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See Around Britain! – accessibility travel app



Our groundbreaking photo travel app, gives visitors an advance look inside public venues, enabling the user to check out if it is suitable for their interests or needs, including families with young children, older citizens, or individuals with a wide range of impairments.  

Please have a look at what we do – 

See Around Britain & See Around Europe form a huge photo gazetteer throughout the UK and Ireland and mainland Europe, designed for everybody, including disabled people, to help decide if a venue will be suitable for visits.

Everything from transport access to washroom facilities can be viewed in a series of photographs of the venue. View the suitability and accessibility before you plan to visit or arrive at the venue.

Public Art Opportunity- Pobl Group/Arts & Business Cymru


Pobl Group wishes to commission a series of innovative public artworks as part of its Herbert Road / Riverbank Avenue development in Newport. As part of a new-build housing development alongside the River Usk, the commission includes the creation of up to 4 related artworks within the site to complement the vision of creating an exciting place to live and relax. The developer is interested in commissioning artworks which reflect the history or character of the area in a contemporary way, possibly using new technology and providing an element of interactivity.

It is envisaged that the works would be in place by Summer 2020 to coincide with the completion of build phases at Herbert Road. The draft timescale of activity is that expressions of interest are invited June/July 2019 with site visits for interested artists taking place on 26 July and 2 August 2019.

A budget of up to £100K is allocated for the realisation of the artwork, with an additional £15K potentially available from CultureStep for the community engagement activity.

 Interested parties should contact A&B Cymru for further details at or ring Rachel Jones on 029 2030 3023.

Artists wishing to attend a Site Visit Day on 26 July or 2 August need to arrange an appointment with A&B Cymru no later than Friday 19 July.

Ty Cerdd – paid opportunities for composers and sound-artists

Ty Cerdd are launching THREE great, paid development pathways for Welsh / Wales-based composers and sound-artists through their CoDI 19-20 scheme

 Delivered in partnership with a range of fantastic artists and organisations, the 3 strands are




pathway to writing for ensemble and electronics 

Six composers will be selected to work with UPROAR (brand new Wales-based contemporary music ensemble) and lead composer Andrew Lewis. Over a series of workshops, participants will write a work for conducted chamber ensemble and electronics, to be performed and recorded.

More info


pathway to composing

with text 

Six composers will be recruited to work with lead composer Joseph Davies and celebrated writer Kaite O’Reilly on exploring using text in composition. A chamber ensemble of instrumentalists plus voice – specially recruited post-graduate performers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – will work alongside the composers in workshop settings, culminating in a public sharing/recording. 

More info



pathway to writing for movement; engagement

with learning-disabled actors 

Five composers from a broad stylistic range will be recruited to become resident in the five Hijinx Academies – which train professional learning-disabled actors in Aberystwyth, Cardiff (x2), Carmarthen and Prestatyn. Lead composer Tic Ashfield will provide tuition and mentoring in writing for movement / theatre / dance; support in working in a learning-disabled training setting will come from local choreographers and course leaders. 

We want to help break down barriers and open-up opportunities for artists who don’t currently access them, so we’re grateful for your help to connect with reach the broadest range of composers / musicians / sound-artists. We’re here to answer questions for anyone who’s unsure or needs to discuss their situation.

More info


Apply for one, apply for all three.

 Closing date: 4 July 2019

Pointillism Art and Wellbeing Workshop at The Gate (Free event)

The Pulpit Cafe Bar, the Gate, Cardiff

Wednesday July 17th, 2-3pm



Also known as dotwork, pointillism is a drawing technique which involves delicately layering individual dots to build textures and images. Pointillist artist Cerys Knighton has found this technique to be hugely beneficial in coping with mental ill health. During this workshop, Cerys will provide pens, art paper and drawing outlines, so that you can try out different textures with pointillism, either starting a drawing from scratch or taking an outline and using pointillism as a form of shading/colouring – no drawing ability is required, this is just a space to experiment with pointillism! Your creations will be all yours to take home.

This workshop will take place alongside Cerys’s ‘Bipolarity’ exhibition, so there will also be a chance to have a look around at the artwork of the exhibition.

Please note this is a Free event – but spaces are limited so booking in advance is recommended
Click here for tickets

About the Artist:

Cerys Knighton is a Welsh artist and medical humanities PhD student funded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. Primarily using a pointillism technique with pen and ink, her artwork examines and communicates the findings from her research. Cerys analyses patient case notes, medical journals and literary texts to investigate the conceptualisation of mood disorders as a category for diagnosis. Her artwork also draws from her own experiences of living with bipolar disorder.



Information about Touch Trust

Touch Trust provides person-centered sessions, which contain a varied programme, including music, movement, massage and relaxation. We also employ sensory integration techniques, such as focusing on proprioceptive awareness.


We are inclusive and open to all ages and abilities. Many of our “Guests” are on the autistic spectrum, have learning disabilities or other complex needs.  We celebrate the successes and abilities of our Guests, regardless of how nuanced these may be.  we promote  creative expression, communication and self-esteem, encouraging our Guests to achieve their potential in our supportive environment.  Above all, we foster a fun and enjoyable atmosphere!


Why not come along to find out what’s on each week?  You can also visit us on our facebook page ( or call us on 02920635660 for more information

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Cyfle newydd anhygoel i gyfarwyddwr newydd yn DAC


Cyflog:                       £45,000 (yn dibynnu ar sgiliau a phrofiad)

Lleoliad:                     Caerdydd, gyda’r gallu i weithio ar draws Cymru

Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru (DAC) ydy’r mudiad cenedlaethol ar gyfer artistiaid a chynulleidfaoedd B/byddar ac anabl yng Nghymru. Ein gweledigaeth ydy creu Cymru greadigol a chydradd, lle mae pobl F/fyddar ac anabl yn ganolog i gelfyddydau ein gwlad.

