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Open Call for Cardiff based Visual Artists

Details: An Artist development programme.
Eligibility: Wales based visual artists working in any media (see below)
Deadline for application: 01/09/20 (1st September 2020)
Programme Dates: Between Jan 2021- Dec 2022

What exactly is on offer?
Each artist will receive: A fee of Ł10,000 over two years
The programme as outlined below
Artists are also offered: Accommodation and travel costs for artists based over
two hours away from Cardiff
Costs towards any specific access requirements

This is an invitation to apply to take part in a programme of artistic development aimed at early career artists. Five places are offered on a structured programme of twelve months of support that will take place within a period of two years (six months in each year).

As part of the programme you are invited to base your self-directed studio practice at g39 and will be a keyholder. This gives 24-hour access to a shared studio, a cinema, the library, editing and design software as well as tools and AV equipment. You will be supported by workshops and training, contact time with mentors, visiting artists, curators as well as g39 staff. These are organised by g39 and the Freelands Artist Programme.

You will also have access to the expanded g39 programme of guest speakers and lectures, group peer critique sessions, away days, research visits, remote networking and social activity.

In addition, the Freelands Artist Programme will organise a symposium annually and an exhibition opportunity at the end of each two-year period for all participants.

By the end of the five-year programme we will have supported twenty places on the programme.

Who is this for?

We welcome applications from people irrespective of disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibility, age, race, ethnic origin, nationality (subject to issue of work permit where required), trade union membership and activity, political or religious beliefs.

We are committed to supporting more applications and commissions from artists whose background and/or identity is under-represented in the programme, in our resources and our staff and board of g39. This includes, but is not limited to, artists from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, artists from lower socio-economic backgrounds, d/Deaf artists, neurodiverse artists, artists with disabilities or long-term health difficulties and artists with LGBTQIA+ identities.

This information is gathered so that we can monitor what we do, but it is separate and anonymous. If you would like us to consider your background or identity during the selection process please tell us in your application.


Friday 28 August, 2020
Wednesday 30 September, 2020
Venue Address
Oxford Street

Wales , Cardiff

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