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Puerto Rico

International Opportunities Fund Projects

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Joyner, Siriol 31/03/2015

"During May/June 2015 I travelled to Puerto Rico to continue my collaboration with a Puerto Rican dance artist: Nibia Pastrana Santiago.

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Romania

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Zyborska, Wanda

Wanda has been supported by the International Opportunities Fund to undertake a joint-exhibition of work created with Fredi Fleur and Glyn Davies at the Basement Gallery in Vienna, with Ursula Janig and Claudia Luenig.

http://wandazyboorska.wikispace.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Sinfonia Cymru 25/04/2017

Sinfonia Cymru received funding to participate as the resident ensemble at the Vibrate Festival in Brasov, Romania in June 2017

http://Sinfonia Cymru, Media Centre, S4C, Parc Ty Glas

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Russia

Gerard Kilbride

KilBride, Gerard

Taran delivered a series of performances at the Veresk Samhain festival in Moscow with the support of the International Opportunities Fund.

www.myspace.com/ourspacetaran

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Awst, Manon

The International Opportunities Fund supported Manon Awst & Benjamin Walther's participation at the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (20.

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Arad Goch - O Gam i Gam

Arad Goch

Arad Goch creates theatre for children and young people and tours extensively throughout Wales performing in Welsh and English.

http://www.aradgoch.org

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Gilhespy, Tom 26/08/2014

Tom was supported to visit Tallinn to install his work in a group exhibition at the Gallery of Architecture and Design there in November 2014.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Parry-Jones, Clare 23/06/2015

Clare received support having been invited back to Siberia by Teatrika Theatre to continue their collaboration by working with them on a contemporary art and dance project in August 2015.

www.clareparryjones.com

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Tom Gilhespy - Cera Mystica - 2016

Gilhespy, Tom 24/05/2016

Tom received support to participate at the Baikal-CeraMystica Symposia in Russia.

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Scotland

Wales Arts International Projects

Gwenan Gibbard

Showcase Scotland 2010

26/01/2010

Alongside Sain Records, Wales Arts International hosted the Wales Reception at Showcase Scotland 2010, which included performances from Lleuwen Steffan and Gwenan Gibbard.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales in Edinburgh

09/07/2013

Take a look at the projects funded to attend Edinburgh this year.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Showcase Scotland 2015

10/04/2015

Wales Arts International supported four music organisations and promoters to attend Showcase Scotland 2015, part of the annual Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, which celebrates folk, world and roots music in all its glory with over 2,000 musicians from across the globe. Showcase Scotland, now in its 16th year, also curated a ‘Spotlight’ partner nation programme which invited traditional folk artists from New Zealand to perform, many of whom collaborated with local Scottish musicians.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales in Edinburgh 2015

03/07/2015

Find out about the Welsh companies supported to perform in Edinburgh 2015

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Serbia

International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Trezise, Rachel

Kikinda 2, Serbia

www.racheltrezise.co.uk

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Dafydd, Sian Melangell 02/06/2015

Support for Sian Melangell Dafydd to participate in the tenth anniversary edition of the Kikinda Short Festival, Serbia in July 2015.

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Evans, David 15/07/2014

Film maker and community artist, David Evans, and choreographer, Aleksandra Jones, undertook an R&D visit to Belgrade in August 2014.

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Singapore

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Stitt, Andre

Support for artist Andre Stitt to establish partnerships with other artists from Singapore, South East Asia and Wales following an invitation from curator Lee Wen.

www.tracegallery.org

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'The Wizard, the Goat and the Man who won the War' - David Britton. Original photography by James Davies.

Britton, David

The writer and director David Applied for funding to support the performance of 'The Wizard, the Goat and the Man who won the War', his solo theatre piece based on the life of Lloyd George, as part of the Art of Business/Business of Art Conference in Singapore.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Theatr na n'Óg 05/09/2013

Theatr na N’Og received support to undertake a 12 day visit to Singapore (Nov 25 - Dec 6) to perform 'You Should Ask Wallace', their celebration of the life of scientist Alfred Russel Wallace.

http://www.theatr-nanog.co.uk

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Slovakia

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Latimer, Mark

To create a new collaborative piece of music and visual art inspired by the 15th century mediaeval ship discovered in Newport in 2003.

www.marklatimer.com

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Slovenia

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Skoulding, Zoe

Hedana Festival, Slovenia

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South Africa

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Valleys Kids

With the support of the International Opportunities Fund, members of Valled Kids travelled to South Africa to consolidate creative links within Langa to research and develop a music strategy for the community project inspired by the film Zulu, which has received support from the Cultural Olympiad.

www.valleyskids.org

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Valleys Kids

Support for Valleys Kids to develop their Cultural Olympiad project 'Mzansi Cymru' on location in Cape Town, South Africa.

www.valleyskids.org

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Malcolm, Victoria

For Victoria Malcolm to participate in Thupelo 2012 artists' workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.

www.axisweb.org/artists/victoria-malcolm

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Davies, Phoebe 06/10/2015

Phoebe Davies travelled to South Africa in November and December 2015 to showcase her work, Influences, through the SA-UK British Council ZA Connect Programme.

