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Segontium Residency Opportunity

Deadline: March 28, 2014, 9:00 am

Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic environment service, has teamed up with the Arts Council of Wales to create a series of artists’ residencies across Wales over three years. Applications are being sought from artists with a collaborative/participative approach to undertake this residency based at Segontium, the remains of a Roman Fort in Caernarfon.

The residency seeks to investigate Segontium, making visible the history of the site to a modern audience via artistic enquiry and practice. The knowledge and expertise of Cadw staff can be utilized to explore Segontium and link to relevant sites on Anglesey and other parts of Gwynedd.

Cadw’s wider aims are to transform visitor experience by challenging the traditional image and perception of heritage via contemporary visual arts interpretation at the site and by connecting with contemporary audiences. The artist will build on links with external projects locally, nationally and internationally.

The proposal is therefore to engage an artist for a six-month period to work with Cadw staff, local groups & associations and visitors in order to investigate and research some of these ideas.

This strategic partnership aims are to:

  • Enable artists to immerse themselves in sites and create new work that responds to the context of a monument, historically and within the community
  • Develop and deliver, in partnership, an innovative programme of art in the public realm projects which place quality at the core of the delivery and outcomes.
  • Promote excellence and innovation within art in the public realm through sharing of knowledge and expertise amongst arts and non-arts professionals.
  • Ensure public engagement is central to the development of art in the public realm and provides the catalyst for public creative imagining of collective spaces.
  • Provide a model, which promotes sustainability, both in the delivery and development of the public art sector.
  • Inspire public interest in creative practice
  • Raise the profile of contemporary art practice
  • Create links between the ways people typically interact with Cadw’s historic monuments and contemporary art practice.

For the full brief in both Welsh and English, please download the attached document.

Download Segontium_Artists_Residency_Final_Extended.pdf(1,591 KB)