Volunteering Wales Grant Roadshow

18th October – 1.30PM – Baltic House

Need funding for a volunteering project?

Come and find out more about the Youth Volunteering Grant over tea and coffee and learn the steps to applying!

To register your attendance, please email: [email protected] 

Prosperity for All

Grants will be allocated to projects that can demonstrate that they are able to make a contribution to delivering the Welsh Government’s strategy, Prosperity for All, which describes a long-term aim to build a Wales that is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, and united and connected.

The strategy identifies five priority areas which have the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and well-being. These are early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability and social care. They are areas where it has been shown that earlier intervention and more seamless services can make a real difference to people’s lives.

The Volunteering Wales Grants for 2019/20 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards achieving outcomes in one or more of the priority areas.

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and a percentage of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 – 25.

Unlimited

Unlimited Connects:Wales

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

Monday 8th October 2pm – 4pm

Preseli Room, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff CF10 5AL

 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

Literature Wales – Bursaries and Mentoring

Literature Wales has recently announced that the next round of Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission. The schemes are open to emerging and experienced writers alike.

The LITERATURE WALES WRITERS’ BURSARIES enable writers to develop new work without any firm commitment to its publication. This gives writers
the opportunity to venture into new territory and develop their artistic process, providing them with the time and resources to research, write, review and reflect.

A SUPPORT FUND BURSARY is a sum of up to £1,000 for writers with mobility problems or disabilities in need of specialist equipment and assistance to enable them to develop their work in progress.

The MENTORING SCHEME offers support and practical advice to writers at the start of their careers by offering them a place on a bespoke mentoring course as well as a series of one-to-one sessions with an experienced writer in order to develop a specific work in progress to a publishable standard.

 THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 BURSARIES AND MENTORING IS 5.00 PM ON TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2018.

The guidelines and application forms for the 2019 Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and 2019 Mentoring are available to download from the Literature Wales website.

For further information contact Literature Wales on: [email protected] / 029 2047 2266

Fundraising School Bursary 2018

Arts Council of Wales: National Arts Fundraising School Bursary 2018

We’re pleased to be working with The Management Centre to offer two bursaries to fundraisers in Wales to attend the National Arts Fundraising School in November. This renowned 6-day intensive residential course goes deep into the strategy and tactics required to fundraise from trusts and foundations, business and individuals – and much more.
www.nationalartsfundraisingschool.com

These bursaries allow two places to be available for just £200 (usually £1950 plus VAT)
The course takes place 11-16 November 2018 in Sussex. Please only apply if you are able to attend these dates.

As well as the £200 contribution, applicants will be expected to cover their own travel and associated costs (although accommodation and meals are included).

Successful applicants will also be expected to commit to a sharing session with other arts organisations to share their experiences, as well as provide regular updates and feedback to Arts Council of Wales on both the course, and the longer-term impact it’s had.

All applications must be made by the individual attending. It’s open to employed fundraisers and freelancers.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in Wales and actively involved in professional arts fundraising in Wales
  • Have not previously attended a NAFs course
  • Be available on the course dates
  • Agree to meet all additional costs
  • If employed directly by organisation, they must demonstrate the support of their employer.

Selection is by individual application against the following criteria.

  • The contribution the bursary and attendance will make to your professional development
  •  The difference the course will make to you and the organisation/s and/or projects/s you’re involved i
  • A demonstration of the commitment to fundraising for the arts in Wales including how you will share learning gained through attendance with the sector.

Deadline: Monday 10 September 5pm

CONTACT
email [email protected]
website www.arts.wales/about-us/jobs/143249

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

Shape Arts: The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

The 2019 Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), an annual award set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is now open for applications.

Now in its eleventh year, the ARMB offers this year’s successful recipient an award of £10k and an accompanying three-month residency with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead from 4 March – 30 April 2019. BALTIC is offering studio space and access to BALTIC’s Library and Archive.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as finished or exhibition-ready work.

The residency will also include developing and delivering public-facing activities with BALTIC and Shape Arts, and showing work as part of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist exhibition, in which all artists shortlisted for the award will be given the opportunity to participate.

CONTACT
email [email protected]
website https://www.shapearts.org.uk/ apply-armb-2019
tel +44 (0) 207

This is a paid opportunity.

