‘Until the Stars Burn Out’ submission for Issue 3 now open

“Until the Stars Burn Out” is an online art and poetry journal, published twice a year, to correspond with the autumnal and vernal equinoxes.

We are interested in work exploring space, astronomy, stars, cosmology and our place in the Universe. We interpret this broadly; indeed, we are looking for diversity of different viewpoints and perspectives. Still, there may be scope for the obvious as well as the startling. We want to fill our pages with wonder and beauty, but won’t shy away from bleakness or injustice. We want to look out towards new worlds, but still understand our own. We want pieces that make us think, daydream, and reflect on both the vastness of our universe, and the common heritage of all life on earth.

The submission window for Issue 3 is now OPEN between July 1st 2019 and Aug 31st 2019. Issue 3 will be released in the autumn. Please read the submission guidelines carefully, particularly since these have been updated since the last issue.

“Until the Stars Burn Out” is designed and edited by Maya Horton.

You can read the current issue (March 2019) here, and the previous issue here. Please note we are migrating to a new system, and there may be some temporary difficulties with viewing old issues whilst that occurs.


Christmas Window Commission

Calling All Creatives!!

We are inviting proposals for our seventh Christmas window display in our shop. Giving artists/designers/makers the opportunity to dress the double fronted art nouveau style windows at here MOSTYN.

Full details can be downloaded from our website: http://www.mostyn.org/xmas 

This is a paid commission – £1000. 

Closing date: 5.30pm September 8th 2019

Also a reminder that DAC’s Annual Exhibition, Trust, will be on display at Mostyn from 2nd to 30th September. Do take this opportunity to view the stunning work created by DAC members.



12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB

Criw Celf

Criw Celf Gwynedd & Môn Coordinator

Criw Celf Gwynedd and Môn is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and creative freelance Project Coordinator to work with the Community Arts Unit at Gwynedd Council and Oriel Môn to deliver the Criw Celf project across both counties. Criw Celf is a visual art project targeted at more able and talented young artists.

A total fee of £6,000 will be available and this is fully inclusive of travel, subsistence and accommodation. The fee has been calculated at £120 per day for 50 days, a day’s work consists of 7.5 hours.

Application closing date: 9am 30/08/2019

For more information please contact Lia Griffith: 01248 752027 / [email protected] and for a copy of the full job description click here.

National Eisteddfod Winner

Congratulations to Bev-Bell Hughes

Everyone at Disability Arts Cymru were delighted to learn that one of our long-standing Trustees has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for Craft at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. Bev makes ceramics that look remarkably like sea shells and is inspired  by both the sea and the mountains of Snowdonia.

Bev also currently has a piece of work in our Annual Exhibition and work displayed at the Mission Gallery in Swansea. 

The DAC exhibition of our members artwork, sculpture and photography is now on at Celf o Gwmpas in Llandrindod Wells before touring to Mostyn in Bev’s home town of Llandudno from  September 2nd -30th. Further dates are as follows –

October 16th – November 15th Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil

November 11th – 30th Theatr Clwyd in Mold

Bev is Maker In Focus at the Mission Gallery until September 14th –

Mission Gallery, Gloucester Pl, Swansea SA1 1TY

Shape Arts News

NDACA Exhibition at the Grundy Art Gallery

Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PU.

Grundy Art Gallery is currently hosting ‘Anger and Rights from the Disability Arts Movement’, Curated in partnership with the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA)

NDACA exhibition at the Grundy Art Gallery

Grundy Art Gallery will host an exhibition that will tell the heritage story of a group of disabled people and their allies who broke down barriers, helped change the law and made great art and culture about those struggles. Including artworks, documentary materials and ephemera, the exhibition will have a particular focus on artists based in the North, and will examine the impact of their work at both a local and national level.

NDACA at the Grundy is presented as part of Access Fylde Coast, a project led by Disability First, Blackpool, and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund, which aims to boost tourism across the Fylde Coast while breaking down the barriers to disability curated in partnership with our National Disability Arts Collection and Archive, NDACA.  

Opening hours: 10-5pm Tues-Sat.

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank holidays. 

Free admission

Please note: last admission to the gallery is 4.40pm.

Bank holiday – Mon 26th August: closed

The exhibition will run until 7th September.


Jerwood Bursaries

Deadline 9 September 2019

What do you need to progress your practice and/or career?

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding of up to £1,250 to help you explore and develop your practice by enabling you to gain new skills and knowledge. We want you to have the opportunity to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.

A Jerwood Bursary can support your development by funding meaningful opportunities to reflect on and grow your creative practice. This might include new partners for collaboration, receiving mentoring or taking part in training, conferences and workshops. It can support development of your creative practice by covering the costs of self-initiated residencies and by supporting early-stage research and testing of brand new ideas. We want you to suggest activities that will help you to learn and take control of the development of your artistic practice and career. 

Jerwood Arts
is based at Jerwood Space,
171 Union Street, Bankside,
London, SE1 0LN

For full details please go here

g39 Opportunities

g39 Fellowship

A 2 year programme (2020-2021) at g39 for Wales based artists, supported by Freelands Artist Programme.

