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It is our vision that we should aspire to a Wales with well resourced companies, organisations and individuals working with dynamic and ambitious agendas. Throughout the nation there will be new and engaging ways of seeing, making and participating in dance which will be embraced by one and all.

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Ballet Nimba

NIMBA is an African Performing Arts company founded in 2010 by the creative vision of Idrissa Nimba Camara and inspired by his rich cultural heritage, the dance and music traditions of his homeland, Guinea Conakry. Idrissa believes his traditions are an inexhaustible source of inspiration and NIMBA is the name of the iconic Guinean Mask symbolising creative power and the Joy of Living. We are an African Dance and Music organisation producing accessible performances and providing creative, educational and artistic activity through workshops, training, and film documentation of African Arts. We exist to entertain, engage and promote intercultural understanding and aim to enrich the lives of all those who come into contact with our company. We work with amazing artists, most of them were born into the music tradition of West Africa and escaped poverty and corruption to make their way to Europe where we have been lucky enough to get to experience their dynamism and creative energy. Their performances promote the irrepressible joy of the human spirit and we aim to inspire the younger generation.

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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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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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Rubicon Dance

Rubicon is the community dance development organisation for Cardiff and Newport and was one of the first of its kind in the UK. It was launched in 1976, as the Cardiff Community Dance Project based at the Sherman Theatre. By 1983 the organisation had grown sufficiently to move to its own dance centre in Adamsdown, Cardiff. The project was renamed Rubicon Dance, providing dance for people of all ages and abilities in a variety of community settings and whose aim is to provide consistent access to high quality dance activities within a policy of equal opportunity and open access. Over the years the programme has continued to expand to include the full-time preliminary dance training course (1986), many international exchanges (1994), the first UK community dance apprenticeship scheme (1995), the Cardiff dance development programme (1996), the Young Dancer programme (1998) and the Newport Dance Development programme (2001). In 2006 attendance figures reached the highest ever with nearly 85,000 people engaged in dance practice at Rubicon and we celebrated our 30th Birthday. In 2008 Rubicon was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, by the Arts Council of Wales in recognition of our commitment and dedication to dance.

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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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Earthfall

Earthfall was formed in 1989 by Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis with a policy of forging radical choreography with live music and strong visual imagery.

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Theatr Iolo

Theatr Iolo is an award-winning theatre company, which for over twenty-five years has delivered witty, bittersweet and powerfully magical performances in schools, nurseries, village halls, community centres, theatres, forests, streets, playgrounds and even a cowshed in Austria. We have performed all over Wales and the UK, and internationally across Europe, Russia and Korea. Our vision is to share stories for a lifetime.

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Pontardawe Arts Centre

Pontardawe Arts Centre is owned an managed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. A refurbished Music Hall the auditorium hosts a broad programme of drama, dance, music and entertainment events alongside a film progrmmae both mainstream and specialist. The facilities are complimented by a gallery and teaching studio.

National Dance Company Wales

National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) is an award-winning company presenting work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers alongside creations by new talent from Wales. NDCWales is committed to working with young people, many of whom will be experiencing contemporary dance for the first time, developing an appreciation by watching, participating in and talking about dance. NDCWales presents opportunities for audiences to experience dance in different ways, from participation in various engagement activities on tour, to workshops or interactive performances. Pre/post-show talks, Watch Dance Class and Open Rehearsals are offered to audiences to discover more about the process involved in creating work, hear about the inspiration for a piece, or just talk about dance.

Head for Arts

Head4Arts is a community arts organisation that works across the Eastern Heads of the Valleys areas, covering the county boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Torfaen. Established in April 2008, Head4Arts has an administrative base in Llanhilleth Miners Institute but programmes arts activity in various venues across the entire patch. Head4Arts is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government through the Arts Council of Wales and is supported by a partnership of the four local authorities involved.

