Celf o Gwmpas

Artist Residency Opportunity

celf logoCreating social inclusion, inspiring artistic ambition and providing a resource for the wider community’. Since 1998 Celf o Gwmpas has built up a significant understanding of both the needs and aspirations of our participants. This knowledge is reflected in our values and in our workshops, exhibitions and performances with adults, young people and children.

In May 2014 we moved from our beautiful (but small) Victorian offices, workshop and gallery space to take over Llandrindod Wells’ former Drama Centre building. Centre Celf is a multi purpose arts space providing a home to a wide range of creative and cultural activities.

We continue to generate and create through an international pioneering training and workshop programme, gallery exhibitions, screenings and performances.

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells (www.celfogwmpas.org) is offering 4 x 4 week residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) (https://www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk) that are designed to support Wales based disabled artists to develop new work.

The residencies will provide the time and support for artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The 4 artists will each have the opportunity to spend time with ground-breaking support organisation Celf o Gwmpas at their base in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, and focus on research, experimentation and the development of new work. The successful applicants will form part of a national and international residency project supporting disabled artists working in a wide variety of art forms.

Residencies will be taking place in October, November, December 2017 and January 2018: dates tbc.

Selection will be made on the basis of a proposal. We wish to support artistic research with the emphasis on ambition, risk-taking and experimentation.

The residency opportunity is supported by Arts Council Wales.

The package includes:

• £1,000 each to cover artist fees, travel and subsistence costs
• Accessible self-contained accommodation
• Shared studio facilities at Centre Celf
• Opportunity to show work in progress
• Advice and guidance on future opportunities, including consideration for Celf o Gwmpas exhibition programme.

Centre Celf is an accessible building and we aim to meet everyone’s access requirements.

Selection Criteria

  • Artists must be living and working in Wales
  • Applications must be made by artists who have achieved a professional level of practice (this project is not aimed at undergraduates)
  • This opportunity is open to disabled artists as our aim is to increase opportunities for disabled people in the arts. The artist’s work may or may not have a disability focus
  • Applications
  • If you are interested in applying please email a proposal (max 2 pages) including details about:
  • Your current practice
  • The piece of work or idea you want to develop
  • How you and your work can contribute to the aims and artistic vision of Celf o Gwmpas and Disability Arts Cymru

Please also send:
• A CV / biography
• Six images or a 5 min video or a 5 min audio of your work and any web links to your work to support your application

Please send your proposals to Rachel Dunlop, Project Co-Ordinator, Celf o Gwmpas at: [email protected]

Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview in the week beginning 3rd July 2017.
Selected artists will be informed by Wednesday 12th July 2017.

Interviews will be held at Centre Celf. For shortlisted candidates attending an interview, Celf o Gwmpas can assist towards travel expenses and also cover personal access costs.

Please contact us if you require this information in an accessible format. If you need to submit your application in an alternative accessible format please contact us in advance. Welsh translations available on request.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13th June 5pm, 2017