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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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.