Sep 28 2020 - Posted by Yvonne

The World Has Changed Response#1

The World Has Changed Response#1

September 28, 2020


Scroll down for names & bios of all successful pilot applicants.


A Remote Thinking, Learning & Development Pilot Programme for Freelancers in the Live Performance Sector in Wales

Who is it for?

This pilot programme is for freelancers working in the live performance sector in Wales who intend to continue, or begin, creating and producing their own work in the future. It is a paid opportunity to develop your learning and expertise, be mentored and for freelancers to engage in dialogue with core funded organisations.

This programme is for those who believe they would benefit from knowledge and skills sharing AND who are keen to join others in thinking about how freelancers could/should be part of the thinking, programming and strategy of organisations and the wider sector going forward.

All freelancers who take part will be paid to invest the time in their own learning, development, upskilling and thinking.

We welcome applications from those who have just graduated to those who have had a long career in the arts and cultural sector.

We want to hear from freelancers who seek learning and development opportunities to progress on their self-producing/creating journey and want to be part of wider sector thinking and for whom the lack of access to sharing of knowledge, skills and experience within the sector has been/ is a barrier.

What is the fee?

This pilot has funding for an initial 16 freelancers.

All 16 freelancers will be paid a day’s fee of £250 for eight hours of their time.

When is it?

The time will be broken up into one and two hour slots and conducted remotely over zoom from 3rd November – 8th December 2020.

How accessible will it be?

An access budget is available for disabled/Deaf freelancers.

A Welsh/English simultaneous translation service will be available.

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss your disability/Deaf access requirements

How will people be selected?

This programme is specifically targeted at Freelancers who can demonstrate they meet ALL the following criteria:

  • You work in the live performance sector in Wales
  • You have past and/or future plans to create and produce your own and/or others work within the live performance sector in Wales
  • You can explain how this programme could support and enable those plans
  • You have identified knowledge and skills gaps which this programme could help address
  • You have met barriers previously to investing in your own learning, development, upskilling and thinking.
  • You have a strong desire to join others in thinking about how freelancers could/should be part of the thinking, programming and strategy of organisations and the wider sector going forward.
  • You live and work in any region of Wales
  • You are available for all the specified dates below
  • You are registered as self-employed

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from freelancers who

  • were unsuccessful or who did not feel able to apply for Arts Council of Wales Individual Stabilisation Funding
  • identify as having protected characteristics/from group(s) currently under-represented in the sector. This includes freelancers who identify as black and non-black people of colour, disabled, working class and female.

This programme is specifically created for self-producing freelancers and freelancers running small project funded organisations in the live performance sector. You may be a director, designer, performer, technician, stage manager, producer, musician or all or more. You may have already made your own work. You may just be about to begin. You may have been running a project funded company for years or just be getting together with other freelancers to create a collective or organisation.

Nb.This is not a top-down programme. A key feature of the programme is shared learning and an open two-way dialogue between the freelance participants and those salaried professionals gifting their time. There is also space for the programme to respond and be shaped to meet the needs of the freelance participants


  1. Welcome and introductory session (1 hour)
  2. Choice of one four hour blocks. All participants get to choose four modules from a menu of topics. See below.
  3. Final two hour deep thinking session exploring together how freelancers could/should contribute to the thinking, programming and strategy of organisations and the wider sector going forward.
  4. Mentoring (1 hour). Every freelance participant will be matched with a mentor of their choosing from the list of supporting partners and will agree a mutually suitable time for a one hour mentoring session before December 18.


Everything I know/I wish someone had told me about….

  1. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY – Where is it and how do we get it? -Fundraising, Project Funding, Grant Application Writing, Trusts & Charitable Foundations, Crowd Funding, Match Funding, In-Kind Funding, Arts Councils, Funding sources in Wales & beyond, Commercial Models.
  2. PRODUCING – venue producers, producing companies, self-producing, budgets (setting and managing), legal stuff, risk, insurance, contracts, contingencies, catastrophes & when things go wrong as well as right
  3. BUSINESS STRUCTURES & MANAGEMENT – What is the difference between a Managing Director, CEO, Artistic Director, Executive Director? Which business model is right for me? Charitable status. Tax Returns. Legal Responsibilities. Governance. Planning. Resilience. Policies
  4. NETWORKING & INFLUENCING Plugging into networks in Wales or not? Getting inside the tent to grow it or rebuild it from the ground up. Restart, Reset, Rethink, Revolt?
  5. COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS– seeking partners within and beyond the cultural sector. Unlikely alliances. Co-producing. Intellectual Property.
  6. ACCESS, INCLUSION & EQUALITY – Best Practice. Audio description. Captioning. Integrated access models. Interpretation and Translation. From policy to practice.
  7. To be decided – to meet the specific needs of the cohort
  8. To be decided – to meet the specific needs of the cohort



