The Creative Wales Fellowship will allow us to support individuals to develop practice in a specific field in a specific place with the support and guidance of mentors and experts already working in this arena.
The Fellowship is envisaged as an open ended learning opportunity, enabling a significant artist to utilise an environment as a conducive means to experiment and create work.
Fellowship awards are made in partnership with an organisation who can offer support to the artist involved whether through financial or human resources and will be location specific but will, in the ethos of Creative Wales, be artist, not organisation, led.
This year we offered Fellowships in partnership with two leading arts organisations:
- Hay International
- British School at Rome
Visual Arts Collaboration with the British School at Rome
The recipient of this year's British School at Rome Fellowship is Kelly Best.
The British School at Rome is a centre of interdisciplinary research excellence in the Mediterranean supporting the full range of arts, humanities and social sciences. It is respected internationally for its Fine Arts residency programme for visual artists
We will be supporting a place for a contemporary visual artist from Wales on their Fellowship programme. Kelly Best will be undertaking the Fellowship in Rome during October–December 2016.
Hay International Fellowship
Jay Griffiths is awarded this year's Hay International Fellowship
The Hay International Fellowship is an annual award made by Hay Festival to a Wales based writer at a significant juncture in their career.
The 12 month award offers the Fellow the opportunity to participate in the Hay Festival portfolio and the substantial associated networks, both in Wales and internationally.