Voluntary Arts Wales

Get Creative Festival 

Apply for a micro-grant to help your group run an event during Get Creative Festival in Wales in May 2019

We are delighted that the Arts Council of Wales have provided funds for Voluntary Arts Wales to administer micro-grants of £100 to help groups with the costs of running events during Get Creative Festival.

Events must be:

  • participatory and creative
  • either free or cost-recovery, and
  • take place in Wales between 11-19 May 2019

The micro-grants are intended for voluntary, amateur and community-based groups in Wales, to help out with any additional costs incurred in running events, such as materials, publicity or venue hire. Unfortunately, members of Arts Portfolio Wales are not eligible to apply. 

This is a competitive fund with only a limited amount of awards possible, so we encourage groups to apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please email info@vaw.org.uk

Jerwood Bursaries

What are they?

What do you need to progress your practice and/or career? What do you need to kick start a new idea?

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help you explore and develop your next steps, whether through supporting your skills and knowledge development and/or supporting the first stage development of a new idea. We want you to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.

A Jerwood Bursary can support your skills and knowledge development by funding opportunities to network, find new partners for collaboration, receive mentoring or take part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your practice through covering costs of attending residencies or being on attachment. It can support the first stages of development of a new idea through research and development, experimenting, drafting or workshopping. It can support you with any combination of these, and anything else that you believe will help you learn, grow and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career, and/or help kick start the creation of new work where an outcome is unknown.

What can you apply for?

Any amount between £250 and £1,250 for:

  • professional and/or specialised training
  • taking part in conferences or workshops
  • undertaking research and development
  • exploring new or existing artistic collaborations
  • undertaking residencies or attachments
  • mentoring
  • networking or membership of artistic networks
  • drafting, scratching, workshopping and other first stage artistic development methods
  • developing specific skills and knowledge on your terms
  • time and space to test new ideas

The costs of travel in the UK and care can be covered by a Jerwood Bursary in order to participate in one or more of the activities above.

Activities can start once funding is confirmed. There is no expectation for how short or long the activity should be, but proposals that are time-limited and finish within 12 months of receiving the bursary are preferred.

We expect to be the sole funder of this award, although in-kind and other income sources may be taken into consideration where appropriate.

Based on our experience of running Artist Bursaries and Performing Arts Micro Bursaries in 2017 and 2018, we will receive around 500 applications for each round and be able to make between 25-30 awards each time. Due to this high level of competition, it is highly unlikely we will fund anyone with less than a year of commitment to their professional practice and/or who has not had at least one piece of work professionally produced, presented, published or exhibited.

Time frames and Deadlines for 2019

1st round: for applicants within 6-10 years of establishing their artistic practice

Guidance for Jerwood Bursaries published and fund opens for applications: 23 January 2019
Advice sessions held on (by appointment): 20 February 2019
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 4 March 2019
Decisions will be communicated by: 5 April 2019

2nd round: for applicants within 1-5 years of establishing their artistic practice

Fund opens for applications: 15 July 2019
Advice sessions held on (by appointment): 10 September 2019
Applications must be received by: 5pm, 7 October 2019
Decisions will be communicated by: 15 November 2019

For further details and to apply please go here

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: matthew.e@c3sc.org.uk 

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.

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: post@literaturewales.org / 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 Sioned.Roberts@arts.wales
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 emmabg@shapearts.org.uk
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 alex@thisisliveart.co.uk
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.