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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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Celf o Gwmpas

Our vision is to achieve artistic innovation and increase recognition of the value in disability and inclusive arts practice. Our mission is to create the connections for equality, nurture creativity and support ambition in the arts. Celf o Gwmpas has a wide reputation for supporting disabled adults, young people and other socially excluded groups to explore their creative potential. We challenge ourselves to think in new ways and come up with new ways of working and collaborating. Our eighteen year history of creating high quality arts projects locally, nationally and internationally has enabled us to develop and strengthen good practice as well as to test out new ideas and approaches. We have pioneered projects, exhibitions and residencies that open up opportunities for participation, develop artistic practice and presentation and supports social inclusion. We are interested in contemporary art and artists in society and contemporary visual culture. Over the past five years, we have built successful and lasting relationships with a range of local, national and international disabled artists. We are committed to a way of working that has evolved to enable disabled artists we work with to be inspired by, explore, produce and reflect upon contemporary art practice. On 22 May 2014, we re-launched in our new base, Centre Celf, a large, multi purpose arts space in Llandrindod Wells. Our accessible facilities and spaces including workshop, studio and performance space are suitable for different forms of artistic enquiry. We are able to accommodate performing and visual arts practice that includes sound, digital video and photography, live art and performance, large scale and screen based art. Celf is building on previous ACW lottery funded programmes and strategic funds to create much needed, innovative equal opportunities for disabled and socially excluded people of all ages to access the arts, as practitioners and producers, audiences and participants. We support individual disabled artists at key moments in their careers, through training, mentoring, residencies, studio groups and related activities. We support wide-ranging cultural activity, through our own work and through our tenant organisations and hirers, providing both an equal, social and cultural hub for the community and occupying an important and vital part of the wider cultural and creative community. We serve the communities of Powys, but also hone a national and international outlook. We promote rural mid Wales as an exciting, distinct and inspiring place to work for a contemporary artist, and we set up new international cultural exchange opportunities to extend and increase our reach beyond our rural and regional location. Celf o Gwmpas continuously seeks out organisations and frameworks to partner with, sharing expertise, exchanging ideas and breaking down barriers to reach the most disadvantaged members of our society. We offer a diverse and dynamic programme of cross-artform opportunities for participants of all ages to develop their own creativity, become makers and producers and have access to professional art exhibitions and presentations at Centre Celf as well as by visiting other galleries and venues in Wales.

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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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Hijinx Theatre

We are a professional theatre company based at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff who tour small scale theatre throughout the UK and Europe. What makes us different is that our casts always include actors who have learning disabilities. The ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every show we produce, creating work that is utterly absorbing, surprising and provocative. We call it inclusive theatre because it makes much of the skills and raw talent of people who often get overlooked in today’s world and gives them a platform to make and perform stunning theatre alongside actors who don’t have disabilities. Training actors with learning disabilities to perform at a professional level is also at the heart of our mission. We have established the only professional performance training in Wales for actors with learning disabilities: the first Hijinx Academy is in Cardiff and now we are rolling out Academies in other regions of Wales.

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Sherman Theatre

Since 2007, when Sherman Cymru was formed through the merger of Sherman Theatre Limited and Sgript Cymru Limited, we have consistently produced critically acclaimed and award winning work in both Welsh and English. The company strives to create the best theatre it can; to achieve a distinct and diverse programme for audiences; to engage its communities in the creative process of theatre making; and to make a lasting contribution to the national and international development of theatre in Wales. Central to the work we do are commitments to develop and champion the work of Welsh and Wales-based writers, to foster the involvement of young people in the experience of theatre and to actively encourage the development of emerging artists of the next generation.

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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Coreo Cymru

Coreo Cymru, Creative Dance Producer, Wales is a new initiative set up to encourage and manage the creation and production of new dance activity, and to support the development of Wales based artists and companies. The programme initiated and supported by Arts Council of Wales is being developed in partnership with Creative Producer, Carole Blade and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and includes partnerships with Wales based organisations along with international partnerships and co-producers. Coreo Cymru aims to connect with audiences by offering a mix of inspiring ways to engage with the programme outlined below, and new, accessible ways of presenting dance.

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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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Ballet Cymru

Award winning company Ballet Cymru (formerly Independent Ballet Wales) was established to bring small scale, high quality classical ballet to audiences across Wales, the UK and beyond. At the core of the Company’s work is the creation and touring of productions based in the classical ballet technique. Alongside performances, the Company offers education work both on tour and in its home City of Newport. Ballet Cymru’s aims are to: -Present, promote, organise, provide, commission, manage, choreograph and produce dance dramas, ballets or dance entertainments whether on any premises of the Company or elsewhere. We deliver this with our tour of 2 productions a year and our various projects throughout the year. -Encourage and develop appreciation and participation in dance by performing and teaching in venues, community centres, theatres, arts centres, schools, colleges and classes. -Develop all aspects of our work that contribute to artistic quality. We regularly evaluate and monitor the quality of our performers, directors, teachers and designers. -Develop all aspects of our work that contribute to inclusiveness. We update our Equal Opportunities Policy (Equality and Diversity Policy) in line with Welsh Assembly Government legislation and implement these actions in every day company life. We are a ballet company who like to do things differently. We enjoy finding new ways to make what we do exciting, innovative and relevant. We are passionate about classical ballet and want everyone else to be too. We are a new company with 25 years experience. Each year the Company tours to around some 50 venues and performs to audience in excess of 17,000 across the UK.

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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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National Youth Arts Wales

Mae Celfyddydau Cenedlaethol Ieuenctid Cymru yn creu cyfloedd hyfforddi, perfformio a datblygu i actorion, dawnswyr, offerynwyr a chantorion mwyaf talentog Cymru. National Youth Arts Wales creates training, performance and development opportunities for Wales’ most talented actors, dancers, instrumentalists and singers.

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Theatr Ffynnon

Theatr Ffynnon is a unique community arts theatre company working primarily with adults and young people with learning disabilities, and is recognised as a model of best practice in supporting the development of a disability arts culture in Wales and beyond. We exist to enrich the lives of people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues, by providing development opportunities through training and participation in the visual and performing arts. Through such diverse opportunities, we endeavour to change perceptions within the communities we work, by promoting a greater understanding and engagement. Creating a challenging, expressive but safe environment is essential to our work. We believe that by building some of our work around topical or divisive issues, we can help to confront negative attitudes and defy expectations of what can be achieved by individuals with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues. The diversity of work we undertake is consistently devised and led by the membership (which currently stands at 100) and the communities we work within, to establish themes or issues pertinent to the individual & communities we represent.

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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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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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Visiting Arts

We work internationally connecting artists to artists, organisations to organisations and networking across the globe. We provide advice, information and training on working internationally as well as creating projects linking artists.

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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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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Maria Hayes

I am a freelance artist who has benefited from Arts Council of Wales funding for various projects over the years.

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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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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Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin Arts Centre is at the heart of Swansea University's Singleton Campus. Open throughout the year, we host a broad programme of events including cinema screenings, an average of ten visiting exhibitions per year, and a great variety of live performances, from dance and drama to jazz and world music.

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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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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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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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Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival

Beyond the Border exists to promote and develop the oral tradition of storytelling across Wales and beyond. We run a biennual festival at St Donat's Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan and various audience development and outreach projects around 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.

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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I am an artists working in cross-artform practice of dance/movement and visual art. I have been making work since 1989, graduating in Fine Art from Goldsmiths college, then later studying at the Centre of New dance development, Arnhem in 1992. My work was supported by Chisenhale Dance space in the form of a residency, commission. curatorship and training bursaries. I was a member of IPN, International performance Network for 6 years. I moved to Wales from London in 2001 and have since completed an Ma fine art at Swansea Metropolitan University. Made commissioned installation performances and film collaborations. In November 2014 I showed a series of performances at the Mission Gallery, Swansea.

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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.

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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Susan King

A practising artist for 25 years, working in ceramics, now studying Fine Art at Bangor University.

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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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OMIDAZE PRODUCTIONS - A small theatre company with BIG ideas Oh My Days! A colloquial expression of amazement and disbelief originating in schools in inner London at the turn of the century. Founded in 2008 by Yvonne Murphy and Dick Johns with the express purpose of using theatre to empower, inform, entertain new audiences shake stuff up and inspire change. We do two things. 1. We create and produce professional ground-breaking and accessible theatre 2. We create access to drama and theatre through our Creative Learning work with young people

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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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Clwyd Theatre Cymru

Theatr Clwyd is Wales’ major drama producing operation, originally built as a Regional Arts Centre. It is the home of a highly acclaimed producing company, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. The company produces mainly in English, but also in Welsh. There is a fully integrated Theatre for Young People department which uses the same performers, technicians and creative staff to achieve the same high production values as the mainstream product. The theatre also hosts a variety of touring drama, dance, music and a community Festival in the Summer. There are around 900 public performances per year. Theatr Clwyd is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council https://www.theatrclwyd.com/en/get-involved/opportunities-vacancies/opportunities/

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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.

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