Get Creative Festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. This huge annual celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to get actively involved in a creative event in their local area.
From Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th May 2019 hundreds of organisations and community groups will be putting on events to help you get creative – and they’re free or have just a small fee to cover costs. We had over 1,400 events during our 2018 festival and we’re excited about growing the numbers in 2019 to celebrate and showcase creativity in every community.
Get Creative Festival is brought to you by arts and creative organisations and individuals across the UK and is supported by 64 Million Artists, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, the BBC, Crafts Council, Creative People and Places, Creative Scotland, Family Arts Campaign, Libraries Connected, Local Government Association, Scottish Libraries & Information Council, Voluntary Arts, and What Next?
Want to get a head start on planning your event? See our event planning toolkit for 2019 which has lots of useful tips. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Get Creative? Get Creative Festival shines a light on all the great cultural activity that takes place on a regular basis in local communities and encourages people to try their hand at something new and creative. This huge annual celebration of creativity aims to give everyone the chance to
Small-scale pilot commission for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) artists
Apologies for the short notice but this may be of interest to someone.
Artists need to be Welsh or Wales-based.
The deadline is 23rd April at 5pm and artists must be available for The Big Splash weekend (20th – 21st July). Olivia Harris (email@example.com) is more than happy to answer any queries, as is Lauren Hussein from Articulture, who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articulture, in collaboration with The Riverfront, Newport invites BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) artists and arts companies based in Wales from any discipline to request support for the creation and delivery of new outdoor work.
Since 2015, Articulture and a group of leading arts organisations and festivals (Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium) have worked together to co-commission and present new Welsh street arts and outdoor performance. We reviewed the process in 2018 and identified that BAME artists were under represented in terms of those we have supported. As a step towards addressing this, Articulture achieved funding and secured partners to pilot a strategic commission for small scale work and initiate a learning process for artists, partners, ourselves and the wider sector.
Articulture is a creative organisation that aims to bring together practitioners to support the production of innovative, high quality outdoor arts in Wales. www.articulture-wales.co.uk
The Riverfront is a lively theatre and arts centre based in the centre of Newport bringing as many people as possible into contact with the arts and creativity. The Big Splash family street theatre festival is hosted by the venue annually and is a free event, with performances, workshops and community projects taking place across the city centre. This year’s event will take place on 20th – 21st July 2019. bigsplashnewport.com/
Strategic commission aims
Enable more BAME artists to create work for the ‘outdoors’
Raise profile of outdoor work made by BAME artists (in Wales & beyond) and support Welsh venues to programme it
Enable more individuals from BAME communities to see more diverse outdoor work
We are looking to invest in work that is INNOVATIVE – ideas that are exciting and leave a lasting impression on the minds of those who encounter it and ENGAGING & CAPTIVATING – work that actively draws in and includes its audience. The Big Splash takes place at sites across the city centre so we are looking for ideas that can work in an urban context. The second performance for Articulture will be at a venue in mid-Wales – date t.b.c
We are open to work along any concept or theme.
Eligibility and guidance
Articulture exist to support the development of new work by artists in Wales; we can support projects that are developed in association with international artists but the lead partner on the project must be based in Wales.
We are looking for outdoor work from all disciplines and genres, including walkabout, circus, digital, street theatre and dance.
We are looking for small scale projects that require no more than £3,000 from the partners.
The commission will perform at The Big Splash Festival (20th – 21st July 2019) therefore the work must be available for this weekend. A second date will also be arranged with Articulture.
Proposals need to give consideration to the work being adaptable to being taken under cover in the event of bad weather or unforeseen programme changes.
Proposals must include planning, budget, and resources for a mandatory dress rehearsal for critical review by Articulture and performances at The Big Splash.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
Applicants must have the appropriate insurance cover for their proposal (eg: public liability / employee)
Artists must be prepared to work within the spirit of collaboration – in a positive and open way allowing space for active sharing and learning throughout the process of developing and touring work, through regular communication and ongoing evaluation.
We are open to supporting the touring of a project that has already raised its core creation costs, provided that the show has not already toured in Wales, and provided it clearly meets our priorities.
The sum of money which has been raised collectively by the partners, is to invest in commissioning and touring of new work.
In summary the financial support available is up to £3,000 towards a total creation and performance budget. Match funding is not essential for this pilot commission but please do let us know if you will be drawing on other funds.
In addition to the partnership funds, we can also provide the following support, the details of which will be agreed by the artist/Articulture once selected –
Up to 3 days of mentoring by an appropriate professional
Support in the marketing of your work
Support where reasonably required with production management advice
Support to consider the legacy of the work
How to submit your proposal
For a application form and further details please email email@example.com
Deadline for commission proposals is Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 5pm.
