Directory

Organisations that offer support and funding for training including CULT Cymru’s partners

Unions

OrganisationLink / LogoDescriptionContact Information
Bectu - The Union for Creative AmbitionBectu represents over 40,000 staff, contract and freelance workers in the media and entertainment industries. Benefits include employment support, subsidised public liability insurance and professional development support.029 2066 6557
ddonovan@bectu.org.uk or cdonovan@bectu.org.uk
EquityEquity is the trade union representing professional performers and other creative workers in the creative and cultural industries. Membership includes free entry in Oriel's creative talent database. info@cardiff-equity.org.uk
029 2039 7971

equity.org.uk
MU - The Musicians' UnionMU logo
The MU represents musicians working in all sectors of the music business. The MU offers a range of services for musicians of all ages and genres.musiciansunion.org.uk

cardiff@themu.org
029 2045 6585
WGGB - The Writers' Guild of Great BritainThe Writers' Guild of Great Britain supports writers for TV, film, radio, theatre, books and computer games. Members get access to free legal advice, as well as weekly information bulletins, a quarterly magazine and events.writersguild.org.uk
erik@writersguild.org.uk
020 7833 0777
NUJ Training Wales
The National Union of Journalists works to improve the pay and conditions of journalists as well as protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards. NUJ Training Wales offers courses in a wide range of skills designed to help meet the demands of journalism in the digital age.nujtrainingwales.org
trainingwales1@nuj.org.uk
Wales TUC CymruWales TUC Cymru represents 50 unions, which in turn represent 400,000 members. It campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad. WTUC Education offers high quality, accredited training throughout Wales - free to union members and WTUC Learning supports Union Learning Reps.tuc.org.uk/about-wales-tuc

wtuc@tuc.org.uk
029 2034 7010

 

Industry

OrganisationLink / LogoDescriptionContact Information
CULT CymruCULT Cymru is the one stop shop for learning for creative workers in Wales.1 Cathedral Road,
Cardiff
CF11 9SD

e-mail: siwan@bectu.org.uk
The Arts Council of WalesThe Arts Council of Wales (ACW) is the national development and funding body for the arts in Wales. There are various training and project funding available to freelancers.information@arts.wales
0845 8734 900

BAFTA CymruBAFTA Cymru promotes excellence in the media through awards, masterclasses, events and screenings. An annual subscription fee is payable.EmmaP@bafta.org
Books Council of WalesPromotes reading and literacy in Wales. Provides specialist services and distributes grants to publishers. cllc.org.uk
Community Music WalesCommunity Music Wales offers music industry training and professional development with a community emphasis.admin@communitymusicwales.org.uk
01685 373535

North Wales Office:
01286 671153
Creative & Cultural SkillsSupporting the UK cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice.ccskills.org.uk

Tel: 07725 134 092
Creative CardiffCreative Cardiff is a network which connects people working in any creative organisation, business or job in the Cardiff region.creativecardiff@cardiff.ac.uk
029 2087 6188
Creative North WalesA voice for the digital & creative industries in North Wales.http://gogleddcreadigol.cymru/
Creative WalesCreative Wales is a new agency set up within Welsh Government. Their mission is to drive growth across the creative industries, build on existing success and develop new talent and skills.wales.com/creative-wales

creativewales@gov.wales
Creu CymruCreu Cymru is the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales. creucymru.com/about-us/contact-us/
01970 822 222
Ffilm Cymru Wales
Ffilm Cymru Wales supports both new and established talent (producers, directors and writers) within the Welsh film making industry through offering development finance, advice and information.enquiries@ffilmcymruwales.com
Literature WalesThe services offered by Literature Wales for writers include mentoring, writers’ bursaries, information and advice and independent manuscript assessment.Email: post@literaturewales.org
PystDistribution and label services for labels and artists in Waleswww.pyst.cymru
Royal Television SocietyFor over 80 years, the RTS has provided the UK’s main platform for debate about the future of television. Its lectures, events and publications make a substantial contribution to raising standards and developing practice.hywel@aim.uk.com
ScreenskillsInvesting in skills driving the success of UK film, TV, VFX, animation and games
info@screenskills.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7713 9800
trac trac is Wales’ Folk Development organisation. celebrating Wales’ music and dance traditions.trac@trac-cymru.org
Tŷ NewyddTy Newydd is the National Writers' Centre for Wales and, since 1990, has attracted writers from all over the world both as tutors and course participants.tynewydd@literaturewales.org
Wales Arts InternationalWales Arts International works to support the promotion and development of professional practice across all art forms. It provides information about the arts in Wales and supports international opportunities through its programmes and funding schemes.info@wai.org.uk
Wales Screen



Wales Screen is the location finding service for Wales offering comprehensive information and support on locations, facilities, crew and local services. Freelancers can enter their information on the crew listing.North Wales:
Arwyn.Williams31@gov.wales

South Wales
Penny.Skuse@gov.wales




Welsh Broadcast TrustThe Welsh Broadcasting Trust provides financial support to individuals wishing to improve their skills in television, film, radio and new media. post@ymddiried.cymru

 

Other

OrganisationLink / LogoDescriptionContact Information
British CouncilThe British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They're on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day.wales.britishcouncil.org

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Business WalesBusiness Wales is the Welsh Government's business support service for businesses, including advice, mentoring and workshops.03000 6 03000
Cardiff & Vale CollegeCAVC offer great support and outstanding facilities in order to fully prepare you for your future.cavc.ac.uk/en/uni
Careers WalesCareers Wales provides people of all ages with free, bilingual, impartial careers information, advice and guidance. post@careerswales.com
0800 028 4844
Open UniversityThe Open University in Wales provides learning opportunities through supported open and distance learning. The OU’s OpenLearn website provides free access to a variety of material taken from Open University courses. wales@open.ac.uk
0300 303 5303
ReActThe Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct) is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy.Contact Siân Gale for further information.
sian@bectu.org.uk