Outdoor Art Bursaries – Arts Council of Wales

articulture-logo-colourBursaries are now available for Wales basedartists and arts organisations to fund their own ‘go see’ or skill share session, which will assist in the development of their work.

These bursaries are about seeking out inspiration, and encouraging research, networking, skill sharing and partnership working, both in Wales and beyond. They are specifically available for those currently working in, or interested in developing outdoor artwork of any genre.

Through providing these bursaries it is hoped that a wider arena of sharing, connections and collaborations can be created for the development of outdoor arts in Wales. They are funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

For full details visit – http://articulture-wales.co.uk/get-involved/support-for-your-go-see-or-skill-share-2016/

Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

Open:10 Feb 2016

For more information: Articulture Wales team  [email protected]


Mind’s new strategy ‘Building on Change’

mind cymruOver the last four years we’ve seen some really big changes in mental health. Public attitudes are improving and mental health is high on the political agenda.

Mind have helped millions more people have access to advice, support, information and services.

We couldn’t have done this without the generosity, time and commitment of our supporters, and that includes you.

We’ve made good progress, but because of the scale of the challenge we face, too many people in England and Wales still don’t have the support they need. That’s not good enough.

We won’t give up until everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they need and deserve. And our new strategy, Building on Change, is our next step to take us closer to this ambition.

Our strategy was created in partnership with people with experience of mental health problems,

Our new strategy is designed to help everyone with a mental health problem and you can download it now.

Together we will be there for everyone who needs us – wherever, whoever, whatever it takes.

We’re Mind, the mental health charity.

We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

0300 123 3393

Assisted Performances Diary – New Theatre Cardiff

Summer 2016 Season

New Theatre


British Sign Language:

Save The Last Dance For Me – Saturday 30 July – 2.30pm

Peter Pan – Sunday 8 January 2017 – 1.00pm

Audio Description:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Saturday 28 May – 1.30pm

Orbit Theatre: Cinderella – Saturday 4 June – 2.30pm

Guys and Dolls – Friday 8 July 7.30pm

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Saturday 12 November 2.30pm

Peter Pan – Thursday 5 January 2017 – 7.00pm

Peter Pan – Sunday 8 January 2017 – 5.00pm

Captioned Performances:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Friday 27 May 7.30pm

Romeo and Juliet – Saturday 10 September – 2.00pm

Little Shop of Horrrors – Saturday 8 October – 2.30pm

Rocky Horror Show – Saturday 26 November – 5.30pm

Peter Pan – Tuesday 3 January 2017 – 1.30pm

Peter Pan – Saturday 7 January 2017 – 2.30pm

For more information please go to the website:  www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

Box Office:  029 2087 8889



Festival Volunteers – DaDaFest Location: Liverpool

DaDa festival-2016During each DaDaFest International festival, we have lots of opportunities for volunteering. Roles include; front of house, invigilation, artist liaison, administration, marketing, events assistance and more. We ask for a minimum commitment of 10 hours but you can take part in as much of the festival as you’d like. Volunteers will be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses and will also receive Disability Equality Action Training and volunteer training.

For more information, visit: www.dadafest.co.uk/about-us/opportunities and fill in the form to tell us how you’d like to take part, email: [email protected] (with Subject Line “Festival Volunteer”) or telephone: 0151 707 1733.

Photographs From Home

Kay by Scott MichaelPhotographs From Home is a run by a democratic photographer’s collective based in Wales.

The project is about empowering mentally and physically disabled photographers and help them access the same creative platforms that non disabled photographers have.

The photographers that have and will feature on the website have full creative freedom to express themselves in the medium of photography. . It is based within the borders of our fair and passionate land where beauty surrounds us all. And we as a collective just want to show you our photographs of home.

If you would like to get involved or check out the website just CLICK HERE

RawFfest GŵylGrai 2016 – Call for Work

RawFfest is a new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It is being planned and programmed by young people for young people. We want to 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 to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by Friday 29th April 2016: CLICK HERE for Info


Gŵyl gelfyddydau ieuenctid newydd i Gymru ydi GŵylGrai, sy’n hwyl, yn arloesol ac yn ddigon o ryfeddod. Fe’i cynllunnir ac fe’i rhaglennir gan bobol ifanc i bobol ifanc. Mae arnom eisiau rhoi stondin i’r gorau ymhlith celfyddydau ieuenctid heddiw: perfformiadau, arddangosfeydd, gweithdai, digwyddiadau. Rhown fwy o werth ar y gwreiddiol yn hytrach na’r copi, y cranclyd yn hytrach na’r cyffredin, y beiddgar yn hytrach na’r diflas.

Os ydych chi neu’ch grŵp am gynnig gwaith i ddod gyda chi i RawFfest GŵylGrai, llenwch y ffurflen yma erbyn dydd Gwener 29ain Ebrill 2016 (ffurflen gymraeg) : Cliciwch yma

Best wishes

Cofion cynnes



Ruth Garnault

Director, RawFfest – Youth Arts Festival Cymru 

Cyfarwyddwr,  GŵylGrai – Gŵyl Celfyddydau Ieuenctid Cymru



07967 093442


I work 3 days a week on RawFfest GŵylGrai, usually Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.


My Life My Choices Co-Operative

Monmouthshire Direct Payments Co-operative in the making: first in the UK

Citizens-logo-1-150x77Disability Wales and Wales Co-operative Centre are delighted to announce that Wales’ first Citizen-Directed Direct Payments Co-operative is in the making.  My Life My Choices Co-operative, a group of organisations and families from across Monmouthshire have been awarded £50,000 to help set-up an alternative model for the provision of social care.

Rhian Davies, Chief Executive of Disability Wales:

“From the outset, the aim of Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru was to reignite the debate surrounding direct payments to support and enable greater choice, voice and control for disabled people across Wales. As hoped, the project has sparked the long-awaited transformation, in the selection of what will be the first group in the UK to pioneer a co-operative approach to the management of direct payments, allowing more people to achieve independent living.” 

The co-op aims to support disabled people to achieve their goals through using direct payments.

Mike Logan, who works with disabled young people as part of the Building Bridges project in Monmouthshire, is one of the founder members of the My Life My Choices Co-operative

“Our group is really excited to have this opportunity, and we would like to thank Disability Wales, Wales Cooperative Centre and Big Lottery Fund Wales for setting up this initiative. We hope that our group will help more people to use Direct Payments and find more creative ways of meeting their support needs.”

Founding members of My Life My Choices Co-operative include – Abergavenny People First and Monmouth People First; Best Buddies Monmouthshire; MAGIC Parents and Carers Network and the Building Bridges Project.  A strong partnership of local organisations and families are set to lead the way in social care innovation.

Professor Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Services, welcomed the announcement.

“This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a co-operative approach in Wales. Direct payments can support people to get on with their lives in ways that really matter to them. This is a great example of a project being delivered co-operatively and will provide opportunities for organisations across the country to learn from the experience.”

Derek Walker, Chief Executive of Wales Co-operative Centre said:

“Citizen directed co-operatives are a real game-changer in terms of how people who receive direct payments take ownership and control of social care services. This funding takes us a step closer to establishing the first organisation of this kind in the UK, showing that Wales is blazing a trail for the delivery of social care. The Wales Co-operative Centre is looking forward to working with the members of My Life My Choices Co-operative as they take the next steps in their development.”

For further information please visit: http://www.disabilitywales.org/projects/current-projects/citizen-directed-co-operative-cymru-project/

Dewis Cymru

Dewis Cmru logoDewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales.
People tell us that it’s not easy to find the right information, at the right time, presented in the right way. The Dewis Cymru website aims to help you by providing quality information from a network of social care, health and third sector organisations across Wales.

Dewis Cymru has local information for North Wales, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Local information for other areas will be added soon.

For further information please go to:  https://www.dewis.wales/