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Wednesday 12 Dec 2018

The Art of Conservation

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road
Swansea
SA1 5DZ

Meet the Glynn Vivian conservation team and go behind the scenes to the Gallery’s conservation department.

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018

Conservation Surgery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road
Swansea
SA1 5DZ

Meet our Conservator and ask questions about how to care for your own art, including paintings, ceramics, prints and textiles.

Saturday 15 Dec 2018

Saturday Drop-in Workshop

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road
Swansea
SA1 5DZ

For all ages, drop in Artist-led family drop-in workshop with the Gallery Art Trolley.

Saturday 15 Dec 2018

Weekend Adult Workshop

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road
Swansea
SA1 5DZ

16+ Uncanny creatures: Christmas decoration workshop Our popular Saturday workshops for adults are introductory classes for all levels of ability, focusing on different materials and techniques every month.

Tuesday 18 Dec 2018

Contemporary Conversations

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Alexandra Road
Swansea
SA1 5DZ

An open, wide-ranging and thought provoking session to provide a supportive environment for people with an interest in creating art work and discussing contemporary issues.

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Mostyn

Opening Times: Open Tue - Sun 10.30am - 4.00pm (main galleries) 10.30am - 5.00pm (shop, retail galleries, cafe) Admission: FREE MOSTYN presents international art and culture of our time, activating people’s lives through exhibitions, cultural programmes and commercial activities. Situated in the coastal town of Llandudno, it is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre, serving as a place to form and share new perspectives through artistic/curatorial practice and audience engagement. It is part of the Plus TATE, the UK-wide contemporary visual art network. MOSTYN receives financial support from the Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough Council Art Service. Mostyn Gallery Ltd. is a charity registered in England and Wales (Registered Charity Number: 507842).

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Small World Theatre

Small World Theatre is an artist-led company with many decades of commitment to Arts and Sustainability Small World Theatre has 4 main streams of activity: We create performances: Producing and performing our own original shows and events: creating theatre performances that can tour small and mid scale venues. Street shows and site-specific spectaculars often using myth and legend as well as intimate, environmentally sensitive experiences. Running our own venue: We present a range of arts and performance events, mentoring emerging artists/performers, hosting conferences, community events, classes and workshops. The building is an accessible, welcoming space that provides a model of sustainability for other organisations striving towards a zero carbon future. Implementing projects and facilitating workshops: these are developed and delivered in house, in the community by us and for other agencies. Designing and delivering international projects in arts and theatre for development. We facilitate workshops, design and deliver our own accredited training programmes and also for other organisations. These programmes build skills and confidence with people of different ages and abilities. We are pioneers in developing and using methodologies now increasingly called SEED SCALE We work creatively in education: We work with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, teacher training institutions and universities offering programmes of training and workshops for teachers and students. We create educational touring theatre in Welsh and English that are accompanied by dedicated workshops, curriculum mapping and teaching resources. We are an experienced AGORED Accreditation Centre working with creative education to help people of all ages and abilities gain meaningful, life changing qualifications.

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Theatr Mwldan

Mwldan is a vibrant presenting and producing arts centre situated in Cardigan, in the heart of the beautiful West Wales countryside. Fully digitised and 3D and satellite equipped, the venue recently opened its third cineam screen making Mwldan Wales only truly independant multiplex. The venue welcomes 350,000 visitors through its doors every year, with up to 95,000 ticketed admissions per annum. With a dedication to innovation, vision and excellence, Mwldan has been described by The Arts Council of Wales as ‘exemplary’ and a ‘model of best practice and excellence’ for its touring and production work. Mwldan was recently given a Beacon Company Award for 2008 and 2009 from The Arts Council of Wales, one of only 22 arts organisations in Wales to receive this special recognition. It is also one of the Arts Councils eight dedicated Regional Performaing Arts Centres. Mwldan has an important role in contributing to the local economic, social and cultural regeneration of Cardigan and the surrounding area. Mwldan is a not-for-profit organisation that combines economic activity with a social and ethical purpose. At Mwldan’s heart is the belief that the arts can deliver life-changing and life-enhancing experiences that have the power to change perceptions and increase tolerance, breaking down cultural divides and allowing greater understanding – as relevant for the community we live in as it is for the planet we live on. This vision is at the core of Mwldan and all its activities.

