2018 Poetry iBook is out now

Disability Arts Cymru’s Poetry Competition 2018 iBook is now available for download

Absolutely free, £0.00 is all it costs to download this colourful iBook, full of the images from 2018’s annual exhibition and poetry competition brought together into one publication. 

The iBook can be read on any iPad or Mac computer. If you do not have access to either of these, you can download the whole thing as a pdf file instead. 

This is the 4th year we have produced this publication, the other 3 are also available on the iBooks store. Why not check them all out and take the inspiration to enter the next poetry competition which will be based on this year’s theme of ‘Trust’ – keep an eye out for the opening of that competition on here, or sign up as a member to get a weekly update on everything we are doing and more. Membership is free to disabled artists living in Wales and at a small cost for non-disabled artists and organisations. 

Have a look at the slides below for screenshot of this year’s book, then use the download links at the bottom of the page to grab your free copy.


Can be viewed:

  • On iPad with iBook 2 or later and iOS 5 or later
  • On iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later
  • On a Mac with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later

Download pdf

Can be viewed on just about anything

FestyPorth 2019

MaDCaff Event at this year’s FestyPorth!

DAC are delighted to be included in the programme of events at this year’s FestyPorth.

Building on from the success of last year, the FestyPorth community are coming together to hold events in recognition of World Mental Health Day. The majority of events are taking place at The Factory, Jenkins Street, Porth.


Monday 7th October – Spectacle Youth Theatre present Blodeuwedd

Wednesday 9th October – Spectacle Theatre Youth Group at the Arts Factory

Thursday 10th October – MaDCaff at the Factory from 5pm – 8pm followed by a Silent Disco from 8pm -9pm (bring your own headset)

Wednesday 16th October – Taster sessions at the Cymmer Club – Breakin’ from 5pm – 6pm and Ballroom / Latin from 7:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday 19th October – Full Circle, Breakin’ Jam 3pm for spectators

For more information and details of how to get involved please email: [email protected]



Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference

Right Here

Question & Answer session  with Julie Morgan AM, at Right Here on 14 November in Llanwrst.


We are incredibly excited to have Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services  at our annual conference, Right here in Llanrwst on 14 November.

Don’t miss the Q&A with Julie Morgan AM, at our conference. Book your place now for our Annual Conference and include your question
in the form.

For a sneak peak of a few sessions planned, workshopsphoto competition and booking your place  please click on the link below.


Book Your Place




Photography Competition

National Theatre Wales

Director of Audiences

Salary: £50,000
35 hours per week (plus a compulsory break for one hour, taking the working week to 40 hours)

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.

This is an exciting time to be joining National Theatre Wales (NTW). The company is soon to celebrate its 10th anniversary and to unveil a new Artistic Director to lead the company into its next decade.

A new role and a senior appointment, the Director of Audiences will play a pivotal part in implementing NTW’s newly created Audience Development plan. In addition, they will help to drive an artist-led, audience-focused programme that reflects its new five-year Strategic Plan.

The Director of Audiences will work with the Executive team to shape the future direction of NTW’s reach across Wales and beyond. They will lead on developing a team that can help to position the organisation as an exemplary national company and a household name.

National Theatre Wales is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Applications can be received in English or Welsh. National theatre Wales is a faith friendly company

For further information, application form, job description and person specification in English or Welsh please click here.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Monday 30th September 2019
Interviews: W/C 14th October

National Dance Company Wales – Opportunity

Finance and Operations Officer 

National Dance Company Wales - 2Salary £18,500 per annum pro rata.

National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) make dance that aims to inspire audiences and participants across Wales, the wider UK and internationally. The Company is currently looking for a finance professional to work part time alongside the Finance Manager and Operations Director to support the day to day finance and operations functions.

This is a part-time permanent position an average of 2.5 days per week, actual hours can be flexible. NDCWales also welcome job share proposals.

NDCWales aims to be a diverse and vibrant company and it welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds, gender and race. The Company is looking for people with potential to demonstrate the key aspects of the role. 

For further information and an application pack please click here.

Closing date for applications 11am on 18th September 2019

Learning Disability Wales

Making Information Easy to Read & Understand level 1 

Learning Disability Wales


26 November in Cardiff


This one day course will help you make information easier to read and understand for people with a learning disability.

It will help you to produce

  • leaflets
  • letters
  • minutes from meetings
  • agendas
  • reports
  • posters

After the course you will be able to use clear words, sentences and grammar work out the relevant information to be included in an easy read document use pictures and images to make information clear structure documents so they are easy to follow get going straightaway making accessible documents.
This course is designed for anyone who writes and produces written information that needs to be clearly understood, especially by people with a learning disability.


Book a place NOW


If you have any queries please contact – Inacia Rodrigues
Training & Events Coordinator
Learning Disability Wales

Email:  [email protected]

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174
Reception: 029 2068 1160


Chaiya Art Awards

Call Out for Artists

for the 2019 Chaiya Art Awards, now the UK’s leading awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts, with a top prize of £10,000.

The deadline for submissions is only 6 weeks away on 18 October 2019.

We have already received over 200 entries including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, textiles, jewellery, photography and video from all over the UK on the thought-provoking theme of ‘God is…’  

The aim of the biennial CHAIYA ART AWARDS is to encourage, inspire and reward artists (professional, amateur, art students and community groups) working across many different mediums.  To give artists a flavour of our first awards in 2018, there is a 2 min video on our home page at https://chaiyaartawards.co.uk, where they can see more about the awards, the judging panel, winners and view the BBC1 interview on our website.  

Galeri – Literary Atlas

Creative Writing Workshop

As part of the Literary Atlas project they are running a creative writing workshop for free to the public facilitated by author Sian Northey.

Add to Literary Atlas microfiction map with your own creative writing, for example a (very) short story, a short non-fictional reflection, a piece of dialogue, a poem or an extract from a longer piece of writing. You can work in English or Welsh.

Sunday 22nd September

2pm – 4pm


Galeri Caernarfon

Doc Victoria

Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SQ

Graeae Theatre Company

DISCOVER, short Course

21 October 2019 – 25 October 2019

Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY



Deaf, disabled or faced barriers to training?
Aged 17-30?
Dedicated to a career in theatre-making?

Discover is a one-week short course in theatre-making and technical production roles. It is open to young Deaf and disabled people (aged 17 – 30) who are passionate about theatre, driven towards a career in the arts and eager to challenge themselves professionally.

The short course is based at Graeae in Hackney, London and at various accessible venues, campuses, and locations across London. You will be introduced to inclusive theatre-making and the technical aspects in the industry with workshops in:

Activism in the Arts
Creative Access in Theatre-making
Devising Performance
Technical Theatre

You might be required to attend evening performances at the drama schools as part of this short course (tickets provided by Graeae).

Graeae works in partnership with London’s leading drama schools and theatre practitioners to deliver Discover. These include:

Rose Bruford College
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

There are 20 places available on Discover in October 2019. For those on the course, it also opens opportunities to be considered for Graeae’s future training and artist leadership programmes.

All access support is provided such as access workers or sign language interpreters.

Travel costs inside London are covered where public transport is not possible due to access barriers.

For further details and to apply please go here