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10 Oct
2017

Winner of the Creative Network mini fund

Stone carver Matt Caines, and jeweller and textile artist Amanda Caines have been awarded £300 through the September Creative Network mini-fund.

Based in Abergavenny, Matt and Amanda’s work has become more and more collaborative, finding ways of starting to combine firstly carved stone and wood, and later, naturally shed pieces of deer antler with Amanda’s stitch work and painterly approach to 3D structures. They have not only made freestanding animal forms from engraved antler sections with textile stitch work panels, but also made wall hanging pieces with attachments.

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Currently they are making a collection for this year’s Made London Craft Show, which is sponsored by Crafts Magazine and Winter Draws Nigh, and later an exhibition to be held at The Brook Street Gallery in Hay-on-Wye in October.

Matt and Amanda will be using the mini-fund award to upgrade their equipment and purchase better engraving drill bits and other jewellers tools which will allow them, in turn to upgrade the nature of their work. As self-employed artists, this small investment will help Matt and Amanda realise sketchbook ideas, not only in exhibitions and shows, but also in their work as teachers.

 

 

 

30 Aug
2017

OPPORTUNITY: Project Co-ordinator – Young people aged 16-25

 

ARTS ALIVE WALES

Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG

Closing date 26th September at 5pm.

 We are seeking to employ a part-time Project Co-Ordinator for two arts projects for young people in Abergavenny and Brecon aged 16 to 25 years. The post is offered for an initial term of 12 months.

 

The Project Coordinator will work to engage young people and ensure that they participate in decision-making about the project and its content.  They will liaise with project partner organisations and support professional artists to deliver activity that develops the skills and nurtures the creative ideas of young people taking part. The role may include delivery of sessional workshops in Abergavenny.

The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator. 

 

21 hours per week or 0.6 part-time – £10,842 pa / £903.50 per month (Based on FTE 35 hours / week / NJC SPC18 £18,070)

Download an application pack hereAAW Project Co-Ordinator Pack – English

or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For more information or to discuss the post, contact Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk or 01873 811579.

Once you’ve completed your application, please send it FAO Justine Wheatley, Chief Executive by email to info@artsalivewales.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday 26th September. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 3rd October at Arts Alive Wales Studio venue based in Crickhowell.

 

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ARTS ALIVE WALES

Yr Hen Ysgol, Ffordd Aberhonddu, Crucywel, Powys, NP8 1DG

Dyddiad cau 26 Medi, 5pm.

Rydym yn chwilio am Gydlynydd Prosiect Rhan-amser ar gyfer dau brosiect wedi’u hanelu at bobl ifanc rhwng 15 a 25 blwydd oed yn y Fenni ac yn Aberhonddu. Cynigir y swydd ar gyfer term cychwynnol o 12 mis.

 

Bydd y Cydlynydd Prosiect yn gweithio i gysylltu â phobl ifanc, ac yn sicrhau y byddant yn cymryd rhan yn y penderfyniadau am y prosiect a’i gynnwys. Bydd hefyd yn cyfathrebu gyda sefydliadau mewn partneriaeth yn y prosiect, ac yn cefnogi artistiaid proffesiynol i arwain gweithgareddau sydd yn datblygu sgiliau, ac yn maethu’r syniadau creadigol o’r bobl ifanc sydd yn cymryd rhan. Efallai bydd y rôl yn cynnwys arwain sesiynau gweithdy yn y Fenni.

Bydd yr ymgeisydd llwyddiannus yn berson creadigol a dynamig, ac yn gyfathrebwr rhagorol. 

 

21 awr yr wythnos neu 0.6 rhan amser – £10,842 pa / £903.50 per month (Based on FTE 35 hours / week / NJC SPC18 £18,070)

Lawrlwythwch becyn ymgeisio: AAW Project Co-Ordinator Pack- Welsh

Neu e-bostiwch: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Derbynnir ceisiadau electronig yn unig.

Am ragor o wybodaeth neu i drafod y swydd, cysylltwch â Rachel Dunlop, Rheolwr Cyfranogi rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk neu 01873 811579.

Dychwelwch y ffurflen wedi ei chwblhau at sylw Justine Wheatley, Prif Weithredwr drwy e-bost i info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ymgeisio yw 5pm Dydd Mawrth 26 Medi. 

Bydd cyfweliadau yn digwydd ar Ddydd Mawrth 3 Hydref yn y Stiwdio Arts Alive yng Nghrucywel.

23 Aug
2017

AUTUMN / HYDREF 2017

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

 

 

AAW Autumn 2017 Programme (click to download)

 

 

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17 Aug
2017

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Creating market hall artwork – Abergavenny Food Festival 2017

Bettina Reeves’ annual art project for the 2017 Abergavenny Food Festival starts on Tuesday 29 August and runs daily in Arts Alive Wales’ Crickhowell studio until Weds 13 September.  We are seeking volunteers aged 16 years + who can commit whole days to this enjoyable and rewarding project.   The artwork will be unveiled over the Food Festival weekend 16/17 September. Email info@artsalivewales.org.uk if you want to join in.  Bring scissors and lunch to share!

