Colour Space at the V&A

Creative opportunities for adults with learning disabilities...


... to work with the Gilbert Collection of gold, silver, mosaics, gold boxes and enamel portrait miniatures.

Colour Space is a partnership between the V&A and Lemos&Crane.  Following a very successful photography project for adults with learning disabilities, the second programme will be on 29th November 2016, 6th December 2016, 13th December 2016, 10:30am until 1:30pm.

We will be working with the The Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Collection of gold, silver, mosaics, gold boxes and enamel portrait miniatures at the V&A. Participants will be making objects as well as taking iPad photographs.

If you work with adults with learning disabilities and would like to find out more about participating, please click here

Boxing Shadows

Please Join us, for Boxing Shadows!


Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells is hosting a week of events and activities in celebration of arts and mental health as part of WALLS:MURIAU, the Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival 2016.

Artist in residence Stephen Park and Powys artist Blue MacAskill are engaging and working with artists who have knowledge and experience of mental ill health from across the county. Working together, they are developing knowledge, practice, experience and creative aspirations and promoting wider understanding of arts and mental health.

Please join us from 10th-15th November at Celf o Gwmpas. We have a varied and exciting programme planned.

For further information on individual events, please see the Boxing Shadows newsletter.

Fault Lines

An exciting new opportunity with FutureEverything...


FutureEverything is an award winning innovation lab and festival based in Manchester. It explores the meeting point of technology, society and culture and makes connections between thinkers, developers, coders, artists, designers, urbanists and policy makers – inspiring them to experiment and to collaborate in new ways.

Fault Lines is a unique talent development and commissioning opportunity for early, mid career and established artists who are interested in crossing the boundaries between art, design, science and innovation.

We are are interested exploring the dialogue between technology, innovation, culture and society and demonstrating how artists can have an impact on the technology sector.

We would be grateful if you could help us get the word out and share the link below... (the deadline for applications is the 9th of November).

Fault Lines is funded through Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence award.  You can share the link directly through our Facebook page or through twitter @FuturEverything.

If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Film Skills Training Opportunity

An exciting opportunity for emerging artists and 16-24 age groups!


An offer for young aspiring film makers...

We are offering a FREE part time 12 week course, in evenings and weekends (so part time workers can attend too) running from October to January.

The course focuses on practical production skills and is particularly aimed at ensuring young women, young BAME, and young disabled people can access this opportunity. However this opportunity is open to all young people age 16-24.

More information is available via the link below:

The deadline to apply is 19th October at noon - so don't hesitate to apply!

4 Solos in the Wild

Digital Exhibition by disabled artists wowing audiences at Theatre Severn.


A powerful exhibition by four disabled performers from Shropshire featuring short films and photography is wowing audiences at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. The exhibition is on show until October 20th.

The four disabled performers, Graham Busby, Mervyn Bradley, Erika Juniper and Andrew Kelly spent two weeks in atmospheric wild woodland in Pembrokeshire, exploring and responding to the landscape. From this experience they made powerful dance solos that were captured on camera and film.

Each performer has a very individual and personal relationship with the wild expressed through the movement, dances and stories they created. 

The performers are members of Arty Party., A Shropshire based charity which gives opportunities for learning disabled people to explore, create and share their art. 

Retreats in the wild landscape acted as an important and inspiring  experience for the disabled performers.

Their performances are shared through the mediums of short film directed by Ray Jacobs and photographed by dance photographer Chris Nash.

The films soundtrack includes music by Deuair. a vocal, harp and fiddle duet who explored tunes from the locality and worked alongside the dancers throughout the project.

Arty Party produced this project through funding from Arts Council England and the Basil Houghton Memorial Trust

The project is directed by movement and film Shropshire artist Ray Jacobs, his most recent work 'Bastion' recently received a grand prix de jury prize at the Entr'e 2 Marches section of the Cannes Festival.

Call for Art Submissions

Professional Development Prizes Up For Grabs!


Submit Your Artwork to Tight Modern 2016:

Tight Modern 2016 is open to submissions from UK based marginalised and disabled artists. You have until 30th October to enter your work. 

If selected, your work will tour across libraries and galleries in the UK. We also have some fantastic cash, art materials and professional development prizes up for grabs.

Don't miss the deadline - enter your work here

Public Prizes:

1st Prize: Â£250, 1:1 surgery, £50 CASS Art materials
2nd Prize: Â£175, 1:1 surgery, £50 CASS Art materials
3rd Prize: Â£50, 1:1 surgery, £40 CASS Art materials
Highly Commended: Â£40 CASS Art materials
Commended: Â£40 CASS Art materials

Judges Prizes:

Platinum: 10 hours mentoring, £250, £50 CASS Art materials
Gold: 5 hours mentoring, £175, £40 CASS Art materials
Silver: Â£100 course voucher, £150, Â£40 CASS Art materials
Bronze: Â£50 course voucher, £50, Â£40 CASS Art materials
Highly Commended: Â£40CASS Art materials
Commended: Â£40 CASS Art materials

For full information on Tight Modern, please see the website:


To find new writers from under-represented communities in Birmingham.


Are you the next Malcolm Gladwell?

Or Wolverhampton's answer to James Patterson? 

Are you writing the next epic love story, featuring Romeo and Julian?

If so, we'd love to meet you.

WriteNow wants to find, mentor and publish new writers with different stories to tell. Writers from communities under-represented on the nation's bookshelves.

This includes unpublished writers from socio-economically marginalised backgrounds, writers who come from LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) or BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) communities, or writers with a disability.

WriteNow will offer 150 writers one-to-one time with editors as well as access to literary agents, booksellers and published authors, including Jonathan Coe, Kit de Waal, and Bali Rai. Ten exceptional writers will go on to benefit from a year of mentoring with the goal of having their book published.

Join us on 26th November in Birmingham.

Visit to find out more and apply. 


Step Change

Nationwide professional development program of the National Theatre...


Step Change is a national programme for professionals seeking to progress and develop their careers in management of the performing arts.

The programme provides coaching, mentoring, masterclasses and experience-based learning and supports those in need of a change of direction. Step Change focuses predominantly on arts administration roles (such as producing, management, project management, learning, development, marketing, cultural policy etc.) and expands the range of opportunities for those hoping to make a transition into or within the arts, especially those who are overlooked and underrepresented.

The programme's key aim is to develop confident, experienced, daring and aware professionals that will strengthen the heart of the sector.

Here is the link to the Step Change page of the National Theatre website, for more information.

Invitation to Be Ready

Unlimited commissioning for the visual arts sector on Monday 10th October.



Are you thinking of applying for an Unlimited commission?


Do you know about Unlimited commissions?


Do you want to engage with disability led commissioning?

Join us and invited guests for this unique event where we will open up a dialogue about these commissioning opportunities and how we in the visual arts sector can access them.

Tickets: £6 (£4.50 Art House Members). Refreshments and lunch included.

Book tickets and find out more at:

A number of free places are available, please contact Helen Deevy at: or call 01924 312 000

Monday 10th October, 11am until 2pm.

The Art House, Wakefield.

Beyond The Frame Symposium

Tickets are now on sale, with limited bursaries available!


Tickets are now on sale, via the WMC website. A limited number of travel and ticket bursaries are available for Wales based artists, please see the Project page for the application form.

Contact DASH on or call 01743 272939 for further information. An event leaflet and symposium schedule can be downloaded from the website by clicking here