Recruitment

Community Arts Officer / Marketing Officer

The Welfare Ystradgynlais / Y Neuadd Les Ystradgynlais are looking for an experienced and committed Arts Marketing or Community  Arts Projects Officer to deliver the organisation’s Arts Marketing and Community Arts Programme; maximising new and existing audiences and participants for our Theatre and Community Arts Programme.

Application deadline 5pm   6th March 2017

Please forward a letter of application and CV to wynne.roberts@powys.gov.uk  , describing how you believe your knowledge, experience and abilities make you a strong candidate for the post. Please refer to the below person specification and job description. We suggest you write no more than 800 words.

REFERENCES
Please give the name, address, telephone number and status of two referees who are willing and able to give an opinion on your abilities and professional experience. One referee should be your present or past employer. We may wish to take up references before an offer of employment has been made to you, but will inform you before we do so.

Wynne Roberts
Cyfarwyddwr / Director
Neuadd Les Ystradgynlais / The Welfare Ystradgynlais
Heol Aberhonddu / Brecon Road
Ystradgynlais
Abertawe / Swansea.   SA9 1JJ
Ffôn / Phone: 01639 843163
Ffacs / Fax: 01639 849879
www.thewelfare.co.uk

Enquiries to the above.

 

Job Description

Position:  Arts Marketing / Arts Projects Officer

Salary:  £15,600 – £12.00 per hour (pro-rated £23,088), together with NEST Pension benefits (National Employment Savings Trust) http://www.nestpensions.org.uk

Hours: 25 hours per week (the  post  holder  will  be  required  to  work  unsociable  hours  including  evenings,  weekends, and bank holidays as part of their normal working week).

This post is dependent on annual funding and has a 3 month probationary period.

Location: The Welfare – Ystradgynlais

Accountable to:  Director

Accountable for: Marketing and Front of House Staff / Volunteers and Freelance Artists

Main purpose of post:

  1. Marketing: To realise the income and sales potential of The Welfare – Ystradgynlais. To develop and maintain our Marketing Strategy that ensures our business objectives and core aims are met.
  1. Arts Projects: To ensure the Community Arts programme is developed and funded.

Both the above are to be achieved while ensuring that we develop  and  maintain  a  strongly-defined  brand  for  our stakeholders,  audiences  and  potential  users, ensuring  that  we are represented  with consistent quality to inform all aspects of the organisation’s work.

Principle Responsibilities:

  1. To develop strategic marketing plans and co-ordinate the duties of marketing staff (including freelancers); ensuring that marketing, box office and FOH staff carry out their duties effectively for The Welfare and its customers, the post holder will act as lead on all customer relation matters and issues including as Data Protection Manager. Your forward planning will include marketing campaigns for seasons and any incentives designed to maximise audiences and sales revenue.
  1. To develop community arts activity, educational and outreach opportunities that target new audiences.
  1. To support the Director in working with partners and charitable funding bodies with the aim of developing existing and new partnership working opportunities, thereby enhancing our business plan aims while attracting grant aid and new funding streams.
  1. To support the Board in the development of a fundraising strategy, commercial sponsorships and individual giving in line with our business plan aims.
  1. To develop and manage online marketing activity: e-marketing, web site online sales and to develop clear social networking plans to support all aspects of Marketing, Press & PR Activity.
  1. To process all financial matters in accordance with The Welfare’s financial management procedures in an appropriate timescale and within budget for other staff to deal with.
  1. To supervise, maintain and update/input all manual and computerised office systems, to ensure that data is current, accurate and accessible in order to meet agreed reporting requirements of funders and Management.
  1. Ensure excellent media relations and maximise PR and media opportunities.
  1. Health and Safety: To address The Welfare’s health and safety policies and arrangements in a proactive manner to ensure that a high standard of safe working practices are maintained.
  1. Policies and Equal Opportunities: To actively support and implement the principles and practices of all of the company’s policies.
  1. Appraise  and  monitor  the  performance  of  designated  (FOH / Marketing) staff  according  to  Staff Appraisal Policy and Procedures.
  1. The post holder will be required to undertake the necessary checks to ensure Enhanced DBS disclosure status of all relevant staff.

