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Crafts

Our Vision

That Wales forms, attracts and fosters a broad, viable and ambitious Crafts sector where makers have access to a resourced network of galleries, services and facilities, allowing their work to flourish and reach an ever-increasing number of people locally, nationally and internationally.

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Upcoming Events

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Thursday 24 Jul 2014

Glass Painting For Beginners

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

Saturday 26 Jul 2014

Acrylics Unleashed!

Chapel Cottage Studio
Llanddewi Rhydderch
Abergavenny
NP7 9TT

Saturday 26 Jul 2014

Fourteen

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
St David's Road
Cwmbran
NP44 1PD

Contemporary artists respond to the centenary Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre has invited fourteen artists living in or from Wales to exhibit a piece of artwork that reflects their thoughts on the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Wednesday 30 Jul 2014

The Puppet Master's Mystery

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

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.

Monday 04 Aug 2014

Wand Making Workshop

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

Tuesday 05 Aug 2014

Holiday Activities - Art with Friends

YMCA
1, The Kingsway
Swansea
SA1 5JQ

A series of workshops examining the role of the artist during World War I using works from the Glynn Vivian collection.

Tuesday 05 Aug 2014

Fimo Creature Sculpting Workshop

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

Holiday Activities - Art with Friends

YMCA
1, The Kingsway
Swansea
SA1 5JQ

A series of workshops examining the role of the artist during World War I using works from the Glynn Vivian collection.

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

Thursday 07 Aug 2014

Holiday Activities - Art with Friends

YMCA
1, The Kingsway
Swansea
SA1 5JQ

A series of workshops examining the role of the artist during World War I using works from the Glynn Vivian collection.

Thursday 07 Aug 2014

Faries in the Forest

Bishop's Wood Roundhouse
Bishop's Wood
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

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

Saturday 09 Aug 2014

Glynn Vivian Road Show - Vetch Field

Vetch Field
Glamorgan Street
Sandfields
Swansea
SA1 3SU

Glynn Vivian Offsite will be visiting Swansea communities as part of our exploration into the Richard Glynn Vivian bequest and the Gallery’s collection.

Sunday 10 Aug 2014

Summer Craft Festival

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

Monday 11 Aug 2014

Glynn Vivian Road Show - Bonymaen Family Centre

Bonymaen Family Centre
Old Cwm School
Mansel Road
Swansea
SA1 7JU

Glynn Vivian Offsite will be visiting Swansea communities as part of our exploration into the Richard Glynn Vivian bequest and the Gallery’s collection.

Friday 15 Aug 2014

Miniature Marionettes Modelling Workshop

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 £AQ

Monday 18 Aug 2014

The Puppet Master's Mystery

Meet - Bishop's Wood Roundhouse
Bishop's Wood
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

Thursday 21 Aug 2014

Community Café

YMCA
1, The Kingsway
Swansea
SA1 5JQ

Invited speakers will present a series of three talks looking at artists from the Glynn Vivian collection, and the complex relationship with War.

Friday 22 Aug 2014

Funky Fashion Jewellery

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

Monday 25 Aug 2014

Pressed Flower Crafts Workshop

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

Saturday 30 Aug 2014

Mosaic Mirror Making Workshop

Lanwell
Caswell Valley
Caswell Bay
Swansea
SA3 3AQ

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.

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.

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

Fireworks Clay Studios

In 2005 Fireworks Clay Studios were successful in receiving a Capital Lottery Grant from Arts Council Wales.

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Artist: Sam Bakewell

Anna Lewis

Anna Lewis is a Jeweller from Swansea and in 2005 was awarded £10,000 after applying for a Creative Wales Award.

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'Cathexis': Anna Lewis ~ Llun/Photo : Jesse Seaward

Artists and Organisations

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Mostyn

Opening Times: Open Tue - Sun 10.30am - 5.00pm Admission: FREE MOSTYN reopened in May 2010 following a prize-winning expansion and refurbishment programme by Ellis Williams Architects and is the main contemporary art gallery in Wales. Housing 6 galleries, excellent educational facilities, a large shop stocking a variety of exhibition related publications and limited edition prints and contemporary craft as well as a cafe serving delicious coffee and light meals MOSTYN, situated in the centre of Llandudno on the north Wales coast, is an ideal place to visit. The exciting and interesting exhibitions change seasonally and show the best from Wales, the rest of the UK and international artists with a comprehensive events and educational programme to accompany every exhibition.

