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Creative Wales

Creative Wales

Our Creative Wales Awards are to support artists’ development and are made in all artforms. Artists can now apply for the 2017/18 Creative Wales Awards.

What are Creative Wales Awards?

They’re intended to give space and time for an artist who’s already had career achievements, to undertake creative experimentation and research to inform their future practice, but not necessarily to deliver defined and predetermined outcomes.

Creative Wales puts a premium on artists with innovative new approaches and understandings. It allows an individual artist’s vision to be explored, tested and re-imagined without the need to create a ‘final’ performance or exhibition, but recipients will have nevertheless shown how their exploration will make a contribution to the development of the arts in Wales.

What's Changing?

This year we're introducing a number of changes, including:

  • raising the threshold of potential awards
  • moving to a two year biennial cycle
  • deferring the open to nomination Creative Wales Ambassadors Awards

Learn more about these changes here, or download the 2017/18 Awards Application Guidance.

Previous Winners

View all of the previous winners of Creative Wales Awards here.

Applying for 2017/18

Start an application for the 2017/18 Creative Wales Awards

Nominate an artist for the Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award

Nominate an artist for a Brian Ross Memorial Award

Brian Ross Memorial Award | Artist: Luz Erika Chick

Brian Ross Memorial Award

Nominate 2 emerging artists for 2017/18

Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award

Eirian Llwyd Memorial Award

Applications for 2017/18 are now open

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