4 Jul
2017

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY Horsebox Studio Commission – Peak/Copa & Abergavenny Food Festival

Horsebox Studio Commission.
Peak/Copa & Abergavenny Food Festival

August – September
Festival Weekend 16th & 17th September 2017

 

 

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The Horsebox Studio Commission is a partnership project between Peak/Copa and the Abergavenny Food Festival. We are seeking a professional, Wales-based visual or applied artist of any discipline, to respond to the distinctive region of the Black Mountains and to the themes of the festival to produce new work in collaboration with the public, which will be created and presented in Peak’s Horsebox Studio on site during the festival weekend (16th and 17th September 2017).

 
Themes: growing, cooking, agriculture, sustainability, food culture, the politics and economics of food production, individual and collective memories of food, markets, small holdings
- The artist must be available during the preparation and delivery of the festival weekend (16th and 17th September).
- The artist is expected to spend a minimum of 8 days working on the research, preparation, delivery and evaluation of the commission (at least 4 days to be located in Abergavenny).
- The Artist Commission is supported through Arts Council of Wales funding.
• £2,500 artist fee inclusive of materials and production costs
• Up to £150 travel expenses
• Up to 4 x nights’ accommodation in Abergavenny (if required)

 

 

For full details of the commission please visit https://peakart.org.uk/

Or contact Rebecca Spooner, Creative Director rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873 811579
The deadline for applications is 10am, Wednesday 19th July 2017.

 

 

Peak/Copa is an initiative devised and delivered by Arts Alive Wales, an arts education charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. Peak creates opportunities for contemporary art in the Black Mountains and Welsh Borders for the benefit of the region’s artists, communities and visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Jun
2017

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 micro:bit when creating robots from e-waste at a primary school in Bridgend as part of the Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools initiative – www.zprod.org

The rest of the session will be made up of a ‘hands-on’ workshop using the BBC micro:bit and learning how simple techniques can be applied to the classroom in practical ways.
This workshop is free to attend.

Booking details and the schedule of the day can be found online:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cas-mid-wales-powys-hub-meeting-tickets-35350646736?ref=ebapi

You can either book online by visiting the Eventbrite link above or email and reserve a space: rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

12 Jun
2017

Join the conversation…

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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 contemporary programme, Peak/Copa and our projects for young people, Caban and Portffolio, as well as our studio programme of creative courses have all grown and developed thanks to the support of the many people and project partners who have been involved.

Now, we’re reviewing how we communicate with you. What might Arts Alive Wales look like, sound like and feel like in the future?

We would be very grateful if you could complete a short survey (which should take no more than 10 minutes) that will help us to find out more about how and why people connect with us and how we can involve more people, of all ages and backgrounds in Arts Alive Wales.

Click here to start the survey.
If you would like this survey in Welsh or large print please contact us.

Deadline for feedback is 5pm Friday 30th June 2017.

Once you’ve completed the survey if you would like to offer additional feedback please email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk  / tel: 01873 811579. We would love to hear from you.

Best wishes
Arts Alive Wales team
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Ymunwch â’r sgwrs…

Mae hwn yn gyfnod cyffrous o newid ar gyfer Arts Alive Wales ac rydym am i chi fod wrth galon y peth.
Yn 2016 roeddem wrth ein bodd o gael ein cynnwys ym mhortffolio Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru am y tro cyntaf, a gwnaeth hyn fuddsoddiad yn ein rhaglen uchelgeisiol dros y tair blynedd nesaf. Yn ystod y gwanwyn hwn rydym wedi croesawu dau aelod newydd at y staff, sef Rachel Dunlop, Rheolwr Cyfranogi a Gavin Johnson, Rheolwr Digidol. Mae ein rhaglen gyfoes, , Peak/Copa a’n prosiectau ar gyfer pobl ifanc, Caban a Portffolio, yn ogystal â’n rhaglen stiwdio o gyrsiau creadigol oll wedi tyfu a datblygu diolch i gefnogaeth y nifer o bobl a phartneriaid prosiect sydd wedi cymryd rhan.
Rydym ni bellach yn adolygu’r ffordd yr ydym yn cyfathrebu â chi. Pa fath o olwg, s?n a theimlad allai fod i Arts Alive Wales yn y dyfodol?

Buasem yn ddiolchgar iawn pe gallech gwblhau arolwg byr (ni fyddwch yn treulio mwy na 10 munud) a fydd yn ein helpu ni i ganfod rhagor am sut a pham mae pobl yn cysylltu â ni a sut y gallwn gynnwys rhagor o bobl, o bob oed a chefndir yn Arts Alive Wales.

