Call For Creatives

The Ceredigion 2020

National Eisteddfod of Wales

Visual Arts Sub-committee

wish to invite creative practitioners

to express and interest

and propose ideas for

Y Lle Celf special exhibition

Who is eligible to propose ideas

  • An individual creative practitioner or a group of creative practitioners.
  • Practitioner/s who demonstrate awareness and understanding of the culture of Wales whilst also looking outwards to the world. 
  • The individual practitioner, or one at the heart of the creative work within the group, must be able to speak Welsh fluently. 
  • It would be advantagous, but not essential, if the practioner/s have curatorial skills. 

Practitioner’s Role

The commissioned practitioner will design, create and arrange all the work and liaise regularly with the National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Visual Arts Officer together with a representative of the Visual Arts Sub-Committee as the project progresses.

Scope of the Work 

The artwork can be in any form, medium or media, and of any materials. 
The work will be an original work of quality, and created especially for this exhibition. 
We are looking for work that is exciting, dynamic, thoughtful and challenging.  
The specific form of the work, the concept, medium/media and materials will be decided by the practitioner.
The Sub-committee would like the pracitioner to be open to working with community groups and to see ideas investigating some of the following: 

Discussion Topics

  • The reality of living in rural Ceredigion in 2020
  • within the context of Agriculture
  • Sustainability and the Climate Emergency
  • and the interrelationship of Culture and Language
  • The county’s radical disposition


The work will be exhibited at the Ceredigion 2020 National Eisteddfod of Wales at Tregaron, 1 – 8 August at either Y Lle Celf (earmarked space 11m x 8m) or the festival Maes. 

Budget and Fees

The sum of £10,000 will be available to the chosen creative practitioner. This sum includes:
  • practioner’s fee
  • creation costs and materials
  • transporting and arranging the finished work
  • travel and subsistence
  • insurance (if relevant)
  • any other costs.
[The commission is dependent on the success of grant applications and fund raising]

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 image);
  • A short CV.
The proposal should be sent to the National Eisteddfod’s Visual Arts Officer at the email address below by 5.00pm, Friday, 8 November 2019.
We hope to be in a position to commission shortly afterwards, but the National Eisteddfod of Wales does not commit to appoint on the basis of any proposal, or at all. 
Contact and further details
Robyn Tomos, Visual Arts Officer, National Eisteddfod of Wales
029 2074 1709 / 07787 550017