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme, both producing and presenting, across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development. We welcome over 750,000 visitors a year, including over 100,000 attendances for performing arts and events featuring local, national and international work, 236,000 for exhibitions and over 100,000 for our unique community arts and education programme. In 2000 the Arts Centre completed a major £4.3 million redevelopment. In 2009 it undertook an additional £1.75 million development which added an artists and creative industries studios complex, and acts as the base for a major artists in residence programme. This gives Aberystwyth Arts Centre a range of facilities unrivalled throughout much of the UK. The Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University, and sits at the heart of the university's campus, with stunning views over the town of Aberystwyth and along the coastline of Cardigan Bay.

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Volcano Theatre

Contemporary European Theatre. Made in Wales. We produce original theatre productions and site-specific events. We tour theatre productions in Wales, the UK and all over the world. We research and develop new ideas. We commission work from writers, visual artists and film-makers. We curate events that bring other artists and participants together. We teach and inspire through workshops and residencies. We work in partnership to transform our city.

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Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre opened in 2004 and has already established its reputation as one of the World`s iconic arts and cultural destinations. The vision of the Centre is to be an internationally significant cultural landmark and centre for the performing arts, renowned for inspiration, excellence and leadership. The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004. Look beyond the amazing exterior, as featured in Torchwood and Dr Who, and you will come across a bustling atmosphere that makes our visitors want to return time and time again. We’re so much more than a theatre. Our visitors come to enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants..... there really is something for everyone.

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Chapter

A distinct and different meeting place for independent film, performance, art & ideas where you can have fun, take risks and open your eyes to new perspectives. Chapter is one of Europe's largest and most dynamic arts centres with cinemas, theatres, exhibition spaces, studios, cafe, shop, award-winning bar, over 60 cultural workspaces and more. If you want to be amazed by a performance, watch life-affirming films that lift your spirits and warm your soul, see an exhibition that's thought-provoking, playful and provocative or just linger over coffee in the cafe join us at Chapter - we'll make sure you feel welcome.

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Venue Cymru

Venue Cymru is the largest Arts and Conference centre in North Wales. As a receiving house we are able to accommodate large scale touring musicals from the West End, top class Opera from the Welsh National Opera and many other genres including pantomime, contemporary dance ballet and outreach and educational activities. Venue Cymru can also offer catering with the beautifully positioned Y Review Restaurant which overlooks the bay of Llandudno.

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Articulture Wales

Articulture is a creative organisation that aims to bring together practitioners to support the production of innovative, high quality outdoor arts unique to Wales

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Wyeside Arts Centre

The Wyeside Arts Centre is a presenting venue for live and visual arts, and for cinema. From Jack Dee to the UK Ballet, from Music and Drama to the very latest in film, Wyeside's commitment is to offer a programme of arts and culture accessable to all. With a long history of providing entertainment to the local community, including one of the oldest cinemas in Wales, there is something to suit all tastes at Wyeside.