Person Specification: Arts Marketing / Community Arts Projects Officer

Essential Criteria:

  1. Marketing Knowledge

You will have a good grounding in marketing knowledge with a desire and willingness to undertake training in arts marketing (specialist unaccredited arts marketing training will be provided).

Or

Community Arts Development Knowledge
You will have a good grounding in community arts development and grant fundraising with a desire and willingness to undertake training to support this role (specialist unaccredited training will be provided).

  1. IT and Administration Skills

You can demonstrate good organisational skills, IT knowledge and the ability to word-process.

  1. Communication Skills

Well presented, articulate and able to communicate in a polite and courteous manner, with the ability to give direction and information to members of the public and staff at all levels, by telephone or in person, as well as having the ability to influence others to follow a particular course of action or procedure.

  1. Language Skills

Demonstrate active listening, verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with members of the public and staff at all levels including copy writing for press release, direct mail and brochure etc. You will have the ability to communicate credibly and effectively with partners as well as have the ability to research and complete reports and applications to a deadline.

  1. Budget Control

The ability to manage a budget and follow financial procedures.

  1. Teamwork

The ability to travel to meetings with the willingness to work flexible hours. You will be a genuine team player who supports rather than blames and demonstrates a dedicated hardworking attitude.

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Marketing Knowledge:

You will have a good grounding in marketing knowledge with a desire and willingness to undertake training in arts marketing (specialist unaccredited arts marketing training will be provided).

Or

Community Arts Development Knowledge:
You will have a good grounding in community arts development and grant fundraising with a desire and willingness to undertake training to support this role (specialist unaccredited training will be provided).

  1. A knowledge and understanding of the culture of the area.
  1. A proven interest or past experience of community development, the arts in general or a theatre venue.
  1. Ability to speak Welsh.
  1. Specialist IT skills including knowledge of the Databox marketing and sales system or similar software (training can be provided).

The Welfare – Ystradgynlais strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
Registered Charity No. 1054054
YSTRADGYNLAIS MINERS WELFARE AND COMMUNITY HALL TRUST LTD.    
YMDDIRIEDOLAETH NEUADD LES Y GLOWYR A CHYMUNEDOL YSTRADGYNLAIS CYF.    

Hysbyseb Swyddog Celf

 

Swyddog Marchnata’r Celfyddydau / Prosiectau Celfyddydol

Mae’r Neuadd Les Ystradgynlais / The Welfare Ystradgynlais yn chwilio am unigolyn sy’n ymroddedig i weithio gyda’r Celfyddydau; gyda phrofiad naill ai fel Swyddog Celf Gymunedol neu Swyddog Marchnata’r Celfyddydau I gyflwyno ein Rhaglen Farchnata a Chelf Gymunedol. Ceisio’r canlyniadau gorau bosibl o ran cynnal y cynulleidfaoedd/cyfranogwyr presennol a denu rhai newydd ar gyfer ein Rhaglen Theatr a Chelf Gymunedol fydd eich rôl.

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw 5yh   6 Mawrth 2017

Anfonwch lythyr cais a CV  I  wynne.roberts@powys.gov.uk
Disgrifiwch sut yr ydych yn credu bod eich profiad a gallu eich gwneud yn ymgeisydd cryf ar gyfer y swydd. Dylid cyfeirio at y fanyleb person a disgrifiad swydd. Rydym yn awgrymu eich bod yn ysgrifennu dim mwy na 800 o eiriau.

TYSTLYTHYRAU
Rhowch enw, cyfeiriad, rhif ffôn a statws dau ganolwr sy’n fodlon ac yn gallu rhoi barn ar eich gallu a phrofiad proffesiynol. Dylai un canolwr fod yn gyflogwr presennol neu yn y gorffennol. Efallai y byddwn am dderbyn geirdaon cyn i gynnig o gyflogaeth gael ei wneud i chi, ond bydd yn rhoi gwybod i chi cyn i ni wneud hynny.