MON 9 NOV       5-6pm Welcome and introductory session

TUES 10 NOV     4-5pm  ACCESS           



5.30-6.30pm PRODUCING



TUES 1 DEC        4-5pm  & 5.30-6.30pm

To be decided – to meet the specific needs of the cohort

TUES 8 DEC        4-6pm Shared Thinking Session  – Everyone

Plus a one hour mentoring session during or after the programme



Yvonne Murphy, a freelancer theatre director, producer and consultant ( ) in consulation with other freelancers, individuals and organisations, has used an individual Arts Council of Wales stabilisation grant to create this programme and pay for access costs and sixteen freelancers time.  The programme has been made possible with the support of Arts Council of Wales and partners (individuals and organisations) across the live performance sector giving their time for free.

Partners including Arts Council of Wales will help select the freelance participants based on the criteria above.

The plan is to shape and share this initial programme and the subsequent feedback and learning in the form of a prototype framework or example of best practice of systematic knowledge and skills sharing in the sector. This prototype will include paying freelancers to upskill AND look at how freelancers could/should contribute to the thinking, programming and strategy of organisations and the wider sector going forward.



Please answer all the following questions in any order in one of the formats described below

  • Tell us about you and your work in the live performance sector in Wales
  • What are your past and/or future plans to create and produce your own and/or others work?
  • Why do you want to take part in this programme,  how will it help?
  • Why do you want to join others in thinking about how freelancers could/should be part of the thinking, programming and strategy of organisations and the wider sector going forward?
  • What part(s) of Wales do you live and work in?
  • Are you available for all the specified dates?
  • Did you apply for Arts Council of Wales Stabilisation Funding and if so were you successful? If you didn’t apply could you tell us why?
  • Do you identify as having protected characteristics and/or as being from a group(s) which you believe is currently under-represented in the sector? Please give details.

Responses can be in submitted in English, Welsh or BSL in written or recorded audio or video formats via WeTransfer.

Written responses 1500 words max (a lot less is fine by us!)

Audio/Video responses 7 minute limit.

Please email

  • your answers to the questions above
  • your CV
  • confirmation of your availability for all the above dates
  • information on access & language requirements
  • permission for us to keep your contact details for future programme developments

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with to discuss any disability/Deaf access requirements that are needed in order to take on the work before applying please email the same address above

Deadline midnight Monday 26 October 2020

Successful Applicants will be notified by Monday 2 November 2020.


Named partners and mentors to date are:

Tom Bevan                   Assistant Producer Theatr Clwyd

Liara Barussi                Artistic Director Jukebox Collective

Michael Carklin          Academic Subject Manager for Drama, Dance Drama and Performance University of South Wales

Michelle Carwardine-Palmer  Executive Director Kneehigh

Simon Coates             Director Taliesin Arts Centre

Lisa Davies                  CEO Tanio

Elise Davison.             Artistic Director & Joint CEO Taking Flight

Michael Garvey          Executive Coach & Consultant. Previously Director of  BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

Matthew Gough         Course Leader Dance University of South Wales

Sarah Horner              CEO Hijinx Theatre

Beth House                  Development Director & Joint CEO  Taking Flight

Rhian Hutchings        CEO Anthem Music Fund Wales

Paul Keynes                CEO National Dance Company Wales

Louise Miles-Payne   Director Creu Cymru

Lis McLean                 CEO/Prif Weithredwraig Menter Iaith Merthyr Tudful, Canolfan a Theatr Soar

Catherine Paskell       Artistic Director Dirty Protest

Rachel Pedley             Founder & Director Avant

Karen Pimbley            Head of Arts Management Programme RWCMD

Kate Strudwick           Creative Director Head4Arts

Geinor Styles               Artistic Director Theatr Na Nog

Leonora Thomson     Freelance (Barbican & NTW) Previously Managing Director of WNO

Yvette Vaughan-Jones   Freelance Consultant and Chair WNO formerly CEO Visiting Arts

Alison Woods             Executive Director NoFitState Circus

If you are a core funded company or salaried colleague not named above and would like to offer your support pro bono to future programmes please get in touch




Eifion Ap Cadno is a Welsh actor, deviser, writer, director and producer currently based in Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf. He has worked with numerous theatre companies in the UK and internationally.

Eifion founded Milk and Blood Theatre in 2018 to create bold, risk-taking work that inspires and empowers its audiences. Their critically-acclaimed, award-winning debut show The Dip is a psychedelic gig-comedy that playfully explores what it means to question our sexuality. Their puppet-making workshop The Imaginarium was originally aimed at children but adults enjoy it just as much.

As part of their two-week residency at the Space in February 2021, Eifion will co-produce and co-devise a new play which explores technology and social media and how they impact society and young people’s health and identity.

Eifion is in the early stages of planning a festival for A Welsh Punk Theatre Movement.


Yasmin Begum is a Welsh-Pakistani 20-something writer, activist and creative practitioner based in her home city of Cardiff, Wales. She is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has a deep interest in post-colonialism, grassroots community engagement, the Welsh language, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in Wales and beyond.

She has worked as a Programmer with Wales Millennium Centre, as a freelance creative practitioner with WOW Film Club, Gal-Dem, Hansh, Ffilm Cymru Wales and gentle/radical, along with other organisations.

In 2019, Yasmin “live tweeted” the 1919 Cardiff Race Riots on their centenary to highlight hidden narratives and histories of people of colour in Britain, which was later archived as a historically significant document in the National Archive of Wales.

Yasmin currently works with The Other Room Theatre as a Community Engagement Officer and with British Film Institute as a Youth Consultant.

Chloë Clarke

Chloë Clarke is an Audio Description Consultant, Actor/Musician and Director based in Cardiff (UK) where she co-founded Elbow Room Theatre Company in 2017.  Trained at the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts, Clarke is a two-time winner of Unlimited Commissions to further her study and practice of creative access in theatre, culminating in a 2018 tour of her production The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly? and the development of her own unique style of integrated audio description that she calls ‘stealth AD’. This has been integrated into original published texts such as Charley Miles’ There Are No Beginnings, originally performed at Leeds Playhouse in 2019.  In 2020, she published a guide to developing visually impaired audiences, which you can read here. She subsequently founded Audio Description South Wales as an agency for describers and consultants.

Among others, she has performed and/or consulted with: Leeds Playhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Chapter Arts, Manchester Royal Exchange, Graeae Theatre Company, Sherman Cymru, Deaf and Hearing Ensemble, Wales Millennium Centre and Warner Bros. Entertainment.


Emma Daman Thomas is multi-disciplinary artist based in rural Mid Wales. She is a founding member of collaborative experimental pop band Islet. Formed in 2009, Islet quickly became known for their explosive instrument-switching live performances, playing on stages from Europe to South Korea. Their third full length album ‘Eyelet’ was released on Fire Records in March 2020, was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize and won the God Is In The TV ‘Neutron Prize’.

Emma is a Keychange 2020 participant, one of 74 woman from 12 different countries selected for the development programme. Current music and sound projects include commissions of new work for Tŷ Cerdd CoDi Experimental and Lucy Rivers’ ‘Borderlands’ Pentabus production. Plus sound work with artist Freya Dooley and new music collaborations supported by Keychange EU. She also creates artwork for music and her visual practice runs alongside and into her music, sound and performance work.


I am visually impaired. I work as a freelance access consultant and also deliver visual awareness training. My company Blindspot Consultancy facilitates the provision of the same experience at the theatre for a blind or visually impaired person as a sighted person.
I am passionate to work with venues and producing companies as a critical friend to make sure blind and visually impaired people are included in this important part of culture. For venues I support staff and volunteers in how to guide and engage with a blind or vi customer as I work with the venue to look at physical and attitudinal barriers. I will also work with them to increase their knowledge in marketing, such as their websites and social media pages.
I also work with producing companies if brought in at an early stage I can work with the writer to integrate audio description into the piece, or then in the late stage development I can work with the team in rehearsals to integrate description .


Lucy is a freelance dancer from RCT. She previously trained at NSCD and toured works by Joss Arnott and Sharon Watson with Emergence – postgraduate company of University of Salford.

Lucy has worked with Ransack Dance Company for their R&D of ‘murmur’ and with National Dance Company Wales for Laboratori. She also was a dancer for Phoenix Dance Theatre’s CC Lab.

Alongside dancing, Lucy has a keen interest in creating Screendance and has had her film shown at Leeds Light Night at Yorkshire Dance


I’m a theatre maker, writer and performer who’s been collaborating and creating solo work for 6 years. I’ve worked with diverse companies including Hijinx Theatre, Tin Shed Theatre and Sherman Theatre. I’ve toured across the UK and internationally. I’ve made work for all audiences, mostly creating work that takes place outside traditional theatrical spaces. I have training in Drama & Performance making, English literature and clowning. My work uses wild audience interaction to enhance storytelling through which I create grungy, dangerous, bouffon-inspired work.

