The Groundwork Pro team past and present

The Groundwork Pro team past and present  …some words from Jessie Brett ‘I’m so proud to be one of the founder members with Deborah Light, Beth Powlesland, Joanna Young and Chloe Loftus. We all had a longing for professional development activities and decided to try to take some action. We had no idea the directions…

Groundwork: moving into 2019 and 2020!

In case you hadn’t heard, and with huge thanks to your support and that of our partners, we have been successful in securing Arts Council of Wales FUNDING FOR ANOTHER 18 MONTHS OF GROUNDWORK PRO! From January 2019, we can continue to offer a programme of classes, workshops and events to nurture your practice, fuel your creativity and provide a valuable sense of community amongst…

SEEDS artists blog

Here’s a quick update from Luke and Natalie, who are two of our SEEDS artists in residence. They will be sharing their work alongside Shakeera Ahmun at Chapter Stiwdio, 3pm, Saturday 15th December: It’s Thursday morning.  We’re having a really lovely time.  It feels new and unknown and focused. We’ve been talking a lot, making…

SEED Artists: Shakeera Ahmun, Luke Divall and Natalie Corne

Thank you so much to all who applied for our SEEDS Residency and made for a challenging selection process. Introducing our selected SEED artists taking residence at Chapter December 10th – 15th:  SHAKEERA AHMUN ‘My diverse upbringing has strongly influenced me to explore a sense of community and bond, through movement and music. I will portray these values…

Attuning to Collaboration

Attuning to Collaboration Jamie McCarthy & Joanna Young Earlier this year at the beginning of the summer, a small group of dance artists, choreographers, musicians and composers gathered in Cardiff for a two-day workshop.  With support from Tŷ Cerdd, Groundwork invited composer Jamie McCarthy and myself to facilitate a workshop around collaboration between dance and…

Join the Groundwork team

Groundwork is evolving and we’re looking for someone new to join us in the plotting, planning and execution of our dance development programme. Job Description: Groundwork Collective Member Offer: 4 months, starting mid-August to mid-December, 12 hours per month. Total 48 hours. Rate: £15 per hour. We’re looking for one more team member to join…

Gender Guerillas

Reflections from a talk with Amy Bell – ‘Gender Guerillas’, part of Groundwork’s discussion series ‘Representation of the People:ACT’. This is a set of notes from ‘Gender Guerillas’ – it does not represent any individuals voice, neither are they a complete or coherent record. They are not definitive statements, rather thoughts aired and points of…

‘ACT’ – looking back and moving forwards

2018 is the centenary of women first achieving the right to vote with the Representation of the People Act of 1918. With a desire to celebrate this, the team of Groundwork women and myself set about curating a mini series of events.  The current climate of sex abuse scandals the #metoo campaign and ongoing discussion…

Responding to place with Rosemary Lee

What a group gathered for Rosemary Lee’s workshop in September! We had people come from as far afield as Denmark and Portugal to be a part of Responding to Place as well as those from West Wales, South Wales, Bristol and London. As soon as we all sat down together to do introductions you could…