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Arts Council of Wales has identified a new 'portfolio' of revenue organisations (RFOs) that will be at the heart of the Arts Council's future strategy to develop the arts in Wales.

The outcome of the Investment Review was published in the document Renewal and Transformation. As part of this we have reviewed how we support public art in Wales. We will be bringing forward a new framework for developing art in the public realm.

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pdf - logo smallPublic Art Development - Summary of the consultation and our response

In future we will:

  • re-focus the artists residency programme (currently operated as the Stwidio Safle programme) – we’ll take this back ‘in house’ and deliver it over the period 2011-14 through arrangements with our galleries and venues network
  • advocate and explain the value of public art – we’ll work with local authorities promoting and advocating a wide range of activity. The Arts Council has well-established structures for liaison and joint-planning with local authorities and with the Welsh Government. We’ll also include a new portal on our website relaying information and good practice
  • ‘broker’ new opportunities – we’ll ensure that potential new projects are matched with the growing body of knowledgeable freelancers who are now based in Wales
  • encourage creative collaboration across the areas of Visual and Applied Art, Architecture, Design and the Environment

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Upcoming Events

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Thursday 23 Feb 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Friday 24 Feb 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Friday 24 Feb 2017

Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival 2017

The Queens Hall
High Street
Narberth
SA67 7AS

Wales' only a cappella festival, the Narberth A Cappella Voice Festival, presented by Span Arts, makes a proud return for its 9th year from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February, in an exciting weekend that celebrates the extraordinary diversity of singing without instruments.

Saturday 25 Feb 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Sunday 26 Feb 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Monday 27 Feb 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Thursday 02 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Friday 03 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Saturday 04 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Sunday 05 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Monday 06 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Tuesday 07 Mar 2017

Full Fathom Five

76m2
Portland Buildings
Commercial Street
Pontypool
NP4 6JS

“Full Fathom Five” is a solo exhibition by Celia Jackson, Wales-based photographer and senior lecturer at the University of South Wales.

Monday 20 Mar 2017

engage at Tate Exchange

Switch House
Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

Thursday 23 Mar 2017

Tim Garland Electric Quartet

Queens Hall
High Street
Narberth
SA67 7AS

Grammy award winning saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has illuminated the UK music scene for 20 years.

Thursday 06 Apr 2017

Comedy Club: Sean Meo & Meryl O'Rourke

Queens Hall
High Street
Narberth
SA67 7AS

Former Time Out Comedian Of The Year, Sean is surreal, sexy and very, very funny; one of the finest performers and writers on the UK comedy circuit.

Tuesday 11 Apr 2017

Children's Theatre: The Stones Echo | Carreg Ateb

Queens Hall
High Street
Narberth
SA67 7AS

Join lively story telling puppet company vagabondi on this captivating journey through the enchanted landscape of ancient Welsh myth.

Thursday 20 Apr 2017

SpanJazz: Gypsy Jazz at the Hot Club de Paris

Plas Hyfryd Hotel
High Street
Narberth
SA67 7AB

Come along and enjoy a vintage evening of Hoy Club music with the Gypsy jazz guitar of Jean Louis Raimbaud.

Artists and Organisations

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Arts Council of Wales

These events and opportunities are posted by Arts Council of Wales Administrators, please contact the relevant individuals/organisations for more information on any of these adverts.

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Mostyn

Opening Times: Open Tue - Sun 10.30am - 4.00pm Admission: FREE MOSTYN reopened in May 2010 following a prize-winning expansion and refurbishment programme by Ellis Williams Architects and is the main contemporary art gallery in Wales. Housing 6 galleries, excellent educational facilities, a large shop stocking a variety of exhibition related publications and limited edition prints and contemporary craft as well as a cafe serving delicious coffee and light meals MOSTYN, situated in the centre of Llandudno on the north Wales coast, is an ideal place to visit. The exciting and interesting exhibitions change seasonally and show the best from Wales, the rest of the UK and international artists with a comprehensive events and educational programme to accompany every exhibition.

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Bocs

Bocs is a supportive network of young artists encompassing visual arts, music and performance. Their objective is to establish a focal point to act as a catalyst for excellence in young contemporary art.

