Hafren Participatory Arts Commission Opportunity

Hafren, The Entertainment Venue, Newtown is offering an opportunity for five artists / arts organisations to work with local community groups on a participatory arts project this autumn / winter.

We are looking at five commissions overall and want them to reflect the diversity of Newtown by each working with a different community or group.
The ‘communities’ or groups can be established groups such as the scouts / WI / YFC or an entire village or a school, or a café and its regulars. It may be a group you know already or one that is new to you or your arts organisation.
Artists and arts organisations may apply singly or may collaborate (we are happy to match artists if we feel that they would work well together). They can apply for more than one commission or may combine commissions to work with more than one community.
The commission applicants must be Welsh or based in Wales.

The deadline for the proposal submission is Friday 7th September 2018.

Details of the project and the commissions can be found on the website:  Download Application Form:  www.thehafren.co.uk/pdfs/hafren_artscommission.pdf


Cymrodoriaeth g39 Fellowship

The Cymrodoriaeth g39 Fellowship is a five-year programme at g39 for artists, supported by Freelands Artist Programme.

This is an opportunity for early career artists to take part in a programme of artistic development, with curatorial and practical support from g39. For each cohort five artists will be selected to take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years.

Each artist will receive:

– A fee of £10,000 over two years
– Studio space and access to resources at g39 for a six-month period each year for two years
– A programme of training, mentoring and practical support from g39 and visiting contributors onsite, and opportunities to travel for research and networking
– The opportunity to take part in an exhibition and symposium with other artists and alumni on the Freelands Artist Programme
– Accommodation in Cardiff for artists based over two hours away
– Costs towards specific access requirements

It forms part of the Freelands Artist Programme alongside equivalent initiatives organised by PS2 (Paragon Studios/Project Space) in Belfast, Site Gallery in Sheffield and Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh.

 See our website  to download information and instructions on how to apply:   www.g39.org

Deadline Friday 24 August





The fourth round of Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Beacons short film scheme is now open for applications.

Funded through Ffilm Cymru’s BFI Welsh Talent Network, Beacons invests in emerging writers, directors and producers from Wales to develop bold and unique voices, explore diverse forms of cinematic storytelling, and establish flourishing careers as feature filmmakers. This year, between five and seven short films will be funded, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £15,000. Films can be up to 15 minutes in length, made in any genre or technique, including animation, documentary, Virtual Reality and 360° filmmaking, and may be in English, Welsh or a mix of languages reflecting the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Wales.

Kimberley Warner, Ffilm Cymru’s Head of Creative Business, comments: “Beacons is our best opportunity to discover the next wave of exciting Welsh filmmakers; we’re looking for filmmakers with a strong point of view and a cinematic eye, and not necessarily a formal background in film.”

Find out more here: http://www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/en/news-and-events/722-ffilm-cymru-wales-rekindles-beacons-scheme

The deadline for applications is 5:30pm on 28th September 2018.


Marsh Awards

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2018.

The Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts (freelance, salaried or as volunteers) in the UK and internationally, grant winners £500 to spend on their professional development.


Nominations Deadline: 10am, Monday 3 September 2018.


The Awards

Awards of £500 each will be offered to five individuals in the UK and one internationally, working in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations, who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. The Awards will be announced at the Engage International Conference in Manchester 13-14 November 2018.

Winners should use the Award to support their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and each will be asked to complete a short feedback form by March 2019.

Since 2011, the Awards have successfully enabled winners to develop their arts education practice through funding attendance of courses and conferences, the joining of professional associations, visiting of good practice in the UK and abroad, funding of research, and by inspiring personal and professional confidence through the recognition of their work.


Who can be nominated?

Nominations are encouraged for colleagues at all stages of their careers, working freelance, in salaried positions or as volunteers. Engage welcomes nominations for those working with organisations of all sizes. Nominations for non-members of Engage are also invited. Nominators should be a colleague or a representative of an organisation who has worked with the nominee.

If you made a nomination in previous years please feel free to do so again – we would be pleased to consider your nomination in 2018. Engage wishes to thank colleagues for the very high standard of applications received in the past seven years.


How to make a nomination

Click here to download a Nomination Form. 
Please complete this and email to [email protected] by 10am, Monday 3 September 2018.

If you are nominating someone, please let them know you are doing so and consult with them about the application; we would like to know how each nominee would like to use the award for their Continuing Professional Development. There are only five questions to answer on the form, and nomination should take less than an hour to complete.

Judging criteria and process

Nominations should demonstrate how nominees have exceeded the expectations of their role, by showing dedication or innovation in their work.

Judging will take place and winners informed in late September. A panel of experts in gallery education along with representatives from the Marsh Christian Trust and Engage will select the winners. The Awards will be presented during the Engage International Conference in Manchester (13-14 November 2018). The Award ceremony will include a description of the winners’ education work and achievements, and winners will be invited to submit a short video about their work to screen. UK winners will be offered travel expenses (up to £150) to attend the Awards event, dinner and a complimentary day place to attend Conference on the day of the ceremony or the following day (regretfully, we cannot offer travel expenses for international winners to attend the Award presentation). 

