Disability Arts Cymru AGM

Annual General Meeting Event

Monday July 1st 4pm

The Council Chamber, The Temple of Peace,  

King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP

Please do join us at this year’s AGM at the lovely Temple of Peace in Cardiff. We are delighted that artist Cerys Knighton will be talking about her fascinating pointilism art work and her current exhibition, Bipolarity, at The Gate in Cardiff.

Refreshments will be served and this will be a great opportunity to network with DAC staff and other members.

We look forward to seeing you on July 1st. If you have any questions please email:[email protected] 

or telephone 029 2055 1040

The Big MaDCaff Project – Volunteers and performers needed

The Big MaDCaff Project has started – now we need YOU

Yes, very excitingly, we have begun work on the project and now all we need is several dozen volunteers, a load of venues, lots of training, a sackful of cake and a jamboree of Musicians, Dancers and performers of any kind.
Click here for more information about this exciting project

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.

Please don’t forget to renew your membership

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

Please note that is a requirement of the updated Data Protection rules that we contact our members every year to ensure we have their correct contact details and update their preferences for how we contact them.  Unless we hear from members by the end of May 2019 we will have to remove their details form our contact database which will mean that we will not be able to send them our weekly e-bulletins with DAC news.  We do not want to lose any members but we potentially face heavy fines if we do not comply with the law.

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 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 abou that meeting to those who have renewed their membership.

Thank you for continuing to support DAC.

Raise funds for DAC when you shop online

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Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Disability Arts Cymru every time, it’s that easy!

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DAC are recruiting for a new Director

 

 

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 [email protected]

Personal Assistant – Freelance job opportunity

PA to Artist Nick Elphick
Job Description

Fee: £10-13.60 p/hr (dependent on experience), plus travel expenses
Hours: Variable – Agreed via contract for each project

Established Sculptor/Artist Nick Elphick is looking for a highly motivated Personal Assistant to support with widening the impact of his work as a Wales based, highly acclaimed international artist. The successful candidate will be an outstanding professional; motivated, reliable and able to demonstrate exacting standards and organisational skills. You will be expected to work using your own initiative at all times. Exemplary communication and networking skills are essential to be considered for this role as you will be liaising with commercial galleries, curators as well as media as prospective clients. You will be familiar with a variety of social media platforms and knowledgeable in their use as marketing and communication tools. 
The work will include:
• IT skills, administration/diary management/bookings
• Networking, liaising with galleries, curators, media and other stakeholders. 
• Assisting with Social Media Management
• Assisting with updating and maintaining websites/blogs
• Assisting with drawing up a business plan
• Liaising between legal representatives, venues, client and Artist
• Attending meetings with Artist and clients
• Knowledge and understanding of marketing and promotion
• Essential – In depth knowledge and experience of approaching galleries and the art industry
• Essential – knowledge and understanding of dyslexia

The successful post holder will be required to work from home and to travel throughout the UK; access to personal transport will be required.
Core hours: Work outside of agreed hours/days may occasionally be requested but will be agreed in advance.

Nick Elphick is a Disability Arts Cymru Member and DAC will be assisting Nick with the recruitment process for this post as part of our professional development support programme for artists.
*Once appointed, the role will be directly managed through the respective contracts signed and agreed by Nick and the selected candidate, and DAC will have no further legal responsibility in respect of this role.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st August 2018 
Interviews: (TBC)
To apply please e-mail a CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to [email protected]

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc