Opportunities & Events

Connect & Flourish Freelance Creatives

Location: Conwy


We are looking for innovative Creatives from Welsh speaking and ethnically diverse and minority communities to help us deliver our Arts Council Wales funded Cysylltu a
Ffynnu/Connect & Flourish project between Conwy County Borough Council, Menter Iaith Conwy, Race Council Cymru & Venue Cymru.


To be a Creative for this project you could be a: costume designer, musician, performer, circus artist, lighting designer, graphic designer, illustrator, digital artist,
dancer, sculptor, crafter, potter, maker etc…we don’t want to be prescriptive about your creativity.

Our project aims to develop Conwy's art sector. To reflect the rich diversity of life in Wales and ensure that access to, engaging in, creating, experiencing and building a
career in the arts is accessible to anyone. We have a specific focus on reaching and connecting with new participants and potential audiences, from Welsh speaking and
ethnically diverse communities.  We don't know what will be created; the process of discovery with you and the
communities is what makes this project so valuable to us.

What are we looking for?

This is flexible – we want to find creatives that are interested in working with people to develop ideas and projects. A co-creation between us and communities that are
currently underserved by the arts opportunities available to them. To do this we need creatives who can come in to the project with an open mind about what activities might be like, who they might be for and who might lead them. Individuals who can adapt their practice to the ideas, needs of the community and think outside of the box are of particular interest to us. You must be committed to challenging “the way things are done” and open to your own learning and development throughout the programme.

You might not have experience of delivering activities in communities but you must be passionate about your community having more arts experiences. You relish the
opportunity to share your skills with others. We can support you to take the next step in developing your creativity in new ways.

How to Apply

Meet, Greet & Share

If you are a Creative who is from an Ethnic Minority or / and a Welsh speaker interested in being part of our project join us for a meet, greet and share.
Take a tour of Venue Cymru, share your ideas about diversity in Conwy’s Arts sector and meet the team you’d be working with on the project. In recognition of your time, you will receive £20 when you book using the link and come to the event. 27th June 6pm – 8pm Venue Cymru Cafe

Click on the link to book

If you are not able to attend the Meet, Greet & Share your application will still be considered but we are encouraging as many people as possible to attend.

To Apply

Tell us why you’re excited about being a part of this project and share with us 2 of your work highlights via email or a short 3-minute video. Send to Helen and Vickie, we welcome communication in Welsh or English.:

helen.e.davies@venuecymru.co.uk  & info@pigtown-theatre.co.uk 


We would love to hear from you as soon as possible and by midday Monday 24th June 2024 at the latest. We envisage the activity happening between July and December 2024 (this may be extended)

What are we offering you?

Fee: £300/day per day if we end up working together, up to a maximum of 23 days
Flexibility:  We’re flexible about when work takes place in communities; we want to make this opportunity accessible for everyone.

Support: This is an opportunity for everyone to learn from the process. We hope to learn from you and in return offer you Race Equality Training, Welsh Language
Awareness Training, Self-development and Creative workshop training. If you are not already a Welsh speaker or learning Welsh, we will require a commitment to learn
some basic Creative Welsh communication.

Who can apply?
We are looking for four creative people who are from Welsh speaking and/or ethnically diverse communities.
You must be eligible to work in the UK. If you are not already registered as a self-employed freelancer, we can provide guidance to help with that process. It is
essential that you are, or become, registered for this role and will be responsible for your own Tax and National Insurance.

You will need access to a car and have a full driving licence as you might be requiredto work in rural locations where there is little or no public transport.  Any contract agreement is subject to a DBS check.