Addo has recently been awarded funding by Community Foundation in Wales through the Fourteen programme to work with Mid Rhondda communities to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability and increases participation in cultural activity and the arts.

Working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council’s Arts Development Team and Communities First Team, the project will seek to benefit people living in the geographical community of Mid Rhondda, which includes the areas of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.  This multi-agency approach will ensure that we have the necessary range of creative, ethical, social, cultural and practical expertise and knowledge to develop a successful project, as well as identify and link in with additional funding streams, programmes of work and networks that may sustain the outcomes of the project.

The Research & Development Phase of the project has just started and so we are interested in hearing from individuals, groups, volunteers, professionals, creative practitioners living or working in the Mid Rhondda Area, who are interested in challenging perceptions of disability in all its forms (e.g. sensory, physical, mental health illness, issues that affect the elderly).

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More about the Fourteen Programme

The Fourteen programme will extend the reach and legacy of the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, connecting people and communities and increasing well-being. The ethos and spirit of the Fourteen initiative will be community-led and seek to increase participation in one or more of the following activities:

  • Social action and volunteering
  • Grassroots sport and physical activity
  • Cultural activity and the arts
  • Youth leadership and personal development



This project is funded by the Community Foundation in Wales through the Fourteen Programme with match funding from Rhondda Cynon Taff County Brough Council and support from Disability Arts Cymru, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Brough Council Arts Development, Community First and Artist|Producer Louise Shenstone.