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

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability Awareness Course

11th July 2018

Cardiff

Course Aims

This training will help you work and act in a more inclusive way by understanding more about people with a learning disability and the issues affecting them in everyday life.

The course is led by, and will look at the experiences of, people with a learning disability and how services and society affect their lives. The course will help you examine how you can contribute to this effect being a positive one.

You will be given the opportunity to

  •  hear people’s stories
  •  examine your own views and attitudes
  •  learn about the barriers people with a learning disability face
  •  explore how you can have a positive effect when working with people with a learning disability.

Designed for

Anyone who’s working life means that they come into contact with people with a learning disability, especially in support / care settings but is relevant to people in all sectors including, leisure, retail or transport.

 

Also, if you have a number of people who all want the same training you could save money and time by arranging in-house training from Learning Disability Wales. For more information please click on the link below.

 

Please click on the link below to book your place.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Inacia Rodrigues on 02920681174 or email [email protected]

Book a place now            

In-house training enquiries

 

Helfa Gelf

Training Events

Please note that booking is essential as sessions have limited numbers.

Saturday 16th June
How creatives can succeed in rural areas – with Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust, Galeri, Caernarfon.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-creatives-can-succeed-in-rural-areassut-mae-modd-i-weithwyr-creadigol-lwyddo-mewn-ardaloedd-tickets-45694411214

Saturday 30th June:
Workshop, Wet Plate Photography, Balaclafa, Caernarfon. This day workshop is an introductory to wet plate photography using plastic cameras.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-wet-plate-photography-gweithdy-ffotograffiaeth-collodion-gwlyb-tickets-46461636004

Wednesday 4th July:
Workshop, Ceramics, Maen Alaw, Penmaenmawr, Conwy.  In this workshop the tutor will demonstrate a variety of hand building techniques using a red earthenware clay body, coiling, slab building, and press molding using a variety of forming methods.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramic-workshop-gweithdy-serameg-tickets-46708786237
 
Friday 6th July: 
How to Collaborate as an Artist.  A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so.  Tabernacle, Llandudno. NB: This is repeated in Corris, South Gwynedd details below.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-llandudno-tickets-46709559550

Wednesday 11thJuly:  
One Night Only which will look at the curating of exhibitions as a one-off event. This will be followed by a session on theins and outs of hanging/displaying artwork.  Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curation-one-night-only-with-tips-and-tricks-of-art-installationcuraduro-un-noson-yn-unig-gyda-tickets-46710760141

Wednesday 29th August:  
How to Collaborate as an Artist.  A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so. Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Gwynedd. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-corris-gwynedd-tickets-46709939687?ref=estw

Sessions do fill up quickly and it is always worth putting your name down on the Eventbrite waiting list as participants can drop out.  It also indicates interest in the topic so we can explore delivering it again.
 

Just 7 days left to register for this years Open Studios event! Enjoy year round benefits of the Helfa Gelf programme of training, exhibitions, residencies and a new emphasis on promoting our artists online!  https://helfagelf.co.uk/

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.

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.

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

‘Tales from the Camps’; History, Ethnicity, Identity and Mobility – An Educational Training Day

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Monday 21st May 2018

9.30am – 4.30pm

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to invite participants 21st May 2018, to a training day at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff offering ‘an insider’s guide to a deeper understanding of the Romani and Traveller communities in Wales’ and to building stronger relationships with the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities on the basis of that deeper understanding, for educationalists, policy and strategy-makers, local authority service providers, non-governmental organisations and the Third Sector. 
 
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is uniquely positioned to deliver such understanding and experience, from a Romani and Traveller perspective, as RCAC is a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller led organisation that promotes development within the community it serves, addressing social justice and improving social cohesion between communities. We provide a deeper insight into working with Romani and Traveller communities, in ways that are intended to enhance, strengthen and support delivery of services by your organisation, in ways no other organisation and training can. Meeting your organisation’s commitments to diversity, social inclusion and addressing disadvantaged communities, in particular to meeting the aims and objectives of the Welsh legislative context, such as the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales)2015, (https://futuregenerations.wales/about-us/future-generations-act/) and complying with the statutory obligations of the “Travelling to a Better Future” A Gypsy and Traveller Framework for Action and Delivery Plan (Update March 2016) are an integral part of the development programme to 2020 in Wales (http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/communitycohesion/gypsytravellers/?lang=en). Our training provides the necessary, deep understanding of the issues and challenges historically facing the Romani and Traveller communities and the current, ever-changing societal context faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Who should attend this training?
 
This course is essential for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Romani and Traveller communities and for meeting the complex legislative framework that ensures diversity and . It would be particularly useful for those who work in equality, health, education, social services, planning, housing and accommodation and the early years.
 
Why should you attend this training?
 
It will support you to:

  • Ensure effective engagement with the Romani and Traveller communities in your local area, whilst improving your knowledge of the complex cultural and historical issues that impact upon the relationships you wish to build, to improve service delivery;
  • Be understanding and informed in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
  • Be better able to assess the service needs that address the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales

Aims

  • To increase awareness about the cultural, ethnic and historical diversity in Wales; 
  • to address the issues, obstacles faced by and the needs of Romani and Travellers in Wales; 
  • to encourage innovation and improvement in the delivery of services and provision to Romani and Traveller communities, and 
  • to build trust and cooperation between Romani and Traveller communities and local authority and other sector service providers.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the needs of GRT communities, from a local authority perspective;
  • To develop a level of knowledge that will enhance and inform local authority officers’ interactions with individuals and groups from the GRT communities in their areas and localities;
  • To introduce knowledge regarding the important differences between Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring best practice and improving service delivery;
  • To introduce to participants examples of community members who are role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Gypsies and Travellers or the negative images of Roma, present in media and popular press.

