Cultural Heritage Training Opportunity at Swansea Museum and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Would you like to be part of the next generation that tells the story of Wales?
Have you thought about a career working in museums, castles, archives or cultural venues?
If so, this training opportunity could be for you…

Open Day at the Waterfront Museum this Wednesday  2-4pm to find out more

Cultural Ambition could be the training opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Experience a 12 month paid placement in a range of cultural heritage sites with supported study for an NVQ Level 2in Cultural Heritage

You’ll need to be:
• Aged 18-24
• Not in education, employment or training
• Not a graduate
• Able to commute to the sites
• English/Welsh and Maths GCSE or equivalent

You would be required to attend the sites for 30 hours a week, and work to an individual learning plan to complete your qualification.
A bursary of £800 per month will be paid to you, as well as an additional payment on completion of the qualification of £250.
There will also be a small contribution to travel costs to placements.

How to apply:
E-mail: [email protected]   for more information.

Helfa Gelf

Training Events

Please note that booking is essential as sessions have limited numbers.

Saturday 16th June
How creatives can succeed in rural areas – with Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust, Galeri, Caernarfon.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-creatives-can-succeed-in-rural-areassut-mae-modd-i-weithwyr-creadigol-lwyddo-mewn-ardaloedd-tickets-45694411214

Saturday 30th June:
Workshop, Wet Plate Photography, Balaclafa, Caernarfon. This day workshop is an introductory to wet plate photography using plastic cameras.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-wet-plate-photography-gweithdy-ffotograffiaeth-collodion-gwlyb-tickets-46461636004

Wednesday 4th July:
Workshop, Ceramics, Maen Alaw, Penmaenmawr, Conwy.  In this workshop the tutor will demonstrate a variety of hand building techniques using a red earthenware clay body, coiling, slab building, and press molding using a variety of forming methods.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramic-workshop-gweithdy-serameg-tickets-46708786237
 
Friday 6th July: 
How to Collaborate as an Artist.  A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so.  Tabernacle, Llandudno. NB: This is repeated in Corris, South Gwynedd details below.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-llandudno-tickets-46709559550

Wednesday 11thJuly:  
One Night Only which will look at the curating of exhibitions as a one-off event. This will be followed by a session on theins and outs of hanging/displaying artwork.  Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curation-one-night-only-with-tips-and-tricks-of-art-installationcuraduro-un-noson-yn-unig-gyda-tickets-46710760141

Wednesday 29th August:  
How to Collaborate as an Artist.  A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so. Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Gwynedd. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-corris-gwynedd-tickets-46709939687?ref=estw

Sessions do fill up quickly and it is always worth putting your name down on the Eventbrite waiting list as participants can drop out.  It also indicates interest in the topic so we can explore delivering it again.
 

Just 7 days left to register for this years Open Studios event! Enjoy year round benefits of the Helfa Gelf programme of training, exhibitions, residencies and a new emphasis on promoting our artists online!  https://helfagelf.co.uk/

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

‘Tales from the Camps’; History, Ethnicity, Identity and Mobility – An Educational Training Day

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Monday 21st May 2018

9.30am – 4.30pm

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to invite participants 21st May 2018, to a training day at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff offering ‘an insider’s guide to a deeper understanding of the Romani and Traveller communities in Wales’ and to building stronger relationships with the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities on the basis of that deeper understanding, for educationalists, policy and strategy-makers, local authority service providers, non-governmental organisations and the Third Sector. 
 
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is uniquely positioned to deliver such understanding and experience, from a Romani and Traveller perspective, as RCAC is a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller led organisation that promotes development within the community it serves, addressing social justice and improving social cohesion between communities. We provide a deeper insight into working with Romani and Traveller communities, in ways that are intended to enhance, strengthen and support delivery of services by your organisation, in ways no other organisation and training can. Meeting your organisation’s commitments to diversity, social inclusion and addressing disadvantaged communities, in particular to meeting the aims and objectives of the Welsh legislative context, such as the Well-being of Future Generations Act (Wales)2015, (https://futuregenerations.wales/about-us/future-generations-act/) and complying with the statutory obligations of the “Travelling to a Better Future” A Gypsy and Traveller Framework for Action and Delivery Plan (Update March 2016) are an integral part of the development programme to 2020 in Wales (http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/communitycohesion/gypsytravellers/?lang=en). Our training provides the necessary, deep understanding of the issues and challenges historically facing the Romani and Traveller communities and the current, ever-changing societal context faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Who should attend this training?
 
This course is essential for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Romani and Traveller communities and for meeting the complex legislative framework that ensures diversity and . It would be particularly useful for those who work in equality, health, education, social services, planning, housing and accommodation and the early years.
 
Why should you attend this training?
 
It will support you to:

  • Ensure effective engagement with the Romani and Traveller communities in your local area, whilst improving your knowledge of the complex cultural and historical issues that impact upon the relationships you wish to build, to improve service delivery;
  • Be understanding and informed in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
  • Be better able to assess the service needs that address the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales

Aims

  • To increase awareness about the cultural, ethnic and historical diversity in Wales; 
  • to address the issues, obstacles faced by and the needs of Romani and Travellers in Wales; 
  • to encourage innovation and improvement in the delivery of services and provision to Romani and Traveller communities, and 
  • to build trust and cooperation between Romani and Traveller communities and local authority and other sector service providers.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the needs of GRT communities, from a local authority perspective;
  • To develop a level of knowledge that will enhance and inform local authority officers’ interactions with individuals and groups from the GRT communities in their areas and localities;
  • To introduce knowledge regarding the important differences between Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring best practice and improving service delivery;
  • To introduce to participants examples of community members who are role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Gypsies and Travellers or the negative images of Roma, present in media and popular press.