Edge of an Era

Live Art Development Agency: Edge of an Era Call for Proposals

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) are inviting proposals for four new works which respond to an archive of materials relating to seminal performance art events from the 1980s, including EDGE 88, one of London’s first site-specific performance/installation festivals. The commissions will be presented online and featured as part of an event in London in December 2018.

The project is led by Helena Goldwater, Rob La Frenais and Live Art Development Agency in partnership with Artsadmin and Central Saint Martins. Supported by Arts Council England and Art Fund. Deadline: Monday 17th September 2018

CONTACT
email [email protected]
website bit.ly/edgeofanera
tel 02089852124

FFILM CYMRU WALES SPARKS NEW BEACONS SCHEME

The fourth round of Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Beacons short film scheme is now open for applications.

Funded through Ffilm Cymru’s BFI Welsh Talent Network, Beacons invests in emerging writers, directors and producers from Wales to develop bold and unique voices, explore diverse forms of cinematic storytelling, and establish flourishing careers as feature filmmakers. This year, between five and seven short films will be funded, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £15,000. Films can be up to 15 minutes in length, made in any genre or technique, including animation, documentary, Virtual Reality and 360° filmmaking, and may be in English, Welsh or a mix of languages reflecting the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Wales.

Kimberley Warner, Ffilm Cymru’s Head of Creative Business, comments: “Beacons is our best opportunity to discover the next wave of exciting Welsh filmmakers; we’re looking for filmmakers with a strong point of view and a cinematic eye, and not necessarily a formal background in film.”

Find out more here: http://www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/en/news-and-events/722-ffilm-cymru-wales-rekindles-beacons-scheme

The deadline for applications is 5:30pm on 28th September 2018.

Pen y Cymoedd Micro Fund

Do you want to apply for a Micro Fund grant of up to £5,000?

          

If you are a new or small business, community group, sports group, PTA or charity based in the upper reaches of the Neath, Afan, Rhondda or Cynon Valleys then you might be able to apply for a project or idea you have.

The deadline for applications is 20th August and we encourage people to contact us first by phone: 01685 87 87 85 / or email [email protected]

We have half hour slots available on the following days and if you want to come and chat about your idea and applying to the fund, please contact us to book a slot as we can give you guidance and tips on applying

 

Date

Location

Times

19th July

 

Pontneathvaughan Village Hall

 

Between 9.00 and 1.30

31st July

Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare

Between 1.00 and 6.00

Big Lottery are also with us this day so you can meet two funders at once if you want to

15th August

St George’s Church Hall, Cwmparc

Between 2.00 and 7.00

Big Lottery are also with us this day so you can meet two funders at once if you want to

 

The EstnetNG tech prize for 16-24 year olds in Wales

Do you have a passion for technology?

Do you have an idea that uses technology and could make life easier for others?

If so the ESTnet Next Generation want to hear about it!

The ESTnetNG Tech Prize aims to help young people who have shown outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and interest in the technology field to fulfil their talent and ambition.

The award is open to individuals aged 16-24 who live, study or work in Wales and have a passion for technology.

The ESTnetNG Tech Prize is an award of up to £2000 that could be used to:

  • Bring to life an idea you have for a new technology product.
  • Contribute to the cost of an event or course that will enable you to pursue and enhance your learning.
  • Help to grow a tech-related business that you have already started.

The winner will be awarded with their Prize at the Wales Technology Awards, taking place on Thursday 3 May in Cardiff City Hall.

Your entry should include:

  • What is your idea and how will it be used? 
  • How does your idea stand out from the crowd? Is its purpose clear?
  • How well have you used your science and technology skills to put the idea together. Is it doable?
  • The prize could be awarded for an idea or a business, but it could also be for an experience that could really help you achieve your dreams in tech. How would this course/trip help you achieve your goal?
  • If you won, how will the prize-money be used?

IF YOU WIN

We would like you to keep us updated with some regular blog posts that we can include on the ESTnetNG website.
We would like you to return to the Wales Technology Awards in 2019 to tell us about how the ESTnetNG Tech Prize has helped you and present the prize to next year’s winner.

HOW TO ENTER

1. Register at www.estnetng.co.uk

2. Upload your video or written application of no more than a 1000 words to tell us why you deserve to win the ESTnetNG Tech Prize.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

  • You must submit your entry on or before 29 March 2018.
  • You must be between 16 and 24 and living, studying or working in Wales on the 29 March 2018 (last day to enter).
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