Celf Able

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 £3.00.

Future meeting dates and venues: 


Siawns Teg, Newtown (former Radio Maldwyn building) 11-3      05/12/2018, 06/03/19
Warren Room, Care Centre Machynlleth 11-3                                   12/12/2018, 09/01/19, 13/02/19, 13/03/19
The Institute, Llanfair Caereinion 11-3                                                18/12/2018, 15/01/19, 19/02/19, 19/03/19
COWSHACC, Welshpool, 11-3                                                               16/01/19, 20/02/19, 20/03/19
Oriel Davies, Newtown, Art 11-12.30,                                                   05/02/19
committee meetings 1.30-3.00   
Mid-Wales Arts Centre, Caersws 11-3*                                                 28/11/2018, 23/01/19, 27/02/19, 27/03/19

*Lunch available for an extra charge, please contact us to book,  tel 01938 810058/07972 932543 or e-mail admin@celf-able.org                                                           

Materials provided.  There is a small charge of £3.00.

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DAC are recruiting for a new Director




Salary – £36,000 per annum (£30,857 pro rata)

30 Hours per week   (Head office in Cardiff)

Disability Arts Cymru seeks a Director to further develop and implement a comprehensive, and dynamic, artistic strategy for disability arts across Wales.  We believe in…. Opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners, and inspiring change throughout Wales.

Our vision is a simple one: to make the arts in Wales creative and diverse in equal measure, with disabled and D/deaf people at the very core. 

Closing Date for applications 12 noon November 29th 2018

Interviews – 10th December 2018

 To apply please visit www.richard-newton.co.uk/assignments

or call 029 20 397 341 or email recruitment@richard-newton.co.uk

Cyfle newydd anhygoel i gyfarwyddwr Disability Arts Cymru



Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru

Cyflog – £36,000 y flwyddyn (£30,857 pro rata)

30 awr yr wythnos             (Prif Swyddfa  yng Nghaerdydd)

Mae Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru yn chwilio am Gyfarwyddwr/wraig i ddatblygu a gweithredu strategaeth artistig rymus a chynhwysfawr ar gyfer celfyddydau anabledd ar draws Cymru. Rydym yn credu mewn … agor mynediad a chyfleoedd, dathlu amrywiaeth, meithrin egin-ymarferwyr ac ymarferwyr anabl o safon uchel sydd wedi hen ennill eu plwyf, ac ysbrydoli newid trwy Gymru gyfan.

Mae ein gweledigaeth yn un syml: i wneud y celfyddydau yng Nghymru’n gwbl greadigol ac amrywiol, gyda Phobl Anabl a Phobl F/fyddar wrth galon y gwaith yma. 

Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer derbyn ceisiadau Hanner Dydd, Tachwedd 29ain   

Cyfweliadau – 10fed Rhagfyr 2018

I ymgeisio, ymwelwch â www.richard-newton.co.uk/assignments

 neu galwch 029 20 397 341 neu e-bostiwch recruitment@richard-newton.co.uk

Welsh Youth Parliament – apply now

Learning Disability Wales is looking for young disabled people to join the new Welsh Youth Parliament

Applications are now open for young disabled people interested in being a Welsh Youth Parliament Member and representing the views of other young disabled people.

Wales will be launching the first youth parliament in January 2019 and Learning Disability Wales is one of the partner organisations supporting young disabled people to have a voice.

We have now opened applications for young disabled people to join the youth parliament through Learning Disability Wales. For more information and how to apply please visit our Welsh Youth Parliament page.

About the Welsh Youth Parliament

  • 60 young people will make up the Welsh Youth Parliament.
  • 40 young people will be elected from constituency areas.
  • 20 young people will be elected through partner organisations.
  • They will be the Youth Parliament Member for 2 years from January 2019 to December 2021.
  • Young people must be aged 11 to 17.
  • Young people must live in Wales or be educated in Wales.
  • Learning Disability Wales will be electing 2 young people to represent young disabled people.

Getting involved through Learning Disability Wales

 Who we are looking for?

  • Someone between the ages of 11 and 17 (No older than 17 on November 25th 2018).
  • A young disabled person.
  • Someone who can listen to others.
  • Someone who is good at communicating (using their own way of communication).
  • Someone who will ask for support if needed.
  • Someone with good people skills.
  • Someone who can be reliable with the correct support.

We are not looking for someone who is perfect already. There may be things that you are not sure about or would need training in. Please do not let this put you off applying.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on November 1st 2018.
For more information and how to apply click here


Our #LetUsIn campaign will support our Shape Open exhibition ‘Cumulative Effect: Disability & the welfare state’ in East London. Typically, venues and galleries offering physical and intellectual access are rare. In fact, less than half the venues we viewed in London for the Open had no basic facilities such as accessible viewing spaces or even loos.

It’s time to change this.

Now in its seventh year, the annual Shape Open call out brings recognition to emerging disabled artists whilst highlighting the often contentious issues that surround the lived experience of disability.

In a society where whole swathes of people are one minute hailed as superheroes and the next decried as benefit scroungers, the Shape Open seeks to draw out authentic and talented artistic voices, as well as creating a platform for informed debate.  Artworks are selected by a panel of industry judges, including Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Why is the Open important?

