Mas ar y Maes Commission

30 November 2020

Opportunity to apply for a new and exciting commission as part of the Mas ar y Maes project 

Do you have a great idea?

We’re looking for creative, exciting and educational ideas for a brand new programme to celebrate and raise awareness of LGBT History Month in February 2021.  As we’ll be celebrating history, we’re keen to have ideas looking at the history of Wales and our people in a LGBT rights and Welsh context.

This is part of the Mas ar y Maes project, which organises Welsh language LGBTish activities for people of all ages, an increasingly important part of the Eisteddfod.  So, if you’ve got an idea, we want to hear it.

Don’t worry if your concept doesn’t quite fit the brief, we’re always looking for great ideas, and we may well be able to use your vision as part of the next Mas ar y Maes full programme.

Who can apply?

We’d love to hear from creative people from all backgrounds and identity, and we’re particularly keen to hear from artists who are LGBT+, queer, disabled, people of colour and black and Asian identity or from ethnic backgrounds to be part of this exciting project.

Your creative genre is entirely up to you.  Whether your chosen form is music, comedy, dance, drama, poetry, short stories, visual arts, lecturing etc. – get in touch and send us your idea.  It needs to be a new piece of work in Welsh, which can appeal to a wide audience.

All the successful commissions will be included in our LGBT History Month programme, broadcast across the Eisteddfod’s digital channels.  And there’s no time constraints - your work can be 5 minutes or 20 minutes long.  It’s up to you.

How can I apply?

It’s easy.  Send your CV, an example of your work and a synopsis of your idea to sioned@eisteddfod.org.uk, or if you’d prefer, send us a video up to five minutes long.  If you need to present your ideas in another way or want to chat to us about accessibility, get in touch with either Sioned at the Eisteddfod or Iestyn in Stonewall Cymru.

Fee

We’re offering a £250 fee for each item, and are keen to commission four items.  The fee has to include all elements of the work, including any filming and editing work you’ll need.

Selection Panel

If we like your concept, we’ll invite you to chat to us on Zoom, with Elen Elis and Sioned Edwards from the Eisteddfod, Iestyn Wyn from Stonewall and Catrin Morris from Maes B, before making the final decision.

Closing Date

17:00, Monday 14 December

 

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