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Artist-in-residence at Newport Eisteddfod 2004     

Cywaith Cymru. Artworks Wales are initiating an Artist-in-Residence project in collaboration with University of Wales College, Newport and the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which will culminate at the National Eisteddfod in Newport, Gwent in August 2004.

The residency will explore the theme of renewal with regard to Newport's local communities, their histories and aspirations. The artist will be required to create a genuinely participatory project which will focus on the city and its immediate environs. The artist will have access to the Centre for Photographic Research facilities on UWCN's Caerleon campus, which includes extensive digital and chemical photographic facilities.

The project is open to any Welsh or Wales based artist and the ability to speak Welsh is desirable. It is expected that the appointed artist(s) would have experience in photographic; video or digital media and have the ability to create interest and exchange with local cultures, be socially aware and have good communication skills.

The fee for the residency will be £7500 (this may be shared between 2 artists). Additional budgets are available for materials and travel. The project is expected to lasts 15 weeks, finishing in July 2004. It is also expected that the artist(s) will be available during Eisteddfod week (4 - 11 August 2004).

To apply, send a letter of application, explaining why you would like to be considered for this project; Between 8 and 10 slides of recent work plus a descriptive list detailing dimensions, materials, dates etc. Please number and label images with your name and indicating the right way up with an arrow in the top right hand corner. Alternatively send you can send the following:
- Video, DVD or CD with powerpoint
- Edited showreel or extracts of video works (Maximum ten minutes duration).
- An up to date Curriculum Vitae.
- The names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees.
- A stamped addressed envelope sufficient for the return of your material

Interviews will be on the 2nd February 2004.

Contact Info:
Newport Eisteddfod Residency, Cywaith Cymru . Artworks Wales,
Crichton House, 11 - 12 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5EE
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