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Bocs

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

Print Market Project

The Print Market Project is a fine art print studio aiming to provide both the facilities and expertise to allow for progressive, diverse and exciting print related projects to be undertaken. The studio works with individuals and small groups in the creation and production of prints, across a range of process. We are able to work with artists who are experienced printmakers and need a place to create new prints, either one-offs or editions; but more fundamental is our ability to work with artists from a variety of disciplines in the development of their work using print as a vehicle for their fine art practice.

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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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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

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

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Arts Connection

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

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Theatr Mwldan

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

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Oriel Myrddin Gallery

Oriel Myrddin Gallery is a contemporary art and craft gallery showing a changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions. An innovative programme of educational and cummunity activites runs alongside the exhibition programme throughout the year. Oriel Myrddin is proud to feature the best regional, national and international makers in the gallery shop.

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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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Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

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

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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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Wales Millennium Centre

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

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Chapter

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

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Ffotogallery

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

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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.

Anne Morgan

Anne makes jewellery using reticulated silver and combining semi-precious stones. Her new work ‘Coast’ is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and uses a combination of her own work and found objects gathered from coastlines. The pieces are often one off’s, and echo the land around the beaches, with a sweeping echo of the land that ceases to exist through nature’s natural erosion, that instead of losing something, layers of the previous history whether natural or manmade are uncovered. Anne has also been selected to design and make the crown for the 2012 National Eisteddfod in Wales. She also received a Project Grant in 2008.

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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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Royal Cambrian Academy of Art

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

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

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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Oriel Davies Gallery

The Gallery originates and presents around ten exhibitions a year, across three gallery spaces. These range from major exhibitions selected from national collections, through to new work by established artists, and to more experimental work by emerging artists in Oriel Davies’ Test Bed space. As well as commissioning new work, Oriel Davies also produces artist films and a range of high quality publications. Gallery facilities include a light, bright modern café, which serves delicious homemade specialities both inside and out on the café terrace. There is also a shop with a wide range of unique designer jewellery, ceramics and textiles by locally and nationally acclaimed makers, as well as art books and magazines, design-led giftware and stationery and children’s toys, books and games. Alongside the exhibition programme, which often tours to other venues nationally, Oriel Davies also runs a broad mix of stimulating workshops, courses, talks and events. The Gallery is also widely known for its innovative offsite projects and outreach programmes for schools, colleges and the wider community. Opening times Oriel Davies Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5pm, including Bank Holidays. Admission to the gallery is always free. Oriel Davies Gallery is not-for-profit (Registered Charity No.104890) and is core-funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council. The Gallery raises additional income from a variety of sources, including charitable trusts, foundations and corporate sponsorship, proceeds from the Gallery shop and individual donations. A big thank you to all our supporters.

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Llinos Lanini

Llinos bought a Digital SLR camera for the first time six years ago, instead of a dog, to get fit. She won a Daily Telegraph competition 6 months later and a trip to Singapore, to capture images for the Singapore Tourist Board Calendar 2007. Llinos was the winner of the Photography Award at the 'Welsh Artist of the Year 2010' and finalist in 2009. Her images explores securing moments in rural, city and industrial landcapes, people's lives, her life. Her current project - ‘Capel’ is supported by the Arts Council of Wales

Arts & Business Cymru

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

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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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King Street Gallery

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

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Mission Gallery

Mission Gallery is one of Wales’ best adapted spaces for contemporary visual art, craft and applied art. Developing a reputation for dynamic and distinctive programming and for presenting excellence across the visual arts, applied arts and craft, from Wales and beyond. Mission Gallery is a Grade II Listed building, formerly St. Nicholas Church, a non-denominational Seaman’s Mission, built in 1886. Based in Swansea’s vibrant Maritime Quarter, surrounded by other cultural destinations, Mission Gallery is easy to access and in a prime location. Designated as a regeneration area, and an area where there is a concentration of cultural activities supported by the City and County of Swansea (CCS). With an exhibition space, craft space, learning resources, events, residencies and more, Mission Gallery provides the local and wider community with opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of art, providing a collective experience in which visitors can immerse themselves in. Mission Gallery presents exhibitions that push the boundaries of visual and applied art, alongside an opportunity to purchase cutting edge design and contemporary craft. Providing a commitment to learning, ensuring every age group and section of the community is welcome.

