Opportunities for Artists


Holyhead Road,
Conwy LL24 0AB

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new gallery, ArtWorks2 Betws-y-coed, in Gwynedd, North Wales. We are currently looking for professional and original artists and crafts people to take up the fantastic opportunity of exhibiting their work in our spacious gallery which is opening on Monday 14th October.

Please contact us as soon as possible – email us at [email protected]   www.artworks2.co.uk/


The Ceramic Art:

Grants to Studio Ceramic Artists programme supports studio‐ based ceramic practices and curatorial research in contemporary studio ceramics. Grants of up to £1,000 can cover expenses for research, creation, production of artworks for public exhibitions or development of prototypes and promotional material.

Find out more online: www.craftpottersassoc.co.uk/craft -potters-charitable-trust/ 

Deadline 15 December 2019

Made in Roath Open Exhibition

Call Out for Artists

Exhibition dates: 26th October – 2nd November
Preview: 25
th October 6-8pm 2019

Deadline for submission: 19th October (see below for details) 

MiR warmly invites you to submit work for this year’s Open Exhibition, which, despite not holding a festival this year, we are delighted to announce will be at g39 for the second year running. 

As always, there is no admission fee, no restrictions on age, ability or experience, and all works that fit the criteria below will be shown. This approach, a truly open call, is one we have proudly pioneered since 2009. It always results in an interesting and eclectic exhibition and we’re looking forward to seeing new work in this year’s call.


+ Is the work 2D and can it be wall mounted?

+ Is the work no bigger than 100cmsx100cms in width and height and no deeper than 30cms (or 39.5ins x 39.5ins X 12ins imperial)?

+ Do you believe the work is appropriate for a culturally/age related diverse audience?*

If it is three ‘yesses’ here are the key dates and details for how to submit your work:

ON 18thand 19th of October between 9am and 5pm deliver your work to:
g39, Oxford Street, Cardiff CF24 3RF

For further details please go here

or visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/449281319128300/

Alastair Duncan – Sound Artist

Project Proposal – Developing Art and Audio Interactivity

Alastair Duncan has set-up a fundraising page for his new project which involves collaborating with disabled artists to produce new audio interactive artworks for an exhibition.

To donate and for more details the link to the project page is: 


Even a small amount can go a long way to helping Alastair make this project idea a reality. 

Thank you.

Background to the project:

During the past three years I have been developing the integration of audio to my tapestry weaving. In 2018 I received an Arts Council of Wales Research and Development grant as well as an award from the Theo Moorman Charitable Trust towards the development of my work in this area.

I was invited to exhibit a large interactive woven tapestry with the British Tapestry Group exhibition “Sound and Weave” which toured to Scotland, England and Wales and following this I have been invited to show this tapestry and other new work in group exhibitions in Northern England, Nottingham and London. I have also been invited to give a solo exhibition in Sunbury-on-Thames, London in the Summer of 2020 (26th July – 2nd August).

An important aspect of the inclusion of audio in my work is that the means of activating it should encourage the audience to interact with it and that, to a degree, this should allow an element of creativity. The challenge is to find suitable means of prompting interaction with art work that normally forbids the audience to touch it.

A section of the audience for my exhibition in Sunbury-on-Thames will be people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual impairment. This is not necessarily relevant but it is important to me that the potential techniques, design and structures of my work that uses audio interactivity, make it accessible to everyone. This includes the audio content as well as the practical integration with the work.

Artists registered with Disability Arts Cymru are keen to work with me on this project and a programme of workshops and consultative/collaborative sessions is being arranged.

2018 Poetry iBook is out now

Disability Arts Cymru’s Poetry Competition 2018 iBook is now available for download

Absolutely free, £0.00 is all it costs to download this colourful iBook, full of the images from 2018’s annual exhibition and poetry competition brought together into one publication. 

The iBook can be read on any iPad or Mac computer. If you do not have access to either of these, you can download the whole thing as a pdf file instead. 

This is the 4th year we have produced this publication, the other 3 are also available on the iBooks store. Why not check them all out and take the inspiration to enter the next poetry competition which will be based on this year’s theme of ‘Trust’ – keep an eye out for the opening of that competition on here, or sign up as a member to get a weekly update on everything we are doing and more. Membership is free to disabled artists living in Wales and at a small cost for non-disabled artists and organisations. 

Have a look at the slides below for screenshot of this year’s book, then use the download links at the bottom of the page to grab your free copy.


Can be viewed:

  • On iPad with iBook 2 or later and iOS 5 or later
  • On iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later
  • On a Mac with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later

Download pdf

Can be viewed on just about anything

Chaiya Art Awards

Call Out for Artists

for the 2019 Chaiya Art Awards, now the UK’s leading awards exploring spirituality through the visual arts, with a top prize of £10,000.

The deadline for submissions is only 6 weeks away on 18 October 2019.

We have already received over 200 entries including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, textiles, jewellery, photography and video from all over the UK on the thought-provoking theme of ‘God is…’  

The aim of the biennial CHAIYA ART AWARDS is to encourage, inspire and reward artists (professional, amateur, art students and community groups) working across many different mediums.  To give artists a flavour of our first awards in 2018, there is a 2 min video on our home page at https://chaiyaartawards.co.uk, where they can see more about the awards, the judging panel, winners and view the BBC1 interview on our website.  

Disability Arts Online and Aidan Moseby

Contested Spaces Exhibition

9 September 2019 – 9 January 2020

Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

The Foundry, 17 Oval Way

London, SE11 5RR

In association with Equalities Work and The Foundry, Disability Arts Online is pleased to announce an exhibition and related programme of events, working with DAO’s Associate Artists, Aidan Moesby, Dolly Sen and Richard Downes, running from 9th September until 9th January 2020

We are living in a time of rising extremism. In our everyday, space and structures are increasingly contested. There is a conflict over whose voices get heard and dominate the socio-political agendas of the future. ‘Contested Spaces’ radically explores this from a Social Justice, Human Rights and Disability perspective.

The show has been curated by Aidan Moesby.

Artists exhibiting:

  • Malgorzata Dawidek
  • Juan delGado
  • Colin Hambrook
  • Kin
  • Vince Laws
  • Aidan Moesby
  • Kate Murdoch
  • Elinor Rowlands FRSA
  • Dolly Sen

There is a series of events throughout the exhibition, which runs until 9th January 2020. Please see https://disabilityarts.online/events/disability-arts-online-contested-spaces-london/



Learning Disability Wales Photo Competition

Here is your chance to win a prize!

Learning Disability WalesWe are running a photo competition with Able Radio for anyone living in Wales with a learning disability. 

There is a lot you can say with a photo. All you have to do is email me your picture and entry form. 

Deadline for entries is Monday, 14th October  2019.

How to enter?

  • Read the competition rules.
  • Take a picture on any type of camera or camera phone you like.
  • Fill in the entry form and send the form and photo to us.
  • You must send your entry so it gets to us by Monday, 14 October 2019

What photos to take?

You can take a photo on the theme of “Right here”.

It can be a picture of anything, but must tell a story about how or where you are seen, heard, included and valued.

Winners will be announced at our annual conference #righthereldw  in Newport on 6th November. You can book your place to attend our conference by clicking on the link below.

You can read about the rules and fill in the entry form by clicking on the link below.

Rules and entry form

Book your place now for “Right here”

If you have any questions or requests please contact [email protected] or call 029 2068 1160.

Celf o Gwmpas Artist Network Exhibition 5th September – 17th October 2019


Celf o Gwmpas Artist Network


Exhibition Dates: 5th September – 17th October 2019

Preview Thursday 5th September 4 – 6pm

This is the third annual exhibition by Celf o Gwmpas’s Artist Network.  The work in this exhibition portrays the artists discovery of new things about themselves and their practice over the last year. 

Make your mark and add to one of the pieces in this exhibition by attending one of the weekly sessions with the Artist on Wednesdays between 3-7pm for the duration of the exhibition

 For more information contact: 01597 822777

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB

  www. celfogwmpas.org

The network was founded in 2016 with funding from Arwain and since then has gone from strength to strength.  Artists have regular monthly meetings where they skill share as well as opportunities for training, being involved with Celf o Gwpmas’s workshop programme and visits to exhibitions and galleries.

Pentabus Opportunity

The Legacy Project at Attingham Park

We are looking for two artists to work on a new collaboration we have with the National Trust at Attingham Park Nr Shrewsbury.

Pentabus Theatre and Attingham Park are looking for a socially engaged sound / digital artist and a visual artist/designer to work with them on an arts project in 2020 to explore what Attingham’s ‘legacy’ means for a number of different local communities.

The Project – Context and Vision.
Pentabus Theatre, in partnership with Attingham Park, will develop and deliver a participatory
programme of workshops with communities, NT volunteers, NT staff and artists. The workshop
programme will lead to the co-creation of a response to the following provocation:

If Lord Berwick left the Park and the Mansion specifically ‘for public benefit’, what does this mean
in the 21st Century, and how does the public of today benefit from this generous gift to the National

There are many people who already benefit from using Attingham; through visiting and
volunteering many have discovered their own personal ‘Attingham memory’ or ‘Attingham
moment’. There are also many local people and communities who have never been to Attingham,
who are yet to create an ‘Attingham memory’. We want to explore how we bring people together to
share existing memories and create new ones.

For more information regarding the project and the brief please see the attached Artists’ Briefs or www.pentabus.co.uk