Artist Commissions

Closing date for applications: 18 June 2023 at 5pm
Interviews will take place:
Week commencing 26 June 2023 at times to be notified
Commission start date: Week commencing 12 July 2023
Successful practitioner notified: Week commencing 3 July 2023

Perspective(s) is a new collaboration between the Arts Council of Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru-Museum Wales, with other arts organisations across Wales, which seeks to bring about a step change on how the visual arts and heritage sector reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of our society.


Over a two-year period, creative professionals from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds will work with the museums and visual arts organisations, to platform untold stories, create artistic responses and act as an agent for change. The programme seeks to challenge current ways of thinking by engaging with communities to explore the visual arts and heritage sector through an anti-racist and de-colonial lens.

Artes Mundi is the key internationally focused flagship visual arts organisation in Wales generating unique opportunities for individuals and local communities to engage creatively with the urgent issues of our time in ways which resonate with us all. We are committed to stimulating dialogue and debates, internationally and locally, that develop greater understanding of ourselves, of others, and of the relations between familiar and distant cultures.


For Perspective(s), we are partnering with the National Roman Legion Museum at Caerleon. Wales was the Roman Empire’s furthest outpost. The National Roman Legion Museum lies within the ruins of a Roman fortress which offer the only remains of a Roman Legionary barracks on view anywhere in Europe and the most complete amphitheatre in Britain. The Museum has been displaying a rich collection of Roman finds for over 150 years.

The Opportunity

Perpective(s) is a two-year project for creative professionals. It provides an annual fee of £12,500 plus funds toward travel, material/production costs, fees for mentorship etc, to develop a newly commissioned work in response to the contextual, conceptual, physical and philosophical issues and ideas embedded in the museum, its site, location, people and histories. On completion, Amgueddfa Cymru will also contribute additional funds toward the outcomes of your research to enable its public presentation.


The creative professional can be a visual or performing arts practitioner, a curator or a writer, working within any media. You will be:

  • A Welsh or Wales based practitioner
  • Culturally and ethnically diverse


It is expected that the person appointed will:

  • Act as an agent of change
  • Challenge organisations/institutions ensuring equity in heritage and arts sector
  • Actively be interested in work, events and activities that contribute to decolonising public spaces


In practical terms, the opportunity will be delivered by:

  • One hundred days’ work across two years split between working with Artes Mundi and the National Roman Legion Museum
  • Partaking in community engagement
  • Participating in networking events with other creatives
  • Involvement in planning and evaluation

Candidates should apply for this role using the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and submit by email to quoting ‘Perspective(s)’ in the subject line. Alternative options for application are detailed in the guide notes in this document below.


Information and Application Form PDF


Information and Application Form Word


Information and Application Form Large Print PDF


Information and Application Form Large Print Word


Information and Application Form as an Audio File


Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


For any queries concerning the application, the forms or interviews, please contact Nigel Prince, Director, at and we can assist further.