DAC/Galeri Residency Opportunity

Disability Arts Cymru are very proud to be working in partnership with Galeri and Helfa Gelf to offer a two- week artistic residency for two of our members. There will be a budget of £100 for each selected artist

You will work in Galeri’s Safle Creu space with a materials budget to support you during your time, starting on Monday 2nd September 2019. You will be expected to attend a minimum of 6 days during the two-week residency and a celebratory event of your time in the residency will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 15th September.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your process and develop your practice in a very special and creative space.

To apply please send up to 6 images and a proposal of what you intend to do on the residency to alan@dacymru.com by 5pm on 1st June 2019.

Remember this opportunity is only open to members of DAC.  To join as a member please click  on https://airtable.com/shrvNqxXJhdPT2upQ

HOME Manchester

Made at HOME Opportunity

Deadline Fri 7 Jun 2019


Made at HOME is our research and development programme which provides different levels of support for artists making work. The programme offers an opportunity to experiment and explore practice, cross-art form ideas and collaborations without the pressure of public presentation. Open to artists working in theatre, film, visual art and digital, we are looking to support a range of exciting new projects. There is no geographical criteria to apply.

There are two different types of support available as part of Made at HOME:


This opportunity is designed to be the most flexible, light touch way of supporting an idea or project to get off the ground. This can be used for both professional development and research opportunities. This fund provides seed funding (up to £500) with access to development space alongside support from Talent Development producing team.


This opportunity is designed for artists who are ready to experiment further with an idea or project in a deeper way.

Each year we are committed to up to four Develop opportunities which each offer financial support (up to £2,000), dedicated development space and bespoke mentoring from our creative team. At the end of each opportunity there will be a chance to share and discuss the work with our team.

If you are unsure of the right opportunity for you, please book a session with a member of the Talent Development team to discuss your idea, just head here to book a slot.

What we are particularly interested in:

  • Work that is provocative, playful and contemporary, of Manchester and the world.
  • Cross art form projects
  • Work that is socially or politically engaged
  • Innovative ideas that break new ground
  • Ideas that reflect Manchester’s diversity
  • Work from emerging and mid-career artists

To Apply:

For Explore:

Please send us a short summary of your project, when you would ideally like the project to happen and the support you would like from HOME.

Please email to talentdevelopment@homemcr.org with the subject line ‘Your Name, Explore’ and then take 2 minutes to fill this monitoring form. 

For Develop:

Please fill in this brief form. If you have any problems filling in these forms please email sarah.sharp@homemcr.org

Deadline for 2019 applications: Friday 7 June 2019

National Theatre Wales

Production Coordinator

National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for this vacancy.

The Production Co-ordinator is responsible for the effective production administration of all National Theatre Wales’ work.

Salary: £27,061 per annum

Full-time contract

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh.

National theatre Wales is a faith friendly company.


Deadline: 9 June, 5pm

Interviews: 19 June, Cardiff

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please visit the


Chaiya Art Awards Now Open!

2nd Chaiya Art Awards – £10K TOP PRIZE!

The biggest biennial art awards in the UK exploring spirituality through art is now open for submissions.  

The Chaiya Art Awards is open to any artist and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video. We have also introduced a new category for Community Groups, who can submit a collaborative piece.  Entrants are invited to be authentic and daring as they respond to the theme.

The winners exhibition will take place at London’s prestigious South Bank gallery@oxo from 10-19 April 2020.

The first Chaiya Art Awards proved hugely popular, with over 450 entries and more than 2,700 exhibition visitors.  New to Chaiya 2020 will be an ‘affordable art fair’ over two days of the exhibition. We will invite artists in the exhibition to be present, to discuss, promote and sell their work.

A respected panel will anonymously judge entries on Originality and Technical excellence, Theme Interpretation and Emotional Impact .

Full details of the awards, theme, criteria, deadlines and how to enter, can be found at: https://chaiyaartawards.co.uk


Paralym Art World Cup 2019 Japan

What is Paralym ArtWorld Cup 2019?

The Paralym Art World Cup is an international art competition where people with disabilities from all over the world have an opportunity to show their artistic talents. We announce a different theme each year in support of upcoming Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics in 2020.

Approaching deadline – 31st May 2019

Please visit: https://paralymart-wc.com/ for full details

Award winners will be invited for the award ceremony and reception party to be held in Tokyo in September 2019! We look forward to receiving your application!

The theme for the Paralym Art World Cup 2019 is “Dance/Performance”. “Dance/Performance” can mean many different things and can be observed all over the world – for example, sacred dance as a prayer, sports performance, dance in a social occasion, dance in a street etc,, “Dance/Performance” can express many emotions and perceptions as well as stories behind. “Dance/Performance” can be based on everyday expressions, such as dancing with joy when you’re happy, plodding along when you’re sad. We look forward to receiving your artwork, which express your emotions!

You can be at any age and from anywhere in the world in order to apply. You must have a disability and able to provide a disability certificate or equivalent. You must read and agree to the application terms and conditions detailed on the website.

The Paralym Art Executive Office will cover the shipping fee.  The winners will be contacted individually via emails or phone calls.

 Size: Between A4 and A0 (841mm x 1189mm)

Art Materials: Any materials can be used as long as the artwork is 2-dimensional such as coloured pencil, oil pastel, watercolour, oil, paper cutting, woodcut, calligraphy, or embroidery.

Artwork must be digitally scanned. We do NOT consider the following applications if the surface of the artwork is rough that prevents from scanning, 3-dimensional artwork, or photography.

Number of Applications: One artwork per applicant (an applicant can be a group or an individual person)

Paralym Art Executive Office:  Email: paw-worldcup@paralymart.or.jp  If you would like to contact us in non-Japanese language, please send us an email at first. We will email/call you back.

Important Notice: We only accept applications through the Paralym Art World Cup website. Please DO NOT send the original artwork to the Paralym Art as we do not consider applications by post.

Call for Creative Work

Creative Manifesto, Translating Chronic Pain

Emerging from the Creative Manifesto, I invite submissions of ‘FLASH’ ILLNESS WRITING, short-form creative work 

– which expresses a moment or fragment of experience of persistent pain;
 – which takes either the perspective of a person experiencing the pain or the perspective of a witness (carer or healthcare professional);
 – which captures any dimension of experience – physical, emotional, social, economic, institutional, medical, spiritual, or creative;
 – which communicates in any emotional register, positive or negative;
 – and which can be shared and used by others to try and communicate the vivid, contradictory, and diverse realities of living with chronic pain.

The parameters:
– short-form creative writing, from 5 to 150 words,
 – in any form (e.g. prose or poetry; autobiography, fiction, or a blend);
 – optionally can be accompanied by a single image (photograph or artwork);
 can also take the form of a single comic ‘panel’ or short sequence, to fit on a single screen;
 – the fragments/moments/glimpses to be shared online with attribution, under Creative Commons Licensing (BY-NC) 4.0.
 – authors can choose to be anonymous, pseudonymous or named.

Deadline:  I will be adding submissions to the project throughout 2019,  but the earlier the submission the more likely it is to receive wider exposure, so early submission is encouraged.

Please see the Creative Manifesto and Information for Participants, and you are welcome to submit work here.


SINCE people living with persistent pain often suffer invisibility and struggle for legitimacy and credibility;
since long-term pain is often wrongly assumed to be a temporary and unnatural state;
since pain experience is diverse and must be understood intersectionally  (through interweaved categories such as gender, race, sexuality, and class);
since pain’s causes can be cryptic, multiple, personal, social, environmental, transgenerational, and hidden;
since pain science is neither widely understood or well-funded, and requires wider dissemination;
since pain experience exceeds the language of medicalisation;
since pain undercuts illusions of human autonomy and self-sufficiency, showing that all people are vulnerable and interdependent;
since pain may impair the ability to work, in which case those living with it may be wrongly seen as not living a ‘useful’ life;
since witnessing pain makes profound claims on – and poses challenges for – carers, family members, and healthcare practitioners;
and since chronic pain affects every dimension of life …

 … I call for creative work which engages these invisibilities, these lacunae, these intersections – moments in public or in shadows, in loneliness or connection.

YET – pain experience may not lend itself to established forms of either illness narration or survivorship story:
the experience may lack an ending, where resolution is reached;
it may lack a beginning, its causes hidden;
it may break the positivity imperative – to be hopeful, a warrior, a survivor, a meaning-finder;
it may be incommunicable, resisting representation, yet may simultaneously engender language;
it may be a story not (only) of a personal journey, but also of wider social calamities and inequalities, both contemporary and transgenerational;
it may resist plot, instead being a thing of fragments, glimpses, and moments.

The brevity of the works produced by our network and their public availability will also make the resource immediately usable by a range of groups: pain charities can use the material in outreach and patient support, medical educators can use the material to enhance student engagement alongside clinical work, people working in healthcare policy can draw on the resource to give rich, humanising detail, and carers and members of the public can draw on the resource to help in understanding the experience of people living with chronic pain.

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Human Rights

Fly the Flag

On 10 December 2018 with Ai Weiwei’s help, lead partner Fuel Theatre unveiled a flag as a symbol for universal human rights. Throughout the week of 24 to 30 June 2019, arts organisations will lead public moments to ‘Fly The Flag’ for human rights. There will be physical flags to fly, but there might also be performative and/or participatory ways you could think of to join in this movement, as well as ways to ‘Fly The Flag’ online. We would love you to join us and be part of this.


The project was born out of the realisation that today many people in the UK don’t know what their human rights are, and we risk forgetting them at our peril. So far, more than 100 organisations have signed up to support the project. Just doing what you do as an arts and cultural organisation is an embodiment of Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ‘Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts…’


We are now reaching out to colleagues across the UK to ask: will you become an Advocate and Fly The Flag for Human Rights?


