Call For Artist

Artist’s Brief 

Y Lle Celf Special Exhibition, 

Conwy County 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales 

 
 
Background
The Visual Arts Sub-committee of the Conwy County 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales, wish to invite creative practitioners to propose ideas for a special exhibition at Y Lle Celf.
 
Who is eligible to propose ideas
• An individual creative practitioner or a group of creative practitioners.
• Practitioner/s who demonsrate an awareness and understanding of the culture of Wales whilst also looking outwards to the world. 
• The individual creative practitioner, or one in the thick of the creative work within the group, must be able to speak Welsh fluently. 
 
Artist’s Role
The commissioned creative practitioner will design, create and arrange all the work. 
 
Scope of the Work 
The work can be in any form, medium or media, and of any materials. 
 
The artwork will be an original work of quality, and created especially for this exhibition. We are searching for work that is exciting, dynamic, thoughtful and possibly challenging.  
 
The specific form of the work, the concept, medium/media and materials will be decided by the artist. 
 
The Sub-committee would like to see ideas that are along the lines of one or more of the following: 
 
Themes
• People and their stuff
• People and their world 
• The concept of hearth / Tŷ Unnos
• The independent spirit of the area’s people / challenging the system
 
Location
The work will be exhibited in Y Lle Celf at the Conwy County 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales, as well as at other locations within the county dependent on the nature of the work and the wishes of the artist. 
 
Exhibition Space
11m x 8m
 
Key Dates 
• 14 September 2018 – closing date
• 25 September 2018 – interviews
• 1 July 2019 – completion of work
• 24 July 2019 – installation of work
• 2 – 10 August 2019 – Conwy County 2019 National Eisteddfod of Wales
 
Budget and Fees
The sum of £10,000 will be available to the chosen creative practitioner. This sum includes:
• artist/s fee/s
• creation costs and materials
• transporting and arranging the finished work
• travel and subsistence
• insurance (if relevant)
• any other costs.
 
Appointment dependent on the success of grant applications.
 
How to Apply
A short letter introducing yourself and why you’re expressing an interest, together with
• A brief outline of the idea and intentions for implementation (2 sides of A4 maximum)
• Images (3 – 5 )
• A short CV
 
The proposal should be sent to the National Eisteddfod’s Visual Arts Officer at the email address below by 10.00am on 14 September 2018.
 
Proposals will be considered in the following days, and 25 September 2018 has been earmarked for interviews. Proposers are requested to keep this date available for interview, should they be invited, and to confirm that in their proposal.   
 
We hope to be in a position to appoint shortly afterwards, but the National Eisteddfod does not commit to appoint on the basis of any proposal, or at all. 
 
Keeping in Touch
The commissioned artist/practitioner will communicate regularly with the representative of the Visual Arts Sub-Committee together with the National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Visual Arts Officer as the work progresses. 
 
Point of Contact
Robyn Tomos, Visual Arts Officer, National Eisteddfod of Wales
0845 4090 300
Format: 2018-08-22
4 Saturday
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Ceremony awarding the main winners of the Visual Arts competitions. 05.30pm View
Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
5 Sunday
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Aneurin: The People’s Artist 03.30pm View
Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
6 Monday
Title Time Link
Presenting the Ivor Davies Prize (Y Lle Celf) 02.00pm View
Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
7 Tuesday
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Do-good design – promoting design in Wales 01.00pm View
Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
8 Wednesday
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Culture or Industry? Art in Wales – The Way Forward 01.00pm View
Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
9 Thursday
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Challenging Anti-Welsh Racism – A Human Rights Perspective 12.00pm View
Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
10 Friday
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Carnifal y Môr 10.30pm View
11 Saturday
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Josef Herman Award: The People’s Choice 2018 (Y Lle Celf) 03.00pm View