The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay

Gemma J Paine Exhibition

An opportunity to see a fascinating collection of work by DAC artist Gemma Paine.

The exhibition was opened by Jane Hutt AM and runs at the gallery upstairs in the Pierhead until the end of June.

It’s a great opportunity to see the variety of Gemma’s work over the years, focusing on Cardiff and in particular the Bay area. We send her our congratulations and very best wishes for a successful exhibition in this lovely gallery.

 

Chwarae Teg

Womenspire Awards 2018

We are delighted that our Patron, Kaite O’Reilly, has won the Creative Award at this year’s Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards.

The following is a description of the category –

“The creative sector is increasingly important to not only the Welsh culture but the Welsh economy. This award will be given to a woman who personifies the best of the sector; pushing the boundaries through creativity and putting Wales on the map. They use their position and skills to support and encourage other women to be represented across all creative platforms.”

Kaite has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for women in the arts over many years, as a playwright, mentor and disability arts activist. We send her our warmest congratulations for the recognition she deserves.

Arts and Business Award for DAC’s Treasurer

Congratulations to our Honorary Treasurer Joanne Taylor

Jo was awarded the 2018 Grant Stephens Family Law Adviser Award at the Arts and Business Cymru awards last week for her outstanding contribution as a Board member of DAC. Jo has advised and supported DAC since joining us as a Co-Opted Trustee in September 2013 and becoming our Treasurer in October 2015. Jo has shown her commitment to the organisation through her input to business plans; action plans; structural review; and attendance at away days, meetings and events; working hard to establish a long-term future for DAC. In addition to helping the organisation introduce transparent, streamlined financial processes, Jo has recently led the organisation through registration as a CIO and helped recruit a new Finance Officer and a New Director. Jo is a Charities and Not for Profit Senior Manager for Broomfield Alexander in Newport and we are thrilled that her input has been recognised by the awards panel at Arts and Business Cymru.

May we also take this opportunity to recognise the enormous input that Jo Taylor has made to the future stability of DAC, to congratulate her on her award and to extend a huge thank you to her.

Raise funds for DAC when you shop at Amazon

DAC has now registered with Amazon smile . 

If you shop at Amazon and nominate DAC as your selected charity then we will receive a small % of your purchase.

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting smile.amazon.co.uk, customers are prompted to select a charitable organisation. Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers.

Please consider supporting DAC in this way.  Thank you

GDPR deadline date is 25th May 2018

 

If you have not already done so, please complete your membership forms now.

 

You may be aware that rules surrounding Data Protection are changing and therefore, to enable us to retain your personal details on our membership database and continue to correspond with you it is essential that membership forms are completed and returned to us by 25th  May 2018.  If the form is not received by that date then under the new rules we will be required to remove your personal data from our records.  This will mean that you will no longer receive these weekly e-bulletins and we will not be able to contact you to let you know about DAC events

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Aberration on the Red Carpet

17 May 2018 at 7pm – Aberystwyth Arts Centre Studio

 FREE ADVANCE TICKETS FROM ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE BOX OFFICE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON ONLY. QUOTE THE BOOKING CODE ‘AVOCADO’

A showcase of short films from the Iris Prize and creative writing from the Write It Out community project.

Featuring the premiere of our own Aberration film, “Avocados Are Not the Only Fruit” with Maj Ikle one of DAC’s West Wales members making her directorial debut.

This is a free event to mark IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia). Come and celebrate our LGBTQ+ fabulousness through community stories, poems and films.

Made possible by: Iris Prize, Literature Wales, SpringOut, Enfys Aber, Aberystwyth University and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Read about it on Aberration’s Blog

See Maj Ikle’s own blog 

DAC – North East Wales Network group meeting

Open Invitation for Artists

 Disability Arts Cymru invite all Artists, Creative Practitioners & Makers to the next DAC Regional Network Meeting 

Theatre Clwyd – Haydn Reece Suite

15th May 2018     12-2pm

We will be welcoming North Wales’s extraordinary talent, sculptor, Nick Elphick who will give a candid account of his career success to date and, who will explore the challenges of being an artist severe dyslexia as well as his personal journey with mental health issues. 

This event is free of charge.  Booking is necessary to attend this event, please contact Lowri-Mair Owen DAC Regional Officer for North East Wales. 

We strongly recommend you book a space as soon as possible as we anticipate that this will be a very popular event.  

 http://www.nickelphicksculpture.co.uk/

DAC membership -urgent reminder

Please complete forms before the end of May to retain your membership

You may be aware that rules surrounding Data Protection are changing and therefore, to enable us to retain your personal details on our membership database and continue to correspond with you it is essential that the enclosed form is completed and returned to us before the end of May 2018.  If the form is not received by that date then under the new rules we will be required to remove your personal data from our records.

Membership forms  were sent out by email in March 2018 – please complete and return as soon as possible.  If you need a further form for completion please email [email protected] 

or telephone us – 02920551040