Wynne Roberts
Cyfarwyddwr / Director
Neuadd Les Ystradgynlais / The Welfare Ystradgynlais
Heol Aberhonddu / Brecon Road
Ystradgynlais
Abertawe / Swansea.   SA9 1JJ
Ffôn / Phone: 01639 843163
Ffacs / Fax: 01639 849879
www.thewelfare.co.uk

Ymholiadau I’r uchod.

 

Swydd Ddisgrifiad   

Swydd:  Swyddog Marchnata’r Celfyddydau / Prosiectau Celfyddydol

Cyflog:  £15,600 – £12.00 yr awr (pro-rata £23,088), ynghyd â buddion Pensiwn NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) http://www.nestpensions.org.uk

Oriau: 25 awr yr wythnos (bydd gofyn i ddeiliad y swydd weithio yn ystod oriau anghymdeithasol gan gynnwys nosweithiau, penwythnosau a gwyliau banc fel rhan o’u hwythnos waith arferol).

Mae’r swydd yn ddibynnol ar gyllido blynyddol ac mae’n destun cyfnod prawf o 3 mis.

Lleoliad: Y Neuadd Les – Ystradgynlais

Yn atebol i’r:  Cyfarwyddwr

Yn atebol am: Staff Marchnata a Staff Blaen Tŷ / Gwirfoddolwyr ac Artistiaid Llawrydd

Prif ddiben y swydd:

  1. Marchnata: Cyflawni potensial y Neuadd Les – Ystradgynlais o ran incwm a gwerthiant.
    Datblygu a chynnal ein Strategaeth Farchnata sy’n sicrhau ein bod yn cyflawni  amcanion a nodau craidd ein busnes.
  1. Prosiectau Celf: Sicrhau bod y rhaglen Gelf Gymunedol yn cael ei datblygu a’i chyllido.

Mae’r ddau ddiben uchod i’w hateb ar yr un pryd â sicrhau ein bod yn datblygu ac yn cynnal brand clir ei ddiffiniad ar gyfer ein budd-ddeiliaid, ein cynulleidfaoedd a’n darpar ddefnyddwyr, gan sicrhau bod ein cynrychiolaeth yn dangos ansawdd cyson a fydd yn darparu gwybodaeth ar gyfer pob agwedd o waith y sefydliad.

Prif Gyfrifoldebau:

