Creative Learning

Creative partners

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales' largest arts centre and recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'. It has a wide-ranging artistic programme across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film, new media, and community arts and is recognised as a national centre for arts development. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University and a member of the Institute for Literature, Languages and the Creative Arts (ILLCA).

Gareth Lloyd Roberts 01970 622881 @aberystwytharts
Aberystwyth University
SY23 3DE
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Artes Mundi

Artes Mundi is best known for its major biennial exhibition of international contemporary art at National Museum Cardiff and Chapter. We have an extensive learning programme that attracts schools from all over Wales to enjoy and experience art of the highest quality made by world renowned artists. The artists we exhibit discuss humanity and often explore themes which relate well to the whole curriculum e.g. - identity, citizenship, war, migration, globalisation andenvironmental issues. These themes are brought to life through the artwork and the free creative school workshops that focus on promoting literacy, critical thinking and communication skills. Our next exhibition will be from October 21st 2016 - February 26th 2017.

Sharon Flint 02920 555300 @ArtesMundi
St John's Chambers
High Street Arcade
CF10 1BD
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Arts Care Gofal Celf

Arts Care Gofal Celf (ACGC) has been delivering participative arts workshops and events across West Wales for 28 years. With a unique register of 150 professional artists, we offer activities across a wide range of fine art, crafts, dance, music, creative writing and other media. We have particular experience and expertise in working with disadvantaged and hard-to-reach individuals, recognising the importance of building the confidence and self-esteem of those facing the barriers of isolation, disability, poverty, mental ill-health or other causes of exclusion.

Chris Ryan 01267 243815 @ndcwales
Ground Floor
24 King Street
SA31 1BS
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Arts Connection

Arts Connection is a community arts charity based in Llanfyllin, Mid Wales. We work in North Powys, Wrexham and the border communities. We are revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales and have provided high quality participatory arts projects in a wide range of artistic mediums since 1994. Our work with schools, children, youth, the learning disabled and the wider community offers increased involvement and participation and a welcoming bi-lingual doorway into the arts.

Siân Walters 01691 648 929 @Arts_Connection
Youth & Community Centre
SY22 5DR
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ArtWorks, Valleys Kids

ArtWorks is Valleys Kids youth arts project, a unique and integral part of the community development work of Valleys Kids. ArtWorks, offers local young people between the ages of 8-25 the opportunity to be involved in a range of arts activities with an emphasis on theatre and drama work. We work in partnership with schools and community organisations with some of the most vulnerable young people in Wales to support them to continue their education. We use the arts as an engagement and development tool for young people to develop their own creativity and understanding of the world around them.

Miranda Ballin 01443 303032 / 01443 420870 @artworksVK
The Factory, Welsh Hills Works
Jenkins Street
CF39 9PP
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Ballet Cymru

Ballet Cymru, founded in 1986 by Artistic Director Darius James plays a vital role in the dance ecology of Wales. Over its history, it has established itself as a company which seeks to inspire a love of ballet amongst a wide audience, and continually seeks out exciting collaborations and training while creating high quality accessible work. Each year the Company tours to around 50 venues, performs to audience in excess of 12,000 and undertakes education work for around 3500 young people and adults across the UK.

Amy Doughty 01633 892927 @balletcymru
Unit 1, Wern Industrial Estate
NP10 9FQ
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BBC Cymru Wales Online & Learning

BBC Cymru Wales' Online & Learning department creates interactive content and learning resources for internet connected devices on desktop, mobile and smart TV platforms. The department produces BBC Bitesize content, develops digital content for big brands such as Doctor Who and delivers digital innovation capability for the BBC and its partners. It also curates the BBC Homepage and iPlayer in Wales.

Iain Tweedale 07860 611720 @bbcwales
Broadcasting House
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BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is both a broadcast orchestra and the national symphony orchestra of Wales. BBC NOW performs a busy schedule of live concerts, touring throughout Wales and the UK; almost all of which can be heard on the BBC. Learning is at the heart of BBC NOW and in 2014 BBC NOW was seen on cinema screens across the UK, as part of the BBCs landmark Ten Pieces project, inspiring children to get creative with classical music. BBC NOW is one of the UKs foremost soundtrack orchestras, providing the brilliant music for shows like Doctor Who, Hidden Kingdoms, and War and Peace

Suzanne Hay 0800 052 1812 @BBCNOW
BBC Hoddinott Hall
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL
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Cadw manages 129 sites across Wales which represent the breadth and depth of Wales' culture, history and identity. Cadw utilises these rich resources to benefit all aspects of learning. We have developed curriculum linked formal and informal learning activities appropriate for a wide range of audiences. These range from Foundation Phase to WBQ, FE, HE, adult and family learning and skills based training. There are also supporting online and on site resources and all self led education visits are free if pre-booked.

