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Join the Conversation...

Current Opportunities:


Fio are calling spoken word artists, musicians, singers, dancers, actors, & anyone who would consider what they do a performance art. We are especially interested in Black and Minority Ethnic Performance Artists. We are also looking for individuals willing to speak about their experience of race within Wales.

Throughout the month of October, Fio will be engaging in a series of Speakeasy’s alongside their tour of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. A Fio Speakeasy is a mix between an open mic and a facilitated discussion. These will be taking place in:

*Powys Dance - 3rd October
*Narberth - Span Arts - 7th October
*Blackwood Miners Institute - 10th - 13th October
*Newport Riverfront 18th - 19th October
*Ffwrnes Llanelli - 26th - 27th October

We are looking for passionate artists who are interested in race within Wales and want to be part of taking these conversations to the places that really need them. The evening will be a mix of educating and facilitating discussion, and a night of engaging political art.

*Do you care about racial inequality in Wales?
*Do you have something to say?

Email with:

*An introduction to who you are, what you do, and where you are based.
*A link to your work (If possible).
*Why you’d like to be involved in this project.


Calling Poets, Dancers, Musicians and Performers
India/Wales Exchange

Deadline: 8th September

Fio is looking for 4 mixed discipline artists to participate in an India Wales R&D residency.

From 27th November - 10th December 2017, Welsh artists will be going to India where they will be devising a new piece/s of work, whilst developing new skills in collaboration with 4 Indian artists. The work created will be shared at the Europe Asia Roundtable Sessions, hosted by our partners, The Mumbai Assembly in December. There is also the potential for further sharing of the work across other venues in Mumbai. The overarching theme the R&D will explore is ‘Displacement’.

In January, there will be a residency exchange with the Indian artists who will visit Wales to further develop the R&D work created in India with their Welsh cohort. All participants will have the opportunity to attend, artistic development workshops led by experienced arts practitioners to further develop their artistic practice. This phase will conclude with a performance to an invited audience.

Benefits of participating in the residency:

  • Each artist will receive a £500 bursary
  • Opportunity to develop new skills
  • Create a new piece of work which will be shared internationally
  • Flight to India, accommodation and food expenses will be covered
  • International networking
  • Building links between India and Wales

How to apply:

  • Send us one video link of you performing, this could be recorded on a camera phone
  • One side of A4 stating why you would benefit from the residency at this time in your career
  • CV

Please send this to
Deadline: 8th September 2017

Participatory Arts Training

Please note this opportunity is now closed due to high demand. However, a second training programme may run soon. To register your interest please contact:

Fio are excited to launch their Participatory Arts Training funded by Arts Council Wales.

Fio are able to offer 15 places free of charge (usually £120pp).

Fio are also able to offer selected trainees a further Training Bursary and on the job training.


- Interest in working in ‘The Arts’
- Over 18
- Fun and Hard Working!

Our 3 day training programme will see individuals trained as facilitators, workshop leaders and ambassadors. The training is led by Artistic Director Abdul Shayek who has over 15 years experience working in the Participatory and Community Arts Sector.  The training will cover:

• Creative Facilitation
• Workshop Design & Creation
• Participatory Project Design
• Community Engagement
• Developing a Career in the Arts.
• Self Employment in the Arts
• Safeguarding and Working with Young People
• Promoting Inclusion
• Funding Advice

Fio hope to engage with a new cohort of facilitators and workshop leaders from across Wales and have opportunities for future work .

Fio are particularly interested in hearing from people of BAME background but this is not a requirement. 

Fio are an Equal Opportunities Employer and actively encourage any one who meets the criteria to apply regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or race. If you have a disability and wish to discuss any access requirements feel free to contact us on the e-mail below. 


Deadline: Closed

Everyone has a story to tell ...
— Fio

We are always looking to work with new people so please get in touch for further info:

Performance opportunities

For other opportunities or to volunteer

If you’re looking for work experience opportunities


We offer training opportunities through our Participatory Artists Training Programme, which has been delivered in Cardiff and London.

Cardiff 2013/14 (as YOCA)

Cardiff 2015/16

London 2015 in partnership with University of East London