Directory

HFM_7-bw

This is where you will find out about organisations that offer support and funding for training – many are CULT Cymru partners. 

Unions

OrganisationLink / LogoDescriptionContact Information
BECTU - The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre UnionBECTU logoBECTU represents those working in media, arts and entertainment. Benefits include employment support, free entry in Crewfinder Cymru (BECTU's freelance directory), subsidised public liability insurance and professional development support.Unite House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD
ddonovan@bectu.org.uk
029 2066 6557
EquityEquity logoEquity 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 (www.equityoriel.co.uk).Unite House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD
info@cardiff-equity.org.uk
029 2039 7971
MU - The Musicians' UnionMU logoThe MU represents musicians working in all sectors of the music business. Along with seminars and networking events, the MU offers a range of services for musicians of all ages and genres.199 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1AJ
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.40 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RX
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.Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
trainingwales1@nuj.org.uk
020 7843 3717 / 3730
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 offerse high quality, accredited training throughout Wales - free to union members and WTUC Learning supports Union Learning Reps.Unite House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD
wtuc@tuc.org.uk
029 2034 7010
GFTU - The General Federation of Trade Unions
The GFTU administers the GFTU Educational Trust, through which it offers a full programme of trade union courses. These courses are usually free for affiliated union members and are held in various venues around the UK.The Lodge, 84 Wood Lane, Leicester LE125 8DB
gftuhq@gftu.org.uk
01509 410853

 

Industry

OrganisationLink / LogoDescriptionContact Information
CULT CymruCULT Cymru is the one stop shop for learning for creative professionals in Wales.cult@bectu.org.uk
029 2055 4601
Creative Skillset
Creative Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for the creative media industries. Training grants available for freelancers and companies.1-3 Grosvenor Place, Suite 5B, London SW1X 7HJ
info@creativeskillset.org
0207 7139800
Creative & Cultural SkillsCreative & Cultural Skills is the Sector Skills Council for Advertising, Crafts, Cultural Heritage, Design, Music, Performing, Literary and Visual Arts.c/o The Backstage Centre, High House, Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 41AS
will.hahn@ccskills.org.uk
07894 566860
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 freelances with grants ranging from £250 to £25,000.Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
information@arts.wales
0845 8734 900
029 2044 1300

North Wales Office
Princes Park II, Princes Drive, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8PL
01492 533440

Mid and West Wales Office
The Mount, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT
029 2044 1300
Literature Wales
Literature Wales is the National Company for the development of literature in Wales. The services offered by Literature Wales for writers include mentoring, writers’ bursaries, information and advice and independent manuscript assessment.Wales Millenium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
post@literaturewales.org
029 2047 2266
Ty Newydd


Ty 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.Llanystumdwy, Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0LW
tynewydd@literaturewales.org
01766 522811
Ffilm Cymru Wales
Ffilm Cymru Wales (formerly The Film Agency for Wales) supports both new and established talent (producers, directors and writers) within the Welsh film making industry through offering development finance, advice and information.Ffilm Cymru Wales, S4C Media Centre, Parc Ty Glas, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5DU
enquiries@ffilmcymruwales.com
029 2076 6931
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.South Wales: Welsh Government Creative Sector, 4th Floor, Bayside, St Line House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LR
Penny Skuse:
Penny.Skuse@gov.wales
029 2044 4241
07816 452 096

North Wales: Room 223, Welsh Government Building, Penrallt, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1EP
Arwyn Williams:
Arwyn.Williams@gov.wales
01286 662 341
07786 271 680
Welsh Broadcast TrustThe Welsh Broadcasting Trust provides financial support to individuals wishing to improve their skills in television, film, radio and new media.Eastfield, Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6BS
post@ymddiried.cymru
079200 25600
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.Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
info@wai.org.uk
029 2044 1320
Community Music WalesCommunity Music Wales offers music industry training and professional development with a community emphasis.Unit 8, 24 Norbury Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3AU
admin@communitymusicwales.org.uk
029 2083 8060

North Wales Office: Unit 20, Galeri, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL551SQ
01286 685248
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
07980 007841
BAFTA CymruBAFTA Cymru promotes excellence in the media through awards, masterclasses, events and screeningss. An annual subscription fee is payable.Chapter Arts Centre
Market Road
Cardiff
CF5 1QE
HannahR@bafta.org
029 2022 3898

 

Other

OrganisationLink / LogoDescriptionContact Information
Business WalesBusiness Wales is the Welsh Government's business support service for businesses, including advice, mentoring and workshops.03000 6 03000
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
028 2032 2582
The 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. 18 Custom House Street
Cardiff
CF10 1AP
wales@open.ac.uk
0300 303 5303
Learn Direct


learndirect is an online resource where you can fit your learning around your life. Depending on your circumstances some courses are subsidised or even free.FREEPOST learndirect
0800 101 901
Careers WalesCareers Wales provides people of all ages with free, bilingual, impartial careers information, advice and guidance. post@careerswales.com
0800 028 4844
Creative CardiffCreative Cardiff is a new network which connects people working in any creative organisation, business or job in the Cardiff region.Room 0.63B, Cardiff University, Bute Building, Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
creativecardiff@cardiff.ac.uk
029 2087 6188