Susan Mason, Head of Lifelong Learning 0300 062 5844 @cadwwales
Welsh Government Offices, Sarn Mynach
Llandudno Junction
LL31 9RZ
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Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias

Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (CGWM) offers a wide variety of activities for all ages, including Camau Cerdd for children 0-7 in partnership with the musician Marie-Claire Howorth, Doniau Cudd for children and adults with learning difficulties, composition and performance workshops, international festivals and concerts. The Centre is prepared to develop new projects in response to demand. With a team of 40+ freelance tutors who are part of the CGWM team, we have a wide range of expertise and skills on offer. The Centre's core work is one-to-one coaching for children and adults at our centres in Caernarfon and Denbigh.

Meinir Llwyd Roberts 01286 685230 @cgwmathias
Doc Victoria
LL55 1SQ
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Cardiff Story Museum

We are the museum which tells Cardiff's story. Visiting the Cardiff Story Museum can offer learners of any age an immersive, engaging and interactive learning experience. Our galleries explore the social, cultural, technological and economic changes that have taken place in the city through the lives of its people. Discover how Cardiff transformed from a small market town in the 1300s, to one of the world's largest ports in the 1900s, to the cool, cosmopolitan capital city we know today.

Jordan Taylor-Bosanko 029 2087 1029 @thecardiffstory
The Old Library
The Hayes
CF10 1BH
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Chapter Arts Centre

Chapter is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary Arts Centre offering a diverse programme of educational opportunities for children and young people in both mainstream and non-mainstream contexts, in-venue and outreach. We have a nominated member of staff as an Arts Council of Wales Creative Agent. Chapter also delivers professional development to teachers looking to integrate creative learning into their curriculum delivery.

Matt Beere 029 2031 1050, 07891 749880 @chaptertweets,
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road
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Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch

Arad Goch's work in schools includes original theatre productions, performed in individual schools, participatory workshops, training for teachers as well as larger scale productions in theatres. The arts are drawn together in specialist performances which are performed at individual schools. Our work includes interactive performances for young children (O Gam i Gam; Oes Rhaid imi Ddeffro? Ble Mae'r Dail yn Hedfan) and thematic plays for KS2 (NID FI! Dealing with bullying, HOLA! about the Welsh colony in Patagonia). We have also performed gripping and challenging plays for young people (Tafliad Carreg; Sxto; Mwnci ar Dân). In a series of lively micro-plays Mari Rhian Owen develops literacy and communication skills with primary school children.

Jeremy Turner 01970 617998 @AradGoch
Stryd y Baddon
SY23 2NN
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Cwmni'r Frân Wen

Based in Anglesey, Cwmnir Frân Wen is a theatre company for children and young people which excites, challenges and inspires. The company empowers the creativity of children and young people and artists by means of creating and introducing theatre and high quality opportunities to participate which push boundaries, in a way which is innovative and relevant. These experiences give our young people the skills and experiences to develop as complete and ambitious citizens who make a positive contribution to their communities.

Nia Jones 01248 715048 @cwmnifranwen
Yr Hen Ysgol Gynradd, Ffordd Pentraeth
Ynys Môn
LL59 5HS
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Dawns i Bawb

Dawns i Bawb is a small, vibrant development and dommunity dance organisation based in rural North Wales. Dawns i Bawb believes that everyone can dance and works with people of all ages and abilities, including disadvantaged groups and those living in isolated areas, giving them an opportunity to take part in a range of dance activities. We work primarily through the medium of Welsh. We have great expertise in offering innovative and inspirational activities into educational settings, feeding into the curriculum.

Fiona Otting 01286 685 220
Unit 2 - Galeri
Victoria Doc
LL55 1SQ
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Disability Arts Cymru

Disability Arts Cymru is a development agency for the arts in Wales. DAC works across all art forms to ensure best practice in accessibility for disabled people of all ages. We provide a platform for disabled artists' work and a mentoring and support service. DAC provides training and consultancy for arts organisations, schools, higher education and the third sector

Sara Mackay 029 2055 1040 @DACymru
Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road
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Ffotogallery is Wales' national agency for photography and lens based media. We're responsible for a major international programme of exhibitions, publications, and rich opportunities for learning and participation through a dynamic programme of artist led projects, accredited courses and gallery activities which promote understanding and participation in contemporary photography, video, animation and creative technologies. We work closely with artists, teachers and in partnership with the WJEC and universities to generate online resources and training opportunities for educators. We offer bespoke, curriculum-linked projects for schools and groups which aim to build visual literacy and impart new skills to support creative and confident learning.

