Engage

Marsh Awards

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2018.

The Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning and education within gallery or visual arts contexts (freelance, salaried or as volunteers) in the UK and internationally, grant winners £500 to spend on their professional development.

 

Nominations Deadline: 10am, Monday 3 September 2018.

 

The Awards

Awards of £500 each will be offered to five individuals in the UK and one internationally, working in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations, who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. The Awards will be announced at the Engage International Conference in Manchester 13-14 November 2018.

Winners should use the Award to support their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and each will be asked to complete a short feedback form by March 2019.

Since 2011, the Awards have successfully enabled winners to develop their arts education practice through funding attendance of courses and conferences, the joining of professional associations, visiting of good practice in the UK and abroad, funding of research, and by inspiring personal and professional confidence through the recognition of their work.

 

Who can be nominated?

Nominations are encouraged for colleagues at all stages of their careers, working freelance, in salaried positions or as volunteers. Engage welcomes nominations for those working with organisations of all sizes. Nominations for non-members of Engage are also invited. Nominators should be a colleague or a representative of an organisation who has worked with the nominee.

If you made a nomination in previous years please feel free to do so again – we would be pleased to consider your nomination in 2018. Engage wishes to thank colleagues for the very high standard of applications received in the past seven years.

 

How to make a nomination

Click here to download a Nomination Form. 
Please complete this and email to [email protected] by 10am, Monday 3 September 2018.

If you are nominating someone, please let them know you are doing so and consult with them about the application; we would like to know how each nominee would like to use the award for their Continuing Professional Development. There are only five questions to answer on the form, and nomination should take less than an hour to complete.

Judging criteria and process

Nominations should demonstrate how nominees have exceeded the expectations of their role, by showing dedication or innovation in their work.

Judging will take place and winners informed in late September. A panel of experts in gallery education along with representatives from the Marsh Christian Trust and Engage will select the winners. The Awards will be presented during the Engage International Conference in Manchester (13-14 November 2018). The Award ceremony will include a description of the winners’ education work and achievements, and winners will be invited to submit a short video about their work to screen. UK winners will be offered travel expenses (up to £150) to attend the Awards event, dinner and a complimentary day place to attend Conference on the day of the ceremony or the following day (regretfully, we cannot offer travel expenses for international winners to attend the Award presentation). 

If you have any queries please contact Ailbhe Mac Eoin, Communications Officer, Engage: [email protected]  / 020 7729 5858.
Engage is committed to equality of access. Should you need nomination details in another format please contact engage on: 020 7729 5858 / [email protected]

 

About the Marsh Awards

The Marsh Christian Trust was founded in 1981 as a grant-making body. The trust runs an Awards scheme of some 75 Awards run in partnership with organisations across the fields of the Arts, Heritage, Social Welfare and Conservation. The trust works in partnership with organisations, such as engage, to identify the best candidates and deliver these awards. The Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education were launched in 2011 as an annual award to recognise those working in Gallery Education who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. 

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

Llantarnam Grange

Administrative Assistant Part Time

Opportunity at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Administrative Assistant Part Time (temporary – nine months)

LGAC is seeking a Part Time Administrative Assistant to join its team, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with ongoing development and delivery of the art centre’s activity. This is an entry level post and would suit a recent graduate or an individual looking to start a career in the visual arts. The post is for three days per week and will include Saturdays. This post is paid at the National Living Wage.

Closing date: 19th August 2018. Interviews will take place at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

Details of the post and application process can be found at the links below:

Job Application Form
Person Specification

www.lgac.org.uk

DAC Presents….

On The Edge –  2018 Open Exhibition

A collection of 60 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions is currently on display at:

Celf o Gwmpas

Centre CELF, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB

20th July to 30th August 2018 – Mon to Thurs 9am to 5pm

Tel: 01597 822777 [email protected]

There will be a Public Event on 30th August 3pm to 7pm for people to view the work and meet some of the artists.

Please contact Celf to confirm Gallery opening times if you are travelling to see the exhibition.

On the Edge is the title for DAC’s 2018 Open Exhibition; DAC members were asked to react to this title and submit work based on their own interpretation. The exhibition includes a wide range of work from artists at varying points in their creative development.

DAC’s aim is to raise the profile of the artists involved; increasing artwork sales; support and develop career progression and to build relationships between peers and with exhibiting venues.

A selection of work from the exhibition will be touring to the following venues:

Cyfarthfa Castle

Merthyr Tydfil 6th -29th Sept http://www.cyfarthfa.com/

Public event 6th Sept 3pm–5pm

 

Royal Cambrian Academy

Conwy 28th Sept to –27th Oct www.rcaconwy.org

 

Theatr Clwyd

Mold 12th Nov –1st Dec www.theatrclwyd.com

 

Mostyn

Llandudno 10th Jan –4th March 19 www.mostyn.org

 

www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

Find us on facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/disabilityartscymru/

For more information about the exhibition please contact: Kate Hampton – Creative Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc

 

TAPE Communuty Music and Film

TAPE Community Music and Film present M.E awareness raising drama – M.E, Myself and I.

