Poetry Book out now for the 2017 Competition

New Poetry Book available now

It might seem like a long time coming, but finally we have put together the best of the poems on the theme of “Stronger Together” with some of the related artworks – some related by the poet, some by what looked good together. Denni Turp was kind enough to provide us with a Foreword.

There’s no charge for the iBook and you can read it on a Mac, an iPad or an iPhone. Just click the link beneath. 

If you don’t have an iDevices you can read it in PDF format on practically any device. To access the PDF version, click on the Cover Art below and you’ll be taken a page at box.com where you can either download the pdf to your device or read it online. This download is for a web version at 4.2MB, so images are downsampled. There is a full resolution PDF available on request. It’s 37.9MB.

Cover Art for Stronger Together Book

We are happy to provide it in any alternative format to suit your access requirements, e.g. if you want a plan text version with no pictures, just ask [email protected]

We hope you enjoy the book and are already thinking about you entries for poems based on this year’s exhibition theme ‘On the Edge…’

Arddangosfa Agored DAC 2018 // DAC Open Exhibition 2018 in Conwy

Hoffwn eich gwahodd i ddigwyddiad agoriadol Arddangosfa D.A.C yn yr R.C.A yng Nghonwy. Bydd yn gyfle gwych i ddangos gwaith caled a sgil ein haelodau yn ogystal â chyfle I mi gyfarfod â phobl gan fy mod yn newydd i’r swydd yn D.A.C fel Swyddog Celfyddydau rhanbarthol.

Dymuniadau gorau,

Alan


I would like to invite you to the opening event of DACs’ exhibition at the R.C.A in Conwy. It will be a great opportunity to show our members’ hard work and skill as well as a chance for me to meet with people as I am new to the post at D.A.C as regional arts officer

Kind regards

Alan

Unlimited Connects: Wales

Supporting disabled-led arts in Wales: panel discussion and networking event

Monday 8th October 2pm – 4pm

Preseli Room, Wales Millennium Centre 

 How might the sector better support work by disabled artists? What change has happened in recent years, and what’s next? As the Unlimited funding programme is open for another funding round for new projects by artists and companies creating disability-led work, it is a key time to gather and assess these questions. Join us for a panel discussion chaired by Unlimited Senior Producer Jo Verrent, bringing together playwright Kaite O’Reilly, artist curator Aidan Moesby and Wales Millennium Centre Assistant Producer Jenny Sturt.

One to one advice surgery sessions for artists interested in applying to Unlimited will be available in 20 minute slots 12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm. Book ahead of time by emailing [email protected]. Let us know if you have any access needs we should know about.

Surgery places can be booked by emailing [email protected]

Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council Wales. Delivered in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre and Disability Arts Cymru.

Wales Millennium Centre is wheelchair accessible and BSL and speech to text will be provided for the panel discussion. A separate quiet space will be available. If you have any queries about access please contact [email protected]

 

Click  here for more information and  free tickets

 

 

DAC News – Unlimited Event

SAVE THE DATE

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/

 

Hafren Participatory Arts Commission Opportunity

Hafren, The Entertainment Venue, Newtown is offering an opportunity for five artists / arts organisations to work with local community groups on a participatory arts project this autumn / winter.

We are looking at five commissions overall and want them to reflect the diversity of Newtown by each working with a different community or group.
The ‘communities’ or groups can be established groups such as the scouts / WI / YFC or an entire village or a school, or a café and its regulars. It may be a group you know already or one that is new to you or your arts organisation.
Artists and arts organisations may apply singly or may collaborate (we are happy to match artists if we feel that they would work well together). They can apply for more than one commission or may combine commissions to work with more than one community.
The commission applicants must be Welsh or based in Wales.

The deadline for the proposal submission is Friday 7th September 2018.

Details of the project and the commissions can be found on the website:  Download Application Form:  www.thehafren.co.uk/pdfs/hafren_artscommission.pdf

 

Cymrodoriaeth g39 Fellowship

The Cymrodoriaeth g39 Fellowship is a five-year programme at g39 for artists, supported by Freelands Artist Programme.

This is an opportunity for early career artists to take part in a programme of artistic development, with curatorial and practical support from g39. For each cohort five artists will be selected to take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years.

Each artist will receive:

– A fee of £10,000 over two years
– Studio space and access to resources at g39 for a six-month period each year for two years
– A programme of training, mentoring and practical support from g39 and visiting contributors onsite, and opportunities to travel for research and networking
– The opportunity to take part in an exhibition and symposium with other artists and alumni on the Freelands Artist Programme
– Accommodation in Cardiff for artists based over two hours away
– Costs towards specific access requirements

It forms part of the Freelands Artist Programme alongside equivalent initiatives organised by PS2 (Paragon Studios/Project Space) in Belfast, Site Gallery in Sheffield and Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh.

 See our website  to download information and instructions on how to apply:   www.g39.org

Deadline Friday 24 August

 

 

 

DAC Presents….

On The Edge –  2018 Open Exhibition

A collection of 60 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions is currently on display at:

Celf o Gwmpas

Centre CELF, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB

20th July to 30th August 2018 – Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm

Tel: 01597 822777 [email protected]

There will be a Public Event on 30th August 3pm to 7pm for people to view the work and meet some of the artists.

Please contact Celf to confirm Gallery opening times if you are travelling to see the exhibition.

On the Edge is the title for DAC’s 2018 Open Exhibition; DAC members were asked to react to this title and submit work based on their own interpretation. The exhibition includes a wide range of work from artists at varying points in their creative development.

DAC’s aim is to raise the profile of the artists involved; increasing artwork sales; support and develop career progression and to build relationships between peers and with exhibiting venues.

A selection of work from the exhibition will be touring to the following venues:

Cyfarthfa Castle

Merthyr Tydfil 6th -29th Sept http://www.cyfarthfa.com/

Public event 6th Sept 3pm–5pm

 

Royal Cambrian Academy

Conwy 28th Sept to –27th Oct www.rcaconwy.org

 

Theatr Clwyd

Mold 12th Nov –1st Dec www.theatrclwyd.com

 

Mostyn

Llandudno 10th Jan –4th March 19 www.mostyn.org

 

www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

Find us on facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/disabilityartscymru/

For more information about the exhibition please contact: Kate Hampton – Creative Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc

 

DAC News

Farewell and Thanks to Denni Turp

Our North West Wales Regional Officer is retiring at the end of this week. We are extremely grateful to Denni for all her amazing work for DAC over the past 5 years. She will be missed by the team and all the members, especially those members within NW Wales who have worked closely with her throughout her time at DAC. The North West Region has benefited enormously from Denni’s passion and energy and leaves a wonderful legacy in the publications she has been instrumental in creating.

Many thanks Denni and very best wishes for a long and happy retirement from us all.