View our teaching and learning resources Lisa Edgar 029 2034 1667 @ffotogallery
Chapter Arts Centre
Market Road
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Flintshire Record Office

We work with Flintshire schools to promote 'learning outside the classroom' by making archives more accessible to children of all year groups by facilitating class visits and developing digital resources centred on life in historical Flintshire. We have extended our provision to pre-school and reception children with regular themed 'Little Time Traveller' sessions using archives in a new, creative way. We have forged links with local arts organisations and universities to enhance and extend the interpretive nature of our resources with a view to fostering a lasting interest in history that will help to influence later education choices.

Claire Harrington 01244 532364
The Old Rectory
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Galeri is a creative enterprise centre based in Caernarfon which opened in April 2005. The programme includes theatre, cinema, music, dance, comedy, workshops and participation and other strands such as circus. Galeri also run an arts project for children and young people called Sbarc with almost 200 youngsters attending weekly classes. We are home to 15 resident companies - employing over 80 members of staff.

Mari Emlyn | Malan Wilkinson 01286 685 204 @_GALERI_,
Galeri, Victoria Dock
LL55 1SQ
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Glamorgan Archives

Glamorgan Archives collects records relating to the history of Glamorgan and its people. We preserve these records and make them available to the public. School visits are free of charge. Visits are tailored to the age of the children, are focussed on the school's locality, and can tie-in with the current scheme of work.

Workshops include:

  • The First World War
  • The Second World War
  • Rich and Poor in Victorian Times
  • From Cardiff Docks to Cardiff Bay
  • From the Collieries to Cardiff Docks
  • The Tonypandy Riots Hughesovka: The Welsh in Russia

We're happy to discuss arranging workshops on other themes.

Rhian Diggins 029 2087 2299 @GlamArchives,
Clos Parc Morgannwg
CF11 8AW
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Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery delivers a programme of full and half day workshops for Primary and Secondary Schools and Higher and Further Education Colleges. These workshops take place offsite in the form of Glynn Vivian Away Days while the Gallery is closed for redevelopment. Glynn Vivian Away Days provides an opportunity for a class to work in school with their teacher and engage in activities that will explore the Gallery and its collection. One of our team of artists visits the school with specially selected resources and materials for an exciting day of activities.

Charlotte Thomas 01792 516900 @glynnvivian
Alexandra Road
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Gwent Archives

Gwent Archives has an education officer who leads in providing workshops and talks for schools and colleges. We host regular visits from students at Coleg Gwent, Ebbw Vale, and have provided a variety of classes for history, business and IT students. We have also had visits from primary and comprehensive schools in our region and have taken our 'Gwent in the Great War' exhibition out to schools. Gwent Archives also welcomes work experience placements offering students an opportunity to learn more about Archives and gain practical experience in the office environment.

Rhiannon Phillips 01495 353360 @GwentArchives
General Offices, Steelworks Road
Ebbw Vale
NP23 6AA
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Hafren is North Powys centre for the arts, promoting creativity as an important element in the lives of the whole community. We play a dominant, strategic role in delivering Powys' arts and cultural provision through the performing and visual arts by: Providing Artistic excellence; offering a culturally diverse programme of work; providing a high quality learning and participatory arts programme; working in partnership; satisfying our audiences. Hafren co-ordinates and promotes this diverse programme, welcoming audiences and visitors to Montgomeryshire while instigating creative work in the local communities through a range of schools, neighbourhood, family and audience development initiatives.

Sara Clutton 01686 614565 @Hafren_newtown
Llanidloes Road
SY16 4HU
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Hijinx pioneer the training of learning disabled people to enable them to find their creative voice. We organise drama workshops with learning disabled children and young people in special schools. We organise performances of portable, small scale Hijinx pods in schools to demonstrate what can be achieved by people with learning disabilities when given appropriate training and opportunities.

