Youth Arts Cymru Network

Casgliad 2018

28th – 29th April

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Casgliad 2018 is created by inspiring and leading practitioners from Wales and the UK – 20 Stories HighCardboard CitizensYoung IdentityOperasonicMess up the MessCommon Wealth TheatreValleys KidsWelsh National OperaFioWales Millennium Centre and Jukebox.

Connect with the YANC network, and find out what’s coming up including RawFfest, Wales Youth Arts Festival.

Casgliad 2018 welcomes youth arts practitioners, emerging artists, students and anyone interested in a vibrant future for this essential sector.

Download E-Flyer here

View BSL flyer below

Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

Booking: Tickets range from £5 – £60. Discounts for concessions and YANC members. Day and weekend tickets available. Please note this event is for those aged 18 and over.

Access: Casgliad is for everyone. Casgliad will be bilingual, wheelchair-accessible, and captioned for those who are Deaf and Hard of hearing. Contact YANC to book requirements prior to event.

Just booking a day ticket?

Cannot come for exciting ride of two days? The Casgliad programme is spread out over the weekend, so here is a rough guide to who is doing what on each day, to help you buy a one day ticket that feels right for you –

Saturday 28 April – Includes masterclasses, workshops, and discussion with 20 Stories High (Liverpool), Cardboard Citizens (London), and Youth Arts Network Cymru members including FioMess up the Mess, and Valleys Kids, as well as some surprise showcase performances. There is also an additional option of an evening social out in the bright lights of Cardiff!

Sunday 29 April – Includes masterclasses, workshops, and discussion with Young Identity (Manchester), as well as a focus on Welsh practice with a diverse range of Welsh companies and practitioners including Jukebox Collective(Dance), Common Wealth Theatre, Pete Duncan (Circus and Trainer), Operasonic (Music) and Rabab Ghazoul (Visual Arts). Youth Arts Network Cymru members will also be running creativity exchange sessions for artists to share practice and get hands on trying new ideas.

For booking,further details and for the BSL flyer please go here



Opening tomorrow!

Thursday 26th April 2pm and 7.30pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards (winning Best Actor for Llion Williams and Best Director for Peter Doran), Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage.

Written by Karin Diamond (nominated for Best Playwright, Wales Theatre Awards), Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t stop because of dementia.

Don’t miss one of the most powerful and uplifting plays of the year, with performances that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10. 

Touring nationwide between April and June 2018: Please click on the theatre and follow the link.

Chapter Arts Centre – 26th – 5th May Cardiff

Chapter BSL performances: 1st May 2pm & 3rd May 7.30pm

Torch Theatre – 10th – 12th May Milford Haven

Theatr Clwyd – 15th – 19th May Mold

Theatr Clwyd BSL performance: 17th May 7.45pm

Taliesin Arts Centre – 23rd – 25th May Swansea

Taliesin BSL performances: 24th May 2pm & 7.30pm

Borough Theatre – 6th June Abergavenny

Llantarnam Grange

Eighteen – The Lost Generation

The exhibition ‘Eighteen’ will  take place at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre from 6th October – 17th November 2018. We are seeking artists/makers aged between 18 and 41 to apply to present work commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I.

‘Eighteen’ aims to explore what it means to contemporary artists of the same age as those conscripted to fight in the “war to end all wars”. Conscription began in January 1916 for most single men from the ages of 18 to 41. After four years of conflict over five million British men had served and worldwide there had been almost 20 million civilian and military deaths. Every country involved in the conflict lost thousands upon thousands of young people including artists, writers, musicians, designers and poets, often referred to as the “Lost Generation”. The end of hostilities not only brought about a redrawing of the map of Europe but also the global cultural map. Its affects were not only political and cultural but also led to sweeping social change, suffrage and a shifting in the balance of world power.

The selected works will be displayed in Llantarnam Grange Art Centre’s second Gallery space and run alongside our Main Gallery Exhibition ‘Suffrage’.


Children’s Art Week

Children’s Art Week 2018

Taking place across the UK from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 June  

Registration is open for venues of all types and sizes – from museums and galleries to libraries, community halls and schools, to individual artists and makers. 

It’s a fantastic opportunity to encourage families, children and young people to visit local venues and enjoy fun creative activities that they might not have tried before – especially groups who might be new to your venue. Last year more than 16,200 joined in the fun across the UK. 60% of participants attending their activity were first time visitors to venues, and 30% of participants were audiences who were completely new to the arts. 

The first 40 venues / individual artists or makers to register events will receive £50 seed funding to support their event. All registered events will receive resources to help plan and promote their activities, publicity support plus free Children’s Art Week stickers to hand out on the day. 

Visit and sign up by Friday 18 May 2018. 

 For further information please contact – Ailbhe Mac Eoin 020 7729 5858

Email:    [email protected]

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, and supported in 2018 by the Kirby Laing Foundation.

Helfa Gelf

Arloesi Pontio Innovation

As part of our training and exhibition programme, and as a response to the interest in the Edge exhibition and seminar at Arloesi Pontio Innovation last November, we will be coordinating a mentoring and training programme followed by a curated exhibition in Arloesi Pontio Innovation’s White Box.

Do you have an interest in using new technology within your work?

Exhibition brief:  “Edge 2”

Artists will address questions about the modern world and our human experience within it.  Artists will use new technologies to innovate and push boundaries in their creative practice, helping them develop exciting new ways to better address questions about contemporary life.


