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.

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.