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Our Vision

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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Wednesday 30 Jul 2014

ARTS EQUALITY a basic necessity for arts organisations

St Davids Hall
The Hayes
Cardiff
CF10 1AH

Many of your participants, audiences, and your artists and staff too will have ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act.

Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

Summer Craft Festival

Erwood Station Craft Centre
Llandeilo Graban
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3SJ

Thursday 07 Aug 2014

Summer Craft Festival

Erwood Station Craft Centre
Llandeilo Graban
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3SJ

Friday 08 Aug 2014

Summer Craft Festival

Erwood Station Craft Centre
Llandeilo Graban
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3SJ

Saturday 09 Aug 2014

Summer Craft Festival

Erwood Station Craft Centre
Llandeilo Graban
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3SJ

Sunday 10 Aug 2014

Summer Craft Festival

Erwood Station Craft Centre
Llandeilo Graban
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3SJ

Thursday 28 Aug 2014

National Youth Dance Wales

Sherman Cymru
Senghennydd Rd
Cardiff
CF24 4YE

National Youth Dance Wales Associate Director: Odette Hughes Guest Choreographer: Theo Clinkard NYDW is delighted to welcome Odette Hughes as its Associate Director in 2014.

Friday 29 Aug 2014

The Planets

Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PZ

Saturday 30 Aug 2014

National Youth Dance Wales

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Raikes Ln
Mold
CH7 1YA

National Youth Dance Wales Associate Director: Odette Hughes Guest Choreographer: Theo Clinkard NYDW is delighted to welcome Odette Hughes as its Associate Director in 2014.

Saturday 30 Aug 2014

National Youth Dance Wales

Clwyd Theatr Cymru
Raikes Ln
Mold
CH7 1YA

National Youth Dance Wales Associate Director: Odette Hughes Guest Choreographer: Theo Clinkard NYDW is delighted to welcome Odette Hughes as its Associate Director in 2014.

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

Planning a Fundraising Strategy

Eversheds
1 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT

Course Leader: Rachel Jones, A&B Cymru This half day course gives arts managers practical guidance in establishing an effective and achievable fundraising strategy tailored to individual organisational needs.

Friday 19 Sep 2014

A Compas

Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PZ

Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Planning a Fundraising Strategy

TAPE Community Music & Film
Berthes Road
Old Colwyn
Conwy
LL29 9SD

Course Leader: Rachel Jones, A&B Cymru This half day course gives arts managers practical guidance in establishing an effective and achievable fundraising strategy tailored to individual organisational needs.

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Effective Crowd Funding

Eversheds
1 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT

Course Leader: Hen Norton, Co-Founder WeDidThis.

Thursday 02 Oct 2014

The Power of Compassion

Taliesin Arts Centre
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PZ

Tuesday 07 Oct 2014

Introduction to Sponsorship Seminar

Eversheds
1 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT

Course Leader, South Wales: Eleri Wynne, A&B Cymru Course Leader, North Wales: Gwenno Angharad, A&B Cymru This day long course is designed to increase understanding and give practical guidance on how to obtain and develop sponsorship.

Friday 10 Oct 2014

Implementing & Managing Friends Schemes

Scala Cinema & Arts Centre
47 High Street
Prestatyn
LL19 9AH

Course Leader: Kristen Gallagher, Head of Philanthropy, University of Exeter This interactive session provides the tools to make the most of supporter loyalty and fundraising opportunities.

Friday 17 Oct 2014

Implementing & Managing Friends Schemes

Eversheds
1 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT

Course Leader: Kristen Gallagher, Head of Philanthropy, University of Exeter This interactive session provides the tools to make the most of supporter loyalty and fundraising opportunities.

Tuesday 04 Nov 2014

Introduction to Sponsorship Seminar

Peninsula Home Improvements
Star Crossroads
Gaerwen
Anglesey
LL60 6AL

Course Leader, South Wales: Eleri Wynne, A&B Cymru Course Leader, North Wales: Gwenno Angharad, A&B Cymru This day long course is designed to increase understanding and give practical guidance on how to obtain and develop sponsorship.

Tuesday 11 Nov 2014

Encouraging Legacies

Eversheds
1 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT

Course Leader: Kristen Gallagher, Head of Philanthropy, University of Exeter This half day session explores how to make the most of Legacy giving and provides advice on handling intended donors appropriately and with sensitivity.

Case Studies

Splash Arts Cymru Project

Every day during the February half term Arts Connection ran workshops at the new KIK Free Running gym in Newtown.

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Splash Arts Cymru Project

Artists and Organisations

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Small World Theatre

Small World Theatre is an artist-led emergent organisation, a self-organising entity. Constantly evolving, contracting and expanding, it is a complex system. Small World Theatre has 3 main streams of activity: 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 as well as intimate, environmentally sensitive experiences. Running our own venue: presenting 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: 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

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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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Disability Arts Cymru

Disability Arts Cymru believes that Disabled and Deaf People have an exciting and valuable contribution to make to the arts in Wales. We are committed to working with individuals and organisations to celebrate the diversity of Disabled and deaf Peoples arts and culture, and develop equality across all art forms.