Deadline: 5th August 2019 11:59pm

This is an opportunity for artists to take part in a programme of artistic development, with curatorial and practical support from g39. Each cohort of five artists will be selected to take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years.




UNITe 2019

UNITe is an artist studio residency programme for creative development, experimentation, research, critical discussions, and more.

18 October – 21 December 2019

We want our organisation to be open and constantly changing. For this year’s UNITe we particularly want to bring in new faces, meet new people and see new practices.

This year we will favour applications from artists who have not previously worked with g39 on a creative project.

The Deadline: 5 August 2019 11:59pm




DAC Open Exhibition 2019 – Trust…..

An open exhibition of works submitted by DAC members.

At Celf o Gwmpas Llandrindod Wells             
from 22nd July 2019- 22nd August 2019

Public event at Celf o Gwmpas on 22nd August 2019 2-5pm


Image – ‘The Window’ – Rosemarie O’Leary

Selected works will then be at the following venues

Mostyn Llandudno   –                       2nd September 2019 – 30th September 2019

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil    17th October 2019 – 10th November 2019
                                                               (public event 17th October 2019 3-5pm)

Theatr Clwyd, Mold                          13th November 2019-30th November 2019

Keep an eye out for more public events – dates tbc







Image ‘Trust above all’ Rachael Wellbeing

Mission Gallery – Maker in Focus- Bev Bell Hughes

Exhibition Dates  20 July – 14 September 2019

Mission Gallery 
Gloucester Place 
Maritime Quarter 
Swansea • SA1 1TY 
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1792 652 016 
[email protected]

Open 11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Admission Free

Each day is a journey of looking and experiencing nature, of how mother earth presents herself to the world. Marks left in the sand by the receding tide, sharp and clear, to deep gullies or smooth. Items thrown up by the tide, battered by storms. Different seaweed flowing in ribbons. The erosion of surfaces be they shells, rocks, driftwood or bone .

An intuitive process of making, and pinching of clay; my work is made using flattened coils of clay into which other materials are added to change the surface texture, clays and sands.  The work is pushed and pinched causing crators and holes.






Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2019

Do you know someone doing excellent and inspirational work in gallery or visual art education and learning?

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and the Marsh Christian Trust are delighted to announce that nominations are open for the Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education 2019. 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. 

This year Engage and the Marsh Christian Trust are launching a new annual Award to celebrate the lifetime achievement of a colleague who is working, or who has worked in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations in the UK. The winner will receive £500 to spend as they would like.

Nominations Deadline: Monday 9 September 2019, 10:00 am

About the Awards

Awards of £500 each will be offered to five individuals in the UK and one international individual, working in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations, who have shown dedication or innovation in their work. 

The new annual lifetime achievement award will be offered to one individual in the UK who is working, or who has worked in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations. All the Awards will be announced at the Engage International Conference in Newcastle Gateshead, 5–6 November 2019.

With the exception of the lifetime achievement Award, 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 2020. The winner of the lifetime achievement Award may choose to use the Award for whatever they wish, which could include supporting their CPD if this is relevant.

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 for the Awards?

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 as we would be pleased to consider your nomination in 2019. Engage wishes to thank colleagues for the high standard of applications received in the past eight years. 

Who can be nominated for the lifetime achievement Award?
Nominations are encouraged for colleagues who have worked for a considerable time in learning or education in or for galleries or visual arts organisations in the UK. Engage welcomes nominations for colleagues who are still working and those who have stopped working. Engage welcomes nominations for those who have worked or are working with organisations of all sizes. Nominees may be or have been working freelance, in salaried positions or as volunteers. Nominations for non-members of Engage are also encouraged. Nominators should be a current or ex-colleague or a representative of an organisation who has worked with the nominee.

How to make a nomination

Visit http://engage.org/happenings/marsh-awards-2019/ to download a Nomination Form. There are separate forms for the general Awards and for the lifetime achievement Award. Please complete the relevant form and send it to [email protected] by Monday 9 September 2018, 10:00 am

If you are nominating someone, please let them know you are doing so and consult with them about the application. With the exception of the Award for lifetime achievement, we would like to know how each nominee would like to use the award for their Continuing Professional Development. For the lifetime achievement Award, the question about how the winner would use their Award is optional. 

A 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, or previous role, by showing dedication or innovation in their work.

Judging will take place and winners informed in 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 Newcastle Gateshead, 5–6 November 2019. 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. For the lifetime achievement Award, Engage can offer to help with the film or visual presentation. UK winners will be offered travel expenses (up to £165) to attend the Awards event, dinner and a complimentary day place to attend Conference on the day of the ceremony or the following day. The international winner will be offered travel expenses (up to £425) to attend the Awards event, dinner and a complimentary day place to attend Conference on the day of the ceremony or the following day.

If you have any queries please contact Louise Rutledge, 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 80 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. 

About Engage

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education. We support arts educators, organisations and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

Engage is an Arts Council England Sector Support Organisation, receives Open Project National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland and project funding from the Arts Council of Wales.

Phone number for further info: 020 7729 5858

Email Address for Further Info:  [email protected]

Website for Further Info: https://engage.org/happenings/marsh-awards-2019/