METTA THEATRE | ACCESSIBLE AUDITIONS

Spread the word @MettaTheatre is looking for highly skilled D/deaf, disabled & neuro-diverse actor-musicians & singers for 6 new British musicals.

Open auditions on Oct 16 & 17

Are you a collaborative, open & exceptionally talented D/deaf or Disabled or neuro-diverse actor-musician? Want to be considered for 6 new British musicals with @MettaTheatre over the next 3 years? More info www.mettatheatre.co.uk/access-auditions/

If the actors could please fill in this Google Form or if email is easier then email a CV and a self tape of them playing their instrument and/or singing a song that shows off their voice, to [email protected] with the subject heading [ACCESSIBLE AUDITIONS]. Please submit your materials by October 1st.

Metta’s Artistic Director Poppy Burton-Morgan will be meeting with successful candidates in London and Salisbury.

  • LONDON TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th – V&A Museum – Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

  • SALISBURY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17th – Wiltshire Creative (Salisbury Playhouse) – Malthouse Lane (off Fisherton Street) Salisbury SP2 7RA

More important information for actors and interested directors:

Please make us aware of any access needs and we will do our best to accommodate them in advance and on the day. An a BSL interpreter / lip-speaker / speech-to-text reporter can be provided for you if you let us know in advance and both spaces are fully accessible for wheelchair users. Parking space can be provided, and there will be a quiet area where you can prepare or rest before/after your audition. Also, please let us know if it would be helpful for us to meet you at the nearest station (London Waterloo or Southwark for the London audition, Salisbury Rail station for Salisbury) and if there’s anything we’ve not mentioned that would be helpful for you and facilitate you giving us your best on the day.

Additionally, if you need support in creating your self tape (an audio file is also fine) please contact [email protected]

If you are invited to meet, you will be given a 30 minute time slot and asked to prepare a song from one of the shows we have in development. You will also be asked to perform another song of your choosing that you feel best shows off your voice and/or instrument(s). There will be a pianist to accompany you, or you may use a backing track or accompany yourself. We are interested in your skills as a collaborator so we will probably work in depth on a short section of song – playing around with it in several different way – rather than hearing a song in full.

We will contact all successful applicants no later than 2 weeks before the audition date with materials to prepare. We will respond to all applicants who apply but we are a very small organisation so we cannot provide feedback for those that we choose not to meet.

We will respond in writing (or phone call) to everyone that we meet with clarifying whether we will offer you a role in a full production or for research and development period for any of the following projects which you may be being considered for:

Upcoming Shows:

  • IN THE WILLOWS by Poppy Burton-Morgan, Pippa Cleary and Keiran Merrick. A hip hop musical based on Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. Touring spring 2019

  • LITTLE PRINCE by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Simon Bass. A circus musical based on the novel by Antoine de Saint Exupery. In development for production in 2019

  • COLD FRONT by Jason Carr and Poppy Burton-Morgan. An intimate new chamber musical for 2 voices, piano and cello. In development for production in 2019

  • METAMORPHOSIS by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Keiran Merrick. A hip hop musical based on the Kafka novella. Touring spring 2020.

  • WINTER HOLIDAY by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Candida Caldicot. An actor musician folk musical based on the novel by Arthur Ransome. Running at Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, Christmas 2020

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Poppy Burton-Morgan and Shola Adewusi. A contemporary adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, with a pop/jazz/soul score. In development for expected touring in spring 2021

 

 

All our futures – Doing different things for a better future

Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference

Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 November 2018
Newport, South Wales (Accessible venue)

“All our futures” will focus on issues from childhood, through adulthood and into older age reflecting relevant key laws and policies in Wales: Improving Lives Programme, Well-being of Future Generations Act, Social Services and Well-being Act and Prosperity for All.

We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama including:

  • Huw Iranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commisioner for Wales
  • Community solutions
  • Using technology
  • Improving lives programme
  • Hijinx Theatre
  • Employment

For further information, prices and booking visit our website

We still have some great sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting opportunities available. If you would like any more information about these please call me on 02920 681161.

Women’s Film Club

WOMEN ONLY screening of Belle (12A)

We have just made 10 more tickets available for this Thursday’s WOMEN ONLY screening of Belle (12A) at Volcano, Swansea. Please book via wow-belle.eventbrite.co.uk or contact [email protected] if you would like to bring a larger group.

Belle (12A)

From British director Amma Asante comes this moving period drama based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed race member of the British aristocracy who campaigned against the slave trade.

Thursday 6 September

Doors open: 11.30am, Film Starts 12pm

Volcano Theatre, The Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG

Free, women only film screening 

Coffee & cake

Bus tickets reimbursed for asylum seekers

Free crèche – please book in advance

Contact:  [email protected]

Tickets: https://wow-belle.eventbrite.co.uk

www.wowwomensfilmclub.org

!mpossible

BBC’s Impossible Casting Open Now

The BBC quiz show !mpossible, hosted by Rick Edwards is returning for a 5th series. We will be filming the next series in September and are looking for amazing contestants to take part and be in with a chance of winning a jackpot of £10,000!