Clare Williams 029 2030 0331 @HijinxTheatre
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
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Into Film

Into Film is an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people's learning and cultural experience. Our ambitious UK-wide programme provides 5-19 year olds with unparalleled opportunities to see, think, make and imagine - contributing to their educational, cultural, creative and personal development. By working with the education and informal youth sectors we aim to raise attainment and support engaging learning by providing film based CPD training, educational resources to help teachers use film in the classroom and inspirational industry-led events to broaden horizons and develop aspirations.

View our teaching and learning resources Rhys Bebb 0330 313 7650 @intofilm_edu @intofilm_cymru,,
Into Film Cymru, S4C Media Centre
Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen
CF14 5DU
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Literature Wales

Literature Wales is the national company for the development of literature in Wales and works with the support of the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government. Literature Wales believes that literature is for everyone and can be found anywhere. The organisation's many projects and activities include Bardd Plant Cymru and Young People's Laureate for Wales, Writers on Tour funding scheme, creative writing courses at Tŷ Newydd, Services for Writers (including bursaries and mentoring), the Slam Cymru spoken word poetry project and Young People's Writing Squads.

View our teaching and learning resources Elena Schmitz, Head of Programmes 029 2047 2266 @LitWales / @LlenCymru
4th Floor, Cambrian Buildings
Mount Stuart Square
CF10 5FL
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Live Music Now Wales

Live Music Now is the UK's leading musicians' development and outreach charity, providing exceptional live music experiences for people with limited access to the arts due to disability, illness or social disadvantage. Participants benefit from the amazing therapeutic, social and emotional benefits of engaging with professional live music in all genres.

Our main areas are 1) Musicians Development 2) Health & Well Being, with an emphasis on mental health, elderly and dementia 3) Children & Youth in Disadvantage, with an emphasis on SEND. We have been delivering tailor made performances, workshops, projects and residencies across all Wales for over 25 years.

Claire Cressey, Director 029 2055 4040 @livemusicnowcym
Portland House
113-116 Bute Street
CF10 5EQ
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Mission Gallery

Mission Gallery provides the local and wider community with opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of art - with exhibition space, craft space, learning space, events, residency opportunities and more. Mission Gallery offers a collective experience in which visitors can immerse themselves in exhibitions that take risks and push the boundaries of visual art; the opportunity to purchase cutting edge design and contemporary craft and engage in friendly conversation with art led individuals.

Megan Leigh 01792 652016 @MissionGallery
Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place
Maritime Quarter
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MOSTYN offers a range of ways for pupils of all ages and levels to develop their creative, critical and reflective thinking skills. All of our exhibitions provide excellent starting points for exploring artists' work in our gallery spaces and studio, or in school through outreach visits. Led by artists or gallery staff we offer talks, workshops, master classes and CPD training for teachers. Our support staff investigate ideas, issues and art making. We can tailor workshops to reflect specific themes at KS1 and KS2, and design sessions that link with Art, English, History and the Welsh Baccalaureate at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Naomi Horlock, Learning and Inclusion Curator 01492 879201
12 Vaughan Street
LL30 1AB
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National Dance Company Wales

National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) is an award-winning repertory company based at its purpose-built home, the Dance House at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. It presents work by some of the most celebrated international choreographers alongside new creations by emerging choreographic talent.

NDCWales is committed to working with young people, many of whom will be experiencing contemporary dance for the first time, to develop dance appreciation by watching, participating in and talking about dance.

Recent productions include work by Stephen Petronio, Eleesha Drennan, Angelin Preljocaj and Christopher Bruce. Current performances include works from Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman, Jeroen Verbruggen.

Suzanne Carter 029 2063 5600 @ndcwales
Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre
Pierhead Street
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4PH
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National Museum Wales

From a coal mine and slate quarry workshops to a working mill, from the Celts and the Romans to the innovators of the Industrial Revolution, and from dinosaurs to stunning art collections there is so much to explore across our seven museums.

As the largest provider of learning outside the classroom in Wales, we offer a varied programme of bilingual activities for schools across all key stages, including facilitated sessions, demonstrations, self-led activities, tours and online resources. All sessions support the National Curriculum, the Welsh Baccalaureate and actively involve pupils in their own learning.

Dafydd James 029 2057 3196 @AmgueddfaCymru
Cathays Park
CF10 3NP
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National Theatre Wales

National Theatre Wales wants to connect with young people throughout Wales, from all backgrounds, in ways that enable them to be creative. We aim to engage with all digitally, with many through show-related projects and with some through specific on-site projects.

