MS Society Cymru

My MS: My Rights My Choices

Free Mindfulness Taster Session

Wednesday 27th June

2.30 – 4pm

Glaslyn Leisure Centre

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

MS Society Cymru’s ‘My MS My Rights, My Choices’ project is a free and confidential information and support service for people living with and affected by MS in Wales.

Spaces are limited for this session so booking is essential.

For more information or to book a space please contact: Naomi 020 8438 0753 email: [email protected]

Diverse Cymru

Dementia Care for People from BME Communities – Research Project

Diverse Cymru is leading on a project whichwill undertake research into dementia care for people from BME communities in Wales. They will contact the 7 Local Health Boards to establish current users of services, identifying gaps in support for BME communities.

Research will include third sector provision from organisations currently providing services to older people with dementia including Age Concern; Dementia UK; Alzheimer’s Society  as well as other BME-led third sector service providers working in the area and good practice in Wales and from other parts of the UK. Research will consider services and support available to people with dementia and their carers.

If you would like to get involved in this research, (especially BME people and people who work with diverse communities) please contact Suzanne Duval – BME Mental Health Manager [email protected]

 

 

 

Ideas:People:Places Project, Maindee Library, Newport

Maindee Unlimited are inviting applications from Sound Artists to produce a new art installation for the newly refurbished Maindee Library building, a volunteer-run community space in Maindee on the eastern side of Newport city centre. 

The commissioned work will be situated and made in response to aspects of the social and cultural ecology of Maindee and will form part of the wider Finding Maindee: Mappa Maindee programme.  The commission will culminate in a launch event at Maindee Library in November 2018.  This will mark the end of the Ideas: People: Places project in Maindee but will also signal the start of a programme of arts & cultural events and activities that Maindee Unlimited plan to continue to host in the newly refurbished library, known as Maindee Library.

Budget: £13,000, inclusive of VAT

Commission is expected to run from August – November 2018

Deadline for Applications is Midnight 25 July 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 07 August 2018

Full brief and details of how to apply may be downloaded here (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=fc4243b1a7&e=73550b38af) .

This commission is part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=13e297db2f&e=73550b38af)  strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.  The project is part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others.

The commission is being co-curated by Jo Sutton (Maindee Unlimited (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=daa6806ba1&e=73550b38af) ) and Sarah Pace (Addo (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=e4355a4f4a&e=73550b38af) ).

Disability Wales – Driving Forward Disability Rights in Wales – Aberystwyth

Join us at our Regional Event in Aberystwyth!

Thu 28 June 2018     10:30 – 16:00

Medrus 4 , Penbryn Building Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3B

This is a FREE one-day event, a great chance to get an update on disability rights in Wales.

Programme to include:

  • The United Nations review on disabled people in the UK– one-year on….hear from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Brexit implications for disabled people….what we know so far…
  • Panel discussion on disability discrimination in Wales….perhaps you feel you have been discriminated against…opportunity to get advice

Workshops aimed at disabled people and their organisations. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussions, networking and to share knowledge.

Early booking advised!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/driving-forward-disability-rights-in-wales-aberystwyth-tickets-45713406028

First Fortnight Submission Callout- Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival

First Fortnight are delighted and proud to be hosting Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival in January 2019!

From April 30th-June 29th 2018, we will begin accepting submissions from Irish and European based artists working in any medium for the festival which will take place January 2019. These events will take place in several venues across the primary festival hub of Dublin city and throughout the country of Ireland. Artists with an interest in the prejudice, discrimination and stigma connected to mental health are particularly welcome to apply.
The European Festival

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through cultural action. First Fortnight also provides creative therapy to marginalised groups.

Since 2009 First Fortnight has produced 7 national mental health arts festivals challenging mental health prejudice and ending stigma.

For decades Ireland has been home to citizens from every corner of Europe who have enriched our society. Our presentation of this festival will provide a platform to embrace the vibrancy of modern Ireland and Europe but also to reflect on the pressures that modern society can place on our mental health, with an emphasis on the European community.  We are challenging artists to submit artistically ambitious mental health themed work with an emphasis on multicultural themes and providing voices for the people of Europe.

Accessibility and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of our programming policy as mental health applies to all of us and transcends European borders. We believe this festival will help strengthen the idea of the Irish seeing themselves as European and be a strong reminder of the many opportunities the European Union offers its citizens.

The festival will be held in January 2019 in Dublin & regional venues with satellite events planned throughout the country. 

The Festival Submission Process

As part of this process we will be inviting proposals for consideration to the festival programme, which will receive bursaries if selected for inclusion. For more information on the submission call-out and how to submit proposals, please click here.

To be a truly representative European festival, we believe it is vital to have representation and invite involvement from as many European nationalities as possible in this forum.

Rhôd Art Camp 2018

Rhôd Artists Group Art Camp 2018 – July 14 – 28th

at Melin Glonc, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XB

Apply now as applications close on 22nd June

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Rhôd Artists Group has a reputation for organising contemporary art exhibitions in a rural environment. As part of our commitment to rurality, accessibility and sustainability we would like to invite artists to come and research making work here with us.

Artists will be expected to a make a presentation of their practice to the other artists and any members of the public who attend. There will also be presentations by Rhôd Artists Group members and invited artists

The majority of spaces for making work are outdoors. This means it is possible to work on a large scale. There are some materials that can be made available for free. Artists should bring the tools they need. Making work is not a necessity, this is a wonderful opportunity to think about work and experiment in finding new approaches, or gather material and experiences for future work.