 

Outcomes

By the end the session participants will have:

  • Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Romani and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation);  
  • Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (including addressing the questions of who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
  • Increased their awareness regarding the obstacles, prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales more widely across the UK and across Europe;
  • Identified obstacles to access and attitudinal issues or barriers in accessing education, health, employment, accommodation, justice and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to Romania and Traveller people communities;
  •  Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities and what they can do to prevent exclusion and ensure inclusion in the delivery of their services;
  • Developed an approach that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
  • Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist other staff, officers and co-workers.

 

There will only be 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £145 per participant, if you book before the Friday 11th May and £160 per participant if you book between Monday 14th May and Friday 18th May 2018.

 

Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

The venue will be in Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton Cardiff, CF5 1QE on Monday 21st May 2018.

The day will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:30, with refreshments included for the workshop participants.

Please email for a booking form to: [email protected]

http://www.romaniarts.co.uk/tales-from-the-camps-history-ethnicity-identity-and-mobility-an-educational-training-day/

Helfa Gelf – Training

CONFIDENCE for Creatives,
webinars with Susan Mumford, Be Smart About Art
What role does confidence, or a lack thereof, play in your creative career? For many people, it’s a hurdle that keeps getting in the way.
Dates of LIVE sessions, 8-9.30pm: 
Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 29th November
More information:http://www.besmartaboutart.com/blog/330/the-results-are-in-confidence-for-creatives-what-hurts-what-helps
85% discount for Helfa Gelf members, contact [email protected]

Artist talk and tour –  EDGE
Monday 13 November @ Pontio Innovations level 2
If you are interested in learning about opportunities to develop your creative practice using technology this will be a day for you.

To co-incide with the Helfa Gelf EDGE exhibition at White Box in Pontio, Bangor there will be a training day where participants are given the opportunity to take part in an artist-led tour of the EDGE exhibition.  Here the artists involved will talk about their work and the potential for new digital technology to invigorate artistic visions and develop creative practice.  This will be combined with a guided tour of Pontio Innovate’s “Fab Lab” with demonstrations of the cutting edge technology available. 
Booking essential:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artist-talk-and-tour-edge-ymyl-sgwrs-a-thaith-i-artistiaid-tickets-38835237240
 
Evolving role of the curator
Wednesday 15 November, MOSTYN, Llandudno
Helfa Gelf is delighted to have arranged an exclusive introduction to the new exhibitions at the MOSTYN, where you will learn about the curation decisions behind the exhibitions as well has hearing more in depth about the evolving role of the curator.
More information & booking:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evolving-role-of-the-curator-rol-esblygol-y-curadur-mostyn-tickets-38837923274

Community Music Wales

Upcoming Training

Community Music Wales will be running an introductory Community Music Tutor Training course in Llanrwst on 27th & 28th November 2017.
 
This is a two day practical course designed to give an understanding of community music and a taste of Community Music Tutor Training. This course is also useful to those who work with community groups and would like to explore using music activity in their work. Thanks to the Arts Council of Wales funding we are able to offer it at the amazing price of £50 (£30 concession).

For more information contact: 

[email protected] | 02920 838060

Community Music Wales Tutor Training

 
 

 

Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?

 

Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at [email protected] or phone 02920 838060

Hijinx Academy Mid Wales

Free taster session – 11th September 2017- Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

On Monday 11 September, learning disabled adults will be able to attend a free taster session for our Mid Wales Academy drama training course, based at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

The course has grown out of our year-long Pathway scheme, which is now ready to expand into our professional performance training – the Academy. Open to adults with learning disabilities or autism, who want to pursue a career in performing arts, our Mid Wales Academy joins the highly successful Academies already established in Cardiff, Carmarthen and Prestatyn. Students here have developed skills in physical theatre, acting for screen, dance, clown, improvisation and many more, and have performed all over the UK and Europe.

Students need to be committed, focused, hard-working and able to participate in the sessions independently. They will work with tutors who are professional arts practitioners initially for 1 day per week, expanding to 2 days per week when student numbers have increased sufficiently. The course is ongoing, 50 weeks per year, breaking only for Easter and Christmas.

The taster session will be from 9.30 – 3.30 at the Dance Studio and will give people the chance to experience a typical Academy day and meet the Hijinx team delivering the course.

For more information or to book a place on the taster day

email Dan McGowan (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Hijinx%20Academy%20Mid%20Wales%20Taster%20Session)

or telephone 029 20 300 331.

  http://hijinx.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e7de7495bd81d18697dc5dbf6&id=b6cc4e05f9&e=c0af814a61

Community Music Wales

Music Can Be The Breakthrough

At Community Music Wales we use music as a tool to enable people to express themselves. We have helped over 50,000 people in communities across Wales over the last 25 years.

Our tutors are musicians equipped with skills from our accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme. If then taken on, they work on a paid, freelance basis.

Upcoming Training

We have spaces available on our forthcoming training course in Bangor in September and we’d love to help you make your music make a difference.

For more information click here or contact:  [email protected] | 02920 838060

Learning Disability Wales

Supporting Adults with Down’s Syndrome in Social Care settings

Learning Disability Wales21 September in Cardiff

The techniques you will learn during this workshop will help you and the person you care to engage and communicate together, relieve stress and feel more positive.

This one day workshop will help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability to use touch to help communication, relaxation and the relief of stress and anxiety.

This session will provide tools that carers and parents can use in everyday situations.

Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

Designed for: Anyone in a support or caring role for someone who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 02920681174.

Inacia Rodrigues, Training Administrator, Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174  Reception: 029 2068 1160

My normal working days are Monday – Thursday