Location: EUROPE-WIDEPROJECTIsaac is leading a team of academics and researchers in collating appropriate items and artefacts for the RomArchive.RomArchive is devised as an international digital archive for art of the Roma – a constantly growing collection of art of all types, complemented by historical…See More
INVITATION TO Gypsy, Roma & Traveller History Month 2017St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH Tuesday 27th June 2017 – 10.30am – 4pm SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT: Challenge your opinions, indulge in the culture and share in the activities that demonstrate a rich cultural heritage within Wales. It’s free to adults…See More
Art Central Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RWExhibition Launch 3pm 1st April 2017Artur Conka’s Rarebit please! & Billy Kerry’s All Fur-CoatAn Arts Council of Wales funded project gets the green lightThe Romani Cultural & Arts Company proudly invites you to meet the artists…See More
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome delegates on Monday 24th April 2017 to a stimulating training session named “On the Road Again?” Gypsies, Roma, Travellers accommodation’. The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique - a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller-led organisation that develops the…See More
Romani Arts and GEMS working with BBC Cymru Fyw, BBC Children in Need asked some of it’s Welsh grantees to use smartphones, ipads and DSLR cameras to create videos of themselves preparing a simple, healthy(ish) meal, and have a laugh at the same time!Many young people across the UK face challenges when it comes to the difficult…See More
Delivered through the medium of EnglishTaliesin Arts CentreSwansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZFriday 20 January 2017 - 10am - 2pmThe Romani Cultural & Arts Company is pleased to announce the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium II. The event, hosted by Taliesin Arts Centre, will…See More
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome delegates on Wednesday 16th November 2016 to a stimulating training session named “On the Road Again?” Gypsies, Roma, Travellers accommodation’. The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique - a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller-led organisation that develops the…See More
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is pleased to announce that it has received a Santander Community Plus Grant of £5000. All our funds are directed into projects that are community led. By Gypsies & Travellers, with Gypsies & Travellers, for Gypsies & Travellers!This funding will now be used to target support to the…See More
Chris Lee will once again be representing the Romani Cultural & Arts Company at the second International Roma LGBTIQ Conference to be held in Prague on the 11th and 12th August, 2016. Chris will also be attending the Prague Pride Parade on Saturday 13th August.The historic first International Roma LGBTIQ Conference in 2015…See More
In 2016, The Romani Cultural & Arts Company based in Cardiff, Wales, was very grateful to receive a £5000 grant to commission research and consultation into the opinions and aspirations of Gypsies and Travellers relating to the education provision on offer to their community’s children and young people.We are pleased…See More
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome delegates on Wednesday 20th July 2016 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff to a stimulating training session focused on practical steps to working with Roma communities.Training delivered by Roma, about RomaGeneral InformationThe Romani Cultural Arts Co. is the…See More
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is excited by the recent £49,800 grant provided by The Heritage Lottery Fund.The money will pay for our experienced Community Champions from the Gypsy and Traveller communities to carry out extensive fieldwork across South East, South West & Mid Wales. The work will see the gathering of…See More
Isaac Blake - Director - Romani Cultural & Arts Company, Cardiff
A little more about me:
Born a Romani Gypsy, Isaac Blake is a professional choreographer and Artistic Director of the Romani Cultural and Arts Company, which is currently funded by the BBC Children in Need, Big Lottery, Cardiff City Council and Newport City Council. In 2000 he received a scholarship to attend a 3 year undergraduate Dance Theatre Course at Laban in London. While at LABAN, Isaac worked with numerous artists and companies including Adventures in Motions Pictures (AMP), DV8 and Rambert.
Since graduating from LABAN, Isaac has furthered his studies in New York and has choreographed performances at the Wales Millennium Centre and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Utilising the skills as an Artistic Director Isaac Blake has raised the necessary funds to take arts development onto both Gypsy / Traveller sites and gadjo (non-Gypsy) communities across Wales. This project is close to his heart knowing how artistically barren these sites can be. But using arts Isaac has found a way to engage with children and young people.
Projects I’m working on:
The Romani Cultural and Arts Company has instigated a wide variety of exciting and innovative projects for both the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller community and the Gorjer (non-Traveller) community.
All of our projects are designed to enhance awareness and improve cultural understanding through the Arts.