In the UK alone it is estimated that 250,000 people suffer with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as M.E. Often these people feel let down by society, the health care system, education system and the government, but most of all they feel like they have no voice.

M.E, Myself and I is a new drama series, that seeks to raise awareness of ME and to reduce the stigma felt by those diagnosed. Episode 1 will be released on June 30th 2018. It tells the story of Rachel, a teenager who has been diagnosed with M.E. The show is written and directed by Thomas Ellis, who has suffered with M.E for 17 years. It features creative contributions from young people diagnosed with M.E, including Maliha Jain Vincent Gaspar, who wrote a poem featured in the episode and Ada Davidson who contributed a touching stop motion animation.

“M.E, Myself and I, was incredibly difficult to write as I was having to revisit some dark, lonely times. I feel however it was very much
worth while to do as without people coming out and
discussing M.E, awareness would not continue to
grow. One of the aspects I’m delighted about is having creative contributions from Maliha and Ada within the show. I believe these contributions really hit home that this is not just my story, it is one shared by many all over the world.”
Thomas Ellis – Writer/Director

TAPE Community Music and Film the charity that has supported Tom to realise the series, helped recruit cast and crew for the show with local people gaining experience both in front of and behind camera.

“I got involved with this project after meeting Thomas on a prior TAPE project after which I was asked if I wanted to play Rachel in the production. I enjoyed the process very much; it was great fun to do. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart for having been given the opportunity to do this and I’m really looking forward to filming episode 2.”
Chloe Thomas – Actor

Now in its 10th year, TAPE provides workshops, projects and opportunities to develop new ideas and skills, gain training and find employment all in a safe supported and inclusive environment. TAPE CEO Steve Swindon said of the project ‘We believe that creativity is a route to wellbeing for individuals and communities, something we think is very much present within the M.E, Myself and I project and we are proud to be able to give both Tom and the project our continued support.’

Alongside the release of the show, the debut art exhibition from Angela Nananidou will be on show at TAPE Community Arts Centre all summer. Angela who suffers with M.E has described how her paintings “…express that struggle between hope and despair, brightness and gloominess; structure and looseness; light and darkness; clarity and brain fog; isolation and escapism.’

Isolation and escapism are themes that run through Angela’s work and also episode 1 of the show. They also feature heavily in podcast interviews the cast and crew conducted with M.E sufferers and their care givers. Recorded at Barnardo’s in Rhyl the podcasts offer a deeper insight and range of views on the condition.

We hope that M.E, Myself and I, along side Angela’s exhibition and the Podcast episodes will raise additional awareness of M.E through creative medium and a better understanding of it within the community. We are also delighted that within the project we have been able to continue our philosophy of supporting people of all abilities to be involved in filmmaking.

See the film here: https://vimeo.com/261998520
Listen to the Podcasts here: https://tapemusicandfilm.podbean.com
See the exhibition at TAPE Community Arts Centre, LL29 9SD from June to September.

The Workers Gallery

Invisible World

An exhibition of the Microscopic

Rosemarie O’Leary and Susan Zeppellini

9th August – 1st September

11am – 4.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday or by appointment

Paintings and ceramics created from what is seen through a microscope – making the invisible visible!

The Workers Gallery, 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, Wales, CF39 0EN

Tel: 01443 682024  Email: [email protected]

www.workersgallery.co.uk

First Fortnight Submission Callout- Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival

First Fortnight are delighted and proud to be hosting Europe’s Mental Health Arts Festival in January 2019!

From April 30th-June 29th 2018, we will begin accepting submissions from Irish and European based artists working in any medium for the festival which will take place January 2019. These events will take place in several venues across the primary festival hub of Dublin city and throughout the country of Ireland. Artists with an interest in the prejudice, discrimination and stigma connected to mental health are particularly welcome to apply.
The European Festival

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through cultural action. First Fortnight also provides creative therapy to marginalised groups.

Since 2009 First Fortnight has produced 7 national mental health arts festivals challenging mental health prejudice and ending stigma.

For decades Ireland has been home to citizens from every corner of Europe who have enriched our society. Our presentation of this festival will provide a platform to embrace the vibrancy of modern Ireland and Europe but also to reflect on the pressures that modern society can place on our mental health, with an emphasis on the European community.  We are challenging artists to submit artistically ambitious mental health themed work with an emphasis on multicultural themes and providing voices for the people of Europe.

Accessibility and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of our programming policy as mental health applies to all of us and transcends European borders. We believe this festival will help strengthen the idea of the Irish seeing themselves as European and be a strong reminder of the many opportunities the European Union offers its citizens.

The festival will be held in January 2019 in Dublin & regional venues with satellite events planned throughout the country. 

The Festival Submission Process

As part of this process we will be inviting proposals for consideration to the festival programme, which will receive bursaries if selected for inclusion. For more information on the submission call-out and how to submit proposals, please click here.

To be a truly representative European festival, we believe it is vital to have representation and invite involvement from as many European nationalities as possible in this forum.