Artist Development Programme – Registration Open

DaDaFest

If you are under 30 years of age, looking to develop your creative skills and you identify as a disabled* or D/deaf person, we can help you to achieve your goals.

It doesn’t matter if you are a poet or a painter, a musician or a multi-media artist, or anything in between. 

We tailor our support to suit your needs and interests and it all takes place in a supportive environment. 

We can provide:

  • Development Grants
  • Mentorships
  • Placements
  • Showcase opportunities
  • Commissions 

 

“The DaDaFest grant allowed me to develop my skills in a range of writing techniques, helping towards my aim of being a multi-media writer and artist. It also improved my confidence as someone who can express herself through creativity.” Sarah

Contact the Artist Development team to register [email protected]

For more information please go here

 

*A person who is disabled, D/deaf and / or living with a long term condition or illness

Introduction to Supporting People to Get Online

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability Wales20th February in Cardiff

A free  session appropriate for staff and volunteers who would like to develop a better understanding of supporting people to get online. 

During the session learners will gain a better understanding of the importance of digital inclusion. The course will also cover online safety tips when supporting people online. A portion of the session will cover appropriate behaviour when volunteering or supporting people to get online.

All participants must have some competency in IT skills.

Training is on 20 February in Cardiff. Please click on the link below to book your place or you can email [email protected] 

Click here to see more information

If you have a number of people who all want the same training you could save money and time by arranging in-house training from Learning Disability Wales.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me or phone 02920 681174.

 

New Years Honour

Congratulations to Jane Latham

We were delighted to hear that Jane Latham of UCAN Productions has been awarded the British Empire Medal in this year’s New Years Honours list. UCAN Productions is a performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their friends that Jane has co-ordinated tirelessly for many years. Jane’s passion for supporting blind and visually impaired young people to enable them to live fulfilling creative lives can be seen with the success so many members of UCAN have achieved.  Under Jane’s determined, generous and talented hand young people across Wales have flourished. DAC have partnered with UCAN on several projects so have seen first hand the dedication both Jane and her husband Bernie have committed to this brilliant company. It is reassuring that all their wonderful hard work has been recognised and an award has been given to such a deserving person and organisation, congratulations.

Upcycling and Mobility Training

Recycling of Medical Aids

UMT are a non for profit Social Enterprise CIC where they save used community mobility equipment that is destined to be scrapped.  They repair, refurbish and upcycle the equipment helping with the circular economy.

Their aim is to have a warehouse where they will offer volunteer and job opportunities to veterans with PTSD and mental ill health initially and once the structure is in place they will open their offer to disabled and less able bodied people.

The aids will be offered at a greatly reduced cost for individuals who wish to purchase equipment that has not been up cycled or a little more when a item has been refurbished in bespoke colours and materials.

Equipment that is not suitable for its intended use is upcycled into garden boxes, seats, trollies which are all raised to help wheelchair users garden.

For more information about training and upcycling work please visit umtcare.org.uk