DAC Annual Exhibition 2018

Disability Arts Cymru invites you to submit work for the DAC ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2018

Image by Suzie Larke

The theme of this year’s open exhibition is ‘On The Edge’

Through our DAC Annual Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales-based disabled and deaf artists or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions.

It is an open exhibition including work from up-and-coming artists and those who have been working as professional artists for many years. Our aim is to raise profiles; increasing the likelihood of sales, enabling the progression of careers in the creative sector; building relationships between peers and exhibiting venues.

We show a variety of forms and media; DAC supports artists working across all art forms, therefore giving as many artists as possible the opportunity to include their work

The exhibition will take place at the following venues – dates and details to be confirmed

  • Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells
  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
  • Theatr Clwyd, Mold

See below for entry criteria or for any enquiries please contact:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Tel: 02920 551 040

Entry criteria:

  • One entry per person
  • We will be selecting the works for the 2018 exhibition based on images submitted with the entry form. Please submit up to 5 images with your application. Images can be submitted by post (A4 size) or via email as an attachment with a high resolution (300dpi) to [email protected]
  • Open to d/Deaf and disabled artists and those with long term physical and/or mental health conditions, residing in Wales, aged 16 and over.
  • Entry fee – £7.50 per entry
  • Visual art mediums accepted: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage. Any queries please contact us.
  • We welcome entries under the themes of ‘On The Edge’ – It is intended as a broad theme open to wider interpretation
  • Exhibition ready – All 2D work must be framed – with ‘d rings’ and picture wire/string attached for hanging.
  • Size Limit: 1m x 1m
  • Work for sale: A commission will be taken for any work sold – commission rates will vary depending on the exhibition venue.
  • Entries must be submitted by 14th June 2018

 

Due to the size of the venues there is a limit to the number of pieces that can be exhibited. Work must adhere to the Exhibiting Policy and DAC will select the work to be exhibited if there is over-submission. DAC reserve the right to accept or reject any work for inclusion in the show. In the event your work is not exhibited your entry fee will be returned. Chosen work must be delivered to the DAC head office or stated venue by 28th June 2018

 

Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition which will run between August and December 2018.

The exhibition will take place at the following venues  – dates and details to be confirmed

 

  • Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells
  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
  • Theatr Clwyd, Mold

 

 

Exhibition Entry Form

 

Please return this slip along with a clear photograph of the work by the closing date 14th June 2018 with your £7.50 entry fee to –

 

Disability Arts Cymru, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater,

Cardiff, CF5 3EF or email [email protected]

 

(Cheques made payable to Disability Arts Cymru)

           

Signature………………………………………………………………..

                                           I agree to abide by conditions of entry

 

 Name……………………………………………….Tel………………………..

 Email……………………………………………………………………………..

 Address………………………………………………………………………….

 ………………………………………………….Postcode…………………….

 Title of Work……………………………………………………………………

 Size: Height …………………cm Width………………………..cm                         .         Depth…………………..cm

 Description…………………………………………………………………….

 …………………………………………………………………………………….

 Medium used………………………………………………………………….

 Sale Price or NFS (Not for Sale) ………………………………

 

All artists must be members of DAC (you may join at the time of submission including your completed membership form alongside your entry form)

 

Through our DAC Annual Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales-based disabled and deaf artists or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions.

It is an open exhibition including work from up-and-coming artists and those who have been working as professional artists for many years. Our aim is to raise profiles; increasing the likelihood of sales, enabling the progression of careers in the creative sector; building relationships between peers and exhibiting venues.

We show a variety of forms and media; DAC supports artists working across all art forms, therefore giving as many artists as possible the opportunity to include their work.

 

2018 Exhibition Theme :- ‘ OnThe Edge’

Interpretation of the theme is up to individual artists.

 

 

Copyright: All invited artists will be asked to permit use of images of their exhibited work on the DAC website and for DAC’s general marketing purposes.

 

Disclaimer: You will be liable for your artwork until it is received by DAC, at which point insurance cover will be provided until the end of the project. DAC reserve the right to refuse any artwork they believe to be unsuitable.

 

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013 is Now Open

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013

31 January 2013 to 3 June 2013 – FREE to enter – with a total prize fund of £40,000.

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is the UK’s biggest national competition for playwriting. It is the search for great new plays and great writers. From aspiring playwrights to established masters of the art, the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013 is now OPEN to discover, promote and produce the very best new writing for theatre. And they need your scripts!

This year’s Chair of judges, Dame Jenni Murray, comments: “Plays explore the great ideas of our time. They can be personally provocative, politically insightful and provide audiences with great conversation long afterwards. Plays can make you see the world in an entirely new way, rip your heart out and mend it again. Without discovering and supporting a new generation of playwrights, these stories might never be told.”

Michael Oglesby, Chairman of Bruntwood, adds: “With continued cuts to arts funding, competitions like the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting are now more important than ever. As we discovered last autumn with the Bruntwood Prize Roadshow, there is a huge appetite for playwriting in this country. New plays are vital for sustaining our theatres and stimulating their audiences. We are proud to be working in partnership with the Royal Exchange for the fourth cycle of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting that has launched the careers of some exceptional playwrights.”

Writers: you have until 3 June to submit your scripts which, unlike other competitions, must be entered anonymously. Go to www.writeaplay.co.uk to find out how to enter and how to submit your script.

The winner of the 2013 prize will receive £16,000, and there will also be three Judges’ Awards of £8,000 each. All four award winners will have the chance to develop their play with the Royal Exchange, with a view to production. In addition, leading theatre publishers Nick Hern Books, http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/, will publish all winning plays that receive a production at the Exchange, ensuring that the plays reach an even wider audience and have the opportunity of a vibrant after life in the amateur performance sector. Dame Jenni Murray is joined on the judging panel by the award-winning playwrights David Eldridge and Tanika Gupta MBE; Associate Director of the National Theatre, Marianne Elliott; actress, Suranne Jones; Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Greg Hersov; theatre critic, Benedict Nightingale and Chairman of Bruntwood, Michael Oglesby CBE

How to book:
[email protected]