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Open call for artists - paid opportunity on a public Snoopy art trail

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Dogs Trust is leading the way in Cardiff with a new and exciting public art trail in collaboration with Snoopy and public art producers, Wild in Art. The wonderful city of Cardiff will be hosting A Dog’s Trail from March – June 2022, where we will be taking adventurers (human and dog!) on a vibrant trail of over 50, giant Snoopy sculptures through the heart of Wales’ capital city.

Our aims are to provide a post-pandemic boost to local economy, to bring local communities together by educating and inspiring all those who come to visit, and showcase some of the regions unique, diverse and dog loving creative talent - and who better for us to team up with than the most iconic dog in the world – Snoopy!

We’ve set ourselves a target of recruiting at least 50 talented artists to design and decorate our Snoopy sculptures, and so we invite you to apply to take part by submitting a Snoopy sculpture design by 1st of July 2021.

For further details on how the trail works, to download the artist information pack or to submit a design for consideration, please visit adogstrail.org.uk/artists

Benefits to participating artists:

  • Receive £900 commission fee on completion of their Snoopy sculpture
  • The opportunity to showcase their work to thousands as part of a mass participation public art event
  • Have their design featured on the world’s most iconic illustrated dog
  • Be part of a unique, covid-safe event celebrating art, community pride and physical and mental wellbeing
  • Meet other artists and get the chance to work side by side in a Cardiff-based, communal art space – or transport your sculpture to your own studio
  • Engage with businesses who will sponsor our Snoopy sculptures
  • Support Dogs Trust in raising funds to care for over 14,000 dogs across the UK each year, and supporting the launch of our brand new Cardiff Rehoming Centre.

Throughout the world, sculpture trails see extensive mass-participation; visitors young and old come from far and wide, creating extensive long-term social, cultural and economic benefits for the host city and through sculpture sponsorship and a post-trail auction, raising vital and much-needed funds for charity.

Who are Dogs Trust?

We are the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 UK Rehoming Centre’s and give love, care and undivided attention to over 14,000 dogs each year. We’re not new to Wales, as we’ve had a Rehoming Centre in Bridgend for over 50 years, but we’re especially excited to be opening our 21st centre in Cardiff which will allow us to care for an additional 1,000 dogs each year and provide several jobs and volunteering opportunities within the community.

A Dog’s Trail is an exciting new adventure for Dogs Trust – and we can’t wait to work with you. The trail’s aim is to raise significant funding towards our work so that we can continue to provide our services for those who need them the most. But we also know that it is going to be a spectacular exhibition – bringing together many communities through the creation and display of sculptures trailing through the city – a true showcase of Cardiff as a place to visit, love, live, work and play.

Thank you so much for your time, and we hope to hear from you soon.

The A Dog’s Trail team at Dogs Trust.

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£900 commission fee
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Successful artists will receive a £900 commission fee on completion of their Snoopy sculpture.

Deadline: 
07/01/2021

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Wales Contemporary 2020

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Artists have the opportunity to win £12,000 in prizes as Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes, the competition celebrating everything that makes Wales Welsh, returns for a second year. 

Developed by the Waterfront Gallery in association with the Welsh Government and with the support of Milford Waterfront, Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition for 2D and 3D artworks. It celebrates all aspects of the country by inviting artists to submit work that is inspired by its heritage, art history, traditions, landscape (rural, urban or political) and contemporary culture.

Following the close of the call for entries, the submissions will be judged by a selection panel including artist Basil Beattie RA, painter Gerda Roper, and sculptor Sebastien Boyesen. The subsequent exhibition will be displayed at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven, South Wales and will tour to the Senedd and Pierhead Building, Cardiff. 

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The following prizes will be awarded: 

  • 1st Prize – £4,000
  • Highly commended 2-dimensional work – £2,000
  • Highly commended 3-dimensional – £2,000
  • Young Artist Prize (25 and under) – £1,000
  • Prize for artists born, educated or resident in Wales – £1,500
  • Public choice – £1,500 
Deadline: 
09/01/2020

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Entry fee is £15 for one work, £25 for two and £34 for three.
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KLATCH 2.0 Residency

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Shift is pleased to support Klatch in their upcoming curatorial residency.

In their time at Shift, Klatch will be developing their own practices alongside developing curatorial skills and building relationships with other artists.

Klatch is extending an invitation to artists working within the Cardiff/South Wales area to take part in a 2 week residency with the collective in SHIFT Cardiff.

This is not an invitation to be part of our collective, just to join us in a residency.

Deadline: 4PM, 29.07.19

Residency: 05.08.19 - 18.08.19

Closing Event: 16.18.19

KLATCH STATEMENT:

Klatch was initially formed with the aim of celebrating our own distinctive approaches to
contemporary painting through curation that prompts critical discussion about what it means to
be a painter today. Our residency at Shift will offer other artists’ the opportunity to engage,
discuss, provoke and challenge each other within a shared space; a place to network, develop
practices’ in response to others, and to gain an understanding of working within an
interdisciplinary environment. We are welcoming artists from all disciplines to explore their
practice through sharing work with others, allowing others to experience in-progress/completed
works, and exploring contemporary practices through curation.
Within this residency, we aim to explore how each of our practices relate to each other and reveal
the different relationships that exist between contemporary practices. The space will be ever-
evolving as the artists participating in the residency will be collaborating together, and over the
course of the two weeks we will be inviting the public to join us for discussion.

Deadline: 
07/29/2019

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Nominations are invited for the Artes Mundi 9 Exhibition and Prize

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Nominations can be for artists of any age working in any medium from anywhere in the world. They must be making and exhibiting work and should already be well-known in the country or region in which they live and work.  The nominated artist will also be gaining or have established an international reputation for their work.

Artes Mundi was established in 2002 as an exhibition and prize which explores “the human condition”. To be shortlisted for the Artes Mundi Prize artists must create work that directly engages with people’s everyday lives and experiences, exploring contemporary social issues from across the globe in a way that resonates both locally and internationally. Every nomination received will be reviewed by a panel of independent selectors who will choose a shortlist of artists to take part in the biennial exhibition.

We are delighted to announce Cosmin Costinas (Executive Director and Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Director, The Showroom, London) and Rachel Kent (Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia) as the selectors for Artes Mundi 9.

Artes Mundi 9 will take place in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, from late 2020 to early 2021 and the winning artist will receive a prize of 40,000 GBP.

Deadline: 
06/03/2019

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