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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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Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Arts

RCTCA 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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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 internationally-renowned theatre company based in Cardiff. We make theatre for all ages, from babies to adults. We perform all over Wales and across the world, from London to Seoul. We aim to create the best of theatre for children, young people and their families. Our work often has a European or international flavor. We have a speciality in making work for early years.

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 performs a repertory of contemporary dance created by established choreographers of international repute and new talent from Wales at mid and large scale venues across Wales, the UK and internationally. Under the Artistic Direction of Ann Sholem, the vision is to create and perform inspiring world-class choreography, performed by dancers with individuality and charisma. The Company also works with young dancers and community groups as part of its social contract encouraging participation in dance; as well as leading on the development of the artform in Wales by supporting artist-led projects. Founded in 1983, the Company was awarded national status in 1999 and became a Wales Millennium Centre resident in 2004. The purpose-built Dance House is one of the best production facilities in Europe for creating new works. Recent commissions and productions include choreographers Stephen Petronio (US), Itzik Galili (Israel), Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (Spain), Stijn Celis (Belgium), Roy Campbell-Moore (Wales), Eleesha Drennan (Wales), and Ohad Naharin (Israel). Current commissions include new works from Itzik Galili, Eleesha Drennan and Christopher Bruce (England). In 2008 the Company was recognised with a Beacon Company award for excellence by the Arts Council of Wales. In June 2009 the Company changed its name to National Dance Company Wales to reflect its status and the excellence, pride and dynamism in its performances and work with communities everywhere. Wales Dance Platform, a collaborative project between NDCWales, Wales Millennium Centre and Chapter Arts Centre, took place last July. The weekend-long event saw live performances, films and site-specific events from over 50 Wales-based professional choreographers, including the Company’s own dancers and Artistic Associate.

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Head for Arts

Head for Arts 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, Head for Arts has an administrative base in Llanhilleth Miners Institute but programmes arts activity in various venues across the entire patch. Head for Arts 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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Torch Theatre

The Torch Theatre is the major theatre producing venue in West Wales, offering an excellent programme of distinctive, relevant and accessible arts activity that has a loyal and growing audience. Home produced drama is the core activity of the Torch and has proved to be the key to the theatre’s success and identity.

Celf o Gwmpas

We run high quality visual, performing and environmental arts projects across Powys. Our programme of exciting and challenging projects includes film-making, animation, sculpture, painting, drama and music, for people with learning disabilities and people who are often excluded from society. We showcase our work through public performances and exhibitions, throughout the UK and in the Beaufort Gallery.

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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Theatr Brycheiniog

Situated at the end of the picturesque Brecon to Monmouth 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. Theatr Brycheiniog opened in 1997.

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Sherman Cymru

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 public arts practitioners in Wales to generate and support innovation, collaboration and production of unique outdoor performance and spectacle.

Wyeside Arts Centre

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

Canolfan Gelfyddydau Glannau Gwy | Wyeside Arts Centre

National Youth Arts Wales

NYAW encourages, supports and promotes national performing arts opportunities with and by young people, through local, regional and national partnerships.

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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Audiences Wales

Audiences Wales is dedicated to increasing access to the arts and cultural sector in Wales. Our Mission is to provide strategic and tactical marketing support, services and expertise to enable arts organisations to build beneficial relationships with current and future audiences. We provide a range of tactical and strategic marketing services for professional, amateur or community based arts organisation or artists. All of our services aim to support the business performance of arts organisations and help them to understand and reach audiences, and to encourage greater levels of engagement in the arts in Wales.

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Gwynedd Community Arts

The Gwynedd Council Community Arts Unit works to promote, support and develop arts activity in the County’s communities. Community arts provide opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts regardless of experience, age or background. The Unit works with a wide range of community and voluntary groups, in various fields such as regeneration, education, health and wellbeing etc. Community arts are a medium which provide opportunities to ... 1. develop skills 2. socialise and relax 3. be self-expressive 4. build confidence 5. foster a sense of pride and ownership 6. foster a sense of self-awareness and achievement 7. create and express without criticism 8. develop, share and experiment with ideas 9. communicate and express opinions 10. keep healthy, both mentally and physically

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company was formed in September 2009 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (No. 07005660) and is a registered charity (No.1138150). Working through the arts the Company raises funds to take community development and educational projects onto Gypsy, Roma and Traveller sites and into Gorjer and ‘country-folk’ communities across Wales. We are a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community development organisation at heart. We are led by Gypsies and Travellers, we are about Gypsies and Travellers, we are for Gypsies and Travellers. We believe that the community can be developed to become fully accepted participants in mainstream society while still retaining their distinct culture and heritage. Mission Statement Racism is born of ignorance, the Romani Culture and Arts Company exists to promote a better understanding of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture within and beyond these communities. Objects The objects of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company set out the changes that we are trying to bring about to make the World a better place. - To advance the education of the public in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture, in particular but not exclusively, by promoting arts-based community activities. - The promotion of racial harmony for the public benefit by: - promoting knowledge and mutual understanding between different racial groups. - advancing education and raising awareness about different racial groups to promote good relation between persons of different racial groups.

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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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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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Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin art centre is non-profit venue based at Swansea University campus.The venue offers a year round programme of theatre,dance,music,film and art exibitions.

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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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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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.

Registered Charity Number 1034245