Naomi Chiffi 029 2037 1689 @naomi_ntw
30 Castle Arcade
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National Youth Arts Wales (NYAW)

National Youth Arts Wales works with partners to nurture, promote and celebrate Wales' most talented young performers through training, performing and creative opportunities that embrace ambition and excellence, which inspire and challenge, and to which the young people of Wales can aspire.

NYAW offers:

  • Training - intensive residential experiences; short courses, training days, masterclasses and workshops;
  • Performing - own and shared platforms that showcase the ensembles on national (Wales), UK and international stages
  • Creating - NYAW Young Composers programme, plus generation and realisation of new work through NYDW and NYTW annual residencies.

NYAW operates year-round, encompassing recruitment (auditions), residencies and tours, development programmes and short courses.

Pauline Crossley / Matthew Jones 029 2026 5060 @nyaw_ccic |
245 Western Avenue
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NEW Dance

NEW Dance is the community dance development organisation for Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham in north east Wales. NEW Dance's activity consists of a range of classes and workshops in different dance styles and targeted projects for all ages and abilities in both schools and communities. NEW Dance nurtures the individual, social and cultural well-being of children in north east Wales through dance, promoting artistic excellence and innovation in its work in community and educational settings. NEW Dance is revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales and receives additional funding from the three local authorities of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

Sam Wyse 01978 869 456
Llangollen Pavilion
Abbey Road
LL20 8SW
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Oriel Myrddin Gallery

Oriel Myrddin Gallery is the main publicly funded art and craft gallery for the south-west Wales region. It presents ambitious contemporary programming and is highly regarded within the sector. The egalitarian principles of the organisation that were laid down on the official opening of the Carmarthen School of Art in 1892, were transferred to the Oriel Myrddin Trust on the opening of Oriel Myrddin Gallery in 1991. These core principles remain central, the foundation of which is to operate an inclusive, free art gallery - engaging, challenging and enabling local and regional visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in the gallery's exhibitions and education programmes.

Seren Stacey 01267 222775 @orielmyrddin
Church Lane
SA31 1LH
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Oriel Ynys Môn

Oriel Ynys Môn is a museum and art gallery that offers a snapshot of Anglesey through the artist's eye and history. As the home of Oriel Kyffin Williams, we hold exhibitions by some of the giants of the arts in Wales and the world. Charles Tunnicliffe Gallery is a tribute to a fine artist, and an opportunity to enjoy world famous work on your doorstep. We offer arts and historical education workshops for all ages and abilities.

Ceri Williams 01248 752189 @orielynysmon
LL77 7TQ
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Pembrokeshire Museum Service

Scolton Manor, the home of Pembrokeshire Museum Service, consists of a Victorian manor house sited in 60 acres of park and woodland. Onsite educational opportunities are varied and include Victorian manor house tours and activity boxes, outdoor learning provisions (Woodland Explorer, Beekeeping tours, nature trails) and a Victorian Christmas programme. Offsite education is provided through 'Discovery Boxes' and 'Decades' - two loan schemes that allow real and replica items to be utilised in a classroom environment.

Nikki Caldwell 01437 731328
Scolton Manor
SA62 5QL
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Pontardawe Arts Centre

Pontardawe Arts Centre comprises a beautiful restored theatre with3D digital cinema and studio facilities.

The commitment at Pontardawe Arts Centre is to deliver 60/70 professional performances per annum with a regional emphasis, encompassing drama, comedy, music (folk, world, classical) theatre for children and young people, amateur shows and monthly visual arts exhibitions.

A significant area of activity is participation with numerous classes and workshops presented across art form. Education underpins much of the activity within the centre with many opportunities for formal and informal learning and this includes providing developmental opportunities to support emerging artists of all genres.

Angie Dickinson - Area Artistic Manager 01792 860355
Herbert Street
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Powys Dance

Powys Dance has been a part of the cultural fabric of the Powys arts scene for 35 years. Working across age ranges, social backgrounds and abilities we inspire more people to enjoy participating in dance. We are a community and education-based dance company and dance development agency who believes that dance is an exciting and accessible art form that inspires creativity and joy, stimulates learning and has deep routed health benefits that extend beyond fitness into holistic wellbeing.

Our vision is more people dancing: more people making and creating, more people watching performances, more people dancing together as families, as communities and in schools.

Amanda Griffkin 01597 824370 @dawnspowysdance
The Dance Centre
Arlais Road
Llandrindod Wells
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Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) is the investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales.

