Book now for ‘Exploring Partnerships for Outdoor Arts’, Wye Valley River Festival, 9 May, Monmouth

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Booking is now open for the first of three events as part of The Great Outdoors Expedition 2014.

Exploring Partnerships for Outdoor Arts’ will take place at the new Wye Valley River Festival, Fri 9th May, 1 – 7pm at Shire Hall in Monmouth.

Speakers confirmed – Desperate Men (outdoor artists & producers inc ‘Battle for the Winds’ — opening of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing event); Sarah Sawyer, Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Carys Wynne, Arts Council Wales; Catherine Paskell, National Theatre Wales; Ali Williams, NoFit State CircusMr and Mrs ClarkMarc Rees (‘Adain Avion’ – commission for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and upcoming ‘Raw Material: Llaregubb Revisited’ for National Theatre Wales and BBC Cymru Wales); and Phillippa Haynes, Wye Valley River Festival. Attendees include Natural Resources Wales and National Trust.

For full details and booking in English visit here.

For full details and booking in Welsh visit here.

First two commissions announced for the Great Outdoors Expedition 2014

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This year Articulture has come together with the Wye Valley River Festival, the National Eisteddfod and Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre to offer three exciting commission opportunities to artists of any genre who want to create a small-scale, innovative and exciting work for outdoor spaces in Wales.

Articulture is now thrilled to announce that the first two commissions are confirmed. For the Wye Valley River Festival there will be a site responsive dance duet by Chloe Loftus Dance, for the National Eisteddfod there will be a walkabout dance theatre duet created by Bridie Doyle-Roberts of Citrus Arts, with input from local performers.

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Articulture – call for outdoor art commissions 2014

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Articulture, together with the National Eisteddfod, Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, and the Wye Valley River Festival, are offering three small scale commissioning opportunities to artists of any genre who want to create small-scale, innovative site specific work in Wales in 2014.

Deadline for proposals 21st Feb 2014

For details in English visit here

For details in Welsh visit here

Powys Arts Month 2014: call for outdoor art commissions

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Articulture is delighted to be producing PAM 2014, a county-wide diverse and dynamic arts festival that offers professional artists in all fields an opportunity to highlight their skills and work.

This year this includes a call create three new outdoor site specific art commissions with the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Hay Literary Festival, and Oriel Davies to present innovative and quality ideas on a national platform.

Deadline for Commission proposals 1st Feb 

For more details in English visit here 

For more details in Welsh visit here

First Encounter of the Outdoor Kind!

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Angel flyerHot chocolate, networking and beautiful outdoor arts show…come join Articulture for their first informal gathering for outdoor arts practitioners on Sat 7th Dec, Bangor, to coincide with Kate Lawrence’s mesmerising aerial dance ‘Angel’ at Bangor Cathedral, presented by Pontio.

This gathering is the first of a series of ‘encounters’ that will take place as part of Articulture’s Great Expedition over the next couple years, providing opportunity for all those who share an interest in outdoor arts – whether arists, organisations, programmers, funders – to meet up, network and share.

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20 Wales based Outdoor Arts Practitioners attend ISAN 2014

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20 Wales based arts practitioners joined 180 delegates from across the UK to network and share experience this November, at the 6th Biennial Independent Street Arts Network Conference in the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Resplendent in daffodils, the Welsh party included organisations Wales Millennium Centre, Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre, NoFit State Circus, Hijinx Theatre, The Riverfront, Small World Theatre and Galeri Caernarfon, and artists Wren BallJony Easterby, and Rosie Leach from Green Stage. Each were the recipient of one of 15 bursary awards provided by Articulture through their Great Outdoors Expedition initiative, in partnership with the Arts Council of Wales, ISAN and Creu Cymru.

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Bursaries available to attend Independent Street Arts Network Conference – deadline 1 Nov

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Bursaries are now available for artists and arts venues to network and share experience with practitioners UK wide at the Independent Street Arts Network Biennial Conference, at the Birmingham Hippodrome on November 20-21 2013.

These bursaries are part of Articulture’s ‘The Great Outdoors Expedition initiative – a series of new opportunities that aim to spark the creation of innovative and high quality outdoor arts in Wales.

Through providing these bursaries it is hoped that a wider arena of sharing, connections and collaborations can be created, as well initiating a distinct Welsh presence at these international events. They are provided with the support of the Arts Council Wales, ISAN and Creu Cymru.

Apply for an Artist Bursary

For details visit here. Deadline for application: Friday 1st November 2013

Apply for an Arts Venue Bursary

Contact Creu Cymru for details here. Deadline for application: Friday 1st November 2013

Join The Great Outdoors Expedition – New Opportunities for Outdoor Arts in Wales

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Join Articulture on their Great Outdoors Expedition, a series of new and exciting opportunities mapped out across Wales and beyond in 2014, open to all Wales based arts practitioners, funders, development officers, festivals and venues.

Kick starting this Autumn 2013 The Great Outdoors Expedition includes bursaries, networking events, mini encounters and the chance to create new small-scale commissions with high profile arts events. The first is coming up soon – a limited number of bursaries for Wales based artists and arts venues are now available to attend the Independent Street Arts Network’s Biennial Conference in Birmingham this November. An invaluable chance to network with practitioners UK wide and attend talks and seminars presented by a range of high profile speakers.

The Great Outdoors Expedition takes forward the input of over a hundred practitioners who came to The Great Outdoors Conference in 2012 – Wales’ first national conference for outdoor performance. It is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.