Wales Venice 10 Partnership Reveals new Opportunities for the Visual Arts

The programmes will look at how working internationally supports the development of the visual arts in Wales.   


Arts Council of Wales have launched two opportunities for Wales Venice 10. These are: 


Wales Venice 10 Fellowship
The Fellowship is a unique 6-month paid opportunity for ten individuals working in the visual arts in Wales.  It will provide a bespoke international professional development programme, delivered in partnership with Artes Mundi. Selected Fellows will connect with peers and professionals working internationally and will be encouraged to reimagine, and disrupt, current ways of thinking.  

Wales Venice 10 Fellowship | Arts Council of Wales

Application deadline: Closed


Wales Venice 10 Commissions. 
Welsh and Wales-based artists will have the opportunity to apply for exciting commissions to make new work. The Commissions will be delivered by Artes Mundi and Disability Arts Cymru. 


Methods of application and call for expressions of interest to be released in June. Please watch out for further information on our website and through our social media channels.


What is Wales Venice 10?
Arts Council of Wales has presented nine exhibitions at the prestigious Venice Biennale international art exhibition since 2003. However, in 2022 they have paused their participation. They want to use this time to rethink their approach to the Biennale and to international working, and work with artists on a different way of marking the 10th edition.  


The Fellowship and The Commissions are opportunities that will support artists, curators, writers, and creative professionals working in the visual arts in Wales. Wales Venice 10 will help participants to develop their networks, skills and knowledge to support them to fulfil their international ambitions and explore new approaches.  


Wales Venice 10 aims to focus on individuals that face barriers to progressing their international ambitions and have a diversity of lived experience, across a range of different points in their careers.  


Wales Venice 10 aims to take bold steps forward to strengthen connections with local and global audiences, deliver on the Arts Council’s commitment to widening engagement, and respond to the climate emergency.  


Wales Venice 10 will be delivered in partnership with Artes Mundi and Disability Arts Cymru and with National Museum Wales.  


You can find out more about Wales in Venice 2003 –2019 on Arts Council Wales website here.

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