Cymraeg

We are seeking proposals from Artists and Filmmakers to create a short film (5-6 minutes) celebrating the work to construct Maes Parcio Creadigol – Creative Car Park.

The film will be shown in the Horizon Garden exhibition during 27th January – 21st April 2023.

The approach and content of the film would build on the successful partnerships created during the project, provide a legacy which documents the development of the garden as a physical space and provide an insight into and acknowledge the work of our creative collaborators as the project progresses. 

We would also therefore also like to commission 8-10 large format portraits which will also appear in the exhibition. A separate materials budget of £1000, is available for printing these. 

Fee

A fixed budget of £4,750 has been allocated for the artist’s fees, to include materials, translation costs, and any other costs. There is and additional £1,000 for production of 8-10 large format photographic portraits.

Commission Timeline

  • Application closing date: 5pm Monday 23rd August 2022
  • Interview date: Thursday 25th August 2022
  • Start date:  Monday 29th August 2022
  • Completion date: 9th January 2023

Submission

Proposals must include the following information and requirements –

• A current CV 

• Up to 5 examples of previous work OR link to current website

• Proposal of no more than two sides of A4, highlighting your film concept

• An estimated budget

• Confirmation that you are available to undertake the work within the timescale provided

And be sent via email to Karen.whittingham@wrexham.gov.uk no later than 5pm on Monday 23rd August 2022.

Background

Maes Parcio Creadigol is a collaborative project between Ty Pawb, KIM Inspire, Addo, and artists Marja Bonada and Owen Griffiths. The partners will explore how the sensibilities of co-production can be applied to artistic practice, in the context of developing an experimental new green space on the car park roof of Ty Pawb, to benefit the creativity and wellbeing of local people. 

Initially, a group from KIM Inspire, a mental health charity, have worked with artists Marja Bonada and John Merrill to plan and design the garden space, which will include in the first instance a shelter/outdoor workshop and storage space. KIM Inspire are the core group and have led the design activity, however we are continuing to including other partners in this activity such as Bom Di Cymru, a group of Portuguese elders who are keen gardeners. There are currently ambitions to thread this green strand beyond the roof and throughout Ty Pawb. This project therefore continues Ty Pawb’s ethos of collaboration and forms part of a wider enquiry into constituent-led methodology for cultural institutions, encompassing several strands of activity that are important within the programme. Namely:

  • ‘Useful Art’ – adapting, responding and developing to cater to emerging and changing urgencