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Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 10 Feb 2003.

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Arts Council of Wales Arts and Cultural Diversity Strategy



The Arts Council of Wales Arts and Cultural Diversity Strategy Seminars will take place throughout June, offering opportunities to discuss and debate cultural diversity issues. They form part of the Arts Councils consultation on its Cultural Diversity Strategy, which was mentioned in our bulletin of 7/5/01. Seminars will take place at the North Wales Theatre, Llandudno (13/6/01) St Davids Hall, Cardiff (19/6/01) Aberystwyth Arts Centre (20/6/01) Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon (21/6/01) and the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (26/6/01).

Contact Info:
Janine Reynolds, Development Administrator, Arts Council of Wales, Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3NX tel 029 2037 6500 email janine.reynolds@ccc-acw.org.uk .

No Deadline

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Department of Culture, Media and Sport Paper


The Department of Culture, Media and Sport is inviting comments on its Green Paper on Culture and Creativity. This outlines the Governments vision for arts policy over the next decade and contains 44 proposals, including the introduction of new grants for individual artists, new funding deals for the best arts organisations around the country, and the creation of regional centres of excellence. The paper is available online at.

Contact Info:
www.culture.gov.uk/role/creative next10.html


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Goat Island Summer School


The Goat Island Summer School is an intensive collaborative performance workshop for artists from a range of disciplines. It will be held in Bristol from 6/8/01 to 24/8/01.

Contact Info:
Kyra Norman, Dance Services, tel 0117 907 1185 fax 0117 907 1186 email goatisland.school@dial.pipex.com

No Deadline

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Wales Community Fund


The Wales office of the Community Fund (formerly the National Lottery Charities Board) is holding a seminar in Cardiff on 13/7/01, which will provide information on their application and assessment process. Places are limited, so bookings should be made by interested organisations as soon as they are ready to start on their research programmes or any other relevant projects. The venue has yet to be confirmed. Contact The Community Fund, tel 08457 919191 website www.community-fund.org.uk .

Contact Info:
The Community Fund, tel 08457 919191 website www.community-fund.org.uk .

Deadline Date - 13th July 2001


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WEFO Business guide


The Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) has launched a simple guide for businesses which deals with the role of the private sector in the Objective 1 funding programme. Business Connect/Business in Focus is the first port of call for businesses seeking support, and will help them to access both European-funded programmes and the full range of other support currently available.

Contact Info:
For a hard copy of the guide Nigel Smith, Welsh European Funding Office, tel 01443 471132 email nigel.smith@wales.gsi.gov.uk . For information on Objective One www.wefo.wales.gov.uk

No Deadline

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Small Lottery grants for Obj 1


Small Lottery grants for projects which may be eligible for Objective 1 funding are now being offered by the Arts Council of Wales
Objective 1 Rapid Development Capital Funding grants - available to organisations that are planning to apply for Objective 1 funding but want to make sure that their proposal will be eligible for this. Contact Dr Kath Davies, Joint Lottery Director, Arts Council of Wales, Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3NX tel 029 2037 6500 email information@ccc-acw.org.uk website www.ccc-acw.org.uk .
Arts for All Objective 1 Fast Track Lottery grants awards of 1,000-10,000 are now available, either for the research and development of an eligible Objective 1 project or to pilot an Objective 1-funded arts initiative. Contact Richie Turner, Joint Lottery Director, Arts Council of Wales (contact details as above).


Contact Info:
see above

No Deadline


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Educational Communications and Technology Agency


The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) has launched a website dedicated to projects throughout the UK which have used ICT or other technology to support the creative process in music, arts, dance and drama. Projects can be viewed online as Flash movies and background information is available to download. There is also a growing list of useful resources. Visitors to the site are invited to submit their own contact details and/or those of their organisation.



Contact Info:
www.performingwithict.net

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BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards

Classification - Marketing

Submissions of work for the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards 2001 are invited from publishers, developers, broadcasters and practitioners working in interactive entertainment anywhere in the world. Winners receive trophies and certificates. Entry forms are available in hard copy or on the website further information on categories, terms and conditions and submission arrangements are also on the website. Deadline 31/7/01.

Contact Info:
Joy Barrett, Awards Officer - Interactive Entertainment, BAFTA, tel 020 7292 5823 email joyb@bafta.org website www.bafta.org .

Deadline Date - 31st July 2001

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Wild West Wales


Wild West Wales is a new online service covering cultural and community issues relevant to West Wales. It enables artists and community groups to share news and information, and currently offers free events and activities listings as well as free online gallery space for West Wales artists. Areas under development include MP3 streaming for musicians, video streaming, a discussion forum for cultural strategic policy issues, and an online radio station for promoting music.

Contact Info:
Harry Rogers, Wild West Wales, email harry@wildwestwales.com website www.wildwestwales.com .

No Deadline


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Comedy Writers Association

The Comedy Writers Association UK has recently relaxed its membership requirements and is now open to everyone interested in writing comedy, for TV, film, stage, radio, books, magazines, childrens literature and the greetings card market. The Association provides regular market information, training seminars, networking and general support to its members.

Contact Info:
Rob Loyd, Membership Secretary, Comedy Writers Association UK, Wisteria Cottage, Coombe Meadow, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9EZ tel 01626 833227 email loyd@justtheone.freeserve.co.uk .

No Deadline

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Dance UK

Dance UK is a national support and development organisation for dance. It campaigns on behalf of dance professionals, organises seminars, meetings and conferences, and offers services, information and advice to members. Activities include liaison with and support of professional networks, publications, insurance schemes and a dancers health and welfare improvement programme. The website includes information on training and careers in dance.

Contact Info:
Dance UK, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN tel 020 7228 4990 fax 020 7223 0074 email danceuk@easynet.co.uk website www.danceuk.org .

No Deadline

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ACW Performance Space at Eisteddfod


The Arts Council of Wales is arranging a large performance space at the next National Eisteddfod, taking place in Denbighshire in August. Performers and artists interested in staging performances there are being sought.

Contact Info:
Sian Tomos, Arts Council of Wales, 36 Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 8LA tel 01492 533440 minicom 01492 532288 fax 01492 533677.

Deadline Date - 30th July 2001

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Actornet - actors online database



Actornet is an online database of actors, designed as a free equivalent of the renowned casting directory Spotlight. Details of the actors listed can be made available to casting directors and updated at any time for no extra charge. Listings include a photograph and a web address for accessing the actors CV those who do not wish their personal details to be displayed can ask Actornet to give these details out only to interested casting directors, again free of charge. However, Actornet does not represent actors directly, as it is not an agency.

Contact Info:
Actornet, PO Box 5933, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 0XF email richard@actornet.co.uk or natalie@actornet.co.uk website www.actornet.co.uk .

No Deadline

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CPR International Summer School

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The Centre for Performance Research is running an International Summer School, consisting of a two-week programme of courses exploring the poetics of the senses. It offers the chance to experience new training methods, gain skills, explore ones creativity and devise new work. Shorter sessions are also offered for those unable to commit for the full two weeks.

Contact Info:
Centre for Performance Research, 6 Science Park, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3AH tel 01970 622133 fax 01970 622132 email cprwww@aber.ac.uk website www.thecpr.org.uk .

No Deadline

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WAI Exchange Programme



Wales Arts International, in collaboration with the Gouvernement du Quebec, is planning a 2-year exchange programme in 2002/03 and 2003/04. The organisation would be pleased to hear from any arts organisation or practitioner who has had, or is planning, links with Quebec.

Contact Info:
Nicola Morgan, Temporary International Projects Officer, Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, 9 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3NX tel 029 2037 6500 email nicola.morgan@ccc-acw.org.uk .

No Deadline

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Musicians' Union Roadshows

A series of roadshows for musicians has been launched as a collaborative venture between the Musicians' Union (MU) and the community music agency Sound Sense. The roadshows are aimed at musicians wanting to work in community music schemes, music education and outreach work in order to help others learn through music. The roadshows will provide information on various training opportunities, including practical courses and workshops, online training, academic studies and informal learning.

