Mentrau Iaith Cymru’s work encompasses many different areas and varies year on year depending on the opportunities that arise, the needs of the Mentrau Iaith, and developments in Welsh Language Policy.
Supporting the Mentrau Iaith…
Supporting the Mentrau Iaith, their officers and their committees is at the heart of our work. We aim to do this by:
- Providing opportunities to network, share information, ideas and work in partnership through various meetings, conferences and training opportunities
- Influencing in the interests of the Welsh Language through responding to public consultations on behalf of the Mentrau Iaith
- Developing regional and national projects that include Brwydr y Bandiau (Battle of the Bands) and the Welsh Medium Labour Market Plan.
- Providing support and guidance on various issues, including internal policies, staffing, research and Language Planning development opportunities.
Further details regarding some of our activities can be found below.
MIC organises two annual conferences. One is held for the Chief Officers and Committee Chairs, and another is held for Development Officers.
The last two conferences were held at the Language Centre in Nant Gwrtheyrn. This years conferences will be held in November 2015 and February 2016 in Merthyr Tudful and in Cardiff.
MIC develops an annual training program for the Mentrau Iaith officers, this is an up to date, ongoing program that meets the training needs of the Mentrau and supports them to achieve their objectives.
We use the experience and skills of experienced officers to facilitate training wherever possible. We also work with partners to develop and coordinate relevant training programmes for officers working in the Language Planning and Policy field.
A National Marketing Strategy is developed with the aim of increasing awareness of the work of the Mentrau Iaith and promote projects/campaigns that encourage and support the use of Welsh throughout Wales.
We work closely with the Welsh Government and other key partners to develop and support marketing campaigns that promote the use of Welsh. To read more about this work please click on the relevant links along the right side of this page.
A central part of MIC’s Marketing Activities involves our presence in the National Eisteddfodau. We also coordinate and organise stalls in conferences and local shows/festivals right across Wales.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news regarding our work and other exciting projects that promote and support the use of Welsh.
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Battle of the Bands
Mentrau Iaith Cymru works in partnership with BBC Radio Cymru and the National Eisteddfod every year to organise the Battle of the Bands Competition.
The aim of the competition is to give young talent trying to make their mark in the Welsh music scene a national stage. This scheme has brought plentyful experience and opportunities to the competitors and has given them a true taste of the Welsh music scene.
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Pethau Bychain Campaign
Pethau Bychain is the latest Welsh language campaign run by the Welsh government. The campaign is inspired by a famous phrase from our patron saint, St David, “Gwnewch y pethau bychain – Do the little things”.
The campaign aims to encourage people across the country to share suggestions on how we can all make small changes to increase the everyday use of Cymraeg.
Click on the following link for more information.
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Our latest marketing campaign is #Joia. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more people, young and old, to announce that they enjoy living in Welsh.
Individuals are encouraged to takes selfies with the hashboard and upload the pictures to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #joia with their messages.