All the proposals will be considered by Articulture and The Riverfront the week beginning 22nd April following the deadline. We hope to let you know whether your proposal has been selected by 30th April.
We may decide to invite applicants in for interviews to discuss ideas further. Applicants will be given sufficient notice and receive travel expenses where appropriate.
Small-scale pilot commission for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) artists Apologies for the short notice but this may be of interest to someone. Artists need to be Welsh or Wales-based. The deadline is 23rd April at 5pm and artists must be available for The Big Splash weekend (20th –
Apply for a micro-grant to help your group run an event during Get Creative Festival in Wales in May 2019
We are delighted that the Arts Council of Wales have provided funds for Voluntary Arts Wales to administer micro-grants of £100 to help groups with the costs of running events during Get Creative Festival.
Events must be:
participatory and creative
either free or cost-recovery, and
take place in Wales between 11-19 May 2019
The micro-grants are intended for voluntary, amateur and community-based groups in Wales, to help out with any additional costs incurred in running events, such as materials, publicity or venue hire. Unfortunately, members of Arts Portfolio Wales are not eligible to apply.
Please read the Micro-grant guidance
Apply using the following form: Micro-grant application form
This is a competitive fund with only a limited amount of awards possible, so we encourage groups to apply as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Creative Festival Apply for a micro-grant to help your group run an event during Get Creative Festival in Wales in May 2019 We are delighted that the Arts Council of Wales have provided funds for Voluntary Arts Wales to administer micro-grants of £100 to help groups
Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig / Performances for the Curious
Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru / Wales Millenium Centre
Ebrill 18 2019 / 18th April 2019
Sioe yn dechrau am 8pm / Show starts at 8pm
Bar a chegin yn agor am 6pm / Bar and kitchen open from 6pm
TOCYNNAU / TICKETS £12
Darlleniadau gwaith sydd ar y gweill o ddwy ddrama / Work-in-progress readings of two new plays
Bump gan Kelly Jones
Mae Reggie sy’n 15 oed wedi rhoi’r gorau i fynd i’r ysgol er mwyn dod yn gyd-riant i’w nai bach newydd-anedig. Bymtheng mlynedd yn ddiweddarach mae e wedi tyfu’n rhywun mae hi’n ei gasáu â chas perffaith.
Beth sy’n digwydd os yw rhywun rydych chi wedi’i fagu yn tyfu i ddod yn rhywun ydych chi’n ei gasáu? Ai chi sy’n gyfrifol am hynny?
Bump by Kelly Jones
At 15, Reggie has dropped out of school to become a co-parent to her newborn baby nephew.
Fifteen years later he’s grown up to be someone she really despises.
What happens if someone you raised grows up to be someone you hate; are you responsible?
Bully gan Tom Wentworth
Mae pobl anabl yn annwyl. Mae pobl anabl yn garedig. Ydi pobl anabl yn ddiniwed?
Beth sy’n digwydd pan fydd Eddie, chwaraewr rygbi hoyw a heini yn cael damwain sy’n ei adael yn anabl?
Monolog newydd ddi-flewyn-ar-dafod am anabledd cyfoes.
Bully by Tom Wentworth
Disabled people are sweet. Disabled people are kind. Disabled people are innocent, right?
What happens when a super fit, gay rugby player, Eddie, becomes disabled in a sporting accident? A new hard-hitting monologue about contemporary disability.
Sefydlwyd Unsolicited Theatre gan y dramodwyr Kelly Jones a Tom Wentworth, a’r prif ddiben yw adrodd straeon beiddgar yn y Gymru gyfoes a thu hwnt o safbwynt pobl anneuaidd a’r anabl.
Founded by playwrights Kelly Jones and Tom Wentworth, Unsolicited Theatre exists to tell bold stories for contemporary Wales and beyond.
Briad Unsolicited Theatre yw darparu perfformiadau cynhwysol sy’n hygyrch i bawb. Gwneir defnydd llawn o gapsiynau wrth gyflwyno Bump/Bully. Mae sgriptiau a rhestrau o’r cast ar gael mewn print bras ar gais ymlaen llaw. Er mwyn trafod eich anghenion hygyrchedd ymhellach anfonwch e-bost i: email@example.com
Unsolicited Theatre’s aim is to make inclusive and accessible performances for everyone. Bump/Bully will be fully captioned. Scripts and cast lists are available in large print by request in advance. To discuss your access requirements further please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BUMP/BULLY Perfformiadau i’r Chwilfrydig / Performances for the Curious Ffresh Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru / Wales Millenium Centre Ebrill 18 2019 / 18th April 2019 Sioe yn dechrau am 8pm / Show starts at 8pm Bar a chegin yn agor am 6pm / Bar and kitchen open from