We are keen to make Art Camp accessible to everyone and will be liaising with Disability Arts Cymru on how to facilitate access to Art Camp activities. We would be happy to discuss with prospective participants how we can ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

To apply, please send your artist cv and a maximum of 6 images of your work to: [email protected] by Friday, June 22nd.

Art Camp is free – but you will need to bring your own tent/campervan/caravan. Rhôd Artists Group will provide an evening meal on 7 nights during the fortnight at a cost of £6 a head. Communal cooking facilities are available for all other meals.

rhod.org.uk

Call out for individuals to join a new Welsh-language writers’ group

This is a unique opportunity for up to 8 new or emerging theatre writers to develop their craft through a series of events, workshops and mentorship over a period of 10 months.

 

As part of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s new initiative – Theatr Gen Creu – a scheme that supports and nurtures talent, the company is inviting applications to join the New Writers’ Group.

  • A mentorship and training scheme – completely free of charge – for new and emerging theatre writers 
  • An emphasis on encouraging applications from those currently under-represented in the arts 
  • An extensive programme of events and workshops to develop and nurture talent 

The aim of the New Writers’ Group is to nurture future talent in Welsh-language theatre writing, and to enable new and diverse voices to flourish. The project will also help those individuals to develop their craft as they create new work for the theatre in Welsh.

The New Writers’ Group is open to writers of every age and from all parts of Wales and beyond – people who are eager to explore, experiment and develop their craft. Maybe some will be experienced writers in other media but fancy venturing into the theatre world. Maybe others already work in the theatre but are keen to try their hand at writing. And maybe others have had some experience in theatre writing but feel they need a helping hand in taking their next steps. We are especially keen to encourage applications from groups that have been under-represented in the arts – disabled people, women, people from BAME backgrounds, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The New Writers’ Group is a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru initiative presented in association with S4CLiterature WalesPontioTheatr ClwydAberystwyth Arts CentreCarmarthenshire TheatresWales Millennium Centre and the Sherman Theatre.

The scheme will run between September 2018 and June 2019 and will include a series of workshops with experienced writers and directors in various locations throughout Wales. Most of the workshops will be held through the medium of Welsh. The writers will also have an opportunity to attend a number of theatre performances in various venues, completely free of charge.

Following the workshops, the writers will have a period of time to write a new play, with feedback from professional people being given on the work as it develops. At the end of the writing period, rehearsed public readings (with professional actors and directors) of these new plays will be given in the venues that are part of the scheme.

As part of the commitment of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and all its partners to ensure that this scheme is accessible and open to all who wish to apply, every element is offered at no cost to the successful applicants. The writers will be paid travelling, accomodation and subsistence expenses to enable them to attend the workshops, feedback sessions, rehearsals and readings.

Arwel Gruffydd, Artistic Director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, commented about the scheme:

Opportunities for writers interested in Welsh-language theatre to attend professional workshops are rare. Rarer still are those opportunities for writers to see their work being presented by professional actors. Opportunities to experiment, to have a go at fulfilling an ambition and, yes, even to fail, are all essential elements of a thriving theatre environment in any language. We are extremely pleased that so many key and influential partners have joined us in this venture and are very grateful to them for their support. Together, we’re determined to give encouragement to a new generation of Welsh-language theatre writers, and look forward to receiving applications from writers of all ages who feel they need a little support to move forward with their work and who are ready to take a chance!

Closing date: 17:00 on Monday 18 June 2018.

For full details and how to apply please visit the Theatr Gen Creu page.

Ynys Mon a Gwynedd Mind

Ynys MonThe Four Quartets Exhibition

 

                                                                                                          Ynys Môn and Gwynedd Mind will be exhibiting work from its art project: The Four Quartets, June-July 2018 (in Holyhead and Llanberis), come and have a look!

Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead

June 7th – July 8th

Electric Mountain, Llanberis

July 11th – 16th

The art project involved four groups creating work for a quartet, exploring themes around mental health.

For more information please contact: Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01286 685 279

Jasmine French, Anti-Stigma Worker

Unit 10, Galeri, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ

www.ynysmonandgwyneddmind.co.uk

 

 

Mess up the Mess

Temporary Youth Arts Officer (Maternity Cover)

Full Time, 37 hours per week
Fixed Term contract to June 2019 or return of the postholder
£23,120.23 per annum

 
Temporary Youth Arts Officer
Are you passionate about youth arts and drama and engaging young people from diverse backgrounds? Are you committed to making sure all young people are able to participate regardless of the particular barriers they may face?
 
We’re looking for an experienced youth arts professional to play a key role in our Well Iawn programme while our Youth Arts Officer takes maternity leave.
 
Well Iawn is a 3 year project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, which uses drama and arts activities to support the wellbeing of young people. Well Iawn takes a holistic view of wellbeing, looking at factors including environment and community as well as physical and emotional wellbeing. Working with our regular groups in Ammanford and Brynaman, and with disadvantaged young people from across South Wales, you’ll need lots of enthusiasm and initiative to fulfil the 2 aspects of the role:
 

  • Delivery – creating and delivering drama and creative wellbeing activities to young people
  • Project Management and Co-Ordination – identifying potential youth groups who could benefit from the project and planning, organising and arranging programmes of creative wellbeing activities with them.

 
For further information, download an application pack from the website: http://www.messupthemess.co.uk, email [email protected], or call 01269 591 167.
 
Applicants must respond with an application form that clearly states how you meet the post’s person specification. CVs will not be accepted.
 
Closing date: Monday 2nd July 2018, 10.00 am
 
Selection Day: Thursday 19th July 2018
 
This post has been funded by Big Lottery Fund.
 
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a check against the Children’s barred list, will be made before the successful candidate can be confirmed in post.