ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru is a two year programme based in Wales developing practice in participatory settings, and supporting the continuing professional development of artists at different stages of their career working in participatory settings.

ArtWorks Cymru is driven by a consortium of partners made up of artists and arts organisations from across Wales:

Arts Active, Arts Alive, Artis Community, Arts Connection, Ballet Cymru, Bethan Marlow, Cofis Bach, Community Music Wales, Engage Cymru, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Forget-Me-Not Productions, Head4Arts, Literature Wales, Mess up the Mess, National Theatre Wales, Nofit State Circus, Powys Dance, PRiA Arts, Sherman Cymru, Theatr Ffynnon, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Valleys Kids, Voluntary Arts Wales, Welsh National Opera, Youth of Creative Arts.

The programme is funded by Arts Council of Wales and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Location: Wales
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2019

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Quality in participatory projects

At ArtWorks Cymru we've been talking for a while about the quality of the work we do and how we make good work even better.Over the last three years there has been a lot of research around ensuring…Continue

Tags: youth, community, participatory, practice, quality

Started by Rhian Hutchings Dec 15, 2014.

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Comment by Claire Louise Prosser on August 14, 2015 at 6:05

Call out to participants to be part of performance workshop/research about coexistence..

We are human beings. A species of mammal on this earth. We have primitive needs and requirements to survive. We coexist.  What do these things mean in the modern day? What are human relationships built on?

I am really excited to be developing some workshops, sessions, actions that is part of some research of mine into new ways of working as an artist, producer, collaborator, human being. I am looking into creative collaboration around themes of needs, cooperation and coexistence. Much of my work previously has always been about navigating a space, about our relationship to our environment and paying attention to human behaviours or movements. I am treating this workshop as hopefully one of many experimental processes.

Without going into too much detail yet, the workshop will involve working together, moving together, leaning on each other, writing together, speaking and not speaking, eating together and being silent.

This will happen…

On: Sunday 30th August 2015

We will: Arrive at 10.30am for an 11am start

At: Wales Millennium Centre, Preseli Room.

An will cost: nothing (thank you WMC!)


The first workshop will be responding to an interview that I saw on television recently. A man was holding a bird of prey. The largest of three sea eagles on earth. The interviewer asked what their relationship is built from. He answered with three elements. Trust. Food and Routine. We will explore these three things. It may take us one day to (un)cover one of these things. It may take us 30 minutes for each. What I know is the starting point, the content is up to us all when we are together.


Please could you confirm your attendance by Sunday 23rd August. If you are unable to attend please let me know if you would like to be included in future updates of this project.

Claire Prosser

Comment by Yvonne Murphy on July 7, 2015 at 1:58

OMIDAZE SUMMER SCHOOLS - I am giving away SIX FREE PLACES on this year's Summer Schools and I need help to reach young people in receipt of Free School Meals wh...o will benefit from the experience. The deadline for scholarship applications is this Friday 10th July. All Summer Schools are in Penarth & Cardiff. Please circulate to teacher friends and parents and young people. details of courses below. There are two Full Scholarships for each course. Anyone interested (for both scholarships & paid places) needs to email me y.murphy1@ntlworld for an application form.

Thanks for your help FB!

THE SHAKESPEARE SUMMER SCHOOL for 7 - 11 year olds & THE YOUNG ACTORS SUMMER SCHOOL for 12 - 15 year olds.

Course dates:
20th - 24th July Albert Road Methodist Church, Penarth (Shakespeare for 7 - 11 year olds)
27th - 31st July Stanwell School, Penarth (Young Actors for 12 - 15 year olds)
3rd - 7th August In Association with Chapter Arts Centre

The Shakespeare Summer School & The Young Actors Summer School are one week courses, Monday to Friday
9.30am - 3.30pm

Cost per student £100.00 (£180 for two siblings)

Full Scholarship places available to young people in receipt of Free School Meals.

The Shakespeare Summer is an interactive, fun and physical introductions to the world of Shakespeare. We feel passionately about providing access to and ownership of Shakespeare through an exciting and totally interactive approach. We do not rehearse a production so no former knowledge or experience of Drama or Shakespeare is required.

The Young Actors Summer School for 12 - 15 year olds is a chance for budding actors to work with a professional theatre director on contemporary & classic texts, monologues, stage craft, audition technique & physical theatre.

Contact Yvonne on 07949 626538 for further information and an application form


……“A great introduction to Shakespeare…Educational and Fun……As a parent I was impressed with how much they learnt….Excellent –professional and experienced….Brilliant! I didn't realise Shakespeare was going to be so good.”

‘‘My daughter has come home every evening enthused by what she has done and Shakespeare! We think this has been a very positive introduction to Shakespeare and also an enjoyable, fun learning environment"


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