Cliciwch yma i ddechrau’r arolwg.

Cysylltwch os ydych am gael yr arolwg hwn yn Gymraeg neu brint bras.

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer adborth yw 5pm dydd Gwener 30 Mehefin 2017.
Ar ôl i chi gwblhau’r arolwg gallwch e-bostio unrhyw adborth ychwanegol i: info@artsalivewales.org.uk / ffôn: 01873 811579. Byddem wrth ein bodd i glywed oddi wrthych.

Cofion gorau
Tîm Arts Alive Wales

2 May
2017

Art in the outdoors – Twilight training session

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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 making use of the outdoor surroundings.

This event is provided FREE OF CHARGE by the South Powys Outdoor Learning Wales Network Group
To book a space contact tim.bennett@nationaltrust.org.uk

19 Apr
2017

Winner of the Creative Network mini fund

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

 

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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.

Ruth has programmed three works to date: Bambi by Tom Marshman at Bluebell farm and two dance works at Chepstow’s Drill Hall – An Invitation by Jo Fong and Da Da Darling by Impermanence Dance Theatre. At the Drill Hall on 30th April Ruth will bring The Tenant by Concert Theatre, a LGBT show Kings Cross (Remix) by Tom Marshman on 12th May and a more ambitious 5-day site-specific audio narrative called Woodland by artists French & Mottershead to Old Station Tintern in partnership with Wye Valley River Festival, Wye Valley AONB and Arts Alive Wales.

For more information visit the Break and Bell facebook page.

image: Kings Cross (Remix), credit Richard Lakos

The next deadline for the Creative Network mini fund is Friday 29th September.

14 Apr
2017

SUMMER / HAF 2017

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)

 

 

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10 Apr
2017

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 of work. We welcome work that is punchy, risky, rude, controversial – not safe, tried, tired and tested.

You will need to have experience of facilitating workshops using your art form, however experience of working with older people isn’t essential, as the programme is designed to support practitioners to develop their skills in this area. Those with some experience of working with older people are still encouraged to apply if they are keen to develop their skills further whilst working alongside an expert mentor.

Your role as cARTrefu Artist will be to develop your own artistic practice, assimilating your experiences of creating art with older people in residential care. You will complete five residencies over two years in five separate care homes around Wales. Each residency will last for 12 weeks, at the end of which you will be expected to showcase the work produced (by yourself and residents) at public end-of-residency exhibitions / showcases coordinated with Age Cymru.

cARTrefu Artists will be mentored through each residency by an Artist Mentor whose role will be to help each artist develop their creative ideas and professional workshop practice. The mentors will also work closely with care home staff, supporting them to deliver their own creative workshop by the end of the residency.

The total value of this tender is £8,550.

Project expenses such as travel and materials will be paid separately by Age Cymru. The deadline for bids is 21 April 2017 at 12:00pm.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/about-us/work-for-us/

31 Mar
2017

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 have experience of working within the Arts and Heritage sector. Local knowledge preferable but not essential as we will help with initial contacts to relevant people. He or she is expected to show a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and to the aims and objectives of CARAD.

To read more, see the News section on the CARAD website by clicking HERE

The rate of pay for the project is £5,000 fixed fee.

The contract is for an immediate start.

In the first instance please contact the office 01597 810561, all@carad.org.uk

Closing date: 21st April Interviews: 2nd May

7 Jan
2017

OPPORTUNITY: Criw Celf Project Manager

 

CRIW CELF PROJECT MANAGER

ARTS ALIVE WALES
Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG

Closing date Monday 23 January 2017 at 5pm

Arts Alive Wales wish to appoint a freelance Project Manager for Criw Celf South Powys to manage and evaluate 2017 provision.  The appointment is key to successful project delivery, and will ensure that we meet the project’s objectives to extend opportunity to Powys students aged 11 to 19 years with talent and interest in the visual arts.  The Project Manager will attend all Criw Celf South Powys sessions as well as undertaking the planning, coordination and evaluation of all activity. The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator with strong presentational skills, able to advocate successfully for the project and on behalf of Arts Alive Wales.

Rate of Pay – total Fee: £6,800

(Fee includes admin costs; contribution to travel costs in accordance with AAW policy for freelance staff)

Contract Date: 1 February 2017 to 30 September 2017.

We anticipate an average commitment of one day per week.  The project manager must attend all Criw Celf South Powys activity.  For confirmed dates, please see application pack.

Download an application pack: project-manager-criw-celf-application-pack

Or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

To apply email a CV and Covering Letter, explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For more information or to discuss the post, contact Creative Director, Rebecca Spooner on 01873 811579.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 January 2017.  Applicants must be available for interview on Tuesday 31 January 2017, which will take place at Arts Alive Wales’ Crickhowell venue.

