Graeae Theatre Company

Write to Play

An opportunity for our friends over the bridge……….

Graeae, together with our South West partners, are offering a unique development opportunity for D/deaf and disabled writers in South West England* to develop their skills and experience.

Write to Play is a paid year-long new writing course for D/deaf and disabled writers run by award-winning theatre company Graeae, in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Wiltshire Creative, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and the Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath.

Over the year, you will write two short pieces as well as a full-length play. Throughout the programme, you’ll be mentored and supported to participate in workshops led by theatre professionals to hone and develop your writing. You’ll write two short pieces, as well as a full-length play. Successful writers will be paid £1800 over the year (paid in instalments).

If you’re passionate about theatre, keen to write for the stage and gain experience, we want to hear from you! All access requirements will be met.

“Write to Play is the most inspiring and encouraging opportunity I have had as a writer. I have had access to workshops, mentors and the Graeae team, all of who have helped me to explore my writing in ways not possible before. Apply, it will change your life forever.”  Khush Chahal

“Write to Play has been informative, inspiring and emotional. This is not one of those schemes that only exists on paper to make a place look good, Graeae have been understanding and sensitive and have continued to support me as a writer and artist beyond the end of the scheme.”   Jackie Hagan

Applications now open until Mon 3 September, 12pm

We welcome applications in English and British Sign Language.

Click here for full details on how to apply & to download application forms.

*Open to applicants living in the counties of Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

                CURIOUS TO KNOW MORE?

Why not come to one of our FREE taster sessions* in August.

Tue 21 Aug, 2-4pm @ Theatre Royal Plymouth

Wed 22 Aug, 12.30-2.30pm @ Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST City)

Wed 22 Aug, 6.30pm-8.30pm @ Bristol Old Vic

We are also running an online taster session on Thu 16 Aug 2pm-3.30pm

*Attendance at taster sessions not compulsory for applicants.

Click here to book your place now!

 

 

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.

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for our Step Up:

Only a few days left to apply to our Step Up: Interpreting Collections course

Step Up: Interpreting Collections is Outside In’s training and professional development programme that provides participants with the skills to research and interpret works of art. This year the course will take place at the prestigious Wellcome Collection again. In this email you will learn more about Step Up and what the programme offers.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, this Friday 2nd March.

To apply, you need to complete a short application form. For more information and to download a form, see here.

The Extend Leadership Programme 2018-19

Open for applications until 10am, Tuesday 3 April 2018

The Extend Leadership Programme is open to applicants working in learning and education roles in the arts and museums and libraries.

The Programme enables mid-career professionals to acquire and apply leadership skills, working with a cohort of peers from across England, Wales and Scotland. Through a combination of intensive residentials, opportunities to explore aspects of leadership through group projects, mentoring and personal development planning – participants gain opportunities to explore and reflect upon their current practice, to meet with inspiring leaders in the sector, to develop their own projects, and plan for the future.

Extend was developed in response to the under-representation of learning and education staff in leadership within the arts and cultural sectors. Almost 100 colleagues have graduated from the Programme, which is now in its ninth year.

‘I have gained a clearer understanding of leadership and my role, heard from practical and inspiring speakers and met a fantastic new support group.’
Extend Alumnus

The 2018-19 Extend Leadership Programme will support up to 14 colleagues working in learning and education roles in the arts and cultural sectors who consider themselves to be mid-career and aspire to leadership. It is envisaged that places will be allocated as follows:

  • 10 places will be for candidates working in England
  • 3 places will be for candidates working in the creative arts in Scotland
  • 1 place will be for a candidate working in Wales.

Applicants working and resident in England or Wales may work in the arts, museums, libraries or heritage in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both. Applicants working and resident in Scotland must work in the creative arts in either employed or freelance roles – or a combination of both.

Visit www.engage.org/extend1819 to learn more and apply for Extend.

Helfa Gelf – Training

CONFIDENCE for Creatives,
webinars with Susan Mumford, Be Smart About Art
What role does confidence, or a lack thereof, play in your creative career? For many people, it’s a hurdle that keeps getting in the way.
Dates of LIVE sessions, 8-9.30pm: 
Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 29th November
More information:http://www.besmartaboutart.com/blog/330/the-results-are-in-confidence-for-creatives-what-hurts-what-helps
85% discount for Helfa Gelf members, contact [email protected]

Artist talk and tour –  EDGE
Monday 13 November @ Pontio Innovations level 2
If you are interested in learning about opportunities to develop your creative practice using technology this will be a day for you.

To co-incide with the Helfa Gelf EDGE exhibition at White Box in Pontio, Bangor there will be a training day where participants are given the opportunity to take part in an artist-led tour of the EDGE exhibition.  Here the artists involved will talk about their work and the potential for new digital technology to invigorate artistic visions and develop creative practice.  This will be combined with a guided tour of Pontio Innovate’s “Fab Lab” with demonstrations of the cutting edge technology available. 
Booking essential:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artist-talk-and-tour-edge-ymyl-sgwrs-a-thaith-i-artistiaid-tickets-38835237240
 
Evolving role of the curator
Wednesday 15 November, MOSTYN, Llandudno
Helfa Gelf is delighted to have arranged an exclusive introduction to the new exhibitions at the MOSTYN, where you will learn about the curation decisions behind the exhibitions as well has hearing more in depth about the evolving role of the curator.
More information & booking:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evolving-role-of-the-curator-rol-esblygol-y-curadur-mostyn-tickets-38837923274

Community Music Wales Tutor Training

 
 

 

Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?

 

Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at [email protected] or phone 02920 838060

Cult Cymru – Courses for creatives

Freelancing for Creatives
19 September 2017, Cardiff
£15 – £25 (commercial cost £110)

A practical workshop for creatives on the business skills of freelancing.

Topics include: 

  • Business & employment models
  • How to pay your taxes
  • Claiming expenses
  • Negotiating your fees
  • Top tips and online tools

“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gweithion-llawrydd-ar-gyfer-pobl-creadigol-freelancing-4-creatives-19092017-tickets-36743978228

Art Classes

Rachael Roberts Art Classes in North Wales

rachael-robertsArt classes starting in January

Promise Arts and Crafts, Madoc Street, Llandudno LL30 2TL

Tuesday 1- 3pm Mixed media art sessions

Booking via Anne Warren  – [email protected]

Sessions begin on Tuesday 10th January

Cost: £2.50 per session, includes tea/coffee

Working with natural inks

January 10th & 17th

Working with clay

January 24th & 30th

Working with fabric transfer techniques

February 14th & 28th

Places on each course are limited to 6 only so do book early if you are interested.