02920 838060

Cult Cymru – Courses for creatives

Freelancing for Creatives
19 September 2017, Cardiff
£15 – £25 (commercial cost £110)

A practical workshop for creatives on the business skills of freelancing.

Topics include: 

  • Business & employment models
  • How to pay your taxes
  • Claiming expenses
  • Negotiating your fees
  • Top tips and online tools

“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”

To register:

Art Classes

Rachael Roberts Art Classes in North Wales

rachael-robertsArt classes starting in January

Promise Arts and Crafts, Madoc Street, Llandudno LL30 2TL

Tuesday 1- 3pm Mixed media art sessions

Booking via Anne Warren  –

Sessions begin on Tuesday 10th January

Cost: £2.50 per session, includes tea/coffee

Working with natural inks

January 10th & 17th

Working with clay

January 24th & 30th

Working with fabric transfer techniques

February 14th & 28th

Places on each course are limited to 6 only so do book early if you are interested.