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International Calendar Events

Valleys Kids

Mzansi Cymru

01/11/2010 - 31/12/2012

A large scale spectacular community production linking South Wales valleys and townships of Cape Town, culminating in 2012 as part of Wales' Cultural Olympiad.

Spain

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Wales Arts International Projects

Womex 13 Tradefair Cardiff (Yannis Psathas)

WOMEX 2014 - Santiago de Compostela

21/10/2014

Wales Arts International headed over to Santiago de Compostela, 22-26 October to attend WOMEX 14.

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International Opportunities Fund Projects

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Jenkins, Lowri

Lowri took her first solo piece, Invisible City, to Santander to perform to audiences there, building on her work To London Love Me which she performed at ACT Festival in Bilbao 2014.

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Heath, Naomi 31/03/2015

Naomi travelled to Lekunberri, Spain to develop a new series of works in collaboration with a rural Basque farming community and exhibit at the Oficina de Turismo de Lekunberri.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Morgan, Richard Huw

Richard Huw Morgan applied for funding for himself and three other artists to attend a residency at La Casa Del Burro arts venue in Perblasco, Spain.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Celtic Neighbours 14/02/2017

Celtic Neighbours received support to continue developing links with partners in the Basque Country, specifically through a residency for Luned Rhys Parri in Lekunberri during 2017

http://www.celtic-neighbours.eu

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Duncan, Alexander 01/03/2017

Alexander Duncan received support towards research and development for an site specific exhibition at Aldama Fabre Gallery in Bilbao, Spain.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Mutigli, Cinzia 27/06/2017

Cinzia Mutigli applied for support to undertake a residency at Can Serrat in Barcelona, to develop her practice using voice as an artistic medium.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Rhys, Gwilym Bowen

For Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Ffion Dafis, Osian Morris and Nicholas Davalan to travel to the Basque Country for a series of 4 performances alongside Basque artists in October 2017.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Rhys, Gwilym Bowen 01/09/2017

For Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Ffion Dafis, Osian Morris and Nicholas Davalan to travel to the Basque Country for a series of 4 performances alongside Basque artists in October 2017.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Brett, Jessie

Dance artist and choreographer Jessie Brett travelled to Tenerife with support of the International Opportunities Fund to build on her relationship with choreographer Carlota Mantecon.

www.jessiebrett.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Mesa

Performances of Swan-off Scarface at Dies de Dansa Festival, Barcelona, Spain

www.mesacollective.org

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Punctum Photographic

The objective of the project is to develop an international collaborative dialogue with a changing industry and a documentation of the last traces of the industrial spaces and past resources within the Basque country.

www.ghostsinarmour.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

St. Donats Arts Centre Ltd

David Ambrose, Director of Beyond the Border, participated in the inaugural Festival Internazionale di Storytelling Raccontamiunastoriain in Rome to deliver readings, workshops and research potential performers for Beyond the Border Festival 2010.

www.stdonats.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Skoulding, Zoe

Zoe travelled to Nicaragua with the support of the International Opportunities Fund to participate in the Granada Festival of Poetry by giving readings and speaking to Nicaraguan poets with the aim of raising the profile of Welsh poets and poetry in a Latin American context.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Dawns TAN TAN Dance Ltd.

Following from an initial meeting at diverse dance conference, Tan Dance was supported by the International Opportunites Fund to To begin collaboration between Tan Dance's Diverse Capacity dance group and a similar group in Murcia, Spain.

www.tandance.org

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Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts Ltd

Welsh language writer, Fflur Dafydd was supporeted by the International Opportunities Fund to participate in Hay Festival Segovia and Cartagena and storyteller Daniel Morden, travelled to deliver readings and a workshop at Hay Festival Nairobi.

www.hayfestival.co.uk

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Hijinx Theatre

Support for Hijinx Theatre to attend the Escena Mobile International festival, in Seville, Spain.

www.hijinx.org.uk

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Tete de Alencar

Alencar, Tete de

The idea for Cinderella Flash came when Tete was walking in New Bond Street in London while doing her MA in Saint Martins College.

www.wix.com/tetedealencar/tete

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Williams, Lois

Lois has been invited by curator, Amador Grino, to exhibit in MuVIM, Valencia, between March and April 2013.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Gibbard, Gwenan

For Gwennan Gibbard & Meinir Gwilym to perform a series of concerts in the Basque region as part of their Cerdd Dant project.

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International Calendar Events

Hay Festivals

Hay Festival Segovia

24/09/2010 - 26/09/2010

The fifth annual festival of conversation, literature and world class music to be held in Segovia.

Sweden

International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Hayes, Maria

With the support of the Interanational Opportunites Fund, Maria Hayes travelled to Sweden to view the Aurora Borealis and meet relevant leading artists and scientists to research and develop her own work involving drawing with digital projection and the manipulation of light.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

For Dominic Williams from Coracle and Elena Schmitz from Literature Wales to undertake a research and development to Sweden to develop ideas with partners in Sweden and Ireland for a EU Culture bid.

http://coracle.eu.com

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Williams, Dominic

Dominic Williams was supported to undertake a visit to Sweden to meet with potential future collaborators and to perform and present his work.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Jones, Anthony 02/06/2015

Anthony Jones was supported to undertake a poetry translation residency in Tranas, Sweden.

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GwynEmberton_iCoDaCo_Babulus_LEE_2016

Emberton, Gwyn 29/04/2016

Gwyn Emberton applied for funding to particiapte in an internaiotnal projects between partners in Finland, Sweden, Wales and Scotland.

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Bonello, Gareth 16/08/2016

Gareth Bonello was funded to travel to Sweden to attend an international writers camp and showcase at the Live at Heart Festival in August 2016.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Dalton, Gordon

Support to attend exhibition opening in Copenhagen and create new connections, contacts and future opportunities.

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International Calendar Events

Clwyd Theatr Cymru

17th Assitej World Congress “Building Bridges, Crossing Borders”

20/05/2011 - 29/05/2011

International Performing Arts Festival for Young Audiences, including seminars and workshops for professional practitioners in the sector.

Switzerland

International Opportunities Fund Projects

 Dürrenmatt Centre - Gareth Moorcraft - Science Fiction Lieder1

Moorcraft, Gareth 31/07/2015

With the support of Wales Arts International, I travelled to Lausanne, Switzerland, between August 21st and September 1st 2015 to take part in the 'Science Fiction Lieder' project.

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Thailand

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Trace - Installaction Artspace

The world of performance art: Ten Years of Asiatoia

www.tracegallery.com

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Tunisia

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Arad Goch 15/10/2013

Arad Goch were supported to present their production, Where the Leaves Blow, at the International Neapolis Festival for Kids, Nabeul in Tunisia in December 2013.

http://www.aradgoch.org

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Turkey

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Dawns TAN TAN Dance Ltd.

Dynion Male Dance Company visit to 13th Bursa Theatre Festival for Children and Young People, Turkey.

www.tandance.org

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LiteratureAcrossFrontiers_IOF_Turkey_2014

Literature Across Frontiers 15/07/2014

This grant enabled Literature Across Frontiers to develop two projects in Georgia and Eastern Turkey.

http://www.lit-across-frontiers.org

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Stockford, Caroline 17/09/2014

Caroline was awarded support to travel to the Eskişehir International Poetry Festival 2014 in Turkey.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Stockford, Caroline 12/05/2015

Caroline Stockford received support to research and develop a new piece of work based on poems by Turkish poet Küçük Iskender in Istanbul in May 2015.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Stockford, Caroline 01/03/2016

Caroline Stockford is applying for funding for two Welsh poets and translators to undertake bi-lingual performances, poetry translation and meetings in Turkey.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Younan, Sarah

I undertook an artist residency at the CerModern Museum in Ankara from February until April 2016.

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International Calendar Events

Literature Across Frontiers

Word Express at Istanbul Book Fair and the Tanpinar Literature Festival

30/10/2010 - 02/11/2010

Continuation of the Word Express project with a translation workshop in Istanbul, and readings at the Book Fair and the Tanpinar Festival, as well as a panel discussion on minority languages.

Llenyddiaeth ar Draws Ffiniau / Literature Across Frontiers

Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival 2011

02/10/2011 - 05/10/2011

Literature Across Frontiers is co-operating with the Kalem Cultural Association, for the third year running, to hold a celebration of international writing in Istanbul.

Uniteb Arab Emirates

International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Najera, Janire

Support for photographer Janire Najera to collaborate with landscape designer Reinhard Seltz in Abu Dhabi on a project exploring natural and artificial landscapes.

www.janirenajera.com

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Uruguay

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Theatre Versus Oppression

A reconnection to theatre groups in both Paraguay and Uruguay and hopefully the beginning of a long term relationship between the artist and these countries.

http://www.theatreversusoppression.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Gwyn, Richard 27/06/2017

Richard Gwyn was looking for support to participate in the San Jos� International Book Fair in Uruguay; and other literary events in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago and Valdivia (Chile) in September 2017.

www.richardgwyn.com

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USA

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Wales Arts International Projects

Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales at SOFA New York 2012

20/04/2012

Leading artists in Crafts & Applied Art, Eleri Mills and Walter Keeler exhibited by Ruthin Craft Centre at SOFA New York 2012.

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Catrin Howell

Clay Studio

In partnership with The Clay Studio, Wales Arts International is delighted to offer a residency opportunity for a Wales based ceramic artist at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, for a period of eight weeks.

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David Cushway

Research visit to NCECA

31/03/2010

Philadelphia Clay Studio Residency and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference report by David Cushway

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Folk Alliance International 2014

18/02/2014

Three Welsh bands were invited to showcase their music at Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City from 19-23 February, 2014, which they attended through support from Wales Arts International and Arts Council of Wales.

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Save Your Breath, SXSW 2014, photo Dan Dennison

SXSW 2014

10/07/2014

Wales Arts International supported six Welsh artists to attend South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference, 7-16 March 2014, offering the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.

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Photograph: Micaela Adams

Dylan Thomas 100 Launch in New York

25/02/2014

February 2014 saw the celebrations of Dylan Thomas’s centenary in New York City kick off with events organised by Wales Arts International, Welsh Government and British Council.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales at SXSW 2015

06/05/2015

Wales Arts International supported three Welsh bands to attend South by South West 2015, all of which created an exciting hype about new music from Wales.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Folk Alliance International 2015

28/02/2015

Held in Kansas City each year, Folk Alliance International is where the world comes together to celebrate Folk Music in all its shape and sizes.

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SXSW 2016

25/04/2016

Wales Arts International supported four Welsh bands to attend South by South West 2016, all of which created an exciting hype about new music from Wales.

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International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Devlin, Ronan 11/04/2016

Ronan Devlin applied for funding to exhibit and attend Creative Tech week in New York.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Harris, Alan 11/04/2016

Alan Harris applied for funding to travel to New York City for the New York Musical Festival in July 2016, in which his show, A Scythe of Time, is programmed.

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Gubb, Mark 09/02/2016

Mark Gubb applied for funding to underttake a research and development trip to Cardiff -by-the-sea in California in June 2016.

www.smarkgubb.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Lewis & Leigh 05/07/2016

Lewis and Leigh applied for fudning to enable them to showcase at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

http://www.lewisandleigh.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Daniel, Rhodri 09/02/2016

Estrons are applying for funding to showcase at SXSW 2016 in Austn, Texas.

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Llewelyn-Williams, Daniel 09/02/2016

Daniel Llewelyn-Williams applied for funding to take his show ' A Regular Little Houdini' to perform at San Diego Fringe Festival, and then to the Kirk Douglas Theater, Los Angeles in June/July 2016.

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Steffan, Lleuwen 24/05/2016

Lleuwen applied for funding to showcase at Rochester Jazz Festival in New York.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Whitehead, Lawrence 14/06/2016

Lawrence applied for funding to enable him to take part in an ASCAP film scoring workshop in Los Angeles.

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Najera, Janire 09/02/2016

Janire Najera applied for funding to enable her and her long term colaborator, Matt Wright, to travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, install and exhibit work at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

www.janirenajera.com

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Berney, Hannah 07/01/2016

Wales Arts International supported Violet Skies to attend SXSW, an opportunity which allows up-and-coming artists to showcase their music to industry experts and to meet and network with those working within the industry.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Motherlode Theatre Ltd 14/06/2016

Motherlode applied for funding to take their production The Good Earth to New York for three weeks at the Flea Theatre.

http://motherlodetheatre.com

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International Calendar Events

Chapter Arts Centre

Devotion

13/01/2011 - 13/03/2011

Touring dance performance co-produced by Sarah Michelson, New York City Players and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

SXSW 2010

International trade mission to South by South West

11/03/2011 - 20/03/2011

Trade Fair presence and Wales Party Showcase.

Uzbekistan

International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Sherman Cymru

Support for Sherman Cymru to work with young professional actors at the Uzbekteatr in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to devise a new performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' for the International Festival UZ.

www.shermancymru.co.uk/

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Skalla, Eva

To attend the Sharq Taronalari Festival in Uzbekistan with the group "Awn Celtica"

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Skalla, Eva 09/08/2017

To attend the Sharq Taronalari Festival in Uzbekistan with the group "Awn Celtica"

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Venezuela

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Brioc, Iwan

Invited by Alejandra Barrera who is organizing a congress of Arts and Peace in Venezuela.

www.cynefin.org.uk / www.iwanbrioc.com

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Wales - China 2017

Thomas Martin - Stratum 50 - Open Books

India Wales

Hay Festival Kerala

Patagonia 150

Patagonia - Marc Rees