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Invigilator Plus 2017: Wales in Venice 2017


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Closing date: 20 Jan 2017
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Cerys Thomas


International Development Opportunities for Artists & Curators

The artist James Richards has been selected to represent Cymru yn Fenis Wales at the Venice Biennale running from 13 May to 26 November 2017.

This solo presentation, curated by Chapter – to develop a suite of new work for a large scale, ambitious and original exhibition – will be the artist’s first major commission at an international biennale. Arts Council of Wales, the commissioner of Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice, is continuing its commitment to provide professional development opportunities for artists and curators as part of the programme. Our aim is to enable creative professionals in the visual arts in Wales to have access to current international contemporary visual arts practice, to experience the Venice Biennale and provide support to the delivery of Wales’ presence at the Biennale.

We are looking for experienced individuals who are committed to and knowledgeable about the visual arts in Wales, are excellent communicators and are able to demonstrate ability to take responsibility for maintaining the exhibition.

Invigilator Plus will provide 18 individuals with the opportunity to develop their international experience and be part of the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017 team. Each participant will spend at least a month in Venice, invigilating the presentation over a 28 week period, in teams of three.

The team will be made up of:

  • A maximum of 11 invigilators appointed by open selection; 7 invigilators, staying 4 weeks each and 4 invigilators, assigned as ‘lead invigilator’ per team, staying a maximum of 8 weeks in Venice.

  • A further 7 invigilators appointed in partnership with Cardiff School of Art and Design, open exclusively to students currently studying at the University. This opportunity is subject to a separate application process. This partnership is a new element of Invigilator Plus and is a pilot with the University to help scope collaborative initiatives with academic institutions in Wales in the future.

Invigilator Plus 2017 programme is managed by the Arts Council of Wales in partnership with Chapter, whom have commissioned g39 in Cardiff to develop and deliver the training programme.

For full details of the Invigilator Plus Programme and how to apply please contact Cerys Thomas

The deadline to receive applications is 12:00 midday on 20 January 2017

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