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

RCAC as an organisation The Romani Cultural Arts Co. is the leading Romani and Traveller community-based organisation in Wales, traditionally using the arts and culture as a vehicle for advocacy and empowerment, amongst the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. RCAC is also supporting individuals to become “Community Champions”, as actors and agents of change in their own communities, making a difference for themselves and the wider society. RCAC is managed by a Board (voluntary management committee) made up of representatives from the GRT communities, meaning that community members have a role as decision-makers and are part of the process of shaping the advocacy and rights agenda that RCAC promotes. The Company believes it is essential that the GRT communities be at the forefront of social progress and positive developments in social inclusion, in the struggle or the recognition of GRT rights and promoting inter-cultural understanding. Within Wales and increasingly across the UK, our advice and expertise is sought by local governments, policy-makers, decision-takers and local or national institutions. We are asked to evaluate the effectiveness of their policies and strategies or to support them in consultation to ensure the voice of the GRT communities they serve, is heard. We lead on advocacy for these vulnerable communities, influencing the policy and strategy agendas in the context of a devolved Welsh Government and increasingly internationally across the UK. Recently we have been able to: Influence the Welsh Government through a robust consultation process in relation to the drafting and implementation of a new Scrap Metal Act (UK) and Horses Act (Wales) that is likely to have a profound effect upon the GRT community; Support an EU project, led by Dr Andrew Ryder (Corvinus University, Budapest), to survey Welsh Gypsy, Roma and Traveller views on the current Welsh National Roma Integration Strategy, 2014-2020, for the EU; We have used funding to train individual GRT community members as key advocates who can influence developments affecting GRT communities in Wales – our “Community Champions” programme. These people have taken the lead in a variety of initiatives and advocacy activities at local and national levels; RCAC has managed funds from a local donor to research the NEETS (Not In Education, Employment or Training) phenomenon in relation to the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in Wales. We have commissioned a trained researcher to work alongside our Community Champions to examine the questions of early leaving (‘drop out’) from school and the significant differences in educational attainment, between the majority community and Gypsy, Roma, Traveller children and young adults. Our organisation was founded in September 2009, initially using small grants to develop work with GRT children aged 3-16, in the area of South East Wales, where we began working on Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites and with housed Roma families. We have gradually built up our position as a leader in “best practise” with our community-centred approach to arts and advocacy workshops for GRT children and young people. Recent support of RCAC as an organisation A recent report for the Arts Council Of Wales entitled Beyond the Stereotypes: A review of Gypsies/Roma/Travellers and the Arts in Wales acknowledged the impact of the work of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company and made a clear recommendation that organisations working for and within the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities should: ‘Team up with the Romani Cultural & Arts Company in addition to providing project funding.’ The report’s author stated that she: ‘has uncovered nothing but praise for Isaac Blake – his work is universally acknowledged by academics, Gypsies, Travellers, politicians, public bodies and international organisations. This is a unique Welsh-based company that should be supported in every possible way.’ Yvonne Cheal August 2012 ‘Arts Council Of Wales has welcomed the report and is now considering the findings and recommendations.

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Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers involvement in digital storytelling started with BBC Capture Wales and went on to successfully run a range of projects and training for 5 years under the aegis of Caerphilly County Borough Council. To fully reach its potential, it needed to stand as an independent, sustainable social enterprise. Breaking Barriers Community Arts was formed in late 2007 by like-minded people who have experienced the digital storytelling methodology in action and can see its great potential as a community arts tool for individual development and community regeneration. It became incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 25 March 2008 and has continued to run a range of projects since that time.

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Arts & Business Cymru

A&B Cymru’s role is to promote, enable and develop mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. From offices in Cardiff and Llandudno, the Wales team works with a range of arts professionals, from individual practitioners to flagship organisations, and the private sector from micro businesses through to multi national corporations. A&B Cymru’s work has proven value in the current economic climate of Wales. The impact it has can be felt on children, people in the workplace, communities large and small. A&B Cymru knows that when business and the arts work together in truly mutual partnership, both become stronger with the results benefiting our society in far reaching and tangible ways.

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Vagabondi Puppets

We are a professional puppet theatre providing entertainment, education and inspiration across the known universe (but mostly in Wales and England.)

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Spectacle Theatre

Since its inception in 1979, Spectacle Theatre has become renowned for producing and touring theatre that is daring, distinctive and inclusive for and with young people and the community, locally, nationally and internationally. Spectacle has a successful record for effectively delivering Issue based workshops with disadvantaged and hard to reach groups particularly in addressing sexual health, substance misuse, risk taking and keeping safe. Spectacle delivers its work bi-lingually

Jein Devlin

Jein Devlin is a multidisciplinary creative studio and gallery space in Conwy, owned by artist and graphic designer Ronan Devlin with academic writer and lecturer Dr Gillian Jein. Ronan works as a cross disciplinary artist making photographic, typographic and moving image works. His recent work and (ACW funded) research draws parallels between meditation and technology through a combination of analogue and digital media. He has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. His creative studio Jein Devlin works on graphic design projects for the cultural sector - books, branding, catalogues, exhibitions, promotional literature, signage systems and web / interactive design. The studio offers free consultation to both individual artists and arts organisations and will assist with budgeting design elements of grant applications (including third party production costs). Gillian is a lecturer in French at Bangor University. Her writing and research interests can be collectively gathered under the rubric of ‘urban cultures’. The gallery 'Oriel Jein Devlin' is open for specific exhibitions and will participate in Helfa Gelf 2013.

