21 Jun

Computing at School Powys Hub Meeting

Computing at School Powys Hub Meeting


Arts Alive Wales and Computing at School (Powys hub) are teaming up to hold an event at the Arts Alive studio on Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

It will be a peer-to-peer session for teachers, artists and arts professionals working with digital and coding in schools/education to share best practice, ideas and experiences.
Alongside this, we will have a special guest speaker, artist Paul Granjon. Paul will demonstrate the BBC …

12 Jun

Join the conversation…


Join the conversation

This is an exciting time of change for Arts Alive Wales and we want you to be at the heart of it.

In 2016 we were delighted to be included in the Arts Council of Wales portfolio for the first time, which made an investment in our ambitious programme over the next three years. This Spring we welcomed two new members of staff to the team, Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager and Gavin Johnson, Digital Manager. Our …

2 May

Art in the outdoors – Twilight training session









Twilight training session for those working with young people in the outdoors.

A selection of artists/writers representing Arts Alive will be using a variety of different techniques to create art in an outdoor environment.

Workshops with: Emma Beynon, Morag Colquhoun, Richard Harris, Matt Caines and Blue MacAskill.

Thursday 18th May
Sessions 4:30 – 6:30
Event to be held at Mount Street Infants, Rhosferig Road, Brecon LD3 7NG

Weather permitting, we will be …

19 Apr

Winner of the Creative Network mini fund

Curator and Producer, Ruth Holdsworth has been awarded £300 through the March Creative Network mini-fund.


Ruth is based near Usk and works in contemporary performance and live art. She has started programming high quality dance, theatre and performance in Monmouthshire for a variety of small town and rural audiences.

Ruth will be using the mini fund to build on her programming in Monmouthshire and to develop links with local audiences, whilst establishing her new not-for-profit company, Break and Bell

14 Apr


You can now download our bilingual Summer 2017 programme, with details of all our projects, classes and events….


AAW Summer Programme 2017 (click to download)




10 Apr

cARTrefu ARTIST – Invitation to tender

Age Cymru is seeking twelve artists for the next phase of cARTrefu (2017-19) which will improve the quality and provision of art in care settings across Wales.


cARTrefu Artist – Invitation to tender

We’re looking for innovative artists in any art form who have a desire to create bold and original work with older people in residential care. This project is not about maintaining the norm; we want fresh, new thinkers who will really challenge and develop this area …

6 Apr

Creative Network newsletter – APRIL

This month’s newsletter is about collections, competitions and congratulations for one of our Creative Network members.


Let us know if you have an event or opportunity that you would like us to publicise, either via the Creative Network blog or on our social media channels. 

Email the Creative Network Co-ordinator Rhoda Lane at creative@artsalivewales.org.uk 


SHORTLIST – Saboteur Award 2017

Congratulations to Creative Network member Emma Van Woerkom, whose latest poetry collection, Found Me…, has been shortlisted

6 Apr

EXHIBITION: Gigi Jones, Andrew Lamont Gallery

Landscape painter Gigi Jones will hold her next exhibition “Being There” at the Andrew Lamont Gallery in Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. The opening event being held tomorrow on Friday 7th April from 6pm to 8pm, to which you are cordially invited.


Gigi trained at the University of Aberystwyth and has exhibited widely throughout Wales, in solo and group shows, and has received commendations and awards for her work over the years, including the Sir Ben Bowen Thomas Prize, for

31 Mar

CARAD – Project Manager Job Vacancy

CARAD (Community Arts Rhayader & District) are looking for a Project Manager. The post will be a fixed term contract to manage their project, ‘Town and Country Shows’, Pont yr Elan, June 3rd ,Pant y Dwr, 19th August (TBC), Elan Valley Show on the 28th August and Nantmel 24th September, which seeks to record and celebrate four local agricultural shows and Rhayader’s summer Carnival 15th – 22nd July.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and organisational skills and ideally …

14 Mar

GARTH Mural Artist Commission – Deadline extended until 24th March

Gwent Arts in Health (Garth) are seeking an experienced mural artist to design and make directly applied artwork to enhance the relatives waiting areas in the Critical Care  Unit of the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales.


The deadline is now March 24th


If you are interested in applying, you can see further details in the brief included below:



Please contact Sarah Goodey directly if you have further questions about this application.


Sarah Goodey

14 Mar

SPRINGFIELD Art & Singing Summer Courses

Springfield is returning for a second summer of art and singing courses for this year led by Nicki Heenan and Lizzie Godden, alongside 3 new artists.




June 11th – An introduction to Mapuche weaving with Liz Beasley


Liz will be using natural fibers of sheep wool and alpaca wool from Chile, on a homemade loom.


June 17th- 18th – An introduction to Cold Wax with Nicki Heenan


6 Mar

Creative Network newsletter – MARCH 2017

March is here and the arts and culture calendar is most definitely filling up, with opportunities for residencies, calls for artists and conferences aplenty.


Let us know if you have an event or opportunity that you would like us to publicise, either via the Creative Network blog or on our social media channels. 

Email the Creative Network Co-ordinator Rhoda Lane at creative@artsalivewales.org.uk 



EXHIBITION – Sue Hiley Harris, Tower Gallery Crickhowell

Sculptor and weaver Sue Hiley Harris invites

15 Feb

VACANCIES AT CELF O GWMPAS – Development Officer & Trustee

Celf o Gwmpas is looking for two new people to fill exciting roles and join the busy team at its base in Llandrindod Wells.





Development Officer
21 hours per week

The post will be a part-time fixed term contract for a period of 24 months, starting early in 2017.  Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to manage our ‘Reaching Out, Drawing In’ programme and focus …

15 Feb

SMALL & SUNDRY – Works by Antonia Spowers

Creative Network member Antonia Spowers invites you to her exhibition Small & Sundry, which runs from Thursday 2nd March until Saturday 1st April at The Hours Cafe & Bookshop in Brecon.


A member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, Spowers works with a wide range of materials to explore concepts and structures, from the fluidity of water to the notion of disconnection and displacement.  She has exhibited widely, and taken on commissions and residencies both in the UK, …

8 Feb

LITMUS – Part 1 – Artist Commission Opportunity

Oriel Davies Gallery is calling for artists to apply for the Litmus programme. This opportunity is open to emerging artists based in Wales and the Border counties.

Litmus is a 12-month programme of new artists’ commissions at Oriel Davies between May 2017 and April 2018. Litmus – Part 1 is the first call for commission proposals for the period 20 May – 19 July 2017.

Litmus offers commissioning opportunities alongside professional development and networking while widening the Gallery’s …



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Sat 24

LIFE DRAWING – summer term

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 28

DRAWING & PAINTING – summer term

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 30

POTTERY – summer term

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm