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International Opportunities Fund Projects

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Williams, Jeremy Huw

Dr Jeremy Huw Williams Recital Tour of China

Jeremy Huw Williams was supported to travel to China to perform recitals in a number of institutions to develop his links in this country and introduce new audiences to his work and Welsh music.

www.jeremyhuwwilliams.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Rhydderch, Francesca

Presenting Welsh Literature in Chinese Translation

Francesca Rhydderch received support to launch the Chinese translation of her novel, The Rice Paper Diaries at the Shanghai International Literary Week 2015 accompanied by the book translator, Dr Yan Ying Following the visit, Francesca said: "I was invited to Shanghai in order to help promote the launch of the Chinese translation of my novel The Rice Paper Diaries.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Tom Goddard

Up On Live Art Festival

Thomas is applying for funding to participate at Up on Live Arts Festival in China.

www.ohmygodtom.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Literature Across Frontiers

Promoting Welsh writing in China, visit by Alexandra Buchler and Owen Martell

Literature Across Frontiers recieved funding to attend the Bookworm International Literary Festival and the Script Road Festival in China.

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

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 Gwenan Gibbard

Gibbard, Gwenan



This journey to Hong Kong included opportunities to perform for audiences in Hong Kong including public concerts for a harp school, The Harp Chamber, and two concerts for the recording label, Sunrise/Grandview Culture in two branches of shops selling Eslite books and music.

http://www.gwenangibbard.com/

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Hijinx Theatre

Hijinx Tour to China

Hijinx received support to travel to Shanghai and Hong Kong to research the feasibility of a tour to China of the production Meet Fred, coinciding with a Welsh Government Trade Mission taking place 18-25 February 2017.

http://www.hijinx.org.uk

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Berney, Hannah Katie

Sound of the Xity Festival

Violet Skies were supported to showcase at Sound of the Xity Festival and Conference in China, April-May 2017

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India

Wales Arts International Projects

Literature Wales / Llenyddiaeth Cymru

Writers Chain

India-Wales Writers Chain aims to build cultural connections between Wales and India through literature.

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Dewi Glyn Jones / Elfen

Hay International Fellows

31/08/2011

Welsh writers Jon Gower and Tiffany Murray were announced as the inaugural Hay International Fellows during Hay Festival 2011. The fellowships will give Jon and Tiffany the opportunity to experience each of Hay’s growing international portfolio of festivals and to develop their own work and projects through their year long tenure.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Publishing Next, Goa

30/09/2011

Elin Haf Gruffydd, Director of Mercator Institute at Aberystwyth University, played a key role as keynote speaker at Publishing Next, a major conference in India exploring the development of social media and technological innovations on the publishing industry.

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National Dance Company Wales / Cwmni Dawns Cenedlaethol Cymru

National Dance Company Wales tour to India

01/11/2011

National Dance Company Wales is working with STEM Dance based in Bangalore on a 3-city tour of India in November 2011.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

I, Adra 2012

Building upon the ongoing success of the India Wales Writers Chain and looking ahead to Cardiff hosting WOMEX in 2013, Wales Arts International will be developing an exciting series of creative collaborations between musicians from India and Wales under the title I Adra.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Cadwyn - India 2014

23/10/2014

The growing and long standing cultural relationship between India and Wales has inspired many artistic expressions, some of which Wales Arts international and the Arts Council of Wales have been proud to originate and support.

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© Eurig Salisbury

India - Wales

21/03/2016

Wales Arts International has supported a number of projects between artists from Wales and India over the years – many of which resulting in challenging works and lasting partnerships.

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International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Cox, Richard

Open Books Touring Exhibition to Rajasthan

Richard Cox was supported to take the Open Books exhibition tour to Rajasthan, India in January 2017

www.richard-cox.co.uk

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Campbell-Moore, Roy

Creatives Across Continents

Roy Cambpell-Moore received funding for himself, Ann Sholem and Phil Williams to collaborate with Indian artists in January/February 2017.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Olion Byw



The folk band duos, Olion Byw were supported to collaborate with musicians at the Tagore House in Kolkata and perform the results at the Gorbhanga Festival.

http://www.olionbyw.com

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Phil Williams - Cascade India - 2014

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Phil Wiliiams/ Cascade India

Phil Williams received support to work with Delhi based Danceworx contemporary dance company to research and start initial development of a new collaborative dance piece and to develop a schools based project in Goa.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Smith, Robert

Archwilio y Garnateg

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Shepherd, Caitlin



Support for textile artist Caitlin Shephard to undertake two residencies in Northern India as part of her continuing experimentation with sustainable and alternative methods of textile printing.

www.toomuchneverenough.org.uk

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Morgan, Clare



For Dr Clare Morgan to travel to Delhi in India and Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia to develop cross cultural exchange with practicing writers, devloping her own skills in writing and criticism and to explore the potential for co-operation between writers from India, Mongolia and Wales.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Charlton-Blore, Lynn



In Jan - Feb 2009 to visit India to research sites of cultural and religious significance in Delhi, Agra, and Kolkata, also undertaking workshops with The National Institute of Fashion Technology

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Jenkins, Nigel



For NIgel Jenkins to undertake a research and research tour of the North East Indian states of Meghalaya, Assam, Mizoream, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, and to collaborate with two Indian writers.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Cox, Richard



Richard Cox will travel to Rajasthan for the first part of an exchange exhibition featuring artists from Wales and India, that has developed over the past 20 years.

www.richard-cox.co.uk

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Earthfall Dance Ltd.

After the Birds- India

The aims of this project are to create new relationships and contacts in India, with a view to promoting Earthfall's future work outside of Europe.

http://www.earthfall.org.uk

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International Calendar Events

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Commonwealth Games

03/10/2010 - 14/10/2010

Multi Sport Event

India Dance Wales

Exclusive Bharatanatyam Dance Recital by Vibha Selvaratnam

31/12/2010

Professional Bharatanatyam Dance Recital with live music.

Hay Festivals

Hay Festival Kerala

12/11/2010 - 14/11/2010

A celebration of languages and cultures with a strong element of Malayalam language and its history, coupled with laughter and music in beautiful surroundings which are accessible to all. The first edition of the Festival will offer around forty events over three days and evenings, with a mix of international and Indian participants.

Hay Festivals

Hay Festival Maldives

14/10/2010 - 17/10/2010

A celebration of one of the world’s most hopeful new democracies and oldest island cultures.

Roy Campbell-Moore

India Exchange Tour

01/11/2011 - 31/12/2011

International tour of National Dance Company Wales’ repertory to India in Autumn 2011.

Literature Across Frontiers

Indian Poetry Connections

07/12/2010 - 18/12/2010

Poetry translation workshop and performance.

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India-Wales Writers’ Chain: An Evening of Literary Readings Inspired by and from Wales

15/11/2010

India-Wales Writers’ Chain is a programme managed by the British Council. It is generously supported by the Welsh Assembly Government’s International Relations Programme. Conceived and developed in close partnership with Wales Arts International, the programme aims to develop a meaningful cultural relationship between Wales and India through literature; to raise the profile of Wales in India through literature initiatives; and to develop sustainable initiatives between organisations in Wales and India with the capacity to continue their engagement together. The programme will run from November 2010 until March 2012.

India Dance Wales

Bharatanatyam Dance Recital by Vibha Selvaratnam

06/01/2011

Professional Bharatanatyam Dance Recital with live music.

India Dance Wales

Bharatanatyam Dance Recital by Vibha Selvaratnam

08/01/2011

Professional Bharatanatyam Dance Recital with live music.

Hay Festival Kerala 2010, gan/by Prajith Thirumala

Hey Festival Kerala

17/11/2011 - 19/11/2011

International version of The Hay Festival Wales. Literary and arts events over 3 days.

Eran Gisin, Black Milk gan/by Ohad Naharin, Photography/Ffotograffiaeth Roy Campbell-Moore

National Dance Company Wales tour to India

28/11/2011 - 07/12/2011

International Artist Exchange: NDCWales tour to Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi whilst STEM Dance Kkampni tour to Wales to perform Vajra.

Indonesia

International Opportunities Fund Projects

Sarah Younan - chain-installation - Bandung Residency - 2014

Younan, Sarah

Igniting Potential: Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennial, Bandung Residency

Sarah Younan was supported to participate in the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennial and the Bandung Residency.

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Iran

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Ambrose, David



With the support of the International Opportunities Fund, David Ambrose travelled to Iran to participate in the storytelling festival run by Kanoon institute in order to explore the potential for furture collaboration with AItak Sorahitalab of Kanoon.

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Israel

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Poetry Wales Press Limited

Sha'ar Festival, Israel

Poet and Poetry Wales editor, Zoe Skoulding, was supported to participate in the Sha'ar International Poetry Festival in Israel.

http://www.poetrywales.co.uk

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Emberton, Gwyn

iCODACO

Gwyn Emberton worked on a multinational level, collaborating with dancers and choreographers in Israel and Sweden.

http://www.gwynembertondance.com/gwyn-emberton/

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Soap Factory in Nablus, Jonathan Arndell 2015

Arndell, Jonathan

Wales/Palestine cultural exchange

This award was a research and development visit for building links between arts communities in Palestine and in Wales.

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Japan

Anushiye Yarnell

Yarnell, Anushiye



Animal Love Project

www.anushiyeyarnell.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Holoxide Films Ltd



Secrecy - Okumura.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Fishguard Arts Society

Drawn to the East-the Magnetic Attraction of Japan

Application for three people in Fishguard Arts Society to travel to Japan to exhibit work of both FAS members and Japanese artists at the Arton Gallery, Kyoto.

http://www.fishguardartssociety.org.uk

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Sioned Huws

Huws, Sioned

Aomori Project 2013, Japan

2013 - Aomori Aomori film collaboration A documentary film in collaboration with Eilir Pierce and recorded at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre.

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Ruthin Craft Centre



Ruthin Craft Centre undertook a research visit in 2010 to Japan to research the exchange of ideas on applied art and the environment. The research was designed to enable a dialogue between artists, architects, designers, educationalists and arts professionals.

www.ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Edwards, Jonathan



Our project was split into two separate trips - Japan in March and Toronto in May. The purpose of our Japan trip was to meet up with other artists (for possible future collaborations) and to visit galleries in Tokyo for a forthcoming exhibitions.

www.jonathan-e.com

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Chapter (Cardiff) Ltd.



For Matt Beere, Rebecca Woodford-Smtih and James Tyson from Chapter Arts Centre to participate in the Dream Regime project, an international co-production run by the Gekidan Kaitaisha theatre group, Tokyo, Japan.

www.chapter.org.

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Harris, Alan

Opportunity of Efficiency in Japan

Alan Harris was supported to travel to Japan to take part in the rehearsal process for a new play commissioned by the New National Theatre Tokyo and National Theatre Wales (The Opportunity of Efficiency).

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Zarrilli, Phillip



This initial two week exchange in Tokyo, Japan will allow Okamura-san and Phillip Zarrilli to share the unique work processes, psychophysical techniques, and alternative aesthetics that are inspiring their current performance work.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

National Theatre Wales

The Opportunity of Efficiency

Application to enhance the impact of NTW's first international commission of 'The Operation of Efficiency': written by Alan Harris, directed by John McGrath and performed in Japanese at the New National Theatre, Tokyo with Waleslab, TEAM and Assembly activity.

http://nationaltheatrewales.org

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

McNairn-Yanagi, Saya

Artist in Residence at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural park

Project to undertake a three month artist's residency at Japan's Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Huws, Sioned

Aomori Aomori, Climate, Body and Soul

Sioned Huws travelled to Japan for 3 months to develop new performance work, participate in residencies, make a film and perform previously developed work from Aomori Project (ongoing since 2009/10).

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Tyson, James

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter - (August 2014), Tokyo, Japan

James Tyson was supported to participate in a 3 week residency with Gekidan Kaitaisha in Tokyo in August 2014.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Huws, Sioned

Voices of Tohoku - The Many Ways To Be Us, Japan

Sioned Huws The Amori Project was initiated in 2008 by James Tyson (Chapter Theatre Programmer until 2011) and Teiko Hinuma (program director of ARTizan and Rikuzentakata Artist in Residency Program) as a residency exchange between Chapter, Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre and ARTizan.

www.sionedhuws.net

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Jordao, Ariana

water carriers dancing through states

Arian Jordao applied for funding for herself and Siriol Joyner to travel to Japan to present a paper at the Performance Studies International Conference in Tohuko, Aomori in August-September 2015 and collaborate with a ceramic artist.

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Jorge Lizalde Cano - Cymru and I in Japan - 2015

Lizalde Cano, Jorge

Cymru & I in Japan

Jorge Lizalde Cano was invited to collaborate in Japan with choreographer and dancer Yo Nakamura and received support to take up the opportunity.

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Angharad Matthews - Tokyo Space Dance

Matthews, Angharad



WAI contributed funds which allowed Angharad Matthews to travel to Tokyo for a month in order to take part in the Tokyo Space Dance project.