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Ronan Devlin

Ronan Devlin (b. 1974, Banbridge, Northern Ireland) is a UK based artist and designer working from his multidisciplinary creative studio Jein Devlin in Conwy, North Wales. His work, which explores tensions between science, technology and communication, bridges analogue and digital media and embraces various disciplines — moving image, photography and typography. With a background in graphic design, he works with collaborators including musicians, photographers and programmers. The outcomes range from paper to screen to large scale site-specific installations. He is currently designer-in-residence at Bangor University’s CoLab, a department which bridges Applied Sciences with their soon to open Pontio arts building, where he is working on a large scale digital installation funded by the Arts Council of Wales. This installation will be the inaugural exhibition at White Box, Pontio’s media gallery in January 2015. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His creative studio Jein Devlin works on graphic design projects for the cultural sector - books, branding, catalogues, exhibitions, promotional literature, signage systems and web / interactive design. The studio offers free consultation to both individual artists and arts organisations and will assist with budgeting design elements of grant applications (including third party production costs).

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Oriel Wrecsam

Oriel Wrecsam is our premier visual and applied art venue. It is our intention to develop our programme over the next 5 years to broaden our visitor and community's experience of the arts in Wrexham. The focus for programming at Oriel Wrecsam will be on Drawing, Print and Graphic-based work in the widest possible sense. We are keen to work with artists on projects that relate to us in some way. We provide a platform for contemporary visual art but we want to extend our offer to become a creative hub including performance, music, and other events. We’d love artists to experiment with us and to engage with individuals and communities in innovative, exciting and sometimes challenging ways. It is our aim to become a focus for a vibrant and stimulating cultural scene in the region. We present up to 18 exhibitions per year showing Welsh and international contemporary art. We also work closely with emerging artists and are committed to supporting the development of new work. Entry to our exhibitions is free.

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Bocs

Bocs is a young artists’ co-operative who will spearhead ground-breaking fine art exhibitions, performance events and provide a hub for the growth of excellence in the arts. Bocs’ mission is to: Establish a focal point for excellence in young contemporary art. Provide a space to exhibit, perform and work. Provide a space to exchange ideas and share skills. Engage with the local community

bloc

bloc is a Wales-based organisation and international hub of creators, producers, makers and thinkers supporting creative uses of technology. For over 12 years, we have been leading advocates of creative technology in Wales, producing a series of groundbreaking festivals, commissions, events, and research projects.

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Touch Trust

Touch Trust is committed to the research, education, training and provision of creative, touch-based art of movement and dance programmes for individuals affected by autism, behaviour that challenges and profound and multiple disabilities.

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Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre houses 9 individual Craft Studios and the resident Designer-Makers. Come along and see the Designer-Makers' unique creations and observe their work in progress. Many of the studios welcome private commissions. You can also drop into a number of the studios to make your own creations, crafts include pottery painting,candle dipping, chocolate making and herbal crafting. You can also book ahead to build your own piece of rustic furniture. At the centre of the studios is Y Crochan cafe and Bwtri y Crochan Welsh food and drink shop. The Corris Craft Centre is also the starting point for the King Arthur's Labyrinth underground adventure and Corris Mine Explorers.

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Galeri

Galeri is a creative enterprise centre located on Victoria Dock, Caernarfon. The £7.5m centre opened in early 2005 and consists of: - Theatre (394 capacity theatre style / 300 standing / 150 cabaret) - Work units (for companies involved within the arts/creative industries) - Art Space - Rehearsal Studios - Meeting Rooms - Cafe Bar (serving home cooked local produce) In September 2018, a new £4m extension was officially opened by Rhys Ifans. The extension consists of: - 2 cinema screens (119 + 65 seats) - Safle Creu (Project space for artists and creative workshops) - Siop Cywrain - New Box Office Further information can be found on Galeri's history, events and projects at galericaernarfon.com

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Arts Alive Wales

Arts Alive Wales is an arts organisation based in Crickhowell, South Powys, established as an educational charity since 1992. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in our local rural and post-industrial communities through active and meaningful participation in compelling and high quality contemporary arts and culture. We work with professional artists to provide opportunity and experience across Mid and South East Wales in activities that engage, inspire and enhance quality of life. Our work and vision is inspired by and responds to the unique cultural, social, historical and environmental context of the Black Mountains and Welsh Borders. We provide opportunities to participate through: • Platforms for the production, presentation and sharing of high quality contemporary arts • An ambitious and accessible programme at our public venue and in the community, targeted at children and adults who are most vulnerable • Professional development for artists • Undertaking commissions for projects and public art

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Ruth McLees

Fine artist involved in exhibiting, commissions and collaborative projects with Welsh industry and science. Also provider of training and teambuilding using the arts to museum and corporate groups.