Yn genedlaethol, mae diddordeb cynyddol mewn gweithio gydag artistiaid B/byddar ac anabl, a sicrhau mynediad i gynulleidfaoedd a chyfranogwyr B/byddar ac anabl o fewn y sector ehangach. Rydym yn credu bod DAC mewn sefyllfa dda i wneud y gorau o’r newid amserol, cadarnhaol hwn, sy’n ategu ein huchelgeisiau a’n gwerthoedd ein hunain, sydd i gyd yn cael eu cefnogi gan bwyslais ar amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru.

Nawr ydy’r amser i newid, ac adeiladu ar ein huchelgais i arwain arfer, dylanwadu ar bolisi a chefnogi artistiaid a chynulleidfaoedd B/byddar ac anabl. Mae hwn yn gyfle cyffrous i’n Cyfarwyddwr newydd gymryd cyfrifoldeb dros y mudiad, a gydag arweinyddiaeth flaengar, arwain y broses o greu newid parhaol o fewn y sector celfyddydau yng Nghymru.

Bydd y Cyfarwyddwr newydd yn arweinydd strategol ar gyfer DAC, ac yn cefnogi artistiaid a chynulleidfaoedd B/byddar ac anabl, ac yn dylanwadu ar bolisi ac arfer ar draws y sector ehangach. Bydd y Cyfarwyddwr hefyd yn arwain y mudiad a’r tîm, ac yn sicrhau trefniadau llywodraethu effeithiol, gan alluogi DAC i gyflawni ei weledigaeth, ei genhadaeth a’i amcanion strategol.

Rydym yn chwilio am berson llawn egni a brwdfrydedd ar gyfer y rôl hon, gyda chymhelliant a gweledigaeth i greu newid. Yn ddelfrydol, bydd y Cyfarwyddwr newydd yn dod â theimlad o ‘wmff ‘ (oomph), ac egni i’r rôl, ac yn creu ffordd gyffrous ac ysbrydoledig o arwain y mudiad a’r tîm. Bydd y person yn rwydweithiwr da, ac yn defnyddio ei gysylltiadau a datblygu mwy i adeiladu proffil y mudiad a’i effaith. Bydd ganddo brofiad o arwain tîm neu fudiad, a bydd yn gefnogol iawn o’r tîm a’r aelodau, ac yn mwynhau eu grymuso. Yn ddelfrydol, bydd y Cyfarwyddwr newydd yn uniaethu fel person B/byddar neu anabl.

Os hoffech ragor o wybodaeth am y rôl hon, a manylion am sut i wneud cais, cysylltwch â Dorothy Haines yn Richard Newton Consulting


Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer anfon ceisiadau ydy 10.00 y.b   Dydd Llun 1af o Orffennaf  2019

Cynhelir cyfweliadau cychwynnol yng Nghaerdyddar 16 Gorffennaf 2019

Cynhelir ail gyfweliadau yng Nghaerdydd ar 25 Gorffennaf 2019



DAC are looking for a new Director

Salary:£45,000 (commensurate with skills and experience)
Location: Based in Cardiff, with the ability to work across Wales

Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is the national organisation for D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences in Wales. Our vision is to create a creative and equal Wales where D/deaf and disabled people are central to the arts of our nation.

Nationally there is a growing interest in working with D/deaf and disabled artists and ensuring access for D/deaf and disabled audiences and participants within the wider sector. We believe DAC is well placed to make the most of this timely and positive shift which echoes our own ambitions and values, all of which are supported by the emphasis on diversity and inclusion from the Arts Council of Wales.

The time for change is now, building on our ambition to lead practice, influence policy and support D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences. This is an exciting opportunity for our new Director to take the reins of the organisation, and with forward-thinking leadership drive the process to creating lasting change within the arts sector in Wales.

The new Director will be the strategic lead for DAC and champion D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences, influencing policy and practice across the wider sector. The Director will also lead the organisation and team, and ensure effective governance, enabling DAC to achieve its vision, mission and strategic objectives.

We are seeking a person who brings an energy and enthusiasm for this role, with a drive and vision to create real change. Ideally the new Director will bring a sense of ‘wmff’ and an energy that creates an exciting, inspirational way of leading the organisation and team. A good networker, they will bring their connections and be able to both sustain these and develop more to build the profile of the organisation and its impact. Ideally the new Director will identify as D/deaf or disabled.

For further information about this role, and details on how to apply please contact Dorothy Haines at Richard Newton Consulting

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Deadline for applications is 10 am Monday 1st July 2019

Initial interviews will be held in Cardiff on Tuesday 16th July .

Follow up interviews will be held in Cardiff on Thursday 25 July 2019

Your DAC membership needs to be renewed (please)

We would like to thank all our members for supporting Disability Arts Cymru over the past year.  Our new membership year commenced on 1st April and we have been contacting our members asking them to renew their membership once again

All members have been contacted by email or post by  Sue Pound, our Finance  and Administration Coordinator, giving details of how  to renew membership and reminders have recently been issued . Thanks to all our members who have renewed their membership.  However, if you haven’t done so  yet, please could you respond as soon as possible so that we can continue to keep you on our contact database.  If you would like to renew your membership via our website you can do so by clicking on this  link.

If you have any queries about renewing your membership or need assistance with the form, please ring our Cardiff office on 02920551040 and we will be happy to help – please note that the office is staffed  on Monday-Thursdays only.

Please note that our Annual General Meeting will be on 1st July 2019 at The Temple of Peace,  Cardiff.  We will only be able to send out information about that meeting to those who have renewed their membership.

Thank you for continuing to support DAC.