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Dawn Bowden - Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport (2)

New plan to help develop Wales’ creative talent

  • New Creative Skills Action Plan for 2022-25 to help develop the workforce of the future and upskill existing talent
  • Plan backed by a new £1m fund for Wales’ Creative sectors
  • Wales’ creative industries employ 35,400 people in 3,423 businesses – generating £1.7bn for the Welsh economy.
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Deputy Minister joins children for creative writing as part of summer activities

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden had the opportunity to join the Summer Reading Challenge and Summer of Fun activities at Merthyr Library this week.

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100 days to go: £1.5m fund opens to celebrate Wales in the World Cup

As we begin the 100 day countdown to Cymru’s first World Cup game in 64 years, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has launched a £1.5m fund to promote and celebrate Wales.

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Wales’ Cultural Recovery Fund provided a lifeline to the sector – new report

  • 94% of Wales’ cultural organisations surveyed say £108m Cultural Recovery Fund had played a part in their survival
  • Fund helped safeguard 2,700 jobs
  • UK-first Freelancer Fund played crucial role in supporting freelancers to remain working in their sector.
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It’s in the game: First ever Welsh Esports team head to the Commonwealth Esports Championships, supported by Creative Wales

The first ever Welsh e-sports team are heading to the 2022 Commonwealth Games’ Esports Championships in Birmingham to compete in the prestigious inaugural main event, thanks to support from the Welsh Government’s Creative Wales agency.

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Wales at the Commonwealth Games: Ministers send Good Luck message to Team Wales!

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford and Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden have sent a message of good luck to Team Wales before the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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Join the Gadgeteers for a summer reading challenge

This weekend (9 July) will see the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge in Wales - a much loved initiative to keep children reading over the summer holidays.

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Deputy Minister bangs the drum for Welsh music: Funding to help Wales music sector hit the right note

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden visited Ratio:Production in Aberbargoed to see how the Creative Wales Music Capital Fund has helped to grow the business and their services to the music and events industry.

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Lots to see and do: Welsh Government supporting Love Trails, Gower, Long Course Weekend, Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia Trail Marathon

The Welsh Government, through Event Wales, is supporting a summer of exciting cultural and sporting events across the nation, set against iconic Welsh landscapes.

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Wolf – a new BBC One prime time thriller rooted in Wales

A new BBC One prime time crime thriller is being filmed across South Wales and today Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden had a behind the scenes look at filming at the iconic Enfys studios in Cardiff – and met with the trainees working on the production. 

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Free swimming in Wales for the Armed Forces

On Armed Forces Day, the Welsh Government has announced the continuation of the Armed Forces Free Swimming scheme.

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A race against time – to uncover the past

The Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden today visited Porth y Rhaw, St Davids, where Dyfed Archaeological Trust are leading a team to learn more about the site – which due to coastal erosion is quickly being lost to the sea.