The artists involved will use the technologies available in Arloesi Pontio Innovation ‘fabLAB’ from laser cutters, to scanners and 3D printers. Exploration of these new technologies will inform and innovate the creative practice of the artists.


The artists will share their journey and talk about their practice and use of the ‘fabLAB’ to Helfa Gelf/AAF members and the wider creative community. This will involve an exhibition launch event and artists will also be available at times during the exhibition period.

Economic Regeneration

The exhibition will allow local artists, business people and Helfa Gelf/AAF members to understand the potential of using new technologies as a creative tool and the different ways those technologies could contribute to the development of their own creative or commercial practice.


We will be selecting a maximum of 8 visual artists who would like to spend more time in Arloesi Pontio Innovation and be part of a group exhibition at White Box, from Friday 18th Jan to Monday 11th February 2019.  You will be offered on-going mentoring support from the mentor/curator.  The selection panel will include Helfa Gelf representation and the Edge 2 curator. The mentor/curator is Remy Dean, artist, author (including Evolution of Western Art), critic and Creative Agent, who has many years’ experience as an arts tutor, coaching creatives from concept to outcome.

Arloesi Pontio Innovation part of the University of Bangor, is a leading innovation centre and one of the UK’s finest maker spaces.  API is a place where the arts meets science.  Pontio fabLAB is a facility where you can gain access to digital manufacturing and prototyping equipment.  For more information Pontio Innovation fabLAB and follow the “innovation” tab then click on “fabLAB”.

Application process:

If you would like to apply please email: [email protected].

Deadline:  12pm Wednesday 16th May2018

Please note this opportunity is available to Helfa Gelf and AAF members only.

Helfa Gelf

Stiwdio Maelor Open Call

Invitation to all artists who are members of Helfa Gelf 2018 to apply for a residency at Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Gwynedd SY20 9SP.  It aims to facilitate the creative work of artists by giving them the opportunity to take a step out of their everyday lives. By staying at this rural village on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, free from their daily routine and demands, artists are able to recharge and enhance their productivity, explore an area of outstanding natural beauty and interact with other artists.
What will we offer?
Stiwdio Maelor will offer:

  • A two week residency at Stiwdio Maelor for a member of Helfa Gelf. The residency would take place in the attic space at Maelor for 2 weeks from 28th of August – 11th of September 2018. There will be an open day on the weekend 7-9 September to showcase the project/work of the artist.
  • Free accommodation in a private room during the residency.
  • Private working space during the residency.
  • Access to shared spaces (kitchen, dining room, bathroom).
  • Wifi
  • Discussion of the project with residency staff and other artists.     
  • The promotion of project and work through social media. 
  • The selected artist will be able to participate in a possible collaboration with other artists also residing there during the period; Liz Corbett (writer, Australia and Welsh speaker) and Samues Lueng (China)
  • Complimentary Friend of Stiwdio Maelor for one year after the conclusion of their residency.
  • Payment of cost of materials by Helfa Gelf up to £100.

 (The residency does not include travel or other living expenses.)
What does Stiwdio Maelor/Helfa Gelf expect from the selected artist?

  • A collaboration with local artist/s and/or community project to be showcased on the Helfa Gelf open weekend 7-9th of September.
  • Regular and serious work during the residency.
  • Stiwdio Maelor and Helfa Gelf to be named in all communications related to the project realized here. 
  • The inclusion of Stiwdio Maelor and Helfa Gelf sponsor’s logos on all handouts or other publications.
  • Two blog posts (visual or written or both) documenting your residency (to be submitted to the coordinator at the end of each week).

 Deadline for submissions: 21st May 2018.
Please contact Judith at [email protected] for application form or to make a submission.
Please contact Veronica Calarco at [email protected] if you have any questions.

The Imagination Cafe


12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB

A pop-up exhibition and cafe

24th – 28th April 10:30am – 4pm

Mostyn, Llandudno are hosting the Imagination Café – this is part of the UK wide programme that has been developed to share the outcomes of the Dementia and Imagination research programme – the dementia and visual arts research programme led by Bangor University that Lost in Art were part of. 

  • The Imagination Cafe challenges the negative stigma around dementia and spreads the word on innovative arts-based research.
  • Including art work on display by those living with dementia as well by renowned artists.
  • Dementia friendly afternoon tea
  • Art workshops for members of the public and local artists

For enquiries contact Samuel Pontin [email protected] and to book workshops call  07823 441545.



Anglesey Mobile Cinema

What is Mobile Cinema?

Would your community like to host SiniMon?

Would you like to know more about how SiniMon can benefit your community?

To find out, just attend our session at Llangefni Town Hall on Thursday 26th April 9:30 am – 11.30am

For further information please contact Peter Davies at [email protected]  07920 094078

or Jackie Lewis at [email protected] 01248 725716

National Theatre Wales

TEAM Administrative Assistant

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.

The TEAM Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to NTW’s TEAM programme – a Wales-wide, internationally recognised community network which engages with all levels of NTW’s activities, rooted in a model of local community leadership.  TEAM members input into all levels of NTW’s work, advocate for the company in their communities, and engage with the processes of production, debate and evaluation.

Salary: £21,000 per annum, pro rata, one day per week

Term: Fixed-Term (1 year), Part Time.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.

Deadline: Thursday 10th May, 12pm

Interviews: Wednesday 16th May Cardiff

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please visit our website.