Gwanwyn Festival of Arts and Creativity for older people is organised by Age Cymru and supported by Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales
Community Grant Scheme now open
Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.
Gwanwyn, which means ‘spring’ in Welsh, celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal, growth and creativity. Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film. The festival provides an opportunity for older people to get inspired, get immersed and get involved.
The festival operates a community grants scheme offering sums of up to £500 to enable groups all over Wales to organise an event, or a series of events, for the festival in 2015. All kinds of groups can participate,.(choirs, care homes, community groups, art, dance and theatre groups, writers clubs…) The scheme can support a range of exhibitions, events and performances all over the country.
In 2013 over 65 groups participated in events involving over 9000 people.
Applications are now open with the deadline for submission on Friday 5th December 2014.
For an application form and an information pack with details on how to apply please download from the Gwanwyn website http://gwanwyn.org.uk/ or to request a pack by post please call Age Cymru on 029 20 431 555
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We look forward to receiving your application.
With best wishes,