ADDO Creative


 Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting January 2018 
 Application Deadline: Midnight 30 November 2017 
 Interviews: 19 December 2017 

This is an artist residency opportunity for disabled artists (who identify as disabled people or have long term health conditions) who currently work or would like to develop their practice in the public realm.
We are inviting applications from contemporary UK-based disabled artists with a collaborative, participatory approach to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability in Mid Rhondda.  The Equalities Act defines disability as: “A physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
Taking place between January to July 2018, the project will be led by the appointed artist’s practice but must seek to critically engage with the specific context of Mid Rhondda and with individuals / communities / groups in the area in seeking to address and challenge perceptions of disability.

The details of this engagement are open to development and may range from conversations / dialogue to making, performance or other forms of production.  The artist will develop the format and outputs of the residency over an initial Research & Development Phase in January – March 2018. 

It is expected that the residency will culminate in an event / exhibition / production to share the content and outcomes of the residency, the format of which will be developed through the residency and in collaboration with the project participants and partners.  The residency activity must take place within the Mid Rhondda area, which includes the areas of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.
The artist will be supported and mentored by Addo and Disability Arts Cymru.
For a full brief and details of how to apply, please visit: 

Head For Arts

Arty Parky 2017

Forage for twigs, leaves, conkers and seeds and create a large outdoor artwork

10.30am – 3pm

Free Event

Saturday 28th October, Bedwellty Park, Tredegar

This venue offers the easiest access for people with mobility difficulties. The artwork location is in front of the house, next to the cafe area. The venue includes:

  • Disabled parking bays next to the House entrance
  • Tarmacked pathways around the house and gardens
  • Accessible cafe
  • Accessible toilets

Sunday 29th October, Pontypool Park

The artwork will be sited on the grassed area near to the bandstand. This is a short distance from the Leisure Centre via a tarmacked path.

  • Disabled car parking area is available, in front of the entrance to the leisure centre (the barrier is raised on request via the intercom)
  • Accessible toilets and cafe are in the leisure centre.

Thursday 2nd November, Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

The artwork will be sited near the bandstand area, to the right of the Castle.

  • Accessible toilets at park entrance and in the museum (from 12 noon onwards)
  • There are parking bays close to the site

Friday 3rd November, Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

The artwork will be sited on the grassed area to the right of the main entrance.

  • Car parking bays are close to the location
  • Accessible cafe close by (with an accessible toilet)

All Arty Parky locations will include an additional tabled area for wheelchair users / people who have difficulty bending down, to enable safe participation on a tarmacked area. Here users can design their own individual patterns that will then be incorporated on to the larger pattern on the lawn. Some pre-gathered material will be available for those who are unable to forage for their own.

All Arty Parky activities are on a drop-in basis and participants can stay as long or as little as they wish.

Head4Arts staff will be available throughout the day to assist as required.

For further details please contact Head4Arts – [email protected]      01495 357816        WWW.HEAD4ARTS.ORG.UK


Together! 2017

Together! 2017 Disability Film Festival

Deadline for entries: 23 November | London | No fees or charges

The sixth annual Together! Disability Film Festival takes place from 8-10 December 2017 at the Old Town Hall Stratford, London. The Together! Disability Film Festival is the only UK disability film festival that covers all impairment groups, including disabled people with physical and sensory conditions, learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and long-term health conditions. We release the programme with the addition of links to available online versions and trailers each morning, and these remain online in our archive as a  portal to Disability Film for programmers and scholars.

Entries are being accepted now via [email protected] In addition to any other information you send, please include programme information in the following format:

Name of Film; Name of Director; Country of Origin; Year of Completion; Length; Premiere status; Link to any Online Version or Trailer; Access Status (i.e. English captions, audio-description, BSL); + 2/3 sentences of description; and at least 1 still. We accept entries in any format (DVDs and sticks)  to Together! 2012 CIC, 90A Tudor Road, London E6 1DR, but need the information above via email.

We accept entries on every theme from disabled filmmakers, and entries from non-disabled filmmakers where disability is the central theme or there is a strong disabled character in the film. Our programmes include Animation, Artists’ Films & Videos, Dance, Short Dramas and Short Documentaries, together with feature-length dramas and documentaries and special events, and a programme for locally based filmmakers. You can find further details of previous years’ programmes via the Archive section of this website.

