National Theatre Wales

Non-Executive Director / Trustee

National Theatre Wales 2Pro Bono
Cardiff

Deadline – Tuesday 18th September 2018

Founded in 2009, National Theatre Wales (NTW) is the nation’s English language national theatre company. Its vision is to create extraordinary experiences for Wales and the world. Proudly radical in its approach, the company utilises Wales’ rich and diverse settings, ranging from beaches to aircraft hangars, and collaborates with artists, companies, audiences and communities to create and deliver compelling and impactful English language theatre.

 

To date, National Theatre Wales has presented over 50 productions; large and small scale and of consistently high levels of quality. In its first few years, it successfully engaged c.360,000 people through productions and 3,000 active participation events, plus a further 1.6million through digital live casting and television.

 

Building on critical acclaim for its site-located work, the company’s focus will be on the themes of Place and People. Key features of its strategic priorities are the production of large-scale events to inspire high levels of community involvement and audience interest from across Wales, the nurturing and development of artists as a means of achieving extraordinary new theatre productions, and placing digital platforms at the heart of its ambition to deliver twenty-first century theatre.

 

For the next stage of our journey we are recruiting a number of Non‐Executive Directors to join our Board. We need individuals with relevant skills and experience in the areas of Community & Social engagement, Business Life (commercial), Digital & Broadcast, Theatre, Marketing, Finance, Fundraising and Legal or if you are simply someone who is passionate about attending theatre. In this role you would work effectively with our current Board members, the Executive Team and various creative partners to help us realise our artistic vision and reflect the best of Wales at home and abroad.

 

As a Board member you will contribute to the good governance of the organisation and its use of public funds, and will act in an ambassadorial role.

 

If you think you are that person, and share our values, ideals and aspirations, then we’d love to hear from you.

To download an information pack please go here


Deadline for applications:        12 noon, Tuesday 18th September 2018
Interviews:                                     October / November 2018

 

 

 

Common Wealth

Youth Theatre Lab

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff for 15 – 18 year olds. 

It’s from the 6th – 8th August and just £15 for three full packed days!

Here’s a link to the workshop – https://www.chapter.org/youth-theatre-lab and also the number you can use to book on directly  029 2030 4400

Here’s also a link to our showreel so do can check out what we do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8m-tusj-8g&t=3s

JOB: BFI WELSH TALENT NETWORK CO-ORDINATOR

Ffilm Cymru Wales is seeking a part-time co-ordinator to support the delivery of the BFI Welsh Talent Network programme

Part-time: 17.5 hours (the equivalent of 2.5 days) per week

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £22,500 pro rata (£11,250).  Plus pension.

Term: Initial 12 months with potential to extend.

For a full Job description and how to apply click  here.

Closing date for applications  : 6th August 2018

Interviews w/c 13th August

 

Ramesh Meyyappan

JOIN RAMESH at THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE with

OFF-KILTER

at DANCE BASE 7-26 August 3.30pm TICKETS
AS PART OF THE MADE IN SCOTLAND SHOWCASE

One of his finest performances yet‘ ★★★★ 
The Herald

‘Sheer artistry… a profoundly absorbing and moving show’ ★★★★ 
Scotsman

Off-Kilter is a darkly comedic visual theatre production from Ramesh Meyyappan, incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling.

At work and at home, Joe Kilter has his routine. Some people think Joe is obsessive. Joe would prefer not to be thought of at all. A change in his routine turns his world askew. His life is no longer his own, his house is knocked sideways and he’s off his game. Joe Kilter is off-kilter. Feeling increasingly isolated, his life feels impossible until he is forced to exist in darkness.

Off-Kilter explores mental well-being, identity, feeling a little bit different from everyone else and not quite being yourself.

 

RAW MATERIAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRON THEATRE & THEATREWORKS SINGAPORE PRESENT

OFF-KILTER

7 – 26 Aug (not Mondays) | 15.30 | 45 mins | Age: 12+ years
Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
Tickets: £13 (£11 conc) BOX OFFICE: 0131 225 5525 or Book Online

Cultural Heritage Training Opportunity at Swansea Museum and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Would you like to be part of the next generation that tells the story of Wales?
Have you thought about a career working in museums, castles, archives or cultural venues?
If so, this training opportunity could be for you…

Open Day at the Waterfront Museum this Wednesday  2-4pm to find out more

Cultural Ambition could be the training opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Experience a 12 month paid placement in a range of cultural heritage sites with supported study for an NVQ Level 2in Cultural Heritage

You’ll need to be:
• Aged 18-24
• Not in education, employment or training
• Not a graduate
• Able to commute to the sites
• English/Welsh and Maths GCSE or equivalent

You would be required to attend the sites for 30 hours a week, and work to an individual learning plan to complete your qualification.
A bursary of £800 per month will be paid to you, as well as an additional payment on completion of the qualification of £250.
There will also be a small contribution to travel costs to placements.