It has the lead role in ensuring that Wales's archaeological, built and maritime heritage is authoritatively recorded, and seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of this heritage nationally and internationally.

Coflein, our online database, provides access to a wealth of images and information relating to the historic environment.

Angharad Williams 01970 621248 @RCAHMWales |
Plas Crug
SY23 1NJ
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Rubicon Dance

Rubicon Dance provides inspiring dance across Cardiff and Newport. We work with more than 40 schools each week delivering curriculum and out of school sessions. We deliver in nursery, primary and secondary settings and in many instances have developed relationships with schools that have spanned decades. We also deliver dance projects such as our recent Boys Dance Project and work with teachers to give them the skills they need to provide dance sessions. Other aspects of our work include a scholarship programme for primary school children and a full time dance course for the more able and talented.

Kathryn Williams 029 2049 1477 @RubiconDance
Nora Street
CF24 1ND
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Ruthin Craft Centre

At Ruthin Craft Centre we explore and present all aspects of contemporary applied art and design. Through our exhibition programme we show the very best applied artists from Wales, the UK and internationally. Exhibitions, educational programmes and trading activities explore the connection between the applied arts and other art forms and creative practices.

Sioned Phillips, Education Officer 01824 704774
Park Road
LL15 1BB
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Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shakespeare Schools Foundation uses the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives.

We help young people nationwide develop vital life skills of confidence and collaboration, ambition and articulacy. At our core is the Festival, in which we use a rigorous and supportive process to train teachers and children from primary, secondary and special schools in an active and ambitious way of working with Shakespeare. Months of preparation culminate in exhilarating performance evenings in professional theatres every autumn in the world's largest youth drama festival. We also support teachers, young people and professionals year-round through a range of workshops.

Kate Hopewell 020 7601 1929 @SSF_UK
140 London Wall
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Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin hosts a broad programme of events including cinema screenings, visiting exhibitions and a great variety of live performances, from dance and drama to jazz and world music.

As well as our programme of professional events, Taliesin appreciates the impact that participating in the arts can have on people’s lives. As a result we provide opportunities for the public, in particular young people, to participate in workshops and community arts events.

The emphasis is on quality and innovation – providing a vital service to both students and the people of Swansea and acting as a regional centre of excellence.

Hywel Harris 01792 606280 @taliesinswansea
Swansea University
Singleton Park
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The National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales is a treasure trove of information about the history and culture of our nation. The Library's Education Service provides direct access for pupils and students to the national collections through innovative workshops and interactive digital resources. These are designed to develop pupils' skills and understanding, meet the requirements of the curriculum in Wales, and assist teachers in delivering the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework, subject specifications, and core elements of the Welsh Baccalaureate specification. All of The National Library's education resources and activities are provided free of charge to schools and colleges.

View our teaching and learning resources Owen Llywelyn 01970 632528 @AddysgLLGC | @NLWEducation

SY23 3BU
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The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh

Schools visits are welcomed. Within our subject areas and resources, we will do our best to meet the needs of any school group that wishes to visit. Do contact us in advance to discuss your requirements.

The most popular aspects of our education services are our unique workshops on National Curriculum topics for Key Stage 2. Advance booking is necessary.

Janet Holcroft 01874 613310
The Barracks
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The Riverfront

Newport Live incorporates The Riverfront arts centre where we enable people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the very best quality arts programme with a special focus on music, theatre, dance, film and spoken word.  We use arts and culture as a tool to inspire people in Newport and beyond to be happier and healthier and have a well-established track record of delivering ambitious, fun and innovative arts participation programmes.  We work particularly well with schools at both primary and secondary level, using the arts to help unlock creativity and help children and young people reach their full potential.

Danielle Rowlands 07980 748097
The Riverfront
NP20 1HG
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Theatr Bara Caws

Cwmni Bara Caws is a theatre company that has taken theatre into the heart of Welsh communities for nearly 40 years. We aim to vary our offering to different target audiences in turn: the audience that includes 'everyone of all ages', eg: DROS Y TOP!; RASLAS MAWR A BACH. We also offer some productions specifically for children, eg: NAUGHTY!; and collaborate with other national organisations on other projects that are more 'educational' in nature, eg: I'R GAD, FECHGYN GWALIAat the Slate Museum in Llanberis. From time-to-time we hold writing, directing and acting workshops.

Linda Brown or Mari Emlyn 01286 676335 or 01286 675869 @theatrbaracaws |
Uned A1
LL55 2BD
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Theatr Brycheiniog

Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon's canal side Centre for the Arts, has a main auditorium seating up to 477, a rehearsal studio and gallery.

