Porth y Cwtsh: BSL Videos. Project explanation and 2 opportunities for deaf practitioners/artists/people.

Introduction to the project:

Transcript:

Hi, I’m Sami, I hope you are all well. I’m an interpreter, I interpret theatre
and I’ve worked with Leeway for a while now. They have a new project
with two opportunities that I’d like to encourage deaf people to apply for.
So, I’ll tell you a bit about the project and there will be two separate videos
to explain more about the two roles available.
So, the project is called ‘Porth Y Cwtsh’. It focuses on Porth and the
people who live there. Their minds, their hearts, their culture. To come
together and visualise the future, removing the stereotype of poverty and
showing what is beautiful; their language – spoken Welsh and possibly
sign language if BSL is used. Also, to boldly show their culture and sense
of home.
Leeway have given me an interesting fact that I’d like to tell you! The
planet Mars has a crater named Porth so it shows that Porth really is an
amazing place!
Their Vision is to build on what’s strong, not on what’s wrong and to use
what you have.
I have to tell you about their funding which comes from Arts Council of
Wales and is called the Connect and Flourish. It means that three
companies are working together; Leeway, Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon
Taf and Age Cymru have come together to focus specifically on Porth.
If you feel interested in the project please watch the other two videos on
the roles and how to apply.
Thank you. Bye!

Opportunity 1:

Transcript:

Hi, I’m Sami, I’m an interpreter, I interpret theatre and I’ve worked with
Leeway for a while now. I want to let you know about their opportunity
because I’d like to encourage deaf people to apply. So, the opportunity is
for the role of creative practitioner. If you are a creative freelancer, you
can apply. You don’t need to have loads of experience or knowledge,
maybe you are just starting out, that is perfect because you will be
working with a lead creative practitioner. They are able to offer support
and mentoring to help you develop your skills.
So, what does it mean to be a Creative Practitioner? You will support the
lead artists, add your own creative ideas and be involved in discussions to
make sure this project stays on track to represent Porth and its’
community.
Leeway have found 5 areas in Porth and 1 individual in each area, you will
support these and encourage relationships and discussions. Their key
questions are:
What do you need right now?
What was the community of Porth like before?
What is the worst that could happen here?
What is the best that could happen here?
If you feel you are suitable for this role and you are a creative freelancer in
the Porth area please apply!
How to apply:

  1. Either write or film explaining who you are and a skill you want to
    explore or develop. What is your creative area? It could be theatre,
    art, dance, whatever yours is.
  2. Send an example of you and your work. Eg A website link or a video,
    anything you like. If you don’t have much, that’s absolutely fine, send it
    anyway. Remember this is for people at the start of their career to help
    develop their experience and skills, so please do send what you have.
  3. If you need an interpreter or STTR or a note taker, that’s fine. Just let
    them know, they will provide for any access needs.
  4. Let them know where you are from or where you live. This project is
    focussing on Porth so they want to make sure they are bringing in people
    from the right area.
    When I finish signing the next the screen will show information on salary,
    when the project will be and how and when to send your application. So
    all that information will be visual on the screen, okay.
    I hope to see lots of deaf people applying! Good luck! Bye.

Opportunity 2:

Transcript:

Hi, I’m Sami, I’m an interpreter and I’ve worked with Leeway for a while
now. I want to let you know about a new opportunity. This is an
opportunity for creative artists to be involved in a workshop. It is a paid
opportunity for 10 creatives, that could include a range of artists including
stage managers, actors or LX designers, for example. If you are a creative
artist who lives or is based in the Rhondda you can apply.
If you are interested in how to work with your local community this
workshop could be perfect for you. It’s delivered by an experienced
person who knows how to bring together art and community. This
workshop will give insights into how we can put the community and people
in the centre of what we do. Also, Leeway will explain their project, Porth y
Cwtsh in the hope that you will be inspired to join in moving forward. Porth
y Cwtsh is designed by all who choose to get involved, this is perfect for
deaf people to add the influence of deaf history, culture and language into
this project.
So, how to apply if you are interested in this workshop:

  1. Either write or film explaining who you are, your area of creative work,
    why you’d like to participate in the workshop and what you want to learn.
  2. If you need an interpreter or STTR or a note taker, that’s fine. Just let
    them know, they will provide for any access needs.
  3. Let them know where you are from or where you live. They want to
    focus specifically on RCT.
    When I finish signing the next the screen will show information on
    workshop fee, (they pay you, you don’t pay them) when & where the
    workshop is and when & how to send your application. I hope to see lots
    of creative deaf people sending in their applications.
    Good luck! Bye!
    (A still at the end)
    Fee to participate in the workshop: £50 (we pay you, you don’t pay us)
    Location: Online
    Workshop date: To be confirmed but it will be between March-June 2021
    Closing date for applications: February 28th 2021 extension?
    Send expressions of interest to leewayprods@gmail.com Videos or larger
    files can be sent to the same email address using WETRANSFER or a
    dropbox link.

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