Llaw / Hand

Creu Cymru is delighted to support a number of freelance professionals to work with arts venues across Wales.  Llaw/Hand is a new fund designed by Creu Cymru with an emphasis on developing capacity and audience development in member organisations which have been impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Chapter Arts Centre is seeking a freelance artist-practitioner for a new commission

Chapter Arts Centre re-opens its doors to the public in October and the new programme includes ‘From This World, To That Which Is To Come’, an exhibition that explores issues around mental health and wellbeing, by artist Mel Brimfield.

A range of works will be on show including STAND, a large installation that has been created by more than 100 mental health service users to highlight the importance of ‘making’ for those affected by mental illness.

The exhibition is visually and conceptually rich, and touches on issues that will resonate with so many, particularly during these extraordinary times. We would therefore like to invite an artist-practitioner – from any artform including visual, performance, music, writing, film, dance – to develop a creative response to the work. We hope that this commission will offer additional points of entry to, and interpretations of, the exhibition and enable deeper audience engagement with the content.

The outcome(s) will be shared online via our Social Media, Website, Digital Player or other means to be explored in dialogue with the practitioner. We hope to engage those harder to reach audiences who may be reluctant to return to the venue, and to centre and amplify the creative voices of those affected by mental illness.

You can find out more about the exhibition at https://www.chapter.org/whats-on/art/gallery-mel-brimfield-from-this-world-to-that-which-is-to-come/4888

To apply please fill in the form below and return to yvonne@creucymru.com

Application form – Chapter commission in partnership with Creu Cymru

Timeline:  We are looking to share the creative response, in whatever form that may take, during the last week of the exhibition week commencing 23rd November 2020.

Fee:  £1,000

Experience:  We are looking for Welsh or Wales based artists at any stage of their career, with a passion for arts and health.

Deadline:  Midnight Monday 19th October