The premise of the show is an exciting yet simple one: while most quizzes only have right and wrong answers, in this quiz, there is a third dimension…the !mpossible answer! As !mpossible is a show that aims to reflect the diversity of Britain, applications are open to absolutely everyone as long as you are over 18 and a UK resident.

Contact [email protected] for an application form

MUSIC TEACHER REQUIRED

Musicians UK wide needed.

Country: United Kingdom
City: UK wide
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000
Application Deadline: 2018

‘Become A Music Teacher’ are looking for individuals nationwide to give either singing, guitar, drums or piano lessons to students. A great chance for you to make good money on either a full time or part time basis, from something which you are passionate about.

This role gives you autonomy and a chance to really develop your experience as a teacher and musician.

Requirements:

  • Ability to play your musical instrument or sing to a reasonable level.
  • To be patient with students
  • Have good social skills.
  • Be able to teach all age groups on a one to one basis
  • Have no criminal convictions.

Lessons can take place at either your home, studio or at students homes.

When applying please leave your name and contact details including the instrument/s you play, an email address and telephone number.

How to apply: [email protected] – When applying please leave your name and contact details including the instrument/s you play, an email address and telephone number.

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture Symposium III


Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ
Monday 1 October 2018 – 9.30am – 2.00pm

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is pleased to announce the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium III. The event, hosted by Taliesin Arts Centre, will feature artists Dr Daniel Baker and Daniel Turner plus guests including Dr Ethel Brooks, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University, US and a Tate-TrAIN Transnational Fellow at the University of the Arts London, Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, professional dancer, dance historian, critic, and Roma scholar of Coventry University, Dr Annabel Tremlett, Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Health Sciences and Social Work at Portsmouth University and Isabel Raabe, co-founder together with Franziska Sauerbrey of the office for cultural affairs in Berlin who are also the instigators and coordinators of the international project RomArchive: Digital Archive of the Roma. This varied range of speakers with their diverse areas of expertise will open debate regarding the contemporary climate of GRT arts and the wider implications for society.

This exciting event will take place in the context of the Gypsy Maker 3 project; the unique RCAC venture that facilitates the development of innovative works by established and emerging artists from GRT backgrounds. The project aims to stimulate dialogue across communities about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today. For this third phase of the project the RCAC, in association with g39 gallery, toured an exhibition of newly commissioned works by Daniel Baker, Artur Conka, Shamus McPhee and Billy Kerry titled Shiftwork across venues in Wales.

“The arts bring enjoyment and inspiration to our everyday lives. Taking part in the arts, whether as an individual or a member of a community, helps bind us together in a celebration of our common humanity. But the arts can also help us to understand what is distinctive and important to protect in the differences that define us all. The arts help us to explore and express the things we have in common and our place in the world. A fair-minded and tolerant society values and respects the needs, interests and creativity of everybody. It’s a society that’s impatient of disadvantage, which embraces equality and celebrates diversity.  We want the arts in Wales to include everyone. We know this will make the arts in Wales more vibrant, exciting and relevant. We warmly welcome the contribution that this second Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium will make to that debate.” Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive Arts Council of Wales

“I’m delighted that Taliesin is hosting the 2018 symposium and helping to break down the ignorance and prejudice that persists about GRT communities. Artists are again at the forefront of busting stereotypes and bringing light and understanding to what remains a serious problem in our society “–Sybil Crouch, Head of Cultural Services, Taliesin Arts Centre

As representatives of an international project that itself seeks to break down prejudices through promoting culture and the arts, we are convinced that Gypsy Maker 3 will play an important role for the recognition and appreciation of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture—a culture that is centuries old, most lively and varied to this day.’  Isabel Raabe and Franziska Sauerbrey, Project Initiators and Directors of RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma

We anticipate that this exciting half-day symposium and exhibition showcase will generate great interest so please book your place early by writing to The Romani Cultural & Arts Company at: [email protected] 

or register on  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gypsy-roma-traveller-arts-culture-symposium-iii-tickets-45552214901

Rhôd in Roath 2018 Rhôd yn y Rhath 

Final Call for this year’s Rhôd in Roath/ Rhôd yn y Rhath 

This is the last call for any artists interested in making work in a garden in Ninian Road, Cardiff as part of Rhôd in Roath. The themes are either rural/ urban or in respond to the garden. The artwork can be an installation, performance, or work that can be displayed outside.  
The work is on display over the weekend of the 20th-21st October, setting up can be done up in previous week. There is a fee for chosen artists of £100.

The deadline has technically passed but there’s space for a few more artists so be quick, email [email protected] for more info.

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.