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Theatr Brycheiniog

Situated at the end of the picturesque Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in the pretty market town of Brecon on the edge of Brecon Beacons National Park, Theatr Brycheiniog offers a popular and acclaimed programme of performing arts and entertainment throughout the year. Other facilities on the theatre site include a a year-round programme of visual arts by artists from the region in the Andrew Lamont Gallery and a nationally acclaimed bistro Tipple'n'Tiffin. Theatr Brycheiniog is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Powys County Council and Brecon Town Council. Theatr Brycheiniog has recently become the first solar-powered theatre in Wales, generating a small proportion of its energy requirements through the recently installed photo-voltaic cells on its roof. The theatre is committed to finding ways of reducing its carbon footprint further. Theatr Brycheiniog opened in 1997.

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Anna-Marie Hainsworth

The focus of my work is theatre set, costume and props design and making. I also provide theatre design and arts based workshops to young people, as well as theatre design related services such as technical drawing or model-making.

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Deborah Ann Withey

I am a Welsh-American artist whose early career was in visual communications: in journalism, print, digital design, and illustration, working as an illustrator, designer, art director and finally as design director for a group of 36 publications. I continue to freelance internationally as a designer and illustrator. In 2009, I decided (not due to redundancy) that I wanted to move away from work in publishing to find new successes in teaching, making and most honestly, to live a more varied creative life, for this I emigrated to Wales. In Pembrokeshire, I teach creative awareness and OCN art courses for adult learners, NEET, children of all ages and lead workshops county-wide. From my own studio, cheese and pickles, I lead intensive workshops which help to prepare individuals in their own careers in design an illustration. For my own creative expression, I work as a painter, printmaker and collage relief artist, drawing inspiration from my surroundings, medieval and Celtic art, Welsh language, history, and beliefs. I have been a lead artist for Cauldrons and Furnaces 2012, held an artist-in-residency, and show in public and private galleries. My work is held in private collections around the world.

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Art Shell

Art Shell is a Cardiff-based organisation that engages in cross-disciplinary arts research and explores arts practice with non-art organisations, as well as helping to facilitate new work and ways of working with artists. The organisation was established to provide opportunities for artists to make work in alternative and non-art spaces, to support artists in developing their practice and to enable a wider audience, who don't usually access gallery environments, to engage with contemporary art.

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Gwanwyn

Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age. The festival is led by Age Cymru and funded by the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government

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Voluntary Arts Wales

Voluntary Arts Wales is the national body for the promotion of creative cultural activities.

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THIS Project

THIS Project is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Working in collaboration with a range of partners, THIS Project aims to: • Promote the grass-roots arts community • Create opportunities to support emerging artists and community arts organisations • Conceive original arts activity to engage with emerging artists, arts organisations, businesses, governmental and educational institutions and the general public, with a focus on increasing participation in, and access to, the arts The organisation works primarily from its base in Wrexham, working with practitioners and stakeholders in the town, and surrounding counties of North Wales, and will seek to build partnerships throughout Wales, the UK and internationally to encourage the development of artists emerging from, and working within, Wales.

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Datrys

• Creative Production • Project Management • Strategic Consultancy • Evaluation

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Celfyddydau Sir Ddinbych

Denbighshire Arts Service aims to stimulate and encourage individual and community awareness, involvement and participation in the arts. We run a programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances, classes and residencies particularly in the field of visual arts but also small scale theatre, dance and literature to include events of international, national and local importance. We also provide a programme of community art exhibitions and events at all libraries and similar County Council venues with appropriate accommodation. The Service also provides advice for artistic practitioners and community groups and undertakes consultancy and contract work for other Authorities and organisations concerned with cultural activity.