 

Outcomes

By the end the session participants will have:

  • Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Romani and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation);  
  • Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (including addressing the questions of who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
  • Increased their awareness regarding the obstacles, prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales more widely across the UK and across Europe;
  • Identified obstacles to access and attitudinal issues or barriers in accessing education, health, employment, accommodation, justice and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to Romania and Traveller people communities;
  •  Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities and what they can do to prevent exclusion and ensure inclusion in the delivery of their services;
  • Developed an approach that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
  • Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist other staff, officers and co-workers.

 

There will only be 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £145 per participant, if you book before the Friday 11th May and £160 per participant if you book between Monday 14th May and Friday 18th May 2018.

 

Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

The venue will be in Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton Cardiff, CF5 1QE on Monday 21st May 2018.

The day will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:30, with refreshments included for the workshop participants.

Please email for a booking form to: [email protected]

http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/tales-from-the-camps-history-ethnicity-identity-and-mobility-an-educational-training-day/

World Autism Awareness Week

DVSC is facilitating a Denbighshire wide social media Autism Awareness Community Engagement campaign to coincide with World Autism Awareness Week which runs from 26th March to 2nd April, in partnership with the North Wales Integrated Autism Service. We would like to encourage all DVSC members and partners to join us in raising awareness about Autism in the week running up to World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April.

Plans are afoot to make the DVSC offices and building as autism friendly as we can in a short space of time. We are drawing on the following expertise and resources and the ‘Can you see me’ campaign.  Why not look at the information and try to do the same for your offices or community centre?

We know it’s short notice. It has been for us too to get everything ready in a short space of time. But together, we can learn, raise our own awareness, and that of others, and raise the profile of an important hidden disability.

Information about how to apply for the £250 Autism Aware Community Grant programme

 A one page schedule of DVSC’s activities and events in #AutismAwarenessWeek

Autism Awareness Course – Wednesday 28th March 10am – 12pm

Please share this information as widely as possible. Follow us on twitter, and facebook, and help spread the word. Small acts can make a big difference!

Here’s to working together for an #AutismFriendlyDenbighshire. 

Theatre Clwyd’s Writer In Residence Scheme

Part of TYFU | GROW – Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Development Programme

Generously supported by the Gladstone’s Library

In Collaboration with Paines Plough

Call out to Welsh Language writers!
Applications open until Friday 23 March 2018

This year, Theatr Clwyd are once again co-producing the Roundabout Season with Paines Plough. Three brand new plays will be premièred on the doorstep of Theatr Clwyd in the award-winning pop-up theatre that is the Roundabout, before going on to the Edinburgh Festival and then a UK tour.

As part of Theatr Clwyd’s TYFU programme and our commitment to becoming a home for writers in Wales, we are inviting three Welsh language writers to work alongside the Roundabout company. Each writer will develop a 10-minute script that will be performed in the Roundabout when the season opens at Theatr Clwyd.

The Theatr Clwyd Roundabout Welsh Residency will offer our three writers the chance to get to know other artists, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment.

The 2018 Residency includes:

  • Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 April: 3 days in London as the Roundabout Season rehearsals begin – meeting the acting company, creative team and writers, and experiencing the first days of work on the new scripts.
  • Week commencing Monday 4 June: 3 days at Theatr Clwyd to observe rehearsals in the Roundabout itself and time in the main building to start script development.
  • Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June: 6 days at Theatr Clwyd to work with a director and 3 actors, further developing and rehearsing the script.
  • Saturday 30 June: Performances of the three 10-minute scripts in the Roundabout.
    Each writer will be given a bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses + a fee of £500

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 23 of March 2018.

The email should include:

  • A CV of both your work as a writer and/or other employment, training and education
  • A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
  • A brief description of why you would like to be involved in this project
  • Two pages of a script that you’ve written in the Welsh language
  • Confirmation of your availability for all dates listed

We will notify all applicants in due course. You will receive more information after submitting your application.

Experience | Place | Story – by playARK and yello brick

Experience | Place | Story

How can we use playful strategies to create new narratives of place and community?

Fri 23 March 2018  10:30 – 13:30

St. Fagans National Museum of History  Saint Fagans  CF5 6XB

What’s it all about?

A creative morning that delves into ways in which place, experience and story can be explored through digital and analogue technologies. Against the noisy backdrop of investment in VR and AR can we create new dialogues with audiences that arouse the senses, engage the emotions, and that are attuned to the environment.

The event will feature presentations from creative organisations and artists that have produced work at St Fagans National Museum of History.

Who’s it for?

The event is aimed at anyone who is interested in creating digital and/or analogue site-specific projects that connect people, story and place.

The day will be split into two parts:

10.30am -1.30pm
Talks and presentations focusing on exploration and discovery through creative practice. This will feature contributions from St Fagans’ artists in residence, members of the digital team and researchers on immersive media. The morning session will be followed by lunch and networking.

2pm – 4pm [optional]
In the afternoon guests will be invited to take part in St Fagans’ new immersive storytelling experience Traces (Olion) or can attend a games making workshop with yello brick producer Alison John (places for the workshop are limited to the first 20 sign ups).

Free Event

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