  1. Datblygu cynlluniau marchnata strategol a chydlynu dyletswyddau staff marchnata (gan gynnwys rhai llawrydd); sicrhau bod y staff marchnata, staff y swyddfa docynnau a staff blaen tŷ yn cyflawni’u dyletswyddau’n effeithiol ar ran y Neuadd Les a’i chwsmeriaid. Bydd deiliaid y swydd yn arwain ar bob mater sy’n ymwneud â chysylltiadau a phroblemau cwsmeriaid, gan gynnwys bod yn Rheolwr Diogelu Data. Bydd eich blaengynllunio’n cynnwys ymgyrchoedd marchnata ar gyfer gwahanol dymhorau ac unrhyw fargeinion gyda’r nod o sicrhau cynulleidfaoedd a refeniw gwerthiant mor fawr â phosibl.
  1. Datblygu gweithgareddau celf addysgol a chymunedol sy’n targedu cynulleidfaoedd newydd.
  1. Cynorthwyo’r Cyfarwyddwr i weithio gyda phartneriaid a chyrff cyllido elusennol gyda’r nod o ddatblygu gwaith partneriaeth newydd neu bartneriaethau sydd eisoes yn bodoli, gan gyfoethogi ein nodau busnes a denu cymorth grant a ffrydiau cyllid newydd.
  1. Cynorthwyo’r Bwrdd i ddatblygu strategaeth codi arian, nawdd masnachol a rhoddion gan unigolion yn unol â nodau ein cynllun busnes.
  1. Datblygu a rheoli gweithgarwch marchnata ar-lein: e-farchnata, gwerthiannau ar-lein ar y wefan a datblygu cynlluniau rhwydweithio cymdeithasol eglur i gynorthwyo pob agwedd ar Weithgareddau Marchnata, y Wasg a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus.
  1. Prosesu’r holl faterion ariannol yn unol â gweithdrefnau rheolaeth ariannol y Neuadd Les o fewn terfynau amser priodol ac o fewn y gyllideb i staff eraill ymdrin â hwy.
  1. Goruchwylio a chynnal /cofnodi ym mhob system swyddfa gyfrifiadurol a system llaw i sicrhau bod y data’n gyfredol, yn fanwl-gywir ac yn hygyrch er mwyn diwallu gofynion cytunedig  y cyllidwyr a’r Rheolwyr o ran adroddiadau.
  1. Sicrhau cysylltiadau ardderchog â’r cyfryngau a manteisio i’r eithaf ar Gysylltiadau Cyhoeddus a’r cyfryngau.
  1. Iechyd a Diogelwch: Mynd i’r afael â pholisïau a threfniadau iechyd a diogelwch y Neuadd les mewn modd rhagweithiol i sicrhau bod safon uchel o arferion gweithio diogel yn cael eu cynnal.
  1. Polisïau a Chyfleoedd Cyfartal: Mynd ati i gefnogi a rhoi ar waith egwyddorion ac arferion holl bolisïau’r cwmni.
  1. Arfarnu a monitro perfformiad staff dynodedig (Blaen tŷ / Marchnata) yn unol â’r Polisi a’r Gweithdrefnau Arfarnu Staff.
  1. Bydd gofyn i ddeiliad y swydd gynnal y gwiriadau angenrheidiol o ran datgeliadau DBS manwl pob aelod perthnasol o staff.

Manyleb Bersonol: Swyddog Marchnata’r Celfyddydau / Prosiectau Celfyddydol

Meini Prawf Hanfodol:

  1. Gwybodaeth o Farchnata:

Bydd gennych sylfaen dda mewn gwybodaeth farchnata, ynghyd â dyhead a pharodrwydd i gael eich hyfforddi ym maes marchnata’r celfyddydau (byddwn yn darparu hyfforddiant arbenigol ym maes marchnata’r celfyddydau heb ei achredu).

Neu

Gwybodaeth o Datblygu Celf Gymunedol:
Bydd gennych sylfaen dda mewn datblygu celf gymunedol a chodi arian grant, ynghyd â dyhead a pharodrwydd i gael eich hyfforddi i gynorthwyo gyda’r rôl yma (byddwn yn darparu hyfforddiant arbenigol ym maes marchnata’r celfyddydau heb ei achredu).

  1. TG a Sgiliau Gweinyddol

Gallwch ddangos sgiliau trefnu da, ynghyd â gwybodaeth o TG a’r gallu i brosesu geiriau.

  1. Sgiliau Cyfathrebu

Trwsiadus, gallu siarad yn eglur a chyfathrebu’n fonheddig ac yn gwrtais, gyda’r gallu i gyfarwyddo a throsglwyddo gwybodaeth i aelodau o’r cyhoedd a’r staff ar bob lefel dros y ffôn neu wyneb-yn-wyneb, yn ogystal â gallu dylanwadu ar eraill i ddilyn ffordd benodol wrth ymdrin â gweithdrefnau.

  1. Sgiliau Iaith

Dangos eich bod yn gallu gwrando’n astud, a bod gennych sgiliau gyfathrebu ar lafar ac ar bapur er mwyn gallu rhyngweithio’n effeithiol ag aelodau o’r cyhoedd a’r staff ar bob lefel gan gynnwys ysgrifennu copi ar gyfer datganiadau i’r wasg, post uniongyrchol a llyfrynnau ac ati. Bydd gennych y gallu i gyfathrebu’n gredadwy ac yn effeithiol â phartneriaid yn ogystal â’r gallu i ymchwilio ac i ysgrifennu adroddiadau a chwblhau cymwysiadau o fewn terfynau amser penodol.

  1. Rheoli’r Gyllideb

Y gallu i reoli cyllideb a dilyn gweithdrefnau ariannol.

  1. Gwaith tîm

Y Gallu i deithio i gyfarfodydd a’r parodrwydd i weithio oriau hyblyg. Byddwch yn gweithio’n dda fel aelod o dîm a fydd yn cefnogi, yn hytrach na’n beio, ac yn dangos agwedd ymroddedig yn eich gwaith.

Meini Prawf Dymunol:

  1. Gwybodaeth o Farchnata:

Bydd gennych sylfaen dda mewn gwybodaeth farchnata, ynghyd â dyhead a pharodrwydd i gael eich hyfforddi ym maes marchnata’r celfyddydau (byddwn yn darparu hyfforddiant arbenigol ym maes marchnata’r celfyddydau heb ei achredu).

Neu

Gwybodaeth o Datblygu Celf Gymunedol:
Bydd gennych sylfaen dda mewn datblygu celf gymunedol a chodi arian grant, ynghyd â dyhead a pharodrwydd i gael eich hyfforddi i gynorthwyo gyda’r rôl yma (byddwn yn darparu hyfforddiant arbenigol ym maes marchnata’r celfyddydau heb ei achredu).

  1. Gwybodaeth a dealltwriaeth o ddiwylliant yr ardal.
  1. Tystiolaeth o ddiddordeb neu brofiad blaenorol o ddatblygiad cymunedol, y celfyddydau’n gyffredinol, neu ganolfan theatr.
  1. Gallu siarad Cymraeg.
  1. Sgiliau TG arbenigol, gan gynnwys gwybodaeth o system farchnata a gwerthu Databox neu feddalwedd debyg (gellir darparu hyfforddiant).

Mae Y Neuadd Les – Ystradgynlais yn ymdrechu i fod yn Gyflogwr Cyfle Cyfartal
Elusen Gofrestredig Rhif 1054054
YSTRADGYNLAIS MINERS WELFARE AND COMMUNITY HALL TRUST LTD.    
YMDDIRIEDOLAETH NEUADD LES Y GLOWYR A CHYMUNEDOL YSTRADGYNLAIS CYF.

BFI Black Star ICO National Tour

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BFI Black Star is the UK’s biggest ever season of film dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors in some of the finest performances ever committed to film.The season puts stars of the past and present back on the big screen, recognising the vital role black actors have played in the history of cinema.
Drawing on the pioneering performances of the earlier days of cinema (The Proud Valley), through overlooked masterpieces (Nothing But a Man), to modern day classics (The Color Purple, Glory), Black Star showcases the work of actors classic and contemporary, from early pioneer Dorothy Dandridge to icons like Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Robeson and Denzel Washington.
Crossing genres, generations and the Atlantic, BFI Black Star celebrates performances that will inspire audiences and champions films that deserve to burn long in the memory.

Read more at: http://www.bfi.org.uk/black-star

A month of heritage & classic films at The Welfare Ystradgynlais - Carmen JonesCarmen Jones (U) (1954)
Sunday 20 November,  4pm

In the perfect mix of opera and sexuality, Dorothy Dandridge (Porgy & Bess) heads up the all-black cast in Otto Preminger’s wartime update of Bizet’s opera Carmen by way of Oscar Hammerstein II. Dandridge smoulders in the title role as the temptress who lures handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) from his fiancée Cindy Lou (Olga James), in the first Oscar-nominated performance by an African-American woman. Joe, an obedient corporal is all ready to go to flight school and marry his sweetheart until Carmen enters the picture with disastrous consequences. Preminger took a major risk in pursuing this film in the culturally conservative 1950s, but it paid off, becoming an instant box office hit and propelling Dandridge into stardom.

A month of classic & heritage films at the Welfare Ystradgynlais - The Proud ValleyThe Proud Valley (PG) (1940)
Wednesday 30 November, 7pm

Pen Tennyson directs this Ealing Studios drama set in a Welsh mining valley. In a role written for him, actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson stars as David Goliath, a charismatic African-American drifter who ends up in a small mining village in Wales. There, he finds work alongside the miners down the pit, and his magnificent singing voice attracts the attention of local choir director Dick Parry (Simon Lack), who has ambitions of winning the national choir contest on the strength of Goliath’s talent. However, a mining disaster puts both of these occupations on hold, and Goliath rouses a group of activists to march to London in the hope of reopening the mine in time to serve the nation’s wartime needs. It remains today an almost unique depiction of on-screen blackness for the time, with a multi-faceted hero: a politically active working man who transcends race and nationality.

This is all part of our month of Classic & Heritage Films!
Visit our website for more information on Anthropoid (15) (2016), The Battle of The Somme (PG) (1916) and Ystrad in Lights – Tick Tock and More.

Art Exhibition

EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL PRINTS
Three Artists Print – Lynne Bebb – Patti Mckenna-Jones – Viv Rhule
This exhibition is accompanied by participatory printmaking workshops for adults – enquire at The Welfare if you wish to take part – workshops are funded by ACW and cost £3 per session

The Welfare Ystradgynlais presents An exhibition of prints by members of Swansea Print Workshop.

Three Artists Print

The three artists, Lynne Bebb, Patti Mckenna-Jones, Viv Rhule, whose work is on display in our Lesser Hall are all members of the Swansea Print Workshop. They have each explored many of the wide ranging, non toxic techniques that are available to printmakers at the Swansea Print Workshop. They have translated drawn images into prints with themes that include landscape, music, inclusive dance, protest, life studies and the world of nature Swansea Print Workshop is a fine art printmaking studio run by artist members. It is unique in Wales for its outreach work promoting community participation in the arts, as well as providing resources and facilities for professional artists and the public alike. The exhibition runs from now to the end 14th October alongside Print Making Workshops run by Lynne Bebb, Patti Mckenna-Jones and Viv Rhule.
Workshop Dates
Sat 24th September
Sat 1st October
Sat 8th October
All from 11am to 4pm
£3 per session

Visitors are advised to ring the box office prior to travelling to check the exhibition is open The Welfare Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ Phone: 01639 843163

Evolving Artist Training

Are you a professional artist, musician, or performing arts practitioner?

Are you an artist or recent arts graduate interested in Community Arts work?

Whether experienced or looking to gain a foot hold in community arts practice, read on!

Join our Community Arts Database and receive training funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

The Welfare – Ystradgynlais is the theatre and community arts organisation serving the upper Tawe valley area.

We run regular programmes of community and youth arts activity and are currently seeking to increase our data base of experienced community artists, musicians and performing arts practitioners. We may also able to provide training and work experience opportunities for professional artists, musicians and performing arts practitioners without any experience of community arts practice.

The Welfare – Ystradgynlais is looking for individual artists who are committed to working with youth or community groups in the upper Tawe valley and will be available to work on art projects with us in the future.

Less experience community artists will be offered free formal training and may be offered shadowing opportunities to work alongside more experienced community artists while participating in a community arts project, thereby putting your formal training into practice. A fee would be paid to artists selected for the shadowing work.

The following formal training is suitable for all community artists and is not art form specific. Welsh Language Awareness and Dementia Awareness training will also be made available.

Formal training expected in 2016 includes:

Disability Rights
 Friday 8th July 10am – 4pm
Facilitated by Maggie Hampton of Arts Disability Wales

Community Arts Practice.
Community Arts training with an emphasis on visual arts and cross art form projects.
Facilitated by Lynne Bebb and Vivian Rhule
Date to be arranged

Arts Training by Chickenshed
Monday 26th September 2016
With an emphasis on inclusion, diversity and young people, suitable for all community artists from across art forms using performing arts techniques.
Facilitated by Chickenshed Theatre www.chickenshed.org.uk

Participative approaches to working with young people.
Monday 3rd October 10am – 4pm
Facilitated by Mess Up The Mess Theatre www.messupthemess.co.uk

Equality and diversity for creative practitioners
Monday 10th October 10am – 4pm
Facilitated by Mess Up The Mess Theatre. www.messupthemess.co.uk

If you wish to join The Welfare Ystradgynlais’ Community Arts Data Base or if you wish to apply for a place on the training sessions and be selected for the shadowing work, please apply to Wynne Roberts, including a CV, confirmation you may be available for occasional community arts work and why you wish to join our Community Arts Data Base.

