Trac Cymru is looking to increase its bank of creative facilitators to help deliver its ambition for an increased programme of exciting music workshops within schools and community groups across the nation.
As the music world has been emerging from the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Trac Cymru has been planning the development of an extensive new programme of cultural engagement that we intend to roll out to more communities across Wales in the coming years. We will continue to nurture excellence in the national arts and alongside this we want to make a positive impact on the quality of life of individual participants at a local level.
Our ambition for the future is to ensure that our national music becomes felt as the beating heart of the nation, and to make this happen we are keen to increase inclusion and diversity within the traditional music sector and intend to lead some bold new projects that utilise the inherent qualities of community cohesion that lie at the heart of our folk traditions – particularly in a unique intergenerational exchange of collective knowledge and expressive storytelling.
One example of our new project plans is the recently announced new 3-year project ‘Cân y Cymoedd: When Valleys Sing’, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund – this three-year project aims to connect communities in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Neath Port Talbot with their local history and heritage while simultaneously exploring the rich traditions of Welsh folk music, inspiring the composition of new songs that narrate stories about contemporary life.
Trac Cymru is now looking for creative facilitators who are keen to join us on this journey. There are some immediate opportunities but we also want to develop a stakeholder group of artists working in the traditions who we can support with future training and other professional development opportunities.
You might work in music, song, dance, or storytelling – we are keen to hear from you.
If you've been looking for an opportunity like this please fill out our Creative Facilitator Form below, giving us information on your experience and skill set.