Gwynedd Community Arts Unit

Gwynedd Council offers a programme of creative activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and ability. Here is some information about some of our projects: Criw Celf: Criw Celf is an art and craft scheme for children and young people. We deliver workshops and master classes led by professional artists. Further details are available at www.criwcelf.co.uk Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd: A variety or artworks are exhibited at Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor in order to improve patient and visitor experience. The gallery also offers local artists a venue to exhibit and sell their work. Art Therapy: Gwynedd Council works in partnership with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to deliver a community art therapy group for people with mental health issues. Art therapy offers opportunities for participants to express themselves via art-making in a safe and facilitating environment. Arteffact: Arteffact is an initiative which offers creative experiences in museums, galleries and archives for people with mild to moderate depression, stress and anxiety. Participants attend a series of creative sessions led by community artists in order to build confidence and to learn new skills with people with shared experiences. Night Out: This scheme supports communities in the staging of professional productions in Gwynedd. Full details available online at www.nightout.org.uk Helfa Gelf: A annual open studios event where the public are able to meet artists at their place of work www.helfagelf.co.uk Creative Gwynedd: This is voluntary group supported and facilitated by Gwynedd Council to promote the arts in Gwynedd www.creativegwynedd.com

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Blackwood Miners’ Institute (The ‘Stute) is a vibrant and professional theatre, and one of the busiest in the South Wales Valleys; it is also the only professional theatre in Caerphilly County Borough. Originally the building opened as a snooker hall that was owned by the Coal Industry and the Social Welfare Organisation. The first stones were laid in 1925 and it was paid for out of the Oakdale Miners’ wages at 3d a week. Original events staged in the building included tea dances, snooker/billiards, reading groups, rehearsals and union meetings for local miners. After falling into disrepair in the 1970’s-1980’s and following many of the local pit closures, the building was conveyed as a charitable trust in 1990 to Islwyn Council. It was refurbished and reopened in February 1992 as a community arts and entertainment venue thanks to funding from Islwyn Borough Council and the Welsh Office. The history alone gives the building a place at the heart of the community. In 2011/2012 a total revamp of the Blackwood Miners’ Institute commenced, with Caerphilly County Borough Council's Cabinet approving a three year programme of repairs to give the theatre a new bill of health. Today, The ‘Stute offers a wide range of events, including drama, dance, live music, opera, children’s literature and comedy, as well as providing a wide range of opportunities for people from all sectors of the community to take part in creative activities. Blackwood Miners’ Institute is part of Caerphilly County Borough Council and has recently been awarded Arts Portfolio status by Arts Council Wales.

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Disability Arts Cymru

DAC create more opportunities for Disabled and Deaf People to develop their skills in the arts. We work in partnership with other organisations on arts related projects. we advise on issues relating to disability and the arts. we give arts-specifice disability equality training a consultancy service around policy development.

Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor

GALLERY The gallery has a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions by local and international artists. Changing regularly, the gallery always offers inspiration. MUSEUM Welsh furniture, textiles, art, archaeology, social history items... Located in the former Canonry, the Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor is brimming with stories from Gwynedd and surrounding area. The Roman Segontium sword, the Welsh Not, model of Telford’s suspension bridge and the King of Bardsey’s crown are just a few of the treasures you can enjoy. SHOP The shop sells a mix of unique hand-made crafts including ceramics, jewellery, greeting cards and prints. The Collectorplan Scheme, which is an interest free credit service, is available to individuals to purchase original and contemporary art and craft from both the gallery and shop. The friendly staff are always on hand to answer questions.

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Presteigne Festival

I work as freelance Festival Producer for Presteigne Festival, which takes place in its Welsh Marches home every August. The Festival programming concentration is on contemporary classical music, alongside more general repertoire, with illuminating artist and composer talks and events, as well as literature and visual arts content.

Span Arts

Span Arts is a live arts charity based in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. Span Arts’ core value is ‘Arts for Everyone’, and we aim to provide inclusive, quality arts events and projects in a rural area, to reduce social, rural and economic isolation. Span Arts presents a diverse programme of theatre, family events, comedy, dance, and music and we are responsible for initiating, producing, curating and presenting the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival.

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Life Venture Arts

Life Venture Arts is a theatre, film and television company that offers workshops and consultancy through the Arts to the public and private sectors. Our professional and practical strategies are designed to inspire individuals from experienced, inexperienced and disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their unique abilities. We provide a diverse range of arts workshops and programmes tailor made to our clients needs. Our filmmaking and theatre departments allow us to cater to a wider audience and break new frontiers. We endeavour to improve ways of engaging people through the Arts with new and innovative material, programmes and resources. Our aim is to provide an outlet for individuals who have not been afforded creative opportunities, facilitating them with the platform to develop and express their individuality through different mediums. At Life Venture Arts we recognise the importance of the Arts in transforming lives for the better, and are working towards a future where the Arts are made accessible to everyone.