The art of disabled artists has often been sidelined. Galleries and museums have kept our works away for decades on grounds of ‘taste’, ‘cultural difference’, ‘appropriateness’, uncertainties about audience appeal, and countless other reasons. Here is a sample of what we face:  

“Did you make that yourself?”

“Is there a chance you might die during the residency?”

Alongside this kind of marginalisation is the fact that most arts venues and galleries offer the bare minimum in terms of physical and intellectual access. We say it’s time to change this.

How do I get involved?

With your support we can showcase the work of a new generation of disabled artists to a waiting world.  Your support is welcome in any of the following ways: 

Attend the exhibition – pop in, bring a friend, bring a crowd, bring everyone!
Share our #LetUsIn message with at least two other people or organisations
Support our crowdfunder campaign to keep our work resourced, and to prevent exciting new talent going to waste. Every pound you donate helps towards fair and equal access to the arts.
If 5,000 people can donate the cost of a cup of coffee, we can keep the Open running for another year. This covers installation and transportation of artworks, plus the booking of an accessible space.  

We want to see the works of talented disabled artists hosted in venues of every shape and size. 

If the work is good enough to be seen – it should be seen.

Help us to open up the arts to all. Help to #LetUsIn.

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us on Facebook

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‘Cumulative Effect: Disability and the welfare state’

at Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, Cremer St, London E2 8HD

The exhibition will run from 2 November – 11 November 

10.00 – 18.00

If you have any access requirements, or would like this information in another format please contact Sara Dziadik at sara@shapearts.org.uk or 0207 424 7330.

Access to Coastal Paths?

BBC Newyddion want to hear disabled people’s experiences of accessing the coastal path.  They are aware of recent issues in Flintshire, where barriers have been installed to prevent motorbikes, which have created problems for disabled wheelchair / scooter users.

Are there any other places where similar situations have arisen across Wales?

If so, Luned Phillips would like to hear from Welsh speakers from these areas to talk to her about this issue.

Please contact Luned directly on  02920 322431   luned.phillips@bbc.co.uk

British Blind Sport

Have a Go Day South Wales

We are delighted to announce a Have a Go Day in South Wales. 

Venue: Cardiff House of Sport, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Date: Saturday 29th September 12:30 to 5pm

Come along and take part in an entirely free day of sport and activities including Judo, Guide Running, Football, Tennis and many more. Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up. Friends and family are also welcome. Register for the Have a Go Day in South Wales.


Working in with Sport Cardiff and Cardiff Institute for the Blind, this event will take place at Cardiff House of Sport, Cardiff on Saturday 29th September. A number of successful events have already been held this year including Cambridge, London, Liverpool and Surrey. Here’s what other participants had to say:


“We had an amazing day altogether in the family. It was great to have both my VI children and their siblings involved as it made the day much more fun. Thank you for organising!’ Parent of participants, Have a Go Day Surrey


Get Involved!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk


Bydd rownd ddiweddaraf Ffilm Cymru Wales o ddyfarniadau Mynediad Cynulleidfa yn parhau i gefnogi lleoliadau a gwyliau yng Nghymru i ddarparu amrywiaeth ddeinamig o brofiadau sinematig i bobl ledled Cymru.

Am y tro cyntaf, gwnaed dyfarniadau cyllido newydd i Ŵyl Animeiddio Japaneaidd Kotatsu a Chanolfan Gelfyddydau Pontio ym Mangor. Caiff Gŵyl Animeiddio Japaneaidd Kotatsu ei chynnal yng Nghanolfan Gelfyddydau Chapter yng Nghaerdydd rhwng 28ain a 30ain Medi, ac yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth, ar 20fed a’r 21ain Hydref. Bydd yr ŵyl yn helpu cynulleidfaoedd i archwilio yr elfennau diweddaraf a gorau ym maes animeiddio Japaneaidd, gan gynnwys ffilmiau sy’n addas i bobl o bob oed yn ogystal â gweithdai a dosbarthiadau meistr gydag animeiddwyr o Japan. Bydd y dyfarniad cyllido yn cefnogi Kotatsu i barhau i ddatblygu cynulleidfaoedd newydd, gan weithio ochr yn ochr â grwpiau cymunedol lleol, ieuenctid a ffoaduriaid er mwyn ehangu cyrhaeddiad yr ŵyl.

Bydd y cyllid newydd i Ganolfan Gelfyddydau Pontio yn cynorthwyo eu prosiect sy’n annog y gymuned ym Mangor i fanteisio’n llawn ar eu sinema annibynnol leol. Mae eu mentrau’n cynnwys darparu rhagor o sinema Gymraeg, rhyngweithio cymunedol drwy wirfoddoli, creu mynediad i deuluoedd sydd â phlant ag anghenion ychwanegol, a pharhau â chyswllt y lleoliad â myfyrwyr a chynulleidfaoedd ifanc drwy ffilmiau, gemau a chynnwys rhyngweithiol. 

Yn ychwanegol at y dyfarniadau newydd, mae Ffilm Cymru yn parhau i fuddsoddi mewn tair gŵyl ffilmiau sefydledig er mwyn iddynt barhau i ehangu a chyrraedd cynulleidfaoedd newydd.

Darllenwch mwy fan hyn.