 

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RHEOLWR PROSIECT CRIW CELF

ARTS ALIVE WALES
Yr Hen Ysgol, Heol Aberhonddu, Crucywel, Powys, NP8 1DG

Dyddiad cau dydd Llun 23 Ionawr 2017 am 5pm

Dymuna Arts Alive Wales benodi Rheolwr Prosiect ar gyfer Criw Celf De Powys i reoli a gwerthuso darpariaeth 2017. Mae’r penodiad yn allweddol i gyflenwi’r prosiect yn llwyddiannus, a sicrhau ein bod yn bodloni amcanion y prosiect i ehangu cyfle ym Mhowys i ddisgyblion rhwng 11 ac 19 oed sydd â thalent a diddordeb yn y celfyddydau gweledol. Bydd y Rheolwr Prosiect yn mynychu holl sesiynau Criw Celf De Powys, yn ogystal ag ymgymryd â chynllunio, cydlynu a gwerthuso’r holl weithgarwch. Bydd yr ymgeisydd llwyddiannus yn berson creadigol a deinamig, ac yn gyfathrebwr disglair â sgiliau cyflwyno cryf, sydd yn gallu eirioli’n llwyddiannus ar ran y prosiect ac ar ran Arts Alive Wales.

Cyfradd Tâl – cyfanswm Ffi: £6,800

(Mae’r ffi yn cynnwys costau gweinyddu; cyfraniad at gostau teithio yn unol â pholisi AAW ar gyfer staff sy’n gweithio ar eu liwt eu hun)

Dyddiad Contract: 1 Chwefror 2017 tan 30 Medi 2017.

Rhagwelwn ymrwymiad sy’n gyfartaledd o un diwrnod yr wythnos. Rhaid i’r rheolwr prosiect fynychu holl weithgareddau Criw Celf De Powys. Gweler y pecyn ymgeisio ar gyfer y dyddiadau sydd wedi eu cadarnhau.

Lawrlwythwch becyn ymgeisio o: project-manager-criw-celf-application-pack

neu e-bostiwch info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Er mwyn ymgeisio e-bostiwch CV a Llythyr Eglurhaol i esbonio pam fod diddordeb gennych yn y rôl a sut yr ydych yn diwallu gofynion Manyleb y Person: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

Dim ond ceisiadau electronig a gaiff eu derbyn.

Am ragor o wybodaeth neu i drafod y swydd, cysylltwch â’r Cyfarwyddwr Creadigol, Rebecca Spooner ar 01873 811579.

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ymgeisio yw 5pm ddydd Llun 23 Ionawr 2017. Rhaid i ymgeiswyr fod ar gael am gyfweliad ddydd Mawrth 31 Ionawr, a gynhelir yn lleoliad Crugywel, Arts Alive Wales.

13 Dec
2016

SPRING / GWANWYN 2017

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

 

Click here: AAW spring-2017

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8 Dec
2016

OPPORTUNITY: PARTICIPATION MANAGER & DIGITAL MANAGER

 

PARTICIPATION MANAGER

ARTS ALIVE WALES
Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG

Closing date Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 5pm

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our staff team as Participation Manager.  The post is a strategic appointment to ensure that we extend creative opportunity to those who face the greatest barriers to arts participation within our rural region.   Our high-quality participation programme is central to the delivery of the organisation’s mission, objectives and artistic policy.  The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator. The post is supported by 3 years of funding from The Henry Smith Charity

28 hours per week – or 0.8
NJC scale 5.22 to 6.28 (£20,456 to £24,717 pro-rata 0.8)

Download an application pack:  participation-manager-pack

or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For more information or to discuss the post, contact Chief Executive, Justine Wheatley on 01873 811579.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 3 January 2017.  Applicants must be available for interview on Monday 9 January 2017, which will take place at Arts Alive Wales’ Crickhowell venue.

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DIGITAL MANAGER

ARTS ALIVE WALES
Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG

Closing date Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 5pm

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our staff team as Digital Manager.  The post is a strategic appointment responsible for the development, funding, delivery and evaluation of the Arts Alive Wales Digital Strategy.  The successful applicant will be a creative, enthusiastic and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator with a wide knowledge of digital technology and its potential for artists, individuals and communities. The post is offered for a fixed term of 2 years

21 hours per week – or 0.6
NJC scale 5.29 to 6.33 (£25,694 to £29,033 pro-rata 0.6)

Download an application pack: digital-manager-pack

or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For more information or to discuss the post, contact Chief Executive, Justine Wheatley on 01873 811579.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 3 January 2017.  Applicants must be available for interview on Wednesday 11th January 2017, which will take place at Arts Alive Wales’ Crickhowell venue.

 

 

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