This means you would:

  • Commit to flying the flag between 24 – 30 June 2019 – in any way that feels right to you and your community.  You are free to interpret this in any way that excites you, although we’d encourage you to Fly The Flag in as publicly-visible a way as possible.  There will be physical flags you can fly, but there might other ways you could Fly The Flag.  Just doing what you do as an arts and cultural organisation is an embodiment of Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ‘Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts…’
  • Share your activity and Fly The Flag online – we’ll provide the social media tools to help you make an impact.  
  • Help us spread the word – as a sector support organisation you can help the project to reach the artists, organisations and individuals you work with, and to invite them to Fly The Flag.  Please extend this invitation to your networks and contact us at flytheflag@fueltheatre.com if you would like any content for newsletters, blogs or other platforms.


We have raised the funds to: commission the main artwork; provide free education materials for schools and communities; co-ordinate the week; and provide the PR and marketing support to make it all fly. There isn’t, however, a centralised budget to help you realise your own Fly The Flag contribution. So we invite you to let your imaginations run wild and interpret this idea in any way that suits your organisation, budget and capacity.


Sign up your organisation as an Advocate by emailing flytheflag@fueltheatre.com and telling us how you will Fly The Flag. The Advocates list is updated monthly, and you will receive a monthly project update.


If you would like to become more involved in the project as a Co-Commissioner please email us with ‘Co-Commissioner enquiry’ in the subject line. Co-commissioners invest in the core project budget, commit to significant Fly The Flag activity and influence the development of the project and its legacy.

For more information please visit: https://fueltheatre.com/projects/fly-the-flag/

BAFTA Cymru Festival


Second one-day festival to offer practical advice on ground-up opportunities to those from all backgrounds and locations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, have announced that they are pledging additional support to assist those from all backgrounds and locations across Wales to engage with their flagship one-day festival Guru Live Cardiff on 30 March.

The festival offers practical advice on careers in the film, games and television industry through masterclasses, workshops, round table discussions and a chance for individuals to meet creative professionals and their peers.

The event will build on the events programme BAFTA Cymru offers the public year-round, 38% of which were held outside Cardiff in 2018.

Tickets to the sessions have been subsidised and reduced to £10 for 2 sessions or £6 for 1 session. The event has been planned to start and end at times that allow for travel from around Wales and those who would like to attend and gain information and inspiration but find there is a financial barrier to doing so are invited to apply for bursaries that will offer up to £80 towards travel and 5 sessions for free.

We would like to support individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend Guru Live Cardiff with financial assistance towards travel costs.

*Please note, priority will be offered to those not in education, employment or training; those with dependants; those having protected characteristics and/or those living outside the CF postcode.

  • Up to £80 is available per person towards rail and bus travel, which we will book for you in advance
  • The reimbursement of mileage costs is .35p per mile.
  • You must be available to take part in the Guru Live Cardiff event if selected (from 11:30 – 18:30 on Saturday 30 March 2019)
  • Those receiving a bursary will be able to book a maximum of 5 sessions for free (dependent on availability).
  • Accommodation and food costs are not included.
  • The deadline for final applications is Friday 15 March, 12pm.
  • To apply, register and complete the form at: apply.bafta.org

Applications are open to those who are:

  • 16+
  • Living in Wales

Hannah Raybould, Director BAFTA Cymru, said:

“BAFTA Cymru is committed to helping those from all backgrounds and parts of Wales to find their place in the creative media industry if this is their goal. 

The recent BFI Workforce Diversity in the UK Screen Sector Evidence Review found that in locations that are economically less prosperous or have fewer creative industries employers, young people are less likely to think of a creative career as a viable option for two reasons.

Firstly, limited local creative industries activity and therefore exposure to this particular type of economic production leads to perceptions of careers in these areas as not providing secure enough employment. Secondly, young people from creative industries cold spots felt they would have a credibility problem trying to establish a creative career elsewhere.

We’re eager to play a small role in the work being done by many industry partners to bridge this gap by offering support for those across Wales to attend the Guru Live event to meet and hear from BAFTA recognised talent and continue to engage with them through our year-round events programme across the country and online.”

The final deadline to apply will be 15 March


BFI Doc Society Local:Wales

BFI Doc Event in Cardiff

In a handful of immersive and informative events exploring UK documentary funding available through BFI Doc Society and current landscape for documentary film, we hear from the filmmakers and decision makers serving the docs community. After inspiring events in Newcastle and Birmingham, the BFI Doc Society team are heading to Wales joining our colleagues at Film Hub Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales for a day of Doc appreciation in Cardiff at Chapter Arts Centre on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019

Time: 09:30AM – 6:30PM (lunch and refreshments will be provided)

Venue: Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales CF5 1QE

Free of charge, attendance is for the full day only

As we get local alongside industry experts, share news on opportunities and support for non-fiction filmmakers in Wales, hear doc case studies, discussion, networking and one-to-one doc ‘surgeries’.

Whether you’re a doc-maker, doc-lover or simply doc-curious, join the community as we embrace a new and diverse vision for documentary film in the UK.  

Please share this with your network. We’re interested in bringing together documentary filmmakers (and hear voices) from all parts of Wales and bordering areas, all walks of life and all communities.

Any questions? Contact: Fiona@docsociety.org

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bfi-doc-society-local-wales-tickets-54764260377

If you require financial support for it to be possible for you to attend this event, please contact fiona@docsociety.org

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/342252269722888/