Ffilm Cymru Wales

Magnify Your Potential

Filmmakers in North Wales will have the chance to make the most of their ideas at Ffilm Cymru’s latest Magnifier event.

Held at Bangor University on 27th and 28th July, the Magnifier training days will provide an opportunity for filmmakers and content creators to learn from an international selection of speakers from the film, theatre, games and cross-media sectors.


Considering the explosion in alternative routes to audience and an increasingly tough film financing climate, the first session on Friday 27th will explore how the role of the producer has evolved. One of the world’s first cross-media producers Asta Wellejus will discuss with Wrexham-born producer Andy Evans (Keepers, Julian Lennon’s Everything Changes project) and former Bedlam Productions’ producer Stella Nwimo (…Is it the Design on the Wrapper, Nuclear). The second Friday panel will discuss reaching young audiences with Chris Payne, Managing Director of North Wales games developers Quantum Soup, Paula Clark and Jessy Roberts from York Theatre’s TakeOver Festival, and Wicked Wales film festival director Rhiannon Wyn Hughes.

Saturday 28th will start with Finding Your Voice – a conversation with Kieran Evans, the BAFTA winning director of Kelly + Victor, followed by an interactive filmmaking masterclass from Asta Wellejus.


Tickets for each day are £20, or £30 for both days. Book your place here.


Raise the Roof Productions

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2018

Calling all Crafty Creatives!

Kirstie Allsopp is back with a 2018 Christmas series for Channel 4, and Raise the Roof Productions is searching for the UK’s most talented makers to feature in the show, filming at their home or studio, or to compete in our festive competitions, filming with Kirstie at a special location.  Previous crafters have wowed with their skills at blacksmithing and metal work, knitting, wood carving, ice sculpting, glass blowing, flower arranging, printing and letterpress, ceramics, carpentry and furniture making, cake decorating, pyrography and more! Are your skills worthy of a spot on the show, or could you be a contender for any of these titles?

This year’s craft competitions are:

  1. Gingerbread House building
  2. Tree decorating
  3. Cake decorating
  4. Stocking making
  5. Best Christmas Hamper
  6. Best handmade toy
  7. Best hand knitted Christmas Jumper
  8. Best Christmas paper craft
  9. Best handmade wreath
  10. Best handmade gift
  11. Best handmade Decorations
  12. Best handmade advent calendar
  13. Best handmade table dressing
  14. Best Christmas needlecraft (to include all sewing crafts)
  15. Best Handmade Pet Gift

To express interest in taking part contact [email protected] including photos of your work.

We’re also looking to feature a wide range of other crafts, and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch with us to find out more. You can see programmes from last year’s series here:http://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirsties-handmade-christmas/episode-guide/series-5

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including applications from men, people with disabilities, from BAME communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. You must be over 16 to apply. Raise the Roof Productions will process your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy. Applicants should also be aware that expressions of interest are not a guarantee of taking part.

Arts Connection – Job Vacancy

Project Officer required by Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf based in Llanfyllin, Powys
Part-time – 22.5 hours per week
£23,866 per annum pro rata

Are you passionate about the arts? Want to be part of a vibrant and exciting organisation? Have you got what it takes?
We are an organisation that creates opportunities to bring people together to learn and have fun through participation in all forms of art.
As Project Officer you will have the opportunity to join our small team and take responsibility for the development and implementation of our programme of activities and events.

We welcome applications from those who work in other sectors, not necessarily the arts, who have an enthusiasm for the role.

Please apply using the online application form where you will be asked for a covering letter, CV and confirmation, that if successful, you can attend the interview date. Fill in your application here – http://artsconnection.org.uk/jobs/

To be considered for the post your covering letter should:
– Refer to each of the essential and desirable points of the person specification
– For the essential points please demonstrate how you meet it by giving us an example
– Please be clear and concise – bullet points are acceptable

Closing Date: Monday 16th July, 12 noon

Shortlisting: Tuesday 17th July

Interviews: Friday 20th July

Any queries: [email protected] – 01691 648 929

Arts Connection is committed to equal opportunities and is a Registered Charity: 1135641 and Company Limited by Guarantee: 2911716

Ffilm Cymru Speed Networking at The Eisteddfod

Are you a Welsh-speaking creative wanting to write, produce or direct for film? Then Ffilm Cymru’s speed networking event might be for you!

6th August

4:00 – 5:30pm

Look Out Cafe Bar, Heol Porth Teigr, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay CF10 4GA.

Age limit: 18+

Participants will have the chance to meet one-on-one with established Welsh filmmakers in a fun and informal setting and will be guided by Ffilm Cymru representatives.

Please note: there is a fixed capacity for this event and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This is a Welsh language event.

Please register here.

This event is part of Sinemaes at the Eisteddfod.



