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, …

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

30 Aug
2017

Portfolio Plus + Blog – 2017

“Overall, the two days gave me a lot to think about and a great deal of inspiration for my own work… It is certainly safe to say I have gained a new perspective on the world!”

 

From 24th-28th July 2017, Arts Alive Wales ran their Portfolio Plus+ project (15-19 years) for young people who show a special talent and interest in the arts. The project boosts students artistic skills and knowledge and encourages creative careers. Commissioned

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)

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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 …

12 Jun
2017

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
2017

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
2017

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
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 …

6 Apr
2017

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
2017

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
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 …

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