If you have any queries please contact Ailbhe Mac Eoin, Communications Officer, Engage: [email protected]  / 020 7729 5858.
Engage is committed to equality of access. Should you need nomination details in another format please contact engage on: 020 7729 5858 / [email protected]


About the Marsh Awards

The Marsh Christian Trust was founded in 1981 as a grant-making body. The trust runs an Awards scheme of some 75 Awards run in partnership with organisations across the fields of the Arts, Heritage, Social Welfare and Conservation. The trust works in partnership with organisations, such as engage, to identify the best candidates and deliver these awards. The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education were launched in 2011 as an annual award to recognise those working in Gallery Education who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. 

National Theatre Wales

Access Forum

Apologies for the short notice……….

The next access forum will be at 6pm on the 14th of August 2018 at The Sony Room, Wales Millennium Centre. The topic for this session will be ‘Creating integrated performances’, guest speakers to include Elise Davison, Taking Flight Theatre Company; Clare Williams of Hijinx Theatre Company and Jonny Cotsen. They will be sharing insight into their processes of creating work where access is integrated from the very start and throughout creation. After the presentations, we will have an opportunity for Q&A and discussion.

At the end of the evening we will also look at the content that came out of the previous session on the future of the forum.

Please RSVP and let us know of any access requirements to [email protected]

Graeae Theatre Company

Write to Play

An opportunity for our friends over the bridge……….

Graeae, together with our South West partners, are offering a unique development opportunity for D/deaf and disabled writers in South West England* to develop their skills and experience.

Write to Play is a paid year-long new writing course for D/deaf and disabled writers run by award-winning theatre company Graeae, in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Wiltshire Creative, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and the Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath.

Over the year, you will write two short pieces as well as a full-length play. Throughout the programme, you’ll be mentored and supported to participate in workshops led by theatre professionals to hone and develop your writing. You’ll write two short pieces, as well as a full-length play. Successful writers will be paid £1800 over the year (paid in instalments).

If you’re passionate about theatre, keen to write for the stage and gain experience, we want to hear from you! All access requirements will be met.

“Write to Play is the most inspiring and encouraging opportunity I have had as a writer. I have had access to workshops, mentors and the Graeae team, all of who have helped me to explore my writing in ways not possible before. Apply, it will change your life forever.”  Khush Chahal

“Write to Play has been informative, inspiring and emotional. This is not one of those schemes that only exists on paper to make a place look good, Graeae have been understanding and sensitive and have continued to support me as a writer and artist beyond the end of the scheme.”   Jackie Hagan

Applications now open until Mon 3 September, 12pm

We welcome applications in English and British Sign Language.

Click here for full details on how to apply & to download application forms.

*Open to applicants living in the counties of Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

                CURIOUS TO KNOW MORE?

Why not come to one of our FREE taster sessions* in August.

Tue 21 Aug, 2-4pm @ Theatre Royal Plymouth

Wed 22 Aug, 12.30-2.30pm @ Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST City)

Wed 22 Aug, 6.30pm-8.30pm @ Bristol Old Vic

We are also running an online taster session on Thu 16 Aug 2pm-3.30pm

*Attendance at taster sessions not compulsory for applicants.

Click here to book your place now!



Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances

Summer Holiday The Musical

BSL interpreted performance August 16th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 17th 7.30pm

Audio Described performance August 18th 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Let It Be

BSL Interpreted performance August 23rd 7.30pm

Captioned performance 24th August 7.30pm

Audio Described performance 25th August 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+


Audio described performance August 30th 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted performance August 30th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 31st 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+ 

Contains flashing and strobe lighting


Box office – 029 20636464




Art Group Meeting Dates

Art. Opportunity. Inclusion.

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art.

Materials provided. There is a small charge of £2

Meetings are happening at the following venues –

Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building)

11am – 3pm

September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th

Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth

11am – 3pm

September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 12th.

The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion

11am – 3pm

August 14th, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

The Old School, Guilsfield

2pm – 4pm

September 20th, October 18th, November 22nd, December 20th

Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws

11am – 3pm

August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th, November 28th

Lunch available here for an extra charge, please contact us to book, tel: 01938 810058 /07972 932543 or

email:[email protected]


Mercury Theatre Wales

35 Times

By Bethan Morgan
Friday 14 September at 10.30am and 7.45pm

Audio Described performance, Friday 14 September at 7.45pm.

There is a free pre-show Touch Tour at 7pm. You can call 01633 656679 or 01633 656757 to book your ticket, reserve a place
on the Touch Tour and set aside an audio description headset, ready for the performance.

Tickets are £12 and £10 concessions.

Jules’ Coffee Mornings are a place to get creative, to glue stringy balloon sculptures, to learn a waltz and to speak out.
Inspired by the real experiences of many brave women, join six who are now finding their voices. It’s not all just tea and biscuits. So you see, we know what you think of us, we know what we’ve become. That’s why we’re here…we’re trying to work out together how we move on. How we survive.

This production has a trigger warning of domestic abuse and the age guidance is 15 years and over.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales and RCT Theatres.