Training opportunities for disabled artists
DAC is in contact with many training providers in the arts through Wales, and we publish details of training opportunities in our Whats On newsletter and in the information section of this website. We also post information on our Facebook page, so please visit us on Facebook and click ‘like’ to receive updates.
Through project work, we provide skills development for disabled artists across a range of art forms. Recent examples are Ignite the Flame and The Write Stuff (creative writing) and Unusual Stage School (theatre). In 2011 our Unusual Stage School actors took part in a residential Skills Week, when we brought in a team of highly respected tutors in the performing arts to run a range of workshops
Through our advisory and support scheme for disabled artists, we may be able to suggest an appropriate course or scheme to suit your needs. An artist’s training needs will vary widely depending upon art form, previous experience, future plans and aspirations. If you would like to talk to us about training opportunities, please get in touch.
Taking Flight Theatre Company www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk are seeking actors for their 2014 outdoor tour of As You Like it (funding pending). The production will tour from our Cardiff base so actors with a South Wales base preferred. Provisional dates are mid May to Mid July. Taking Flight actively encourages applications from physically disabled, sensory impaired and D/deaf actors. Taking Flight are proud to work within Equity’s Outdoor Touring Guidelines and offer pay in line with ITC rates £430/wk). Essential: good attitude to outdoor touring (this is not easy!), excellent team players with a willingness to help out with get outs and get ins, a passion for working inclusively. Desirable: full clean driving licence, ability to play a portable musical instrument, BSL skills/ knowledge, workshop experience, South Wales base.
Please check the website for more details about the company and apply with CV, photo and covering letter to [email protected] Please explain what you think you could offer to this tour and what attracts you to working with Taking Flight. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Closing date 25th November. Auditions early December.