Contact Info:
Sue Borland, Musicians Union, tel 020 7582 5566 email sb1@musiciansunion.org.uk , or Carol Coleman, Sound Sense, tel 01449 673990

No Deadline


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Help for rural areas


The Carnegie Trust has announced a 1m programme designed to encourage community development in rural areas and villages over a 5 year period. They have also made it clear that it is looking for more applications from Wales especially under the village halls programme. The 3 major policies for the period 2001-2006 are rural community development; young people's participation in society and creativity and imagination. The grants to be awarded range from 1,000 to 30,000 and can be from one to three years. No formal application form is required.

Contact Info:
Carnegie UK Trust; Comely Park House, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7EJ; T: 01383 721445; F: 01383 620682; www.carnegietrust.org.uk

Deadline Date - 30th September 2001

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Creative Industries Workshop - Carmarthenshire

Classification - Training

Chwarae Teg will be holding a two day workshop entitled 'Creative Industries' at the Nant y Ci Centre in Carmarthen. The purpose of the workshop is to explore opportunities for self-employment within the creative field.

The workshop takes place from 9:30am - 3:00pm on 05/03/03 - 06/03/2003.

The workshops are FREE and childcare costs and carer costs are covered. A light buffet lunch provided

For further information or to reserve a place contact Chwarae Teg Enterprise Unit at Cross Hands.

Contact Info:
tel: 01269 845155

Deadline Date - 5th March 2003
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Culture 2000 - update on 2004 submissions

Classification - Funding

The focus for the next round of Culture 2000 funding has been announced. Projects centring on Cultural Heritage will be prioritised, although applications for the support of performing and visual arts and translation projects will also be accepted. All applications will need to:

* have a uniquely European focus (i.e. projects touring cultural events within the UK alone will not be eligible).

* be developed and implemented by at least 3 partner organisations from 3 different European countries (see the EUCLID website for further details on recognised partner countries)

* last for either 1 year or, in a few cases, for 2-3 years

* have a total budget of between 100-300,000 (for 1 year projects) or be seeking support for a maximum of 60% of the total project budget (for 2-3 projects). Applicants are not permitted to include expenditure on restoring premises or purchasing new equipment.

The Culture 2000 website contains the guidelines which were in effect for applying to the last call. It is expected that the European Commission will announce some changes to these guidelines for 2004 but they will remain substantially the same as for the 2003 call. If you are considering an application it is recommended to view the existing guidelines and to discuss your proposed project with EUCLID as soon as possible.

It is anticipated that the deadline for applications will be announced in March of this year.

EUCLID administer a number of online databases to assist potential applicants in their search for Culture 2000 partners including the Culture Match database at www.culturematch.info.

A series of free workshops to help potential applicants complete the Culture 2000 forms are planned for May 2003 - details will be posted in the Cultural Enterprise ebulletin when dates are confirmed.

Contact Info:
EUCLID 1st Floor, 46-48 Mount Pleasant Street, Liverpool, L3 5SD tel: 0151 709 2564 email: C2k@euclid.co.uk website: www.euclid.co.uk

No Deadline
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ELWa -Skills Development Fund 2003

Classification - Training

The Skills Development Fund is a small (0.5 million) development fund available to support sector wide collaboration to meet the skills demands of employers within Wales. The fund operates across all sectors including the Creative Industries.

The following organisations can apply:

* Trailblazer Sector Skills Councils
* Licensed Sector Skills Councils
* Transitional training organisations (i.e. former NTO's or industry recognised training providers who are seeking SSC or trailblazer status)
* Groups of employers representing a sector in Wales (applicants falling into this category are expected to prepare their applications with the support and input of their SSC)
* Bodies representing employers interests

Application forms can be downloaded from the ELWa website and requested directly from ELWa. Applications to this fund are administered by

Contact Info:
Ruth Hayton, ELWa, Linden Court, The Orchards, Ilex Close, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5DZ email: haytonr@elwa.org.uk or contact Chris Woodward at ELWa tel: 01745 538526

Deadline Date - 14th March 2003

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