Interested in working with Wales’ leading cultural community event?

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Are you an artist, programmer, or producer interested in creating or presenting outdoor art at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, the countries leading cultural community event? Join Articulture and the Eisteddfod team for a creative festival adventure on Wed 6 August, Llanelli.

Meet the Eisteddfod Visual Arts Officer and site Artistic Designer, tour the festival, network and bounce ideas for future work, learn from leaders in the field, find out about funding support, and enjoy festival performances – including a new Articulture commission, ‘Ceirw’ (Deer), by Citrus Arts.

For details in English visit here 

For details in Welsh visit here.

Photo courtesy of Citrus Arts

Territorial topiary and giant pig captivate at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

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Outdoor arts legends the Whalley Range All Stars and Wales’ stars Kitsch & Sync collective drew crowds at one of the country’s biggest events on Sat 17th May with their respective shows ‘PIG’, a giant story telling pig, and ‘Topiary Traumas’, a horticultural inspired dance piece. They were part of Powys Arts Month which continues until the end of May and which this year was managed by Articulture.

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A duet of dynamic tension and magnetic force on the banks of the Wye

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Articulture were thrilled last week to see the first fruit of their small-scale commissions this year, with the premiere of Chloe Loftus’s dance piece at the Wye Valley River Festival.

Working in collaboration with Desperate Men, curators of the Festival, Articulture selected Chloe Loftus Dance on the basis of a strong and inspiring proposal based on the festival’s trial narrative of ‘Ratty’ that unfolds over the month long event, drawing on the area’s environmental and cultural issues and input from local communities along the river.

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Outdoor arts – a feat of magical, challenging and rewarding relationships

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You are on a holiday. You arrive in a new town. A brass band marches past, you follow (naturally). It unfolds into a magical street procession. You meet intriguing characters who take you on a journey in dance, music and theatre through the streets and parks, all coming together to tell a captivating story. It’s all at once both effortless and inspirational, yet vanishing only hours later, leaves a sense of pride, playfulness and celebration.

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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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