I’ve become interested in how livestreaming and the internet can be used to allow audiences to experience stories in new ways. I’ve been livestreaming a show “Don’t Play With Dead Things” that’s been exploring this during lockdown, inspired by sadistic adventure game books. .


Krystal S. Lowe is a Bermuda-born, Wales-based dancer, choreographer, and writer with an extensive career performing and touring with Ballet Cymru throughout the United Kingdom, China and Bermuda, with Citrus Arts circus company and Ransack Dance Company. Krystal is associate lecturer at the University of South Wales and Artistic Director of Kokoro Arts Ltd.

Her choreographic practice focuses on fusing her writing with her movement practice to create dance theatre works for stage, in public spaces, and for screen.

Krystal has written, choreographed, and performed: Whimsy – her dance theatre work for family audiences – commissioned by Articulture Wales and Rewild – a dance on screen commissioned by Green Man Trust. And her screen dance film Daughters of the Sea – directed, written, and choreographed by Krystal – was commissioned by Ffilm Cymru in partnership with BBC Cymru, BBC Arts, and Arts Council Wales.


Hannah is an emerging Creative from the Rhondda valley. She is a writer and performing wanting to make work for working class audiences and artists! She is passionate about keeping theatre in RCT and creating opportunities for the people of the Rhondda!

She has experience within youth arts and this is something else she cares deeply about, as she is currently working within a residential children’s home and working through drama with vulnerable young people.

She wants to learn more about how to produce her own work, make it accessible and diverse!


Rufus Mufasa is a pioneering participatory artist, literary activist, poet, rapper,singer songwriter, theater maker, and last but not least, Mother. From Barbican Fellow to the first Future Generations Act Poet in Residence, Rufus also works internationally, securing literary residencies from Hay Literature Festival to Sweden, Finland, Indonesian, and most recently Zimbabwe, but always returns to People Speak Up in Llanelli, Wales, promoting hip hop education, performance poetry  and intergenerational development. A Hull ’19 artist in conjunction with BBC Contains Strong Language, her full poetry collection titled Flashbacks and Flowers, drops this year with Indigo Dreams, and  a second solo album is due in 2021. Rufus’ work explores motherhood, the spirituality of ancestry, class, climate chaos, and transgenerational/trapped trauma.


After  studying  sculpture and installation/ creative writing at Bath Spa  by a matter of superb consequence or fate I came to start working and training with Tony Gee of Movable feast.  Tony, a master in the art of collective creative exploration set the bar high in how the create the space for others to create.

I went on to study at the London school of puppetry and very luckily with  Augusto  Boal.  I toured Europe with Los Kaos in the tribe. I toured Russia and Siberia with Clogless Lobster. The Leonardo da Vinci scheme supported me to work for Spanish puppet company,  El buho, Seville and from there I went on to work for 5 years as an actress/puppeteer for Theatre in education company, Ipa, Barcelona.  There I trained with master puppeteer Jordi Bertran  and storyteller Numercia Rojas.

On returning to Wales I  set up my own company Pypedau Vagabondi Puppets and have made shows, parades and workshops in all kinds of wonderful places from  for  from being  storyteller in residence at an archeological dig at Bryn Celli Ddu to being puppet choreographer for Festive Roads giant puppet show in Milton Keynes.  From making emotional treasure maps with a school in Aberdare to facilitating creative grief workshops in  Machynlleth to travelling through space and time in a homemade Tardis in Wrexham.

I was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder, Narcolepsy in 2014 which has presented its barriers and provided its own unique blessings.


Katherine Rees is an up and coming creative in the performance industry, focusing on creating change for the better. She is a singer, producer, director and the founder and CEO/CMD of Be Extra – Wellbeing For The Arts CIC. She is also a founding member and the Vice-President for The National Student Opera Society and an ambassador for The F-List (founded by Vick Bain). In her spare time she also partakes in many working groups looking to create change mainly in opera. She recently won ‘Best Event’ in Exeter for her production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, assisted the debut of a new opera and has recently come back from directing in Shanghai. In her own work she likes to explore music-drama, immersive theatre and comedy.


Nye Russell-Thompson is an award winning contemporary theatre maker working in the world-celebrated British disability arts.

His alias StammerMouth was born out of the necessity for people to understand how it feels to have a speech impediment, exposing audiences to self-destructive humour, a DIY aesthetic, and really uncomfortable audience participation.

StammerMouth’s award-winning JUST A FEW WORDS tours internationally, incorporating British Sign Language, Speech-to-Text and Audio Description seamlessly AND awkwardly – an impressive feat.

Forging an artistic continuum of stark minimalism and terrible opportunistic puns, Nye creates work with other freelance professionals to discuss what is difficult to talk about, and provide opportunities for those in need.


Kyle is a working class actor from the Rhondda Valley, South Wales. He grew up in a single parent household on council estates and started his journey in the creative industry writing poetry about the things he was faced with as a youngster in this environment. He loves working on new contemporary writing and giving stories a raw representation. Kyle is passionate about diversity within the arts, especially working class voices and he wants to make sure they’re heard in the industry and that no one feels like an impostor. He wants to give the industry a truthful insight into what it’s like to be from a lower social background. Kyle is also a co-founder of Off Ya Trolley Productions, who want to champion the voices of working class artists and communities.


Naz is a Creative Director of Ziba Creative and a freelance visual artist and practitioner and qualified teacher in design and technology. With 20 years of experience working in community and education settings across a range of visual art disciplines. Also an Arts Award adviser, Facilitator for the Night Out Project, Arts Council of Wales, visiting art tutor at Llantarnam , Criw Celf and The Riverfront and Creative Agent and Practitioner for the Lead Creative Schools Scheme. Naz works as a community engagement officer with theatres and projects to support the arts in the heart of the community. Her passion lies in the power of the arts to connect, empower individuals, communities and cultures, bringing a sense of belonging. How art can transform the perception of yourself and others, promoting wellbeing and mindfulness. Naz is currently developing a community project ‘Lost Connections’ and Art Clwb online to support creativity at home. Working with others and building their confidence to develop creative skills is a driving force of her practice. “I love seeing the joy being ‘allowed’ to create can bring to someone’s day!


Sita is a multi-disciplinary artist working across television, film and theatre. Theatre as Director: Under the Mask (Oxford Playhouse and Tamasha), Vixen by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Damsel Productions), The Edelweiss Pirates (Mountview), Queer Tales (National Theatre Wales), We Are Shadows: Brick Lane (Tamasha), The Rose and the Bulbul (Stockwood Park, Horniman and Geffrye Museums). Sita leads Tamasha’s Directors Programme. As Staff Director: Top Girls (National Theatre). As Associate: The Glee Club (Out of Joint, Kiln, Cast), Bitched (Tristan Bates); Zigger Zagger (Wilton’s Musical Hall). As Assistant Director: Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Pity (Royal Court); Mass (Southbank Centre); Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour). Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also a presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Sita is a trustee of Young Vic, Emergency Exit Arts and is on the advisory boards of Refugee Week and Movement Directors’ Association. Twitter: @sitathomas5.



Canadian born Jana Holesworth began her formal studies at the University of Lethbridge, where she obtained both a Bachelor of Arts (with a major in English and a minor in French) and a Bachelor of Music. After the completion of her undergraduate degrees, Jana moved to Cardiff, Wales to attend The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she completed her Masters of Music (in vocal performance) in 2015 under the tutelage of Gail Pearson. Since finishing her studies Jana, now studying with renowned soprano Nuccia Focile, has worked for some of the UK’s leading opera companies, performing chorus and roles for companies including Mid Wales Opera (Chorus, Eugene Onegin; Countess, The Marriage of Figaro), Iford Opera (2019 New Generation Young Artist) and West Green House Opera (La Zia, Madama Butterfly; The Queen of Eldorado, Candide; Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus). In addition to performing, Jana frequently works as a producer, director and arts administrator for various Cardiff based organizations, bringing opera and music to community members of all ages (Opera in Situ; Welsh Youth Performance Academy). She is Co-Artistic Director and Producer for Opera’r Ddraig, a female-led, non-profit opera company which aims to provide innovative opera and create opportunities for emerging creatives, particularly creatives currently underrepresented in the opera sector. Opera’r Ddraig are currently creating a digital production of Robert Fokkens’ new operatic monodrama Bhekizizwe, due to premier as part of Festival of Voice in early 2021.


Polly Preston grew up and lives in Pembrokeshire and was a member of the Torch Theatre youth theatre programme. She went on to study Character Creation and Technical Effects at the university of Hertfordshire and followed that with an MA in Performance Costume at Edinburgh College of art.

Polly is part of a theatre company called Fire Donkey Productions based in Pembrokeshire that tour around the UK. They write and perform comedy theatre, as well as other on-going projects, such as the St. David’s comedy walking tour and Monk Spotting. She also has the task of making all of the costumes and props for their various shows. As a company they have performed numerous times at the Edinburgh Fringe, won awards and even managed to perform at the Stockholm Fringe Festival in 2016.

In-between performance, Polly enjoys making all sorts of things. Most recently, pants. She has a dog, unfortunately called Boris who has written an album of dog based music. Polly is aspiring to get more comedy and arts into her rural Welsh county, and one day hopes to have an annual ‘fringe’ festival. She is currently part of comedy collective Unpronounceable Comedy, performing monthly in Pembrokeshire.




Rhaglen Beilot Meddwl o Bell a Dysgu a Datblygu ar gyfer Gweithwyr Llawrydd yn y Sector Perfformio Byw yng Nghymru

Beth yw e?

Mae’r rhaglen beilot hon ar gyfer gweithwyr llawrydd sy’n gweithio yn y sector perfformio byw yng Nghymru sy’n bwriadu parhau, neu ddechrau, creu a chynhyrchu eu gwaith eu hunain yn y dyfodol. Mae’n gyfle â thâl i ddatblygu’ch dysgu a’ch arbenigedd, i gael eich mentora ac i weithwyr llawrydd gyfathrebu gyda sefydliadau â chyllid craidd. Ymhlith pynciau’r sesiynau mae Codi Arian, Cyllidebu, Cynhyrchu, Teithio, Strwythurau Busnes a Rheoli Busnes, Rhwydweithio, Dylanwadu, Cydweithio, Partneriaethau, Mynediad, Cydraddoldeb a Chynhwysiant a Brandio, Marchnata a mwy.

Mae’r rhaglen hon ar gyfer pobl sy’n credu y byddent yn elwa o rannu gwybodaeth a sgiliau AC sy’n awyddus i ymuno ag eraill i feddwl am sut y gallai / y dylai gweithwyr llawrydd fod yn rhan o’r meddwl, y rhaglennu a’r strategaethu o fewn sefydliadau a’r sector ehangach wrth symud ymlaen.

Bydd pob gweithiwr llawrydd sy’n cymryd rhan yn cael ei dalu i fuddsoddi’r amser yn ei ddysgu, ei ddatblygiad, ei uwchsgilio a’i feddwl ei hun.

Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sydd newydd raddio i’r rhai sydd wedi cael gyrfa hir yn y sector celfyddydau a diwylliannol.

Rydym ni eisiau clywed gan weithwyr llawrydd sy’n chwilio am gyfleoedd dysgu a datblygu i symud ymlaen ar eu taith hunan-gynhyrchu  / creu ac sydd eisiau bod yn rhan o feddwl ehangach y sector lle y mae diffyg mynediad at rannu gwybodaeth, sgiliau a phrofiad yn y sector wedi bod / yn rhwystr.

Beth yw’r ffi?

Mae gan y peilot hwn gyllid ar gyfer 16 o weithwyr llawrydd yn y lle cyntaf.

Telir ffi diwrnod o £250 i bob un o’r 16 gweithiwr llawrydd am wyth awr o’u hamser.

Pryd mae e?

Bydd yr amser yn cael ei rannu’n slotiau o awr neu ddwy awr ac yn cael ei gynnal o bell gan ddefnyddio Zoom rhwng 3 Tachwedd – 8 Rhagfyr 2020.

Pa mor hygyrch fydd hi?

Mae cyllideb mynediad ar gael i weithwyr llawrydd anabl / byddar.

Bydd gwasanaeth cyfieithu ar y pryd o’r Gymraeg i’r Saesneg ar gael.

Cysylltwch â ni os ydych am drafod eich gofynion mynediad i’r anabl / byddar

Sut bydd pobl yn cael eu dewis?

Mae’r rhaglen hon wedi’i thargedu’n benodol at weithwyr llawrydd sy’n gallu dangos eu bod yn cwrdd â’r HOLL feini prawf canlynol:

  • Rydych chi’n gweithio yn y sector perfformio byw yng Nghymru
  • Eich bod wedi cael a /neu fod gennych gynlluniau i greu a chynhyrchu eich gwaith eich hun a / neu eraill yn y sector perfformio byw yng Nghymru
  • Gallwch egluro sut y gallai’r rhaglen hon gefnogi a galluogi’r cynlluniau hynny
  • Rydych wedi nodi bylchau mewn gwybodaeth a sgiliau y gallai’r rhaglen hon helpu i fynd i’r afael â hwy
  • Rydych wedi cwrdd â rhwystrau o’r blaen wrth fuddsoddi yn eich dysgu, datblygu, uwchsgilio a meddwl eich hun.
  • Mae gennych awydd cryf i ymuno ag eraill i feddwl am sut y gallai / y dylai gweithwyr llawrydd fod yn rhan o feddwl, rhaglennu a strategaethu o fewn sefydliadau a’r sector ehangach wrth symud ymlaen.
  • Rydych chi’n byw ac yn gweithio mewn unrhyw ran o Gymru
  • Rydych ar gael ar gyfer yr holl ddyddiadau penodedig isod

Rydych wedi’ch cofrestru yn hunangyflogedig

Mae gennym ddiddordeb arbennig mewn derbyn ceisiadau gan weithwyr llawrydd

  • oedd yn aflwyddiannus neu nad oeddent yn teimlo y gallant wneud cais am Gyllid Sefydlogi Unigol Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru
  • sy’n nodi bod ganddynt nodweddion gwarchodedig / sydd o grŵp(iau) sydd heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol ar hyn o bryd yn y sector. Mae hyn yn cynnwys gweithwyr llawrydd sy’n adnabod eu hunain fel pobl dduon a phobl groenliw nad ydynt yn ddu, pobl anabl, pobl o’r dosbarth gweithiol a menywod.

Mae’r rhaglen hon wedi’i chreu’n benodol ar gyfer gweithwyr llawrydd a gweithwyr llawrydd sy’n cynhyrchu eu hunain sy’n rhedeg sefydliadau bach a ariennir gan brosiectau yn y sector perfformio byw. Efallai eich bod yn gyfarwyddwr, dylunydd, perfformiwr, technegydd, rheolwr llwyfan, cynhyrchydd, cerddor neu’r rhain i gyd neu fwy. Efallai eich bod eisoes wedi gwneud eich gwaith eich hun. Efallai eich bod ar fin dechrau. Efallai eich bod wedi bod yn rhedeg cwmni a ariennir gan brosiect ers blynyddoedd neu’n dod at ei gilydd gyda gweithwyr llawrydd eraill i greu sefydliad cyfunol.

D.S.. Nid rhaglen o’r brig i lawr yw hon. Un o nodweddion allweddol y rhaglen yw dysgu ar y cyd a deialog ddwy ffordd agored rhwng y cyfranogwyr llawrydd a’r gweithwyr proffesiynol cyflogedig hynny sy’n rhannu eu gwybodaeth, eu sgiliau a’u profiad. Mae lle hefyd i’r rhaglen ymateb a chael ei llunio i ddiwallu anghenion y cyfranogwyr llawrydd.


  1. Sesiwn groeso a chyflwyno (1 awr)
  2. Dewis o un bloc pedair awr. Mae’r holl gyfranogwyr yn cael dewis pedwar modiwl o amrywiaeth o bynciau. Gweler isod.
  3. Sesiwn meddwl dwys dwy awr yn gweithio gyda’i gilydd i weld sut y gallai / y dylai gweithwyr llawrydd gyfrannu at feddylfryd, rhaglennu a strategaethu o fewn sefydliadau a’r sector ehangach wrth symud ymlaen. 

Mentora (1 awr). Bydd pob cyfranogwr llawrydd yn cael ei baru â mentor o’i ddewis o’r rhestr o bartneriaid a bydd yn cytuno ar amser sy’n addas i’r ddwy ochr ar gyfer sesiwn fentora awr cyn 18 Rhagfyr.


Popeth rwy’n ei wybod / rwy’n dymuno i rywun ddweud wrthyf am….

  1. POPETH AM ARIAN – Ble mae e a sut rydyn ni’n ei gael? Codi arian, Ariannu Prosiectau, Ysgrifennu Ceisiadau Grant, Ymddiriedolaethau a Sylfeini Elusennol, Arian Torfol, Arian Cyfatebol, Cyfraniadau o Fath Arall, Cynghorau Celfyddydau, Ffynonellau ariannu yng Nghymru, Modelau Masnachol.
  2. CYNHYRCHU – cynhyrchwyr lleoliadau, cwmnïau cynhyrchu, hunan-gynhyrchu, cyllidebau (gosod a rheoli), pethau cyfreithiol, risg, yswiriant, contractau, argyfyngau, trychinebau a chwynion
  3. STRWYTHURAU BUSNES A RHEOLI – Beth yw’r gwahaniaeth rhwng Rheolwr Gyfarwyddwr, Prif Swyddog Gweithredol, Cyfarwyddwr Artistig, Cyfarwyddwr Gweithredol? Pa fodel busnes sy’n iawn i mi? Statws elusennol. Ffurflenni Treth. Cyfrifoldebau Cyfreithiol. Llywodraethu. Cynllunio. Cydnerthedd. Polisïau.
  4. RHWYDWEITHIO A DYLANWADU – Plygio i mewn i rwydweithiau yng Nghymru ai peidio? Mynd i mewn i’r babell i’w dyfu neu ei ailadeiladu
  5. CYDWEITHREDU A PHARTNERIAETHAU – chwilio am bartneriaid y tu hwnt i’r sector diwylliannol. Cynghreiriau annhebygol. Cyd-gynhyrchu. Eiddo Deallusol.
  6. MYNEDIAD, CYNHWYSIANT A CHYDRADDOLDEB – Arfer Gorau. Sain Ddisgrifio. Sgrindeitlo. Modelau mynediad integredig. Dehongli a Chyfieithu. O bolisi i ymarfer.
  7. I’w benderfynu
  8. I’w benderfynu – i ddiwallu anghenion penodol y garfan


DYDD LLUN 9 Tachwedd      Sesiwn Groeso a Chyflwyno 5-6YH

DYDD MAWRTH 10 Tachwedd         Dewis o flociau awr             4-5yh neu 5.30-6.30yh

DYDD MAWRTH 17 Tachwedd         Dewis o flociau awr              4-5yh neu 5.30-6.30yh

DYDD MAWRTH 24 Tachwedd         Dewis o flociau awr              4-5yh neu 5.30-6.30yh

DYDD Mawrth 1 Rhagfyr      Dewis o flociau awr              4-5yh neu 5.30-6.30yh

DYDD MAWRTH 8 Rhagfyr    Sesiwn meddwl ar y cyd                4-6pm

Ynghyd â sesiwn fentora awr yn ystod neu ar ôl i’r rhaglen orffen


Mae Yvonne Murphy, cyfarwyddwr theatr lawrydd, cynhyrchydd ac ymgynghorydd ( ) wedi defnyddio grant sefydlogi unigol ACW i greu’r rhaglen hon ac i dalu am ei hamser, ei chostau mynediad ac un ar bymtheg o weithwyr llawrydd.  Mae hi wedi bod yn bosib rhedeg y rhaglen gyda chefnogaeth partneriaid (unigolion a sefydliadau) ar draws y sector perfformio byw yn rhoi o’u hamser am ddim.

Bydd partneriaid gan gynnwys Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru yn helpu i ddewis y cyfranogwyr llawrydd yn seiliedig ar y meini prawf uchod.

Y bwriad yw llunio a rhannu’r rhaglen gychwynnol hon a’r adborth, dysgu a gwerthuso dilynol ar ffurf fframwaith prototeip neu enghraifft o arfer gorau o rannu gwybodaeth systematig a rhannu sgiliau yn y sector. Mae’r prototeip hwn yn cynnwys talu gweithwyr llawrydd i uwchsgilio ac edrych ar sut y gallai / y dylai gweithwyr llawrydd gyfrannu at feddwl, rhaglennu a strategaethu o fewn sefydliadau a’r sector ehangach wrth symud ymlaen.


Atebwch yr holl gwestiynau canlynol mewn unrhyw drefn yn un o’r fformatau a ddisgrifir isod

  • Soniwch amdanoch chi a’ch gwaith yn y sector perfformio byw yng Nghymru
  • Beth yw eich profiad blaenorol a/neu eich cynlluniau am y dyfodol i greu a chynhyrchu eich gwaith eich hun a /neu eraill o fewn y sector perfformio byw yng Nghymru a sut gallai’r rhaglen hon helpu i gefnogi’r cynlluniau hynny?
  • Pa fylchau mewn gwybodaeth a sgiliau yr hoffech i’r rhaglen hon fynd i’r afael â hwy?
  • Pam ydych chi am fuddsoddi’r amser hwn ar yn dysgu, datblygu, uwchsgilio a meddwl a pha rwystrau ydych chi wedi’u profi o’r blaen?
  • Pam ydych chi am ymuno ag eraill i feddwl am sut y gallai / dylai gweithwyr llawrydd fod yn rhan o feddwl, rhaglennu a strategaethu o fewn sefydliadau a’r sector ehangach wrth symud ymlaen?
  • Pa ran(au) o Gymru ydych chi’n byw ac yn gweithio ynddi?
  • Ydych chi ar gael ar gyfer yr holl ddyddiadau penodedig?
  • Ydych chi wedi gwneud cais am Gyllid Sefydlogi Unigol Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ac os felly a oeddech chi’n llwyddiannus?
  • Ydych chi’n adnabod eich hun fel rhywun â  nodweddion gwarchodedig a/neu fel rhan o grŵp(iau) sydd, yn eich barn chi, wedi’i dangynrychioli yn y sector ar hyn o bryd?

Gellir cyflwyno ymatebion yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu BSL mewn fformatau sain neu fideo ysgrifenedig neu wedi’u recordio.

Ymatebion ysgrifenedig 500 – 1500 gair

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  • eich atebion
  • eich CV
  • cadarnhad o’ch argaeledd ar y dyddiadau uchod
  • gwybodaeth am fynediad a gofynion iaith
  • caniatâd i ni gadw eich manylion cyswllt ar gyfer  rhaglenni datblygu yn y dyfodol


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