Aberystwyth University

Arts Centre Advisory Group Members

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, along with the Institute of Arts and Humanities (Aberystwyth University) are inviting Expressions of Interest from individuals to serve on a proposed newly-configured Advisory Group.  


The purpose of the Group will be:


  • To advise the Arts Centre on its contribution to the cultural life of Wales, Ceredigion, Aberystwyth and the University;


  • To offer strategic input as to the future direction of the Centre’s activities;


  • To be an advocate for the Centre in the public life of Wales.


How to apply:

Expressions of Interest should be through submission of a CV and brief introduction to your background, skills and attributes.


The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12.00 noon on 12 July 2018.  EOIs should be emailed to Kath Williams, Institute Manager, Institute of Arts and Humanities at [email protected]


To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dafydd Rhys at [email protected].  

For further information visit the University here

MS Society Cymru

My MS: My Rights My Choices

Free Mindfulness Taster Session

Wednesday 27th June

2.30 – 4pm

Glaslyn Leisure Centre

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

MS Society Cymru’s ‘My MS My Rights, My Choices’ project is a free and confidential information and support service for people living with and affected by MS in Wales.

Spaces are limited for this session so booking is essential.

For more information or to book a space please contact: Naomi 020 8438 0753 email: [email protected]

Diverse Cymru

Dementia Care for People from BME Communities – Research Project

Diverse Cymru is leading on a project whichwill undertake research into dementia care for people from BME communities in Wales. They will contact the 7 Local Health Boards to establish current users of services, identifying gaps in support for BME communities.

Research will include third sector provision from organisations currently providing services to older people with dementia including Age Concern; Dementia UK; Alzheimer’s Society  as well as other BME-led third sector service providers working in the area and good practice in Wales and from other parts of the UK. Research will consider services and support available to people with dementia and their carers.

If you would like to get involved in this research, (especially BME people and people who work with diverse communities) please contact Suzanne Duval – BME Mental Health Manager [email protected]




Ideas:People:Places Project, Maindee Library, Newport

Maindee Unlimited are inviting applications from Sound Artists to produce a new art installation for the newly refurbished Maindee Library building, a volunteer-run community space in Maindee on the eastern side of Newport city centre. 

The commissioned work will be situated and made in response to aspects of the social and cultural ecology of Maindee and will form part of the wider Finding Maindee: Mappa Maindee programme.  The commission will culminate in a launch event at Maindee Library in November 2018.  This will mark the end of the Ideas: People: Places project in Maindee but will also signal the start of a programme of arts & cultural events and activities that Maindee Unlimited plan to continue to host in the newly refurbished library, known as Maindee Library.

Budget: £13,000, inclusive of VAT

Commission is expected to run from August – November 2018

Deadline for Applications is Midnight 25 July 2018

Interviews are scheduled for 07 August 2018

Full brief and details of how to apply may be downloaded here (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=fc4243b1a7&e=73550b38af) .

This commission is part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=13e297db2f&e=73550b38af)  strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.  The project is part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others.

The commission is being co-curated by Jo Sutton (Maindee Unlimited (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=daa6806ba1&e=73550b38af) ) and Sarah Pace (Addo (https://addocreative.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b07139d0bec4e6dec13c8db1&id=e4355a4f4a&e=73550b38af) ).

First Fortnight Submission Callout- Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival

First Fortnight are delighted and proud to be hosting Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival in January 2019!

From April 30th-June 29th 2018, we will begin accepting submissions from Irish and European based artists working in any medium for the festival which will take place January 2019. These events will take place in several venues across the primary festival hub of Dublin city and throughout the country of Ireland. Artists with an interest in the prejudice, discrimination and stigma connected to mental health are particularly welcome to apply.
The European Festival

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through cultural action. First Fortnight also provides creative therapy to marginalised groups.

Since 2009 First Fortnight has produced 7 national mental health arts festivals challenging mental health prejudice and ending stigma.

For decades Ireland has been home to citizens from every corner of Europe who have enriched our society. Our presentation of this festival will provide a platform to embrace the vibrancy of modern Ireland and Europe but also to reflect on the pressures that modern society can place on our mental health, with an emphasis on the European community.  We are challenging artists to submit artistically ambitious mental health themed work with an emphasis on multicultural themes and providing voices for the people of Europe.

Accessibility and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of our programming policy as mental health applies to all of us and transcends European borders. We believe this festival will help strengthen the idea of the Irish seeing themselves as European and be a strong reminder of the many opportunities the European Union offers its citizens.

The festival will be held in January 2019 in Dublin & regional venues with satellite events planned throughout the country. 

The Festival Submission Process

As part of this process we will be inviting proposals for consideration to the festival programme, which will receive bursaries if selected for inclusion. For more information on the submission call-out and how to submit proposals, please click here.

To be a truly representative European festival, we believe it is vital to have representation and invite involvement from as many European nationalities as possible in this forum.