First Calls for Outdoor Art Commissions 2019 Now Live!


Are you a Wales based creative looking to make and tour new outdoor art work this year?

In 2019 Articulture is working with a vibrant network of adventurous partners to offer a selection of outdoor arts commissions, as well as mentoring and platforms to showcase your work.

These include initiatives specifically for creating work in the Welsh language, and for works created by BAME artists or disabled artists.

The first call outs have started! Deadlines for applications vary according to initiative, starting with the first on the 1st March.

Small-scale pilot commission for outdoor arts in the Welsh language

Articulture, in collaboration with the National Eisteddfod & Machynlleth Comedy Festival, invites artists and arts companies based in Wales from any discipline to request support for the creation and delivery of new outdoor work in the Welsh language.


Since 2015, Articulture and a group of leading arts organisations and festivals (Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium) have worked together to co-commission and present new Welsh street arts and outdoor performance. We reviewed the process in 2018 and identified that although commissions were always bilingual or non-lingual, work in the Welsh language was under represented. Articulture achieved funding and secured partners to offer strategic pilot commissions for small scale work to address this and initiate a learning process for artists, partners, ourselves and the wider sector. 

Articulture is a creative organisation that aims to bring together practitioners to support the production of innovative, high quality outdoor arts in Wales.

The 2019 National Eisteddfod will be held in Llanrwst, Conwy county from 3rd – 10th August.

Machynlleth Comedy Festival runs from 3rd – 5th May.

For full information visit here

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Freelance Project Manager

Articulture is looking to recruit a freelance Welsh speaking project manager who can support the team in producing the creation of work in the Welsh language this year.

The first strategic commission we are piloting is to create a new work in the Welsh language. To do this we want to recruit a Welsh speaking project manager who can appropriately organise the application process and support the artist selected.

The successful candidate will be responsible for processing applications, leading the selection process, supporting the artist and mentor, attending rehearsals and performance, liaising with project partners and supporting marketing and evaluation with the Articulture team. They will also assist on two seminars hosted to explore the current approach to making work in Welsh for the outdoors and its future.

Our partners on this project are the National Eisteddfod and Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

Key dates for the project are:

– Applications for commission deadline – 1st March – Shortlisting – 4th March – Performances – two days within – 4th – 5th May (Machynlleth) & 3rd – 10th August (Llanwrst)

Download full information here

Deadline 19 February. Interviews 21 February.