Volunteering Wales Grant Roadshow

18th October – 1.30PM – Baltic House

Need funding for a volunteering project?

Come and find out more about the Youth Volunteering Grant over tea and coffee and learn the steps to applying!

To register your attendance, please email: [email protected] 

Prosperity for All

Grants will be allocated to projects that can demonstrate that they are able to make a contribution to delivering the Welsh Government’s strategy, Prosperity for All, which describes a long-term aim to build a Wales that is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, and united and connected.

The strategy identifies five priority areas which have the potential to make the greatest contribution to long-term prosperity and well-being. These are early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability and social care. They are areas where it has been shown that earlier intervention and more seamless services can make a real difference to people’s lives.

The Volunteering Wales Grants for 2019/20 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards achieving outcomes in one or more of the priority areas.

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and a percentage of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 – 25.

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Fairground, Circus-folk, Show-people and Bargees Training day

by The Romani Cultural and Arts Company


The Romani Cultural and Arts Company will be delivering three training workshops in three cities, focussing upon the Romani and Travelling people in Britain and their cultures, histories, languages, as a solid foundation to understanding the present communities. The workshops will deliver critical knowledge to professionals, policy-makers, and practitioners in local government, housing, accommodation, health, justice and education services; how to develop a respectful relationship with communities, approaches to constructing a positive dialogue around accommodation and ‘stopping-places’, to supporting better access for Romani and Travellers to health and wellness provision, to strengthening schooling, to raising attainment and improving elective home education, leading to increasing employment opportunities.

The situation for Romani and Traveller communities looks set to become more and more uncertain, as the protections offered under European legislation, conventions and frameworks will probably be rescinded. Show-people, Fair-gound families, Circus-folk and Bargees are likely to face significant changes in their businesses and operations too, with the post-Brexit legal framework. The overall social, economic and cultural impact of the departure from the EU will be especially deep upon these communities. The Romani Cultural & Arts Company has the best track record in the UK of delivering effective training in working with Romani and Traveller people, having carried out a range of training courses, international conferences, arts exhibitions and cultural symposia, schools workshops and heritage projects with Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, show-people, Circus-folk, Fairground families and Bargees, across Wales and Europe.

The Cardiff workshop will focus upon the current policy initiatives associated with the ‘Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales, 2015)’ have left behind the Romani and Traveller communities of Wales, particularly in terms of the ‘Well-being Assessments’ carried out by the Public Services Boards established by the Act and the recent review of these by Netherwood, Flynn and Lang (2017) for the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe. These crucial processes have ignored the needs of Romani and Traveller people in ‘planning today for a better tomorrow’, with inadequate consultation of the present and future needs of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, insufficient sustainable development principles being applied to these needs, resulting in Romani and Traveller people being missed in the most important opportunity for improving the public sector’s delivery of provision rooted in the everyday reality of their lives and ensuring little benefit for the well-being of future Romani and Traveller generations.

Our training in Cardiff, in December 2018, will address these critical lacunae in government policy and practice, providing an opportunity to rectify, for local and national government policy-makers and service-providers, this absence of data and content and how to include the most marginal and excluded groups in Wales today.

Cost

£156.90 – £173.07

DATE AND TIME

Wed, December 5, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION

First Space
Chapter Arts Centre
Market Rd
Cardiff
CF51QE

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Working with Volunteers training

Recruitment, selection and retention of Volunteers

 The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity be familiar with:

  • recruitment methods, selection tools, volunteer induction, volunteer agreements and the importance of support and supervision.
  • Vetting procedures including DBS checks
  • Volunteer motivation and volunteer recognition.
  • Know when and how to terminate a volunteering relationship

Friday 12th October 2018
RAY Ceredigion, Tabernacle street, Aberaeron
9.30am – 4pm

This course is aimed to those responsible for the management of volunteers and volunteer programmes

The cost of each course will be £10 per person or if two people from the same organisations are coming it will be £15 for the two people

For more information or to book a place please contact CAVO on 01570 424 524 or email [email protected]

Lunch will not be provided.

Textiles for Fashion CPD for Teachers

TEXTILES FOR FASHION

From Low-tech to High-tech
Practical ways for teachers to enable students to visualise their textile designs on the body
Using low-tech drawing and collage methods, and resources such as lightbox, photocopies, magazines, drawing and collage materials.
Explore digital body mapping through Photoshop
Help your students to develop their sketchbooks, produce design  development sheets and present ideas for exhibition/portfolio
Free Course PLUS £100 supply budget available for all schools represented

Swansea College of Art
Dynevor Campus
UWTSD
Swansea
SA1 3EU

Wed 21 November 2018
10:00 – 15:00 GMT

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Architectural & Stained Glass – Professional Learning Opportunity

USING GLASS IN AN ARCHITECTURAL CONTEXT

Learn about a range of decorative techniques and processes used within architectural and stained glass.
Explore scale, composition and light & how to use these ideas in a classroom environment

Encouraging a wider knowledge of architectural glass within education.

Help your students to develop their sketchbooks, produce design development sheets and present ideas for exhibition/portfolioFree resources including a flat packed architectural model and glass samples to take away.

Free Course PLUS £100 supply budget available for all schools represented.

Wed 26 September 2018
10:00 – 15:00 BST

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Celf-Able

Art Group Meeting Dates

Art. Opportunity. Inclusion.

Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys. We are disabled- and artist-led, but open to all ages and abilities, artists and people who just want to have a go at art.

Materials provided. There is a small charge of £2

Meetings are happening at the following venues –

Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building)

11am – 3pm

September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th

Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth

11am – 3pm

September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, December 12th.

The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion

11am – 3pm

August 14th, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

The Old School, Guilsfield

2pm – 4pm

September 20th, October 18th, November 22nd, December 20th

Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws

11am – 3pm

August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th, November 28th

Lunch available here for an extra charge, please contact us to book, tel: 01938 810058 /07972 932543 or

email:[email protected]

www.celf-able.org

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

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.