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Gwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Gwanwyn means spring in Welsh, and celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal, growth and creativity. Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film.

Gwanwyn Community Grant Scheme

Gwanwyn operates a Community Grant Scheme to assist organisations that wish to participate in the festival.

We are keen to include as many different kinds of cultural and community organisations as possible and participating organisations have ranged from theatre venues and museums to care homes and community centres.

Organisers contribute anything you can think of – painting, photography, theatre, dance, creative writing, film, storytelling, workshops, performances, exhibitions, networking events, discussions and much more.

Our application process opens around the start of October each year for the following year’s festival. Please visit the Gwanwyn website for more information.

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Gwanwyn operates a Community Grant Scheme to assist organisations that wish to participate in the festival.
2016 is Gwanwyn’s 10th birthday so we are looking for projects and events that will help us celebrate this important milestone!
You can find out more information by downloading our Application Pack and Application Form.

We also have special projects like cARTrefu and In Your Mind’s Eye, which promote the participation of older people in the arts throughout the year.

Further information

Downloads

The March editions of our newsletter is available to download below.

You can download other guides and factsheets from our list of publications

For more information: Contact our Gwanwyn team 029 2043 1555