Congratulations to Jane Latham
We were delighted to hear that Jane Latham of UCAN Productions has been awarded the British Empire Medal in this year’s New Years Honours list. UCAN Productions is a performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their friends that Jane has co-ordinated tirelessly for many years. Jane’s passion for supporting blind and visually impaired young people to enable them to live fulfilling creative lives can be seen with the success so many members of UCAN have achieved. Under Jane’s determined, generous and talented hand young people across Wales have flourished. DAC have partnered with UCAN on several projects so have seen first hand the dedication both Jane and her husband Bernie have committed to this brilliant company. It is reassuring that all their wonderful hard work has been recognised and an award has been given to such a deserving person and organisation, congratulations.
We are very excited to host the DAC annual Exhibition at Theatr Clwyd Mold in the coming weeks- Please join us at the launch event on 14th November 2018 ( 6-8pm)
Image ‘On the Edge of Restoration’ – Cerys Knighton
On The Edge_ 2018 Open Exhibition
A collection of 27 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health
Venue: Theatr Clwyd, Mold
13th Nov – 1st Dec
For opening times see www.theatrclwyd.com
Public event Weds 14th Nov 6pm–8pm
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Salary – £36,000 per annum (£30,857 pro rata)
30 Hours per week (Head office in Cardiff)
Disability Arts Cymru seeks a Director to further develop and implement a comprehensive, and dynamic, artistic strategy for disability arts across Wales. We believe in…. Opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners, and inspiring change throughout Wales.
Our vision is a simple one: to make the arts in Wales creative and diverse in equal measure, with disabled and D/deaf people at the very core.
Closing Date for applications 12 noon November 29th 2018
Interviews – 10th December 2018
To apply please visit www.richard-newton.co.uk/assignments
or call 029 20 397 341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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@example.com
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…’
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you have any access needs we should know about.
Surgery places can be booked by emailing email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 Jenny.Sturt@wmc.org
For further details about Unlimited please go to https://weareunlimited.org.uk/
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