 

Places are limited, please e-mail

boxoffice@thewelfare.co.uk

Platfform

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We’re thrilled to have been chosen for the second year of Theatr Iolo’s Platfform project for emerging artists.

The Welfare Ystradgynlais and Theatr Iolo are now on the hunt for artists who fall into two broad categories:

  • A writer interested in developing a piece of new writing specifically with and for 11 – 14 year olds
  • A theatre-maker (devisers, directors, writers, musicians, poets, spoken word artists, game-makers, puppeteers, story-tellers, comedians, creative partnerships, live artists – you name it) interested in exploring and devising a new idea with and for children and / or young people and their families (the age group will be decided by the artist and venue partner)

 

We’re looking for writers and theatre-makers that are:

  • ‘Emerging’. By this we mean at the beginning of your career with a couple of projects under your belt or emerging into the young people’s theatre market for the first time i.e. you are not at the beginning of your career but have not previously made work for a young audience
  • Genuinely excited at the prospect of making theatre and collaborating and co-creating with young people and their families
  • Have original, adventurous and exciting ideas and are interested in sharing those with a network of artists, venues and audiences
  • Have at least 6 months of experience in working with communities
  • Are Wales-based or able to demonstrate a strong commitment to working in Wales
  • Are willing to be mentored and develop practice.

 

The selected artists will receive a bespoke package of support that could include:

  • Time, support and space to test, play with ideas, develop, explore, create
  • Support from the Associate Producer and partner venue to realise ideas and make links with the community, as well as technical, administrative and marketing support
  • Access to a bespoke package of training and go & see visits
  • Mentor support from within the company and industry practitioners
  • A daily rate adhering to industry standards
  • A project budget to be managed with the Associate Producer. The amount available will be set on a project-by-project basis.

Theatr Iolo are inviting submissions for two residency opportunities. They’re thrilled to both continue working with  year one partner The Welfare in Ystradgynlais and to be introducing The Riverfront in Newport to the Platfform venue mix.

Projects will take place between September 2016 – June 2017 (but may not last the full ten months, depending on the nature of the project). During this period we hope selected artists will throw themselves into Platfform and the world of young people’s theatre. This might include planning, researching, getting to know their partner venue and the local community, making contacts and networks, seeing work, attending training and developing an adventurous, engaging and interesting programme of activity with children and young people. This will build towards a work-in-progress performance event of some sort at the end of the residency.

You can find out more about what might happen during a Platfform residency

Here it is: http://eepurl.com/b2XAE9

and don’t forget to check out the blog. You may also want to check out what’s been happening over the last twelve months with our first cohort of artists. You can find out more about Platfform, why it was set up and what Theatr Iolo wants to achieve through the programme.

We welcome submissions from artists working in English, Welsh, bilingually, multi-lingually, through sign language, audio description – the list goes on. If applicants require additional support in completing their application in terms of access and / or language please contact Olivia at Theatr Iolo at olivia@theatriolo.com who will be more than happy to put arrangements in place or offer information in a different format.

If this all sounds right up your street, your next step is to make an application.

Here it is: http://eepurl.com/b2XAE9

Partnership with the Tate

The JHAFC recently worked in partnership with TATE on a major project called ‘Mining Herman’. We worked with TATE to offer a range of digital resources and participatory activity for engagement with art, cultural and heritage for all to enjoy.

The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru’s archives are now organised and digitised and are accessible through local archives and at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. You can find further information about Tate and their heritage project ‘Transforming Tate Britain: Building, Archives, and Access ‘on their website: www.tate.org.uk

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