A DREAM OPPORTUNITY: GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR WITH MAJOR FEATURE FILM SHOOTING IN WALES

Ffilm Cymru are excited to announce new Foot in the Door training opportunities with major new film production Dream Horse.

Aspiring Welsh creatives and crew will learn valuable skills on the set of a major new film production with Ffilm Cymru’s biggest ever Foot in the Door programme.

The deadline for applications to Foot in the Door is midday on 3rd April. Find out more and apply at www.footinthedoorwales.com

Dream Horse is the true story of one woman’s extraordinary dream to breed and raise a champion racehorse on the allotment of her forgotten Welsh village – and of how she brings her entire community with her. Toni Collette (Hereditary, Velvet Buzzsaw, About A Boy) will take the role of Jan, while Damian Lewis (the upcoming Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Billions, Homeland) will play Howard Davies, the local accountant she persuades to join her in running the racing syndicate. The film has been written by Neil McKay (The Moorside, Mo, Appropriate Adult) and will be directed by Welsh filmmaker Euros Lyn (Happy Valley, Kiri, The Library Suicides).

Dream Horse will shoot across south Wales this spring, and Ffilm Cymru are working in partnership with Raw Productions to offer up to 25 free training placements and on set shadowing opportunities through their Foot in the Door programme.

For people that are over the age of 18 and not currently in employment, education or training, Foot in the Door offers the opportunity to spend a week learning valuable new skills and applying existing transferable skills to kick-start a career in the creative industries and beyond. Trainees receive guidance, advice and mentorship from industry experts, as well as support for travel, accommodation and childcare where needed thanks to Ymddiried bursaries supported through the Welsh Broadcasting Trust.

 

 

WOW Film Festival begins Thursday 21st March


 

The 2019 WOW Film Festival opens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre before travelling to The Riverfront Newport, Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea, Theatr Clwyd Mold, Kinokulture Oswestry, Theatr Gwaun Fishguard, Theatr MwldanCardigan, Queen’s Hall Narberth and The Courtyard Hereford.

  • We have Abercon, a special anime themed event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March.
  • Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk about shamanism in Brazil alongside The Dead and the Others
  • Prof. Michael Woods will give a talk on the “global-rural” on Sunday 24th March, with a director Q&A with Gaetano Crivano and Margherita Pisano.
  • Flore Cosquer from the Scottish Documentary Institute will give a Q&A following Freedom Fields, about the Libyan women’s football team on Tuesday 26th March.

Women are highly visible in this year’s festival, and we believe that women are making some of the most interesting and innovative films in world cinema today! Particular highlights include Cathy Yen’s Dead PigsMouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro.

Click here for details of all the films

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Job vacancy – Artis Community Chief Executive Officer

Salary: £37,748 – £41,617, commensurate with experience 
Closing Date: 25 March 2019 
Interview date: 8 April 2019 

 

Artis Community, based in Pontypridd, provides high quality community art experiences that are driven by social outcomes. We believe in the transformational power of creativity to make a real difference to people’s quality of life and have provided high quality, professional art experiences to communities across the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff since 1987, creating opportunities for those people most challenged by their circumstances. 

We are currently seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation into the future. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership and operational support to the Board of Trustees and a small team of staff and freelancers and will have overall responsibility for delivering Artis’ services. 

The CEO will cultivate and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders, policy makers and opinion formers and will represent Artis, its work and initiatives to the wider community, including Local Authorities, Arts Council of Wales, education institutions, voluntary sector organisations, and various community groups. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of achievement in leading a creative sector company/charity. Experience of playing a lead role in public-sector funding applications and negotiations will also be a key factor in deciding on the successful candidate. 

He/she will have a proven track record in networking, building strategic partnerships and maintaining external relationships, as well as experience of managing a small organisation or team of staff at senior managerial or board level. He/she will also have experience of analysing and reporting to the Board and stakeholders on financial and operational performance. 

We are working in partnership with Pontypridd YMCA to transform their existing building into a cutting-edge community arts facility. The successful candidate will therefore work with partners and stakeholders to support delivery of the capital project. Experience of running a multi-purpose community arts building and ensuring the delivery of the associated Business Plan targets will also be key factors in our decision making. 

Considerable flexibility is required as attendance at evening and weekend performances and meetings will be necessary. 

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the requirements of this role to our Chair, Jonathan Huish, by e-mailing samantha@artiscommunity.org.uk. The Chair will also be happy to discuss the role confidentially with interested candidates. 