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International Calendar Events

Chapter Arts Centre

Aomori Project

05/02/2011 - 24/11/2011

Residency, workshops and touring presentations and performances of dance project by Sioned Huws, in collaboration with artists from Aomori and Tokyo, co-produced by Aomori Contemporary Arts Centre and Chapter Arts Centre.

Chapter Arts Centre

Dream Regime / "Massacre and Theatre"

30/01/2011 - 11/02/2011

Theatre programme including conference, discussions and lecture presentations with artists across Japan and Asia (as part of "Asia Meets Asia") with guests from Wales, Poland, Brazil and Germany.

Korea

International Opportunities Fund Projects

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Creu Cymru - The Touring Agency for Wales



Support for Creu Cymru, The Development Agency for Theatres and Arts Centres in Wales, to attend the Performing Arts Market Seoul (PAMS), Korea, with a view to research and discover new Korean arts to showcase in Wales and forge partnerships for exchange.

www.creucymru.co.uk

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Music Theatre Wales



Music Theatre Wales applied for funding to enable one of the Artistic directors of the company, Michael McCarthy, to undertake a research and development visit to Tongyeong and Seoul ahead of taking a performance there.

http://www.musictheatrewales.org.uk

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Music Theatre Wales

Greek at the Tongyeong International Music Festival, South Korea

Music Theatre Wales was invited by the Tongyeong International Music Festival (TIMF) in South Korea to present three performances of GREEK by Mark-Anthony Turnage in April 2015 – the Asian premiere of the opera and first visit to the region for the company.

http://www.musictheatrewales.org.uk

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Ty Cerdd - Music Centre Wales

World Music Days Korea

Ty Cerdd received support to send composer Peter Reynolds to attend World Music Days 2016 in Korea.

http://www.tycerdd.org

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Williams, Tomos

Khamira Showcase in Seoul Music Week

Tomos Williams was supported to travel with the rest of the Welsh members of the band Khamira to perform a showcase at Seoul Music Week during May 2017

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Hyndman, Thomas

Campfire Social at Zandari Festa 2017 in Seoul, Korea

Support for Campfire Social to showcase at the Zandari Festival in Seoul, South Korea in September 2017.

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Kyrgystan

WalesPENCymru

Wales PEN Cymru

PEN International Congress in Kyrgyzstan

Sally Baker represented Wales PEN Cymru as a delegate at the 2014 PEN International Congress in Bishek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Malaysia

Meri Wells - Ceramic Symposium - 2014

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Meri Wells received funding to enable her to attend an artist in residency programme at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak in March 2014.

www.carrog.co.uk/wells.htm

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Lawrence, Wendy



Ceramicist Wendy Lawrence was supported to participate in a two week residency at the University Malaysia Sarawak in March 2014.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Hopkinson, Joseph

Residency Program of the 4th JCCB 2016

Joseph Hopkinson applied for WAI support to undertake a residency at Kasongan Studio in October 2016 ahead of presenting at the 2016 Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennial.

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Oman

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Nash, Mandy



Mandy received support to participate in the International Exhibition of Arts, Heritage and Creativity which formed part of the Muscat Festival in Oman.

mandynash.co.uk

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Packham, Ruth



Felt maker Ruth Packman was supported to exhibit at the Muscat Festival on Oman.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Colquhoun, Kim

Muscat International Folklore and Handicrafts Festival 2014

Kim Colquhoun was funded to attend Muscat International Festival in Oman 6-23 February 2014.

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Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Nash, Mandy

Salalah Festival

Mandy Nash applied for support to travel to Oman to exhibit her work and undertake demonstrations at the Salalah Festival in July - August 2017.

mandynash.co.uk

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Pakistan

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Davies, Rose

Printover 3 Continents, Islamabad, Pakistan

Printmaker, Rose Davies, was supported to undertake a collaborative residency in Islambad, Pakistan.

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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

A solo theatre performance based on the life of Lloyd George as part of the Art of Business/Business of Art Conference in Singapore.

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



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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Thailand

Elfen/Dewi Glyn Jones

Trace - Installaction Artspace



The world of performance art: Ten Years of Asiatoia

www.tracegallery.com

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Uniteb Arab Emirates

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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Uzbekistan

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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Wales - China 2017

Thomas Martin - Stratum 50 - Open Books

India Wales

Hay Festival Kerala

Patagonia 150

Patagonia - Marc Rees