Andrew Cooper

Multi media artist, Andrew Cooper studied at the Royal College of Art, London. During this time he worked with the renowned Sculptor and Artist, Eduardo Paolozzi and EPR Architects. Relocating to Cardiff he moved his studio practice into tactileBOSCH Studios in Llandaff North. Since moving back to Wales, Cooper has secured a number of prestigious commissions and awards from both arts & business bodies: including Artworks Wales, British Rail and British Gas. In 2007 he was invited to exhibit new work at Kingston Sculpture Biennial, N.Y. USA and was also presented with the Purchase Prize Award following a solo show at the University of Glamorgan. Andrew continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Psychology, Baltimore, USA, 2008 and the Senedd, National Assembly for Wales Building, 2008. In 2009 he was granted a Creative Wales Award by the Arts Council of Wales.

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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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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is now closed to the public as preparations are underway for a multi-million pound redevelopment project. This major project will create a new and exciting visitor experience and bring the attraction into the 21st century, whilst conserving the original character of the 1911 building and improving access for all. Visit our website for more information www.glynnviviangallery.org. For the duration of the closure, Glynn Vivian will present a full programme of events and workshops which will be made available at other venues in Swansea. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is part of the City & County of Swansea and is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Heritage Lottery Fund and Friends of the Glynn Vivian. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with the Plus Tate network of visual arts organisations across the UK.

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Arts Connection

Charitable community arts organisation working in all art forms across north powys and wrexham since 1994.

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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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Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre occupies a 19th Century Victorian manor house; it is the regional centre for the applied arts in South East Wales. The Centre instigates and presents a dynamic and exciting exhibitions programme which promotes the applied arts as well as providing an extensive education and participation schemes of work to the local community. Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is a registered charity and is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is a revenue funded client of the Arts Council of Wales and holds a Service Level Agreement with Torfaen County Borough Council. The Centre also receives funding from Monmouthshire County Council, Cwmbran Community Council, Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and independent trusts and foundations.

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Volcano Theatre

Volcano is an original voice in theatre. 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.

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Torch Theatre

The Torch is a celebrated producing theatre company, and the striking new theatre was re-launched in March 2008 with a highly acclaimed version of the award-winning musical 'The Hired Man'. The Torch Theatre Company boasts an impressive repertoire including 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', 'Neville's Island', 'Abigail's Party', 'The Little Shop of Horrors', ‘The Norman Conquests’, ‘An Inspector Calls’, ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ and The Christmas show is always a firm family favourite. The Torch Theatre also screens the latest movie blockbusters alongside art house and off-beat films and visitors can also take pleasure in viewing paintings, photographs, ceramics, crafts and installations by local and national artists in the Joanna Field Gallery. The programme changes regularly, and entry is free. The Torch Theatre is a modern and vibrant centre for the arts which prides itself on extending a warm Pembrokeshire welcome to all visitors.

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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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Ffotogallery

As the major force for contemporary photography in Wales, Ffotogallery is recognised as the forum for contemporary debate and a focus for new developments in British and international photographic art. As a national organisation, its view is naturally outward looking, with an exhibition programme featuring photographers from Wales and the rest of the world. Ffotogallery seeks to widen its range of influence through touring exhibitions, collaborations with other organisations and galleries, through publications, and an expanding education programme.

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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.

Canolfan Gelfyddydau Glannau Gwy | Wyeside Arts Centre

John Howes

I am a visual artist and musician and currently an Advisor with ACW in Visual Arts and Traditional Music. I was formally Programme Director for BA Fine Art and MA Visual Arts Enterprise in what is now Swansea Metropolitan University. I served on the Board of Cywaith Cymru and on the Friends of the Glynn Vivian Committee. Over the last 12 Year I have been associated with Sculpture Cymru:Sculptors in Wales

Royal Cambrian Academy of Art

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is a charity whose aim is to create enjoyment of visual art through a lively exhibition and education programme. The RCA is the longest surviving artist-led organisation in Wales with up to 100 Academicians.

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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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Beyond the Border

Beyond The Border Wales International Storytelling Festival aims to promote excellence in and understanding of the art of performance storytelling, and to celebrate the richness of the world’s oral traditions. From the outset the festival has sought to raise the status and increase understanding of storytelling as an artform suitable for all ages; to showcase performances by leading practitioners from Wales and the World involved in exploring the retelling of traditional stories for a contemporary audience; and to help develop and provide a platform for an emerging new generation of performance storytellers. At the heart of this work has been the three-day Beyond The Border festival, already regarded as one of the leading international festivals of storytelling in the UK and among the finest festivals of its kind in Europe. In addition, BTB actively promotes storytelling on a year-round basis at venues in Cardiff and across Wales.

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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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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Artis Community

Artis Community/Cymuned believes in the transformational power of creativity. We deliver high quality professional art experiences to communities across the South Wales Valleys and beyond, with regular classes in creative dance and dance theatre, as well as bespoke visual and public art projects and celebratory events. We are committed to ensuring that creativity plays a role socially, educationally, culturally by innovating, inspiring, including.

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Phil Lambert

Based in Cardiff and with a background in the Sciences, my artwork is exhibited across the UK, and Europe. Works are held in private and public collections. I hold a distinction in Masters level Fine Art from Swansea Met, along with a BSc in Human Sciences from University College London. My work has been recognised by both The Bath Royal Society of Artists and the Welsh Artist of the Year competition (winner of the student category in 2010). I was also featured as a cover Artist for AN magazine in April 2012 and selected by AXIS as one of the top five graduating artists in Wales in 2011 and 2012. Inspired by my unusual perspective as a colour-blind artist and my background in human sciences, my work has developed from observational painting and drawing to consider perception in a much wider sense. I use a multi-media approach, which includes, painting, drawing, film-making, audio, working with the public and public engagement. My work combines bold aesthetics with conceptual interest created through extensive research in philosophy, science and art history.

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King Street Gallery

King Street Gallery is an artist-led cooperative gallery formed in 2004 and incorporated as a not-for-profit limited company at that time. KSG generally has 25-30 artist members and has recently relocated to street level premises to raise its profile and expand its areas of activity. We are currently developing a dedicated room for use as a workshop and external exhibition space as an adjunct to the cooperative's own gallery and retail area. We aim to maintain membership from applications submitted by regional artists and makers working to a consistently high standard and have been a Collectorplan approved gallery for many years. Our objective is to show and sell our own work to the regional market and encourage each other's professional practices as both artists and administrators of a contemporary commercially self sufficient gallery.

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Deborah Claire Procter

Deborah Claire Procter is an interdisciplinary artist, actor and video-maker from Cardiff (Wales), and a Creative Wales Award winner. She began her training in theatre, and worked with companies like Theatre Alibi. Simultaneously she developed a love for experimental theatre, creating many solos and duets that play with perspective and scale, mixing ideas from theatre, dance, sculpture and performance art, and incorporating the use of various kinds of projection. Her work has been seen in galleries such as the Ferens (Hull), Oriel (Cardiff), and Spacex (Exeter), and theatres like the Hemsley (Madison) and the Museum Theatre (Madras). She maintains a strong interest and practice in movement, including contemporary and post- modern dance, as well as yoga and martial arts, and has trained extensively in improvisation and performance with Ruth Zaporah, Gardzienice Theatre, and Skinner Release Dance with Gaby Agis. In 2003, with the help of commission by Welsh Independent Dance, she began making videos with dancers and performers, one of which Am I This? was chosen for The Dance on Screen Festival at The Place, London. Since then she has made over ten videos, shooting in locations in Wales, Argentina and Austria. She was a part-time and guest lecturer in many institutions, including teaching performance at University of Glamorgan, and voice for broadcast journalists at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and has taught many youth and community groups.

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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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Outcasting

Outcasting started as an online moving image gallery in 2007 by artist Michael Cousin. Based in Cardiff, this is an organisation that offers an international platform for experimental practitioners. Now in its sixth year it will be looking at representing new media practice in any form, audio, digital imagery and web-based projects as well as moving image practice. Outcasting aims to present exciting work in online and offline venues, support the production and distribution of work through new commissions and distribution networks plus represent moving image talent on an individual basis. Outcasting also assists artists in production of new work.

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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

Marja Bonada

I am an environmental artist. I do workshops and residencies, as well as arranging joint projects for artists and musicians in Wales.

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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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REDHOUSE

REDHOUSE is a new creative industries centre located in the Old Town Hall in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil. The building houses a theatre, multi media atriumed courtyard, dance and recording studios, music practice rooms and dedicated art gallery, as well as café/bar, conference facilities and heritage interpretation components.

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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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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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Celfwaith

