Wales Venice 10 Commissions


As part of the overall Cymru Fenis 10 | Wales Venice 10 programme, Artes Mundi is able to offer funds for three small-scale commissions. These sit alongside another series of commissions to be offered by Disability Arts Cymru as well as the ten Fellowships administered by Arts Council Wales. 


The commissions are for Welsh and Wales based visual artists as support toward the development and production of a new project/ artwork. These may be an idea that you already have begun to consider or the opportunity might provide the chance to realise work whose scope and ambition is one that requires necessary financial contribution beyond your current circumstances. You do not need to have an exhibition or any public outcome already in place to be eligible for this opportunity but additional funds are available if access support is required to enable audiences/ participants to engage with the work as either part of its production or in some form of public outcome or final presentation.  


We particularly welcome applications from individuals from under-represented backgrounds. Under-represented could mean people who face barriers to opportunities due to their sexuality, ethnicity, social and economic background, or a disability. 


Closing date for applications: CLOSED

Interviews will take place: Week commencing 5 September 2022 at times to be notified 

Commission start date: Week commencing 12 September 2022 




The opportunity provides £14,100 for each of the three commissions comprising fee and material/ production costs.  





The commissions are designed for artists with a minimum professional experience of three years. 






Applications will be assessed using the following criteria:


1.  The quality of creative practice and evidence of track record

2.  The extent to which the proposal meets the purpose of the commissions and demonstrates clear development needs

3.  The viability of the proposal within the time and resources allocated

4.  The perspective that the proposal brings through lived experience or genuine enquiry 


In addition to this selection criteria, the selectors will take into consideration the potential for the award to impact on the applicant’s creative development, the mix of practices and career points of the cohort and the contribution that it is envisaged the commissions will make to the visual arts in Wales in the future.


You do not need to have an exhibition or any public outcome in place prior to applying for the commissions. There is also no expectation that you need to exhibit whatever is produced as a direct result of being offered the commission. If such an opportunity arose, then an appropriate credit line would be agreed. 


The Artes Mundi curatorial team and an invited professional working in the visual arts will be responsible for selecting the commissions.  






  • Applicants must be Welsh or Wales-based and be able to apply in the legal name of the individual making the application


  • Have a bank account in your legal name


  • We will not accept proposals from applicants currently in full-time formal education, including postgraduate study



To apply, download a Word version, edit it on your computer, save it and then send to us as an attachment.


Information and Application Pack – Word

Information and Application Pack – PDF

Information and Application Pack, Large Print – Word

Information and Application Pack, Large Print – PDF

Information and Application Pack as an Audio File

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form




For any queries concerning the application, the forms of interviews, please contact Melissa Hinkin, Curator, at and we can assist further.



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