Icarus Theatre Collective produces a broad range of educational activities to go along with all productions that we do. This ranges from Shakespeare workshops to Theatre of the Absurd and a broad range of Master classes and workshops. These cover our current drama programme, but can be tailored to the specific texts your students are studying.

Martyn Green 01874 622838 @Brycheiniog
Canal Wharf
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Theatr Clwyd

Theatr Clwyd creates incredible Arts Experiences for Children, Young People & their communities. We are the largest producing arts centre in Wales. Our mission is to stimulate the imaginations of young people and their communities from every background, fostering creativity, discovery and a hunger for the arts. We want to excite, inspire and thrill. In all our work we promote values of tolerance, understanding and equality. At the heart of everything we do are the core values of Excellence, Inclusion and Innovation.

Nerys Edwards 01352 701575 @clwydtweet | @youngclwydifanc
Raikes Lane
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Theatr Felinfach

Theatr Felinfach's mission is to create opportunities that offer access and lifelong pathways to the arts and Welsh and world culture through creative and participatory programmes and professional productions. We believe that culture and artistic expression is a reflection of who we are as a community and can reach and touch the lives of everyone.

We believe in the transformative power of the arts and the educational, social and creative value that enjoyment and participation in the arts give to individuals and communities.

We believe that our open-door inclusive policy to Welsh speakers, learners and newcomers promotes the use of Welsh within the community in a natural way.

Dwynwen Lloyd Llywelyn 01570 470697 @TheatrFelinfach
Dyffryn Aeron
SA48 8AF
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Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is the Welsh-language national theatre of Wales. We produce a varied programme of work of wide appeal, which includes large scale tours, community projects, site specific work, and imaginative and ambitious theatrical activity throughout Wales and beyond. We at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru offer a package to schools to complement each of our productions. We can usually offer the following:

  • A resources pack giving information about the production
  • A special ticket price for school groups
  • Workshops with experts from the industry, to be held at your school or our base
  • Pre-show talk with the Director
  • Support for Welsh learners
Rhian Davies 01267 233 882 @TheatrGenCymru
Y Llwyfan
College Rd
SA31 3EQ
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Theatr Iolo

Theatr Iolo is an award winning theatre company based in Cardiff who specialise in creating work for children and young people. We have been making original theatre for over twenty-five years and have performed in schools, nurseries, village halls, community centres, theatres, forests, streets, playgrounds and even a cowshed in Austria!

We are passionate about the wonders of live theatre and its power to inspire children and young people.

John Williams 029 2061 3782 @theatriolo
11 Market House
Market Road
C/O Chapter Arts Centre
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Theatr Mwldan

Mwldan is a vibrant arts and entertainment complex situated in the centre of Cardigan. With a dedication to innovation, vision and excellence, Mwldan has been described by The Arts Council of Wales as 'exemplary' and a 'model of best practice and excellence' for its touring and production work.

The Company regularly develops special partnership projects with local schools including an artist in schools programme and special performance projects. The Company has a special focus upon developing participatory projects linked with their touring productions and work with Welsh Musicians and International Artists.

Ryan Davies 01239 623923
Bath House Road
SA43 1JY
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Theatr na nÓg

We create theatre that has the power to excite and engage audiences of all ages and is a vital creative element in Wales which has universal appeal.

Some of the productions are commissioned 'stand alone' tailor made projects and others form part of our annual body of work.

For nearly 20 years, we have been proud to undertake our Autumn Productions at The Dylan Thomas Theatre in collaboration with Swansea Museum and more recently The Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Approximately 600 children and young people experience this live Theatre Production with accompanying workshops and activities at both Museums and then continue to explore themes raised within the play back in the classroom via our online digital resources.

Kate Williams 01639 641771 @theatrnanog
Unit 3
Milland Road Industrial Estate
SA11 1NJ
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Touch Trust

Touch Trust is a registered charity based in Cardiff, at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre. We provide unique creative movement programmes for individuals with learning disabilities, those affected by autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), complex needs, behaviour which challenges, and other vulnerable groups in the community.

Adele Gilmour 029 2063 5663 @touchtrust
Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL
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The development agency for traditional music of Wales. We work to increase participation by running residential courses and training events for all ages. We work to increase awareness by working to improve visibility within media, venues and we run projects to help our professional artist reach the markets they deserve.

