Createspace Wales

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Createspace is in a recently converted old barn, designed with artists in mind. The open plan studio space has been made for two to three permanent artists and one visiting resident artist with their own living space (kitchen/ lounge, bathroom, mezzanine bedroom), plus access to the adjoining studios. The building itself is warm, bright and modern, and surrounded by nature. This is a versatile contemporary art space made for painters, illustrators, designers, makers, or writers.

The focus of the residency program is to provide artists with the opportunity to be immersed in a fresh creative environment, free from the constraints and distractions of everyday life. They will be surrounded by inspiring landscape the rugged welsh coastline only two miles from the door, beautiful beaches and coves, ancient woodlands, stunning rivers and waterfalls, the Preseli hills, and rolling open countryside. It is a peaceful spot to work and think, the residency providing time and space to allow creative ideas and thought processes to flow. If desired, artists also have the opportunity to run their own workshops or do talks/ demos, there will also be the chance to exhibit work as an individual or in a group show.

The residency fees are £150 per week or £550 per month which covers accommodation and studio space, wifi, and utilities, plus use of bike if requested. For any further information please get in touch through our website or email.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOW ALL BOOKED UP WITH ARTISTS FOR 2019. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR 2020 WE WILL BE REVIEWING APPLICATIONS LATER IN THE YEAR (AROUND AUTUMN/FALL) THANK YOU.

Residency Programme since: 2018
Description of Organisation:

We are an artist run organisation, started in Summer 2018, open to all artists of every race and cultural background. Our aim is to help and support our artists to the best of our abilities through strong communication and adapting to each individuals needs. We will promote artists through our website and social media including any other form we find necessary, helping to form connections where we can (in the local and wider artist community). By providing time and space, sharing skills and knowledge, we hope to enhance the professional development of both our permanent and visiting artists. We will also strive to improve and develop ourselves through our artists and the Res Artis network, being open to suggestions that may help all parties in the future.

The aim of our residency program is not only to help the development of the resident artist as an individual, but also to encourage more artists to the area. With a variety of disciplines, the hope is to grow the contemporary arts scene in West Wales, inspiring local and visiting creatives.

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Application process: Digital application
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Accommodation
Selection process: N/A
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Nearest Train Station: Carmarthen, Wales, UK
How to reach by plane: The nearest airport is Cardiff, Wales. However you can also fly into any other airport (i.e. London or Bristol, England) and get adjoining trains from there.
How to reach by train: The nearest train station is either Carmarthen, Aberystwyth or Fishguard. Here you can be collected and taken to the residency for free (all are roughly 1 hours drive). The station you choose will depend on where you are coming from. This can be discussed and arranged prior to your stay.
How to reach by car: Detailed directions can be given prior to your residency depending on where you are coming from. Alternatively you can put the address and postcode into google to navigate your way here. We are roughly 2 miles from Cardigan, the nearest town.
Street & Number: Heol Las Fawr, Ferwig
Postal Code: SA43 1QA
City: Cardigan
Heol Las Fawr, Ferwig
Cardigan SA43 1QA GBR
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