Arts Council of Wales | Film Production

Film Production

Film is represented in Wales by the Film Agency for Wales.

Established in July 2006, the Film Agency for Wales is the sole Agency for film in Wales, with a remit to ensure that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented in Wales, the UK and the world. As a strategic agency, the Film Agency aims to facilitate the emergence of a viable and sustainable Welsh film industry and to promote a vibrant and dynamic film culture.

The Film Agency's work spans film development, production, exhibition (including film festivals) and education, details of which can be found in the associated strategy documents, guidelines and application forms that can be downloaded from this website. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact either of the following:

Pauline Burt (Chief Executive) - pauline@filmagencywales.com
Keith Potter (Head of Production) - keith@filmagencywales.com
Emma Flatley (Head of Exhibition and Education) - Emma@filmagencywales.com
Sue Milford (Finance Manager) - sue@filmagencywales.com

The Film Agency's address is:

Suite 7
33-35 West Bute Street
Cardiff
CF10 5LH
02920 467 480

www.filmagencywales.com

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Michael Cousin

Michael Cousin is an artist based in Wales, UK. He is the Founder and curator of Outcasting an online moving image gallery and Co-curator / Co-Director of the O:4W Film Festival. He is also an Artist Member of the Contemporary Art Society, London. Michael Cousin is predominantly a moving-image artist, whose main concern is the modification of canonical images, texts and documents. Redux The term has been adopted by film-makers to denote a new interpretation of an existing work by the restoration of previously removed material. Anti-Redux The term has been adopted by film-makers to denote a new interpretation of an existing work by destruction or removal of previously canonical material. Redux-Plus The term has been adopted by film-makers to denote a new interpretation of an existing work by the introduction of previously unrelated material.

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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.

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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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery reopened in October 2016, following its major redevelopment generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, CADW, HLF and Swansea Council. The project has transformed the Gallery’s original 1911 Grade II* listed building while conserving and celebrating its original character, providing a welcoming, new and refreshed 21st century visitor experience. Following the redevelopment, with additional resources, the Glynn Vivian is aiming to become a centre of excellence for the visual arts a world class gallery for Wales. The Gallery is a vibrant and inspiring free art space for everyone and provides spaces for historical, modern and contemporary art exhibitions, talks, lectures and conferences, live music, performance events and a comfortable and bright café and craft shop area in the heart of Swansea’s bustling artistic quarter.

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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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Ffilm Cymru Wales

Ffilm Cymru Wales is the sole Agency for film in Wales, with a remit to ensure that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented in Wales, the UK and the world. Established in July 2006 as a strategic agency, Ffilm Cymru Wales aims to facilitate the emergence of a viable and sustainable Welsh film industry and to promote a vibrant and dynamic film culture.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Breaking Barriers

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

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Arts & Business Cymru

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

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Vagabondi Puppets

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

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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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Theatr Cynefin

Theatr Cynefin is a Sensory Labyrinth Theatre (SLT) company established in 2000. SLT is a kind of theatre which employs all the senses and which is performed in purpose built labyrinths with and for communities. We create labyrinths either as site specific instillations in large interior spaces or we create them in the natural or built environment. Our performances provide audiences and communities with an opportunity to step out of time and enter a 'being' instead of a 'doing' mode. And our stated aim is - "To Present and be Present to Shared Moments in Space and Time Where Fear and Mediocrity are Transformed into Awe and Wonder and the Inner and the Outer become One."

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.

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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bloc

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

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company

We make awkward and brave theatre, by for and with young people. We offer dynamic theatre making experiences to young people, to increase opportunities for newly graduated theatre practitioners and create an inclusive company for innovative theatre that reaches out to new diverse audiences breathing life into theatre in Carmarthenshire and beyond.

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Melvyn Williams

I am a script writer and director. I make comedy films, animations and documentaries. I also work with small groups to develop scripts to production and teach film production. I have received funding from the Arts Council of Wales for two films. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (Winner of the Big Little Pictures award) and The Vampire Craig for which I received project funding.

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

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Maindee Unlimited

Maindee Unlimited is a community run placemaking charity. We are active in the Maindee area of East Newport.

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Youth Arts Network Cymru

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

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Jukebox Collective

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

Registered Charity Number 1034245