Cwmni'r Frân Wen

Cwmni'r Frân Wen's vision is to create art that inspires imaginations, minds and hearts and celebrates the wonder of the world. We set the aspirations of children and young people at the heart of our programme of activities and integral to the strategic development of the company. We empower the creativity of children and young people by creating and presenting quality theatre and participatory projects that are ambitious, progressive and relevant. Cwmni'r Frân Wen is a registered charity based in Menai Bridge, North West Wales.

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the escape artists

We are a North Wales based community arts organisation bringing arts - including writing, visual arts and photography - closer to people who are furthest away from them through social, economic or health reasons. Members of The Altered Images project at Ty Newydd Approved Premises, Bangor, for men newly released from prison, recently won five Koestler Awards. The project started in January 2014. In November 2015, with ACW funding, Altered Images extended to Plas yn Wern Approved Premises, near Wrexham. In 2014 we ran The Word:Conwy:Y Gair, a celebration of words in all forms from poetry to rap, comic strips to braille, sign language, graffiti art, fiction, comic strips, songs...planned again for 2016. TEA also organise weekly poetry and arts activities for older people in lunch centres and hospital in North Wales

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Carnegie House Arts & Culture Hub

Bridgend Town Council relocated to the old library building on Wyndham Street in January 2014. The past year has been spent making improvements to the building and we are now ready to open our doors to the public! Our aim at Carnegie House is to provide a high standard of arts and cultural events and activities throughout the year. This will include a programme of professional events as well as community and educational activities that offer local people an opportunity to participate.

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The Space

The Space’s mission is to develop and commission great art digitally. It supports artists and organisations to make the most of the opportunity that technology affords by increasing the reach of existing activity in innovative ways, by opening up art to new audiences and by exploring the potential to create new artistic experiences using digital technology.

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Dymphna D'Arcy

I am interested in the natural world and our role and relationship within it. I welcome the cross fertilsation of ideas which I explore through dance, performance, video, photography and digital media and embrace the unexpected consequential effects of time on place and and the influence of landscape/ environment on our identity. Through my practice I explore the unconscious shards of history that effects and influence the way we respond and relate to our environment. I am inspired by the transformative enigmatic quality of time. I like being on the brink between two zones, the in between space, suspended moments when the present becomes the past, a point of departure moving towards the future enabling me to refer back to history and understand the present before heading into the unknown. I explore the notion of place and non-place, transitional spaces, temporary space, transportable space and the permanent space. All this and more helps me make sense of the world.

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PuppetSoup Ltd

We are multi award-winning PuppetSoup and we’re passionate about puppets and puppet theatre. We bring together traditional skills and modern techniques to create a unique flavour of puppetry that everyone can enjoy! We aim to promote puppetry, broaden the audience of puppet theatre, benefit the community and have a lot of fun!

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Made in Roath

madeinroath is for anyone and everyone who’s interested in art, culture, community or just having fun, and we have people from all across the UK (and beyond) who travel to Roath to take part. Our annual festival takes place in October, when we host a week-long extravaganza of events and activities across all creative disciplines, showing the very best of local talent alongside some excellent national and international artists. We believe art and culture can enrich the lives of everyone, and so that’s why a lot of what we do takes art out of the traditional museum or gallery spaces and into the community.

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Community Music Wales

Our fundamental aim is to contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and individuals through enabling them to participate in creativity and learning, initially and primarily through music making. We develop participatory music workshops, mentoring schemes and community music training across Wales. We work strategically to identify need, delivering projects to give people the opportunity to write, play, record or perform their own music, using trained and experienced community arts practitioners. We believe strongly in working in partnership. As a charity we fundraise for individual projects, and depend on grants and donations. We can also be commissioned to manage and deliver specialised activity. CMW’s fundamental aim is to contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and individuals through enabling them to participate in creativity and learning, initially and primarily through participation in music making.

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Cwmni Cofis Bach

Cofis Bach is a charity which provides free artistic opportunities for children and young people in Caernarfon’s Peblig Ward. Cofis Bach has a variety of activities, Drama Club, Guitar and Drums Club, Art Club. In partnership with the William Mathias Music Centre and the Seiont and Peblig Nursery circle the wonder of music sessions are held for children in their early years. Cofis Bach also provides projects during school holidays such as Marathon Rock in co-operation with Sbarc! Galeri, a Drama Marathon and workshops for creating short films.

