We have a longstanding commitment to collaboration. As a non-venue based arts organisation which seek to bridge between forms, provide the connective tissue to connect arts, audiences and participants, and to play a role as catalyst.
This takes many forms such as projects with and for communities in Wales or working in partnership with other organisations and across cultural forms, disciplines and peoples. Weaving into and alongside all our work, we seek to creatively and safely explore the important issues of our time that affects our social realities and lived experiences. Our projects are co-designed with communities and partner venues, so each one will look and feel different. What they have in common is that each one revolves around us collectively thinking about and enacting change.
From co-productions of events, activities, exhibitions, spaces, objects and performances, it might be creating a billboard that says ‘THEY ARE POWERFUL BUT WE ARE MIGHTY’ with Rabab Ghazoul and families in Penygraig; co-building community bread ovens with Owen Griffiths and the people of Trebanog or working with the Aurora Trinity Collective to set up a sewing co-op. And in addition to the main exhibition and prize, Artes Mundi also produces and presents other projects, touring programmes and commissions in between biennials. Often these are developed in collaboration with UK and international partners, and often see us working again with artists who may have been nominated for earlier iterations of the exhibition and prize.