Celfwaith is a public art consultancy. Our aim is to promote and develop the artist’s role in the public realm. Through working in partnership we can raise ambition and deliver inspiring projects that make a positive contribution to our environment and our communities. We provide a number of services including: Project Management Exhibition curation Strategy development Policy development Public art training Fundraising We're also happy to provide advice on specific aspects of public art projects such as budgets or contracts. Our areas of expertise include art in regeneration, art in hospitals, and art and architecture. We are particularly interested in finding opportunities for craftspeople to work on a larger scale and establishing creative collaborations between artists and architects and engineers. Recent projects: Riverside Walkway, SA1 Having produced a public art strategy for SA1, Celfwaith began the process of implementing proposals. Craig Wood and Perry Roberts were commissioned to devise a series of works for the Riverside Walkway which would create an interesting trail to arouse the curiosity of pedestrians and provide surprises. The history of the docks was the subject, but to be interpreted in a contemporary way. The series of works include ships names grit-blasted into the walkway of ships registered in Swansea since 1824, boulders placed along the river's edge etched with motifs referring to the manufacture, export and import of goods from the docks, e.g. the chemical symbols for carbon, copper and iron, and floral patterns from Swansea's ceramics. 'tattoo carpet' designs etched and painted in the paving composed of historical maritime tattoos and those worn by Swansea residents today. Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Celfwaith was appointed by Cwm Taf Health Trust to produce a commissioning plan and to implement public art commissions for the new Ysbyty Cwm Cynon. A broad theme of 'bringing the outside in' had been suggested by HLM Architects and the hospital's footprint echoed the curve of the nearby river Cynon. The building was designed to harness the use of natural daylight with a particular sensitivity to the surrounding landscape, therefore texture, material and the play of natural light were also key considerations when forming the artists' briefs. Five artworks were commissioned: Atrium relief sculpture by Kathy Dalwood Lightwell architectural glass by David Pearl Sculptural seating and landscaping for the courtyard by Walter Jack Studio Glass and textile panels for the corridor walls by Laura Thomas Photographic work on diasec panels for the restaurant area by Pascal Dubois Discover the Valleys Ten artists were commissioned to create images for advertising posters to promote the South Wales Valleys under the slogan 'Discover the Valleys'.

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Datrys

• Creative Production • Project Management • Strategic Consultancy

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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Jessica Lloyd-Jones

Jessica Lloyd-Jones is a visual artist based in North Wales, with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art and MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. Merging art, science and technology, her work explores concepts of energy and natural phenomena through the experimental use of materials and creation of light based sculpture and installations. Residencies have included an International Visiting Artist Fellowship in 2008 at UrbanGlass, New York, where she developed her ‘Anatomical Neon’ sculptures and more recently, a Makers Using Technology residency at PDR (National Centre for Product Design and Development Research) Cardiff, 2014. Awards include a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary, London 2009, Glass Art Society Emerging Artist Lecture Award, Kentucky 2010 and an Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award 2012. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Summerhall, Edinburgh 2014 and international exhibitions at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi in Bologna, Italy and the Musee de la Main in Lausanne, Switzerland 2013. Alongside exhibiting nationally and internationally, Jessica has developed her work extensively in public art and digital art fields, including large scale mapping projections for Blinc Digital Arts Festival 2011 and 2012, and Adelaide Festival Australia 2015. She has recently been commissioned to produce a permanent wind responsive architectural lighting commission for Plas Heli Sailing Academy, Pwllheli 2015.

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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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Pea Restall

Making, drawing and painting are part of me. I cannot separate my work from life, or my life from the work. When I am intrigued, influenced or dominated by an idea, it splashes into the work through painted imagery, repeated pattern, or symbols as I can become totally immersed in the materials. Each sculpture is created through maquettes, drawings.and then developed through hand building forms, and using found and created moulds using my own combinations of clays and often paperclay, and fired to 1100- 1200, and decorated with oxides/majolica glaze. I also often incorporate found and altered mixed media into pieces/structures/installations. My current subject matter is experimentation with altering the human form, considering- what makes us appear human, and which features of the body are important to express gesture/emotion/attitude? I am also interested in challenging the perception of any ceramics as ‘everyday objects’, which often dismisses the 1,000s of years of tradition in developing techniques, forms and surfaces, and disregards the need for current makers in clay to develop these skills to produce fired ceramic work. I exhibit work in galleries throughout the UK, I exhibited at The Santorini Biennale (Greece) 2012 (with assistance from the Arts Council of Wales) and was awarded the joint 1st prize at The Royal Cambrian Academy Open (Conwy) January 2014 for an installation piece Mother Mary Chess set.

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Jobina Tinnemans

Jobina Tinnemans is a contemporary composer working in crossover disciplines of electronic and classical music. Using innovative technologies and ancient crafts. Tinnemans originates from Limburg, near Maastricht, but adopted Pembrokeshire as her home.

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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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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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Arcade Cardiff

We are a not-for-profit art project space run by artists, based in a shop unit in the Queens Arcade shopping centre in the middle of Cardiff. This location is temporary but we have existed here since 2011. Gofod prosiect cyfoes sy'n cael redeg gan artisiaid. Caerdydd.

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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 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.

Registered Charity Number 1034245