Rhôd Art Camp 2018

Rhôd Artists Group Art Camp 2018 – July 14 – 28th

at Melin Glonc, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XB

Apply now as applications close on 22nd June

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Rhôd Artists Group has a reputation for organising contemporary art exhibitions in a rural environment. As part of our commitment to rurality, accessibility and sustainability we would like to invite artists to come and research making work here with us.

Artists will be expected to a make a presentation of their practice to the other artists and any members of the public who attend. There will also be presentations by Rhôd Artists Group members and invited artists

The majority of spaces for making work are outdoors. This means it is possible to work on a large scale. There are some materials that can be made available for free. Artists should bring the tools they need. Making work is not a necessity, this is a wonderful opportunity to think about work and experiment in finding new approaches, or gather material and experiences for future work.

We are keen to make Art Camp accessible to everyone and will be liaising with Disability Arts Cymru on how to facilitate access to Art Camp activities. We would be happy to discuss with prospective participants how we can ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

To apply, please send your artist cv and a maximum of 6 images of your work to: [email protected] by Friday, June 22nd.

Art Camp is free – but you will need to bring your own tent/campervan/caravan. Rhôd Artists Group will provide an evening meal on 7 nights during the fortnight at a cost of £6 a head. Communal cooking facilities are available for all other meals.

rhod.org.uk

Mess up the Mess

Temporary Youth Arts Officer (Maternity Cover)

Full Time, 37 hours per week
Fixed Term contract to June 2019 or return of the postholder
£23,120.23 per annum

 
Temporary Youth Arts Officer
Are you passionate about youth arts and drama and engaging young people from diverse backgrounds? Are you committed to making sure all young people are able to participate regardless of the particular barriers they may face?
 
We’re looking for an experienced youth arts professional to play a key role in our Well Iawn programme while our Youth Arts Officer takes maternity leave.
 
Well Iawn is a 3 year project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, which uses drama and arts activities to support the wellbeing of young people. Well Iawn takes a holistic view of wellbeing, looking at factors including environment and community as well as physical and emotional wellbeing. Working with our regular groups in Ammanford and Brynaman, and with disadvantaged young people from across South Wales, you’ll need lots of enthusiasm and initiative to fulfil the 2 aspects of the role:
 

  • Delivery – creating and delivering drama and creative wellbeing activities to young people
  • Project Management and Co-Ordination – identifying potential youth groups who could benefit from the project and planning, organising and arranging programmes of creative wellbeing activities with them.

 
For further information, download an application pack from the website: http://www.messupthemess.co.uk, email [email protected], or call 01269 591 167.
 
Applicants must respond with an application form that clearly states how you meet the post’s person specification. CVs will not be accepted.
 
Closing date: Monday 2nd July 2018, 10.00 am
 
Selection Day: Thursday 19th July 2018
 
This post has been funded by Big Lottery Fund.
 
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a check against the Children’s barred list, will be made before the successful candidate can be confirmed in post.

Wales One World Film Festival

Women’s Film Club

Free, women only screening…

 

We would love all women to join us in Swansea at the Women’s Film Club’s screening of

The Artist (PG)

A charming romantic comedy set in the 1920s, this delightful film is a love letter to Hollywood’s golden age that everyone can enjoy.

Venue: Volcano Theatre | 27-29 High Street | Swansea | SA1 1LG

Date: Thursday 28th June | Doors open: 11.30 am

Film Starts: 12:00 pm

Duration: 1 Hour and 40 minutes

Followed by free pastries and coffee.

Free Crèche available but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited. E-mail: [email protected]

Bus tickets reimbursed for asylum seeker and refugee women. Please provide receipts.

Cinema is powerful… women are amazing… put them together and wonderful things can happen!

 

Milkfloat

Underground Basket Weaving for Beginners 

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June

12 noon – 8pm

Artist Gail Howard will be at Arcade Cardiff  where she will be teaching very basic basket weaving.

 

Gail is hoping that the sessions might become a conduit for talking about our mental health, current thinking in the treatment of mental ill health, and the benefits (or otherwise) of occupying ones hands, or ‘moral work’ as it used to be known in the early 1900s.

 

Underground Basket Weaving for Beginners is part of the UK wide antiuniversity programme, and takes place over two days – 14/15th June between midday and 8pm at Three Doors Up (a break out space of ArcadeCardiff’s) in Queens Arcade. All are welcome.

Grow Wild

Wildflowers and fungi are amazing! That’s why we’re inviting young people aged 14-25 to take part in a summer of activities and flex their creative skills.
This year Grow Wild are offering not one, but two opportunities for young people to receive £500 by making a short video application telling Grow Wild their idea and how they will spend the money.

