We are delighted that Worshipful Livery Company Of Wales (WLCOW) have again supported two DAC members, Jamie Berry and Tasmin Griffiths, with small grants to help them develop their work. Jamie and Tasmin were presented with certificates and cheques (with social distancing) by Keith Shankland at the DAC offices in December.
This award is for any disabled artist up to the age of 35 living and working in Wales and assists with costs of training, equipment or travel that will help develop their career in some way. We are very grateful to WLCOW for their continued support and DAC will soon be announcing the application details for 2021 so please do consider how this award may help you. Here’s some more information about this year’s recipients:
Jamie is a professional dancer who works with young people in South Wales, he was awarded Welsh Creative Tutor of the Year 2020. Jamie promotes the work of disabled artists, creating work for dance productions and for community activity and development. The support Jamie has received from WLCOW will enable him to develop his skills as a tutor in Hip Hop and to create a new piece of work in Spring 2021 with Avant Cymru, which will enable audiences to experience and discuss the benefits of Hip Hop for better mental health.
Tamsin creates bilingual participatory interactive projects that blur the boundaries of art-forms and challenge perceptions about Mental Health, through form and content. Tamsin utilises multiple skills and experiences from the worlds of visual arts, theatre, sound, the written word, film, dance and physical performance to best convey a story and engage with our communities. Collaboration and development is integral to her practice, working with inspiring ﬁlm artists, writers, choreographers, visual artists, directors, producers and performers. The WLCOW award will enable Tamsin to collaborate with a sound artist on a new piece of work.