DAC/Galeri Residency Opportunity

Disability Arts Cymru are very proud to be working in partnership with Galeri and Helfa Gelf to offer a two- week artistic residency for two of our members. There will be a budget of £100 for each selected artist

You will work in Galeri’s Safle Creu space with a materials budget to support you during your time, starting on Monday 2nd September 2019. You will be expected to attend a minimum of 6 days during the two-week residency and a celebratory event of your time in the residency will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 15th September.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your process and develop your practice in a very special and creative space.

To apply please send up to 6 images and a proposal of what you intend to do on the residency to alan@dacymru.com by 5pm on 1st June 2019.

Remember this opportunity is only open to members of DAC.  To join as a member please click  on https://airtable.com/shrvNqxXJhdPT2upQ

Gobscure present red voice

gobscure – red voice. broadcast 22 may. 7 – 7.45pm


improvised monologues recorded on discharge from our worst sectioning onto donated minidisc player / microphone late at night in a homeless hostel once other kickings-off had died down. commissioned / premiered at beyond the boundaries festival birmingham for a venue which later got knocked-down & published by a dyslexic publisher who went bankrupt. 100 enhanced cd’s (including short film stealing brecht) did make it out tho. red voice is now experimental radio broadcast thanks to radiophrenia, radio borealis, resonance extra & (may 19 c.e.) … & hope is still a four letter word!

Access: 
please note this is experimental radio broadcast focusing on our mental distresses

Location

online (or on dab / fm). work is also archived online at gobscures mixcloud page

Book Tickets

DAC Open Exhibition – remember to send us your entries before 14th June 2019

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

Please don’t forget to renew your membership

We would like to thank all our members for supporting Disability Arts Cymru over the past year.  Our new membership year commenced on 1st April and we have been contacting our members asking them to renew their membership once again

Please note that is a requirement of the updated Data Protection rules that we contact our members every year to ensure we have their correct contact details and update their preferences for how we contact them.  Unless we hear from members by the end of May 2019 we will have to remove their details form our contact database which will mean that we will not be able to send them our weekly e-bulletins with DAC news.  We do not want to lose any members but we potentially face heavy fines if we do not comply with the law.

All members have been contacted by email or post by  Sue Pound, our Finance  and Administration Coordinator, giving details of how  to renew membership and reminders have recently been issued . Thanks to all our members who have renewed their membership.  However, if you haven’t done so  yet, please could you respond as soon as possible so that we can continue to keep you on our contact database.  If you would like to renew your membership via our website you can do so by clicking on this  link.

If you have any queries about renewing your membership or need assistance with the form, please ring our Cardiff office on 02920551040 and we will be happy to help.

Please note that our Annual General Meeting will be on 1st July 2019 at The Temple of Peace,  Cardiff.  We will only be able to send out information abou that meeting to those who have renewed their membership.

Thank you for continuing to support DAC.

Jonny Cotsen returns to the stage with the Louder is Not Always Clearer 2019 UK-wide tour

Mr and Mrs Clark present:  Louder is Not Always Clearer

Meet Jonny; teacher, father, artist. He loves music, festivals and nightclubs. He longs to sing.

Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son. Jonny underwent speech therapy and learned to lip read. He did not identify as ‘deaf’ until much later in life, always feeling disconnected from his disability but also disconnected from the world around him.

Louder is Not Always Clearer is is a funny story of disconnection, difference and desperation to belong created and performed by a deaf man. Through this moving, passionate multimedia performance Jonny shares his story with you; explaining how he negotiates life as a deaf man in a hearing world.

For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members, the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For everyone it is a humorous moving story of one man’s attempt to belong.

Louder is Not Always Clearer begins its UK tour this May.
The show is also part of this years British Council Edinburgh Showcase

 

The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions

Dates and venues

3rd May 2019           Galeri, Caernarfon

4th May 2019            small World Theatre, Ceredigion

5th May 2019             Machynlleth Comedy Fest

9th – 11th May 2019  Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

13th-15th May 2019   Bristol Old Vic

24th May 2019            Pencoed Library

Booking is essential

 

As a Tiger in the Jungle – Riverfront Newport

May 2nd  & 3rd The Riverfront, Newport

Three performers from Nepal ask questions about life, love, poverty and
greed.

Using spoken word, movement, circus and ceremony, they tell the
story of how against all odds they survived their childhood and created
their own destiny. An inspiring, authentic, raw and heart warming
performance about life and circus, entertainment and reflection.

Produced through an International partnership between artistic directors 
from nofitstate ( Wales) and Cirkus Xanti (Norway). As a Tiger in the Jungle 
will be a unique theatrical circus experience!

The performance on Friday 3rd May at 1pm will be a relaxed performance with BSL and audio description

 

Click here for the link to the audio flyer and programme

Tour dates Wales

May 12th Aberystwyth Arts Centre
June 8th & 9th Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
June 15th Galeri, Caernarfon
June 20th & 22nd Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan

 

Disability Arts Cymru membership renewal

We would like to thank all our members for supporting Disability Arts Cymru over the past year.  Our new membership year commenced on 1st April and we have been contacting our members asking them to renew their membership once again

Please note that is a requirement of the updated Data Protection rules that we contact our members every year to ensure we have their correct contact details and update their preferences for how we contact them.

You will all receive an email from Sue Pound, our Finance  and Administration Coordinator, in the next few days inviting you to renew your membership. Please could you respond as soon as possible so that we can continue to keep you on our contact database.  If you would like to renew your membership via our website you can do so by clicking on this following link.

Thank you for continuing to support DAC