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Gareth Chambers

Gareth’s work deals with the body. The body as a space, a canvas, a tool for pleasure, desire and destruction. From applying food, paint and fluids. Gareth desires to transform and to transcend. He has completed his full time studies at the Laban Centre with a Masters degree in Dance Theatre: The Body in Performance. He dances, to transform, to shock, to delight and takes great pleasure from being watched. Gareth has performed his works in London, Berlin and in Cardiff. He is also supported by the Arts Council of Wales. Gareth has been lucky enough to have worked alongside artists such as Eddie Ladd, Marc Rees, Luke Pell, Dan Watson, Cai Tomos, Ema Jayne Park and Wendy Houstoun. Gareth is also an editor for the online dance magazine BELLYFLOP.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Regional Arts and Education Network The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, in partnership with ERW and the six local authorities, has been awarded an Arts Council for Wales grant to provide a single, consistent and integrated Education and Art Consortia Network serving the south west and mid Wales region. Aligned with the All-Wales Arts & Education Offer the network focuses on increasing and improving opportunities for teachers and learners in schools to work with artists and arts/cultural/heritage organisations; increasing opportunities for young people to experience the work of Wales’s artists and arts/cultural organisations and creating more opportunities for communication and partnerships between schools, artists, arts/cultural/heritage organisations and local communities.

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Arts Active Trust

The Arts Active Trust is a registered charity that supports education, community and audience engagement projects from St David’s Hall (The National Concert Hall of Wales) and the New Theatre (an Edwardian large scale presenting theatre in Cardiff). The Arts Active programme takes its inspiration from the diverse programme of the two venues and capitalises on the expertise and resources they have, using them as a powerful catalyst for creative endeavours. We aim to encourage people, from the youngest to oldest, to engage in and enjoy arts activity. The Trust believes passionately in the power of the high quality arts projects to engage, inspire and transform people’s lives no matter what their economic, cultural and social context may be. As a charitable organisation Arts Active Trust relies on support from the corporate sector, trusts and foundations and individuals in order to continue to develop its community engagement, working with schools, communities and disadvantaged groups throughout Wales.

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Arts Care Gofal Celf

Founded in 1987, Arts Care Gofal Celf is a professional charitable arts organisation based in Carmarthen, West Wales. We are experienced in delivering high quality projects for & with people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestylesacross West Wales Arts Care Gofal Celf is supported by the Arts Council of Wales as an Arts Portfolio Wales organisation. We facilitate dynamic programmes which are diverse, inspiring and relevant to participants. We work creatively to reach out to groups to encourage participation, working in partnership with a wide range of organisations in places where people live, work and meet. Our work encompasses most art forms and a wide range of approaches including long-term arts projects, performances, public art, artist residencies, exhibitions and one-off workshops. ACGC has a wealth of experience in developing programmes in arts in health and wellbeing, arts and regeneration, arts in social inclusion and other contexts.

The Arts Active Trust is a charity that seeks to engage people of all ages with creative activities through working directly with artists and professional practitioners who can inspire and guide their development. A key part of the Arts Active programme is A2:Connect which is the Arts & Education network for the Central South region working to bring artists of all disciplines - music, drama, visual arts, literature etc. directly into our schools. In association with A2:Connect, Criw Celf Cardiff is a visual arts project for ‘More Able & Talented’ young artists at secondary school. 

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Youth Arts Network Cymru

YANC is an organisation that brings together professionals delivering across the youth sector in Wales to share best practice and resources. YANC is an embryonic network which started life in response to the youth arts sector lacking any sort of cohesive thinking and sharing of practice across Wales. Initially the network was formed on the basis of various companies who were initially involved in a project. However this quickly grew as there was a genuine appetite amongst practitioners and organisations alike to develop practice and networks pan Wales. YANC has now become a genuinely pan Wales network which involves both Welsh and English speaking companies and individuals. It regularly hosts skills and practice sharing workshops across Wales as well as its biennial CASGLIAD conference.

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Jukebox Collective

Jukebox Collective is a creative company based in Cardiff that specialises in street dance and hip hop culture. Our work is rooted in our community and we lead participative activities for young people and children across South Wales. We also create theatre, and have a Creative Agency that represents and promotes professional hip hop and street dance performers.

Registered Charity Number 1034245