Option 1 – Creative projects in your community (14-25).

Young people can use their interest in photography, music, drama, dance, film, visual arts or more to celebrate UK native wild flowers and fungi in fun and inventive ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCadko1HS4U

Option 2 – Co-created projects for emerging artists (18-25 only)

Apply to join with others across the UK to plan an autumn exhibition at renowned arts venue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This will include an artist masterclass at the venue in July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE-qlQJwINc

Want to know more?  Visit – https://www.growwilduk.com/creative

BBC Wales are looking for arts and culture stories

 BBC Wales is a powerhouse of bold Welsh creative content. We lead the way in creative storytelling, and we’re known and celebrated around the world for the quality of our programmes. 

We are currently looking for art and culture stories to cover across Wales. The stories will be used to create short features that celebrate Wales uniqueness and its creativity. These videos will be posted across the BBC Wales social media sites. 

We aim to show the cultural and artistic endeavours going on in Wales right now, or over the next month or two. As well as promoting well-known talents and events, we’d also like to shine a light on hidden gems; up and coming talent and arts and culture stories that deserve to be told. 

We are looking for inventive artists, performers, facilitators and creators, hailing from the worlds of traditional and contemporary art, performance, crafts, theatre, comedy, screen and music. 

We are looking for talents, events and pieces of work that have something a little bit different to offer, that will capture the imagination of our audience, whilst showcasing the variety of artistic endeavours and people that live in Wales. That could be in terms of the subject matter, the creative process, materials, the artists themselves or any other component. 

This is a fantastic way for artists, performers and creators to show case their work on a large platform to audiences across Wales and beyond. If you think that you might fit the bill, please get in touch via email on [email protected], with name, contact details and a little bit about yourself and your involvement in the arts and culture.

Insync Inclusive Youth Dance Residency

Insync Inclusive Youth Dance Company is an inclusive dance company for young dancers who would like to work with a professional choreographer to create and perform dance theatre work.

 

When: Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd June, 10am-3pm
Where: Artis Community, The Old Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Pontypridd, CF37 1JW
Age: Insync is for dancers aged 12-25 and is a fully inclusive company .
Cost: Free

We’ll be creating a BRAND NEW! performance piece in the half term holidays with choreographer, Sarah Rogers, from Ransack Dance Company, and we are looking for new dancers to come and join the team!
We’ll be performing the work as part of Party Ponty on 14th July! 

For more info or to book a space email:
[email protected]
or Call: 01443 490 390

Ffilm Cymru Wales

CHILDREN’S STORIES COME TO LIFE WITH HATCH

Ffilm Cymru, the development agency for film in and of Wales, has launched a new programme to support the development of live-action family films.
                                                                                                                                       Ffilm Cymru’s ‘Hatch’ programme will develop up to four live-action family films based on existing IP and will support filmmaker and venue understanding of how to cater for that audience. Targeted training events and activities that bring kids into the development process will provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity to gain feedback from their target audience and to benefit from the advice of experts in the field.

Hatch is a response to the relative scarcity of independent live-action family films currently in the market, which corresponds with a lack of culturally and socially diverse film stories for families and children to enjoy. A partnership with respected children’s publisher Chicken House Books, Ffilm Cymru’s programme is launched on the heels of their new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, which identifies age as an area of focus, along with gender, sexuality, disability, race & ethnicity, socio-economic status and the Welsh language.

As with all of Ffilm Cymru’s film funding, feature length projects involving a wales born or based writer, director or producer will be prioritised. Projects with Welsh cultural value will also be considered. Hatch projects will also need to be based on existing IP, whether that be a book, game, stage play or other form of IP.

Writers or writer/producer teams interested in applying to take part in the programme can register to attend a free training event in Cardiff on the 29th May here.

This first Hatch training event will include panel sessions with industry experts covering subjects such as Genre in the Market, Book to Film Adaptations, Engaging Audiences, and Commercialising IP, and includes a free networking lunch. Speakers include Matthew Baker from Hanway, Tim Collins, The Brand Director, The Observer’s Simran Hans, and Sam Missingham, founder of Lounge Books and previously Head of Audience Development at Harper Collins.

The deadline for Hatch applications is the 27th June at 17:30. Full guidelines and the application form for Ffilm Cymru’s Hatch programme can be found on their website.

Individuals interested in having their say about the current film provision for family audiences, can take part in Ffilm Cymru’s survey here.

Ffilm Cymru’s Hatch programme will be followed by Fledgling: a programme orientated around films for the distinct young adult demographic, which they welcome partnership on.