DAC News – Unlimited Event

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Disability Arts Cymru has teamed up with the Wales Millennium Centre and Unlimited to hold a panel discussion about disability and the arts in Wales.

This will take place on 8 October, 2 – 4.30pm in the Preseli Room at Wales Millennium Centre. 

Since 2012 a number of Welsh disabled artists have applied for Unlimited Commissions but sadly very few have been successful. The next round for Unlimited funding opens on September 13th with the expression of interest applications. Before the closing date at the end of October we want to attract more disabled artists to apply.

These are the questions that will be discussed on the day:

  • Do our disabled artists know about Unlimited? 
  • Are venues connecting with disabled artists and supporting their work?
  • Are our ideas / project creating skills good enough?

The panel will be chaired by Unlimited Producer, Jo Verrant and speakers will include playwright Kaite O’Reilly and WMC Assistant Producer Jenny Sturt.

This will be an excellent opportunity for artists to find out more about Unlimited, to network with other artists and representatives from organisations and to discuss ideas for an Unlimited commission. We do hope you will be able to join us.

Further details of how to book a place will be sent out in due course.

From 11am, and after the discussion, there will be surgery sessions with Unlimited staff to discuss ideas and the application process on a 1-2-1 basis. Surgery places can be booked by emailing [email protected]

For further details about Unlimited please go to https://weareunlimited.org.uk/

 

Engage

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+

Evita

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

www.wmc.org.uk/access

 

Celf-Able

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]

www.celf-able.org

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.
www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

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.

Elbow Room Theatre

The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly

Chloë Clarke, in collaboration with Elbow Room Theatre Company and Galeri Caernarfon

The Riverfront Newport, September 26th at 7.45pm
Box Office 01633 656757 / 01633 656679
www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

When a clueless, but very well-intentioned theatre company attempt to stage their interpretation of an Oscar Wilde classic, objectivity, tradition, British politeness, handbags and several cups of tea fly out the window!

This innovative 60-minute comedy features fully integrated live audio description for visually impaired and sighted audiences to enjoy alike. A touch tour is incorporated into the show and open to everyone. The show will be performed ‘in the round’ with seats arranged around a central acting area.

Seating is unreserved – full price tickets are £10 and concessions are £8.00.

For further booking details You can visit elbowroomtheatre.com and click on the particular venue listed under ‘Tour Dates’.

So, in earnest, throw away those headsets. We’re all in this together!

 

Llantarnam Grange

Administrative Assistant Part Time

Opportunity at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Administrative Assistant Part Time (temporary – nine months)

LGAC is seeking a Part Time Administrative Assistant to join its team, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with ongoing development and delivery of the art centre’s activity. This is an entry level post and would suit a recent graduate or an individual looking to start a career in the visual arts. The post is for three days per week and will include Saturdays. This post is paid at the National Living Wage.

Closing date: 19th August 2018. Interviews will take place at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

Details of the post and application process can be found at the links below:

Job Application Form
Person Specification

www.lgac.org.uk