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UNIT(e) 2016

13 January - 19 March 2016

For UNIT(e) 2016 g39 will host thirteen artists and curators in an intense ten-week period of production and experimentation. From an open call we invited artists to locate their practice in g39ís modular units alongside a peer group. During UNIT(e) the artists will test ideas, produce new work and experiment in the context of a critical and supportive studio community.

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23 October 2015
Literature Wales invites Wales-based literary practitioners and artists to create and deliver a Roald Dahl-inspired creative workshop series comprising 6-8 sessions. Writers, artists, illustrators, film-makers, musicians and any other arts practitioners are welcome to apply
The deadline for applications is 30 October 2015.
17 October 2015
Initiated by a-n and CVAN, with contributions from Scottish Artists Union, Engage and other key organisations, the visual arts sector has made a joint submission to the Treasury Spending Review outlining a number of key recommendations to help better support the sector.


Cardiff Arts Cuts

This video is about Cardiff Arts Cuts

Posted by Iwan Brioc on Sunday, January 31, 2016

Arts and culture are facing a potential funding crisis and we would like to raise our voice.

Culture makes life worth living. And Cardiff a city worth living in. Cardiff Council want to cut £700,000 from the arts budget. Which threatens the future of culture in the city.

As Europe's youngest capital city, Cardiff enjoys national arts organisations and institutions including two symphony orchestras, the National Museum, the Welsh National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, National Theatre Wales, National Dance Company Wales, St David's Hall; and high profile events such as Artes Mundi, Cardiff Singer of the World, and Cardiff Contemporary. Not to mention countless grassroots and community arts projects.

This kind of activity keeps the city alive, and demonstrates how much it values creativity. It provides rich ground for new ideas and innovation, grassroots engagement and renewal. This is what attracts both people and investment. Where would a city be without this?

Our burgeoning reputation for arts and culture, built over many years, impacts on education, social services, employment, community cohesion, criminal justice, tourism, refugee agencies, youth services, the third age, library services and more.

Culture is all around us from the moment we wake to the moment we sleep. If the next generation of designers, makers, musicians, artists, writers, actors, dancers are placed in an environment that does not encourage them, what kind of Cardiff will we live in? Wales prides itself on its cultural heritage. We need to ensure that our future heritage is as strong.

Join us on Saturday 6th outside the National Museum to call upon the Council to cancel arts cuts and to celebrate Cardiff WITH culture. Bring your banners, signs, instruments, energy.

We will end outside the Central Library.

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Cardiff without culture?

Today (Tuesday 5 January) a group of artists, arts professionals and organisations met in response to Cardiff's proposed budget for 2016-17. The reason for the meeting is that some of the budget proposals, if taken forward, will have a profound and lasting impact on Cardiff as a city. To make ends meet Cardiff Council are having to make difficult decisions about the services they provide, including withdrawing over £700,000 currently spent annually on arts and culture. But we fear that the Council does not understand the true extent of the damage to the city if it loses the breadth of cultural experience that we're presently set to lose.

We as a sector know and understand the effect of arts and culture - we live and breathe it, we experience it daily and we see how it positively impacts on other people's lives. And there is a lot of hard evidence that demonstrates the economic and health benefits of a vibrant culture on a city and its populace. And while the Council seem to have understood and supported this view for the last decade, we are concerned that they don't fully appreciate just how much their funding actually benefits the city. They see it as an opportunity to make a small saving, while failing to understand the real value of their support and the extent of the consequent losses if the Council withdraw their funding of the arts.

Try to picture a Cardiff without arts and culture. As a sector, we need you to tell the Council how much their funding benefits the city, and how your views of Cardiff would change were it not the vibrant, lively cultural city that it is.

You can contribute your experience of Cardiff as a cultural city and what you believe is at stake to Cardiff Council's budget consultation by the end of next Monday 11 January. A digest including ways to contribute, a summary of the proposals and a clear set of messages can be found on the link below.

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