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