How to apply:
E-mail: [email protected]   for more information.

Personal Assistant – Freelance job opportunity

PA to Artist Nick Elphick
Job Description

Fee: £10-13.60 p/hr (dependent on experience), plus travel expenses
Hours: Variable – Agreed via contract for each project

Established Sculptor/Artist Nick Elphick is looking for a highly motivated Personal Assistant to support with widening the impact of his work as a Wales based, highly acclaimed international artist. The successful candidate will be an outstanding professional; motivated, reliable and able to demonstrate exacting standards and organisational skills. You will be expected to work using your own initiative at all times. Exemplary communication and networking skills are essential to be considered for this role as you will be liaising with commercial galleries, curators as well as media as prospective clients. You will be familiar with a variety of social media platforms and knowledgeable in their use as marketing and communication tools. 
The work will include:
• IT skills, administration/diary management/bookings
• Networking, liaising with galleries, curators, media and other stakeholders. 
• Assisting with Social Media Management
• Assisting with updating and maintaining websites/blogs
• Assisting with drawing up a business plan
• Liaising between legal representatives, venues, client and Artist
• Attending meetings with Artist and clients
• Knowledge and understanding of marketing and promotion
• Essential – In depth knowledge and experience of approaching galleries and the art industry
• Essential – knowledge and understanding of dyslexia

The successful post holder will be required to work from home and to travel throughout the UK; access to personal transport will be required.
Core hours: Work outside of agreed hours/days may occasionally be requested but will be agreed in advance.

Nick Elphick is a Disability Arts Cymru Member and DAC will be assisting Nick with the recruitment process for this post as part of our professional development support programme for artists.
*Once appointed, the role will be directly managed through the respective contracts signed and agreed by Nick and the selected candidate, and DAC will have no further legal responsibility in respect of this role.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st August 2018 
Interviews: (TBC)
To apply please e-mail a CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to [email protected]

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc

 

RawFfest GwylGrai Youth Arts Festvial

RawFfest GwylGrai 2019

Wales Millennium Centre,

Thursday 25th to 28th April 2019

Our event on Tues 21 August 2018 is YOUR CHANCE to get involved RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING!

RawFfest is a youth arts festival for Wales that is planned and programmed by young people for young people. It’s fun, innovative and surprising.

We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull. RawFfest showcases the best of youth arts today.

The meeting on 21st August is the beginning. Decisions about the exact programme will be made as quickly as possible over the following months.

But it would be great to have some ideas on the table.

  • Are you part of a youth performance group that will have a great show ready for Easter next year?
  • Are you in a band and you would love to play at Wales’ leading venue?
  • Are you a film-maker with a stunning short film?
  • We’re looking for poets, artists, writers, makers, circus performers…

 

This is your chance to get involved in planning a fantastic festival by and for young people – right at the very beginning.

Join us at our launch event on Tuesday 21st August from 2pm to 6pm at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

We’re looking for:

  • 16 – 25 year olds to programme, plan and market the festival
  • youth arts groups and artists who want to perform or exhibit at this exciting showcase of the best of youth arts today.

On the 21st we’ll have some taster workshops and we’ll create our vision for the BEST YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL yet.

Young people are in the driving seat. You decide what sort of shows, bands, art, media, workshops you want. What will it look like? How much will it cost?

To find out more please go to our website

Can’t make 21st August?

We’ll have a follow up meeting in the evening of Tuesday 18th September and other ways to get involved.

Stay in touch by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Ffilm Cymru Wales

Magnify Your Potential

Filmmakers in North Wales will have the chance to make the most of their ideas at Ffilm Cymru’s latest Magnifier event.

Held at Bangor University on 27th and 28th July, the Magnifier training days will provide an opportunity for filmmakers and content creators to learn from an international selection of speakers from the film, theatre, games and cross-media sectors.

 

Considering the explosion in alternative routes to audience and an increasingly tough film financing climate, the first session on Friday 27th will explore how the role of the producer has evolved. One of the world’s first cross-media producers Asta Wellejus will discuss with Wrexham-born producer Andy Evans (Keepers, Julian Lennon’s Everything Changes project) and former Bedlam Productions’ producer Stella Nwimo (…Is it the Design on the Wrapper, Nuclear). The second Friday panel will discuss reaching young audiences with Chris Payne, Managing Director of North Wales games developers Quantum Soup, Paula Clark and Jessy Roberts from York Theatre’s TakeOver Festival, and Wicked Wales film festival director Rhiannon Wyn Hughes.

Saturday 28th will start with Finding Your Voice – a conversation with Kieran Evans, the BAFTA winning director of Kelly + Victor, followed by an interactive filmmaking masterclass from Asta Wellejus.

www.ffilmcymruwales.com

Tickets for each day are £20, or £30 for both days. Book your place here.