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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 20 November 2012 11:30 AM

Wales's only arts festival for over 50s is now providing grants to groups who organise events that get older people involved in the arts.

The Gwanwyn Festival is run by Age Cymru and is a month-long festival held across Wales in May each year to celebrate creativity in older age.

It has just launched its small grants scheme, as Phil Thomas, the Gwanwyn Festival’s Coordinator explains:

“Gwanwyn is a celebration of older age and the opportunity it provides for renewal, growth and creativity.

“The festival offers a chance for older people to get involved in the arts - from painting, photography, music, drama, storytelling and literature, to dance or film.

“It’s now in its seventh year and come next May, there’ll be Gwanwyn events taking place in venues right across Wales.

“This is why we’re now offering small grants to groups and individuals who want to get involved by running their own Gwanwyn event as part of the festival in 2013.”

For further information about the Gwanwyn small grants scheme, visit the Gwanwyn website or ring 029 2043 1555 and ask for the Gwanwyn team.

The closing date for sending in grant applications is Friday 1 March 2013.

The Gwanwyn Festival is a collaboration involving key national organisations led by Age Cymru, the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government.

Gwanwyn works closely with local arts groups, active retirement and community groups, public libraries, museums, schools and care centres.

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444