Yr Odyn 2018

Fri 26 Jan 2018 to Fri 29 Jun 2018

We are currently inviting applications for Volcano’s Yr Odyn Artist Award.

“Yr Odyn gave me the confidence, freedom and support to realize my aims and goals into becoming an independent Welsh dance artist.” Gareth Chambers

Yr Odyn ('The Kiln') is a support scheme for emerging artists and new companies in Wales. It offers professional space for research and development, encouraging a process of discovery and creativity with critical feedback at its core, enabling artists to examine their own practice and realize their potential with courage, ambition and integrity. Volcano draws on its extensive experience, unique working methods and excellent resources to create a developmental opportunity that demands real engagement from its participants in return for its transformative effect on their thinking and practice. Yr Odyn provides rehearsal space, mentoring, practical support and advice and a small budget for R&D costs.

Yr Odyn is open to Wales-based artists (who have been out of full-time education for a minimum of two years) and companies who are in the early stages of their career and who would benefit from the scheme by mentoring, coaching, creative input and arts marketing support as well as free access to rehearsal, performance, exhibition, workshop, meeting and office space. It is aimed primarily at those working in performing arts, although cross-artform work is also eligible. The scheme does not currently support projects which are entirely visual-arts based.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, and details on how to apply, please download the pdf on the right of this page.


Previous Yr Odyn Artists include:
Morgan Thomas
Pain in the Arts Theatre Company
Josh Alan Trask
Ciara O'Sullivan
James Gardiner
Gareth Chambers
Lisa Wells
Angharad Matthews



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