Daniel KilBride 07879 032130 @traccymru
PO BOX 428
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Tŷ Cerdd - Welsh Music Centre

The mission of Tŷ Cerdd - Music Centre Wales is to support, develop and promote the creation and performance of the contemporary, classical music of Wales.

Tŷ Cerdd has a state of the art recording studio and the Centre is also home to an extensive library of performance and research scores (Welsh music). Individual (including teachers and music students) are able to visit the library for research purposes.

Tŷ Cerdd is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres - a network of music which affords Tŷ Cerdd a valuable information exchange, and opportunities for collaboration on an international platform.

Gwyn L Williams 029 2963 5640 @TyCerdd_org
Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
CF10 5AL
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Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, part of Literature Wales

Tŷ Newyddwelcomes authors and prospective authors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to the centre on a weekly basis to improve and develop their skills. For schools, we can arrange fun creative writing workshops to groups of children and young people, either as a one-day course, or a residential course for a more complete experience. The magical atmosphere of the Centre, including the garden and local footpaths, ensures a completely different experience to the classroom. Each course is unique, and we discuss with the teacher in advance to ensure that our choice of tutor is perfect for your group.

Leusa Llewelyn - Head 01766 522 811 @Ty_Newydd
LL55 0LW
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Valley and Vale Community Arts

Valley and Vale is a community arts for development organisation which was founded during the miners' strikes in the early 1980s. We actively seek to bring people together in groups and within communities to involve them in creative activities, releasing their potential and helping them to positively change their lives. Whilst our projects might be highly diverse in nature, there are some fundamental features that are consistent across all our work. - We facilitate rather than dictate the process. We offer a person-centred approach and engage with people and ensure that all participants are involved in decision-making. We strive for excellence in all that we do. We try to ensure that the ownership of the final product is with the people who created it. We reflect on what we've done in order to refine our approach and improve the service we can offer.

Alex Bowen 01656 729246 | 07989 332020 @valleyandvale
Sardis Media Centre
Heol Dewi Sant
CF32 8SU
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Volcano Theatre Company

Volcano is a small, energetic, responsive arts company with an ability to move quickly and imaginatively to make things happen, and a track-record in inspiring and engaging others, working in partnership and setting big ideas in motion. In addition to Volcano's professional performance programme, the company runs a new Arts Hub in High Street, Swansea and is further developing creative programmes for young people between the ages of 4 and 22.

Kay Denyer 01792 464790 @VolcanoUK
Volcano Theatre
27-29 High Street
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Wales Millennium Centre

Wales' national home for the performing arts and home to 8 resident partners. We stage musicals, opera, ballet, circus and contemporary dance - alongside the UK's largest programme of free performances.

The Centre is committed to working with people of all ages within its diverse community through an ambitious Creative Learning and Community Engagement programme.

Sarah Roberts 029 2063 4632 @theCentre
Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL
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Welsh National Opera

Education Programme:

At the centre of WNO's Youth and Community is education for young people. We are currently rolling out, with the support and guidance of teachers, regular weekly schools sessions in curriculum time. These support literacy and numeracy objectives against Key stage 2, whilst delivering musical, theatrical and performance skills.

The sessions are designed as part of a progression route programme, so that young people can become part of our youth opera programme. We also offer mentoring and financial support to assist disadvantaged young people. We are specifically working with schools in community first areas or those who receive the PDG.

View our teaching and learning resources Rebeka Peake 029 2063 5063 @WNOtweet
Bute Place
CF10 5AL
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Winding House Museum

The Winding House is the museum for Caerphilly County Borough and has an exciting, award winning Schools Programme built around the History Curriculum for Wales, Cwricwlwm Cymreig and the Literacy and Numeracy framework.

Our hands-on approach brings history to life in a meaningful way. Pupils will gain knowledge and understanding of a subject by carrying out an enquiry that develops their historical skills through asking questions, using a variety of sources and communicating their findings.

We are very happy to engage your pupils with their topic through museum based workshops, or our outreach sessions that take place in your setting.

Mark Batchelder 01443 822 666 @WindingH
Winding House
Cross Street
New Tredegar
NP24 6EG
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Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archive Service

Inside one of Wrexham's landmark buildings, Wrexham Museum and Archives is the starting point for discovering the eventful history of this region on the English-Welsh border. We tell the stories of local people from prehistory to the present day.

Eleri Farley 01978 297460 @wrexhammuseums
County Building
Regent Street
LL11 1RB
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