We operate an Equal Opportunities Recruitment Policy and welcome applications from all sections of the community in Welsh or English. 

Bay Art – Launch of 6 Artists Exhibition

Bay Art, 54B/C Bute Street Cardiff Bay CF10 5AF

Saturday 2nd February 2019 2-5pm

 

 

We would like to invite you to Bay Art for the Launch of the 6 Artists Exhibition on Saturday 2nd February from 2pm
The Exhibition will be opened by artist Rachel Gadsden and there will be a discussion with the artists followed by the private view from 3 – 5pm

We do hope to see you at what will be a fascinating event.

Exhibition continues 5th February 2019- 1st March 2019

For further information

DAC Open Exhibition 2019 – Call for entries

The theme of this year’s open exhibition is ‘Trust’

Open to D/deaf and disabled artists and those with long term physical and/or mental health conditions, residing in Wales, aged 16 and over.
Entry fee – £7.50 per entry
Closing date 14th June 2019

 

 

 

Image by Vivi-Mari Carpelan  – The impossibility of sleeplessness and Damien Hirst doesn’t exactly help

Through our DAC Annual Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales-based disabled and D/deaf artists or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions. It is an open exhibition including work from up-and-coming artists and those who have been working as professional artists for many years. Our aim is to raise profiles; increasing the likelihood of sales, enabling the progression of careers in the creative sector; building relationships between peers and exhibiting venues. We show a variety of forms and media; DAC supports artists working across all art forms, therefore giving as many artists as possible the opportunity to include their work.

We welcome entries under the theme of ‘Trust’ – It is intended as a broad theme open to wider interpretation
The full exhibition will take place at: Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells.
A smaller touring exhibition will then show at the following venues:
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil
Theatr Clwyd, Mold
Mostyn,Llandudno

Entry criteria: One entry per person
Visual art mediums accepted: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage.
Exhibition ready – All 2D work must be framed – with ‘d rings’ and picture wire/string attached for hanging. Size Limit: 1m x 1m
Work for sale: A commission will be taken for any work sold – commission rates will vary depending on the exhibition venue.
Entries must be submitted by 14th June 2019.
Due to the size of the venues there is a limit to the number of pieces that can be exhibited. Work must adhere to the Exhibiting Policy and DAC will select the work to be exhibited if there is over-submission. DAC reserve the right to accept or reject any work for inclusion in the show. In the event your work is not exhibited in at least one venue your entry fee will be returned.
Chosen work must be delivered to the DAC head office or stated venue by 28th June 2019 .
Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition which will run between July and December 2019.

Please submit a clear image of your work with your application.
Images can be submitted by post (A4 size) or via email as an attachment with a high resolution (300dpi) to kate@dacymru.com or uploaded directly via the following link https://airtable.com/shrHfdIRrs6lNqUFZ

All artists must be members of DAC (you may join at the time of submission including your completed membership form alongside your entry form )

For further information please contact kate@dacymru.com or post@dacymru.com

 

Cyfarthfa Castle Open Art 2019

The first Open Art Exhibition at Cyfarfthfa Castle

April 8 – June 23 2019

An Open Art exhibition for all artists at Cyfarthfa Castle in 2019!

If you want to be a part of it there are no age restrictions and both professional and amateur artists are welcome.

 

 

Please get in touch

Phone :01685 727371

Email  museum@merthyrleisuretrust.co.uk

 or on the FB events listing https://www.facebook.com/events/814176645593737/

for more information. WellbeingMerthyr

Celf Able

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 £3.00.

Future meeting dates and venues: 

 

Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building) 11-3      05/12/2018, 06/03/19
Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth 11-3                                   12/12/2018, 09/01/19, 13/02/19, 13/03/19
The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion 11-3                                                18/12/2018, 15/01/19, 19/02/19, 19/03/19
COWSHACC, Welshpool, 11-3                                                               16/01/19, 20/02/19, 20/03/19
Oriel Davies, Newtown, Art 11-12.30,                                                   05/02/19
committee meetings 1.30-3.00   
Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws 11-3*                                                 28/11/2018, 23/01/19, 27/02/19, 27/03/19

*Lunch available for an extra charge, please contact us to book,  tel 01938 810058/07972 932543 or e-mail admin@celf-able.org                                                           

Materials provided.  There is a small charge of £3.00.

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