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Oriel Wrecsam

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

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Bocs

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

bloc

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

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Corris Craft Centre

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

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Transition Narberth

Transition Narberth is part of the International Transition Network, a community based association helping to prepare local communities to move from a high carbon economy to a more sustainable, low carbon society. We aim to inspire, support and encourage local people to promote a compelling and engaging vision of a more resilient, self reliant future. We aim to raise awareness of the issues associated with climate change and peak oil helping the local community to answer the following question: "For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of peak oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of climate change)?

Arts Alive Wales

Arts Alive Wales is an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. We use the arts to engage, inspire and enhance the quality of life of our local rural communities. We believe that creative expression is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals and communities and that participation in the arts can transform lives. We work with professional artists at our venue in Crickhowell, Powys and in communities across South and Mid Wales to provide the highest quality of opportunity and experience to participants.

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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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Deborah Ann Withey

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

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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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MOMA Wales

The Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust was established in 1986 in order to transform the Wesleyan Tabernacle into a concert space (350 seats) for local and visiting musicians. It is also used for lectures and other events. It has become known as one of the finest chamber music concert hall in the British Isles and artists from far afield come to perform, and many ask to record there. The restoration of the Tabernacle was followed by the development of the adjoining property, and the building of a link building between that and the auditorium, that allowed four galleries for Art exhibitions under the collective name of Museum of Modern Art, Wales (MOMA Wales) to open in 1992. These galleries are open six days a week, including bank holidays, and entry is free. Approximately twenty exhibitions are held during the year, by established and emerging artists, many have an emphasis on links with Wales. The annual Open Art Competition attracts entries from throughout the UK. The Tabernacle Art Collection, comprising over 250 works of art, is kept in the building and exhibited as part of the exhibition programme. The building also has space for education and learning, mainly language classes but also used for music and art teaching. Local and national groups use the space available for holding meetings. The Trust organises the annual Machynlleth Festival in August, a week's programme of over 15 events featuring local, national and international musicians playing Welsh, Jazz and Classical music. The programme includes the Hallstatt Lecture on a subject of Celtic Heritage, the award of the Gold Medal for service in the world of Music, Art or Literature in Wales, and master classes for young musicians. Recordings of the Festival are regularly featured on Radio 3 and Radio Cymru. Development of an adjacent, historic industrial building The Tannery is well underway and will provide 2 further galleries which will enable better displays of the Tabernacle Collection and an area for sculpture. 2013 has seen the appointment of the first professional Curator at MOMA WALES and with this the desire to improve the quality and range of shows offered to visitors.

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Craft in the Bay

Displaying and selling high quality craft and art by members of the Makers Guild in Wales and invited national and international artists. Practical craft workshops, art parties, conference facilities, workshop room hire, cafe.

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Celfwaith

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

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Axisweb

We support contemporary art in the UK by giving artists and art professionals a platform to showcase their work, find work opportunities, stay informed and make useful connections. Our directory of 2,000 selected artist and art professionals is an essential research tool for anyone interested in keeping in touch with UK contemporary art. Through our opportunities and enquiries service we help you find the right artist or art professional for your brief, whether it’s a purchase, commission, exhibition project, residency, consultancy opportunity or public programme. We also commission features from a wide network of specialist contributors across the UK. Their in-depth insights highlight the artists, ideas and new developments that should be on your radar. Alongside our activities online, we run a lively programme of talks and workshops, often relating to our in-house digital expertise. We also offer training, consultancy and film-making services to help other organisations make the most of digital technology.

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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.

Angela Davies

Angela Davies an interdisciplinary artist based in Wales. Her work is underpinned by themes of time and place; in particular the changing ecologies of the natural and manmade environment. Davies draws upon traditional craft disciplines and juxtaposes these with creative technologies to create site-specific multi-sensory interventions. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000, with a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Crafts. In 2013, she graduated from Manchester School of Art completing a Masters in Textiles (with Distinction). Davies has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and has undertaken residencies at Ruthin Craft Centre, the National Trust, Gawthorpe Textiles Collection and most recently St Asaph Cathedral. In 2013 Davies was awarded a Research and Development Grant from Arts Council Wales and in 2014 a production grant where she led a large scale production at Chirk Castle, Wales. Recently, Davies was awarded a New collaborations Bursary from A-N. In 2013, she was a Proof Scholar at The Regional Print Centre, Wales and in 2010 she was awarded the Manchester Book Fair Prize. Her work is within private and public collections including The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Texas, University of Northampton and Manchester Metropolitan Special Collection.

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