Jon Dafydd-Kidd

Outreach Coordinator
029 2063 5622,
jon.kidd@hijinx.org.uk

Jon specialises in inclusive creativity with a solid back ground in both Theatre and Music. He has taken great delight in working with theatre companies who are considered Welsh leaders in their fields, including The National Youth Theatre of Wales, Hijinx Theatre and Taking Flight Theatre Company. He has also enjoyed being a Creative Practitioner for Arts Council Wales initiative, Lead Creative Schools.

As well as working freelance, Jon founded the arts organisation COMMUSICATION (2012), and performance group Nid Fy Mwnciod I/Not My Monkeys (2015). Jon is currently a mentor for cARTrefu, an initiative bringing artisits into care settings to develop their own practice through residencies, and improve well being for residents. 

Jon was a Next Generation practitioner for the ASSITEJ Festival and World Conference 2017: Cradle of Creativity in Cape Town, selected as one of 28 individuals from around the globe. He has since joined the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) UK board and stands as co-representative of TYA Cymru..

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Hijinx at Cardiff Airport thanks to Arts & Business Cymru’s 100th Investment

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Award-winning theatre company, Hijinx, took a group of learning disabled actors and staff to tour the landlocked country of Lesotho from 10-25 of February, with a performance project called Able to Act.  

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