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We have a new talent scheme called New Voices from Wales which is open for applications now.  You can see the films that we made last year on iplayer here:


To apply, you go through the Its My Shout website and the closing date is 9th May.  A link to the application page is here:


We are looking for stories that reflect contemporary Wales but it is a very open brief.  And it is aimed at people without a great deal of experience as directors but who have a passion for their story and an idea of how they would realise it.


Please spread the word…..  It is open to anyone – no age restriction.  Last year our filmmakers included someone who works fulltime for Mencap Cymru and had never made a film before; a drama script editor, and recent graduates from media courses.

Diverse Cymru at the Wales International Documentary Festival 2018

Blackwood Miners’ Institute 1pm – 4pm, Thursday 19th April.

Diverse Cymru are pleased to announce that we will be part of this year’s Wales International Documentary Festival.

As part of our contribution to the festival, we will give individuals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to meet organisations from within the creative industries, and provide advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its employment and training opportunities.

This will include information on the new Diverse Cymru Film and TV Bursary*, supported by Creative Skillset. This bursary will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in the industry, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

During the afternoon there will be opportunities to mingle and get information on current opportunities available within film and TV in Wales. There will also be advice on where the industry advertises and promotes its opportunities. 

Please note that we will now NOT be showing the ‘My Wales’ Film as planned, this will be at a later date.

This is a free event and we would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance by email to or call 029 2036 8888.

Wales International Documentary Festival

Wales International Documentary Festival invites you to watch the best documentary films of the year. The programme from 18th to 20th April includes masterclasses and networking events with industry experts and takes places in Blackwood. There’s an exciting line up of films from all over the world in this year’s festival and events, parties and gigs to complement the screenings. This includes a preview screening of Welsh feature, “My Grandfather The Spy” and landmark historical documentary “The Dragon Has Two Tongues” with Q&A with director Colin Thomas.

For more information on the festival and for tickets, please visit:

*The Diverse Cymru Film & TV Bursary supported by Creative Skillset will offer small amounts of funding, support and mentoring in Wales for people from diverse groups who already have some experience in film or television, and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Individuals with experience in the industry will be invited to apply for funding support that will enable them to train and further develop their skills.

Funding can be used by successful applicants to fund or part-fund a short training course, may be used by individuals to access training opportunities and can be utilised by people to overcome travel or other barriers to opportunities.

In addition to providing funding in support of training opportunities, people will be given career advice and support from within the industry including invitations to industry events and networking opportunities, updates on free training available and job and other career opportunities. 

Note : This is an additional fund for Wales running alongside Creative Skillset’s high-end TV  bursary fund which supports individuals working in the industry as freelancers to help them progress within high-end drama.

We say No to Racism



Diverse Cymru is saddened to hear the latest rise in hate crime aimed at the Muslim community. The recent threatening letter entitled ‘Punish a Muslim’ is in circulation across England and Wales, encouraging a ‘national day of violence against Muslims’ on April 3rd.

Diverse Cymru is committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination because of race, religion or  beliefs, age, disability, gender identity and reassignment and sexual orientation. We condemn any actions which incite and encourage hatred and racism. We urge any of our friends and colleagues within the Muslim community to come forward and report any letters that you may receive or any issues that may arise in relation to this hatred.

ADVICE – What to do if you receive a copy of the letter: It is essential that anyone who receives this letter should report it to their local Police Station by dialling the non-emergency 101 numbers or contact Tell Mama:


Diverse Cymru is also a hate crime reporting centre, you can do this by calling 02920 36 8888 or attend the office Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1JD.

Your Government Your Well-being

Coproducing Engagement Cardiff 12 March 9.45 am (2)fist on its own (3)


On the 12th and 13th of March we will be facilitating Co-producing engagement that works for diverse individuals and community groups


  • Monday 12 March 2018

Registration from 9.45 am. Start: 10.00 am. End: 1.00 pm.

St Philip Evans Community Centre,  Llanedeyrn Drive, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9UL


  • Tuesday 13 March 2018

          Registration from 9.45 am. Start: 10.00 am. End: 1.00 pm.

          Lower Penarth Community Centre, Lower Brockhill Way, Penarth, CF64 5QD


The project is aimed at all diverse individuals and community organisations representing diverse individuals or communities. This includes Black and Minority Ethnic, disabled, trans*, older, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, people of different faiths, and carers. Please pass the information on to anyone who you think would be interested in the project. More information about the events and a registration form are attached.


We reimburse travel, access, childcare, replacement care and respite costs related to attending. All events include light refreshments.

To register for any of the events please complete the attached registration form and return it to me. Or please email me: or phone me on 029 2036 8888 (ext 255). Please let me know your dietary, communication, language and access requirements when you book your place

Have your Say!

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What’s the project about?
Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and Diverse Cymru have been commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Wales

to develop a series of resources on equality duties in Wales for third sector organisations.

These resources are about helping Welsh third sector organisations understand and use equality law in Wales.

Thursday 1st March 2018 in Cardiff. 
Registration 9:45 am. Focus group: 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Culture & Media Centre @ Loudoun, Plas Iona, Butetown, Cardiff, CF10 5HW
Friday 2nd March 2018 in Carmarthen. 
Registration 9:45 am. Focus group 10 am – 1 pm
Venue: Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS), The Mount, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1JT.
Thursday 8th March in Colwyn Bay. 
Registration 12:45 pm. Focus group 1 pm – 4 pm
Venue: Station Court meeting rooms, above Porters Coffee Shop, 41-43 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BP.

Please follow the link below for further information and signing up to the events.

Have your say on the equality’s resources for the Third sector


WOW Wales One World film festival




A family of nomads live in the high, remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan breeding horses. There is wise old Grandfather Tabyldy, his wife Karachach, their dutiful daughter-in-law Shaiyr and their sweet granddaughter Umsunai.

But their apparently idyllic life has been tough since Umsunai’s father drowned. After listening to her grandfather’s stories she’s now convinced her father has been reborn as a bird that’s watching over them. With its wistful humour, this is a warm, atmospheric, sweet natured tale about nomadic traditions that are slowly disappearing from the magnificent mountains of Central Asia.

a visually majestic debut” Variety

Winner FEDEORA Award Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

Kyrgyzstan’s Entry For the Oscars in 2016

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea on Tuesday 13 March!

C3SC and Diverse Cymru

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Thursday 25th January 2018 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Diverse Cymru and C3SC will be joining up to deliver practical training

In partnership with C3SC

The purpose of this practical training is to enable participants to understand and identify how they can build equality and diversity into their projects and services and improve equality and diversity practice in communities and groups.

The session will enable participants to:

  • Understand different aspects and groups in relation to equality and diversity
  • Reflect on how stereotyping and unconscious bias work and what can be done about it
  • Understand how to consider equality and diversity requirements when designing services and projects
  • Be able to build equality and diversity into service and project planning
  • Be able to evaluate how equal and diverse services and projects are

Book online

Alternatively, email or call C3SC on (029) 2048 5722.


Prices for this course are based on C3SC’s training rates for a half day course:

Individual member (not attending on for an organisation)                                 £20

C3SC member organisation with an income under £25,000 per year               free

C3SC member organisation with an income at or over £25,000 per year         £20

Voluntary organisation not a member of C3SC or another County Voluntary Council   £40

Public sector or statutory organisation                                                              £60               

Bafta Cymru


BAFTA Cymru are looking for confident individuals with good creative industries knowledge to join their list of contacts for chairpersons for their Q&A events.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Vicki Sutton, Events Officer at BAFTA Cymru, .