We welcome films made on every budget. Our priority is to provide a platform for strong storytelling, highlighting the lived experiences of disabled people from diverse backgrounds and the talents of community, emerging and mid-career disabled filmmakers. Many of our films are world or international premieres, and go on to festivals worldwide.

For more information contact Together! 2012 Artistic Director Dr Ju Gosling [email protected]


Next Round of Applications

We are currently calling out for 2 types of awards, all for any art form:


R&D – this is for established artists/companies who want to undertake some research and development around a new idea. People can apply for up to £10k. We have £10k to fund work from artists/companies based in Wales and we also have an additional £10K from Wellcome Trust to support an award from anywhere in the UK.


EMERGING: this is for emerging artists/companies who want to create a piece of work or deliver a participatory programme. People can apply for up to £10k. These are funded by Spirit of 2012 so available for artists/companies across the whole of the UK.


Both have a simple Expression of Interest form  – DEADLINE 6 NOVEMBER. Access support is available to help people complete the form if needed. Its an online portal but, for access, people can also apply via a Word doc form.


More information can be found here:


And the application site and downloads are here:

M Shed

Brave Poor Things: Reclaiming Bristol’s Disability History

14 October until 15 April 2018

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm   plus Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays.


M Shed
Princes Wharf
Wapping Rd

Disability history and architectural history have a longstanding relationship which has influenced the social landscape, as well as the fabric of our cities and the lives of the individuals within.

Accentuate’s national project History of Place has explored 800 years of history over eight different sites around the UK. This has culminated in three exhibitions in Bristol, Liverpool and London.

M Shed’s exhibition tells the story of The Guild of the Brave Poor Things, founded in 1894, its members and its headquarters.

This pioneering building, which still stands today in Old Market, is thought to be the UK’s first purpose-built for disabled people in 1913.

The Guild was set up by Victorian philanthropist Ada Vachell (herself deaf from childhood due to scarlet fever) in 1896. It provided a social space and a hub for crafts and apprenticeships for disabled children and adults, based on the model of the original Guild created in London.

The Guild’s 100-year lifespan saw huge changes in social attitudes towards disability. But how far have we really come – and how much further is there to go?

Exhibition includes BSL interpretation, audio description, and tactile features.

Find out more about the exhibition on our blog. Visit the History of Place website for more on the project.

Wales Co-Operative Centre

Job Vacancy – Project Officer / Co-operative Development Advisor

Closing Date: 10:00pm, 22 October 2017


Tape Music and Film

Coastline Film Festival

From November 4th – 27th at Tape and other venues.

This is the 3rd year of the Coastline Film Festival and Tape are delighted to be working with a wide and varied selection of partners from across the community.

As well as many screenings at Tape, The Chapel of Horror series of screenings includes:

  • Dark, Dark House / Carnival of Souls Sat.4th
  • Sleepwalkers Sat. 11th
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre  Sun.12th
  • Party of the Dead / Ravenous Sat.18th 
  • Peeping Tom Sun.19th

All screenings commence at 7.30pm at the Chapel Tabernacl located between the Gwynfryn B&B and Alfredos Restuarant in Conwy. Tickets can be purchased on the door or at Tape Old Colwyn. Online ticketing is via Eventbrite.

DAC are very pleased to be partnering Tape for their screening of I,Daniel Blake on Tuesday 7th November at 2pm and wish them all the very best for the festival.

For full listings and booking via Eventbrite please go to –


FACEBOOK: /coastlinefilmfestival

TWITTER: @coastlineff


TAPE Community Arts Centre
Berthes Road, Old Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 9SD

Tel: 01492 512 109  [email protected]  Facebook – tapecommunitymusicandfilm




DAC AGM and Annual Exhibition

Penarth Pier Pavillion

Friday October 27th


Please join us for our Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Penarth Pier Pavillion. The business should be completed by 2.30pm and we will then be holding an event to showcase the excellent selected art works from our Annual Exhibition and there will be an opportunity to meet the artists.

The artwork can be viewed at the Pavillion from October 13th – November 22nd  and includes work from emerging, up-and-coming artists, as well as professional artists of long standing.  All are members of Disability Arts Cymru (DAC)

The Theme this year is Stronger Together: we asked for artists’ to consider the theme personally and/or politically, for example:- relationships; partnerships; families; the power of people together; unity; solidarity or in response to Brexit and issues around immigration.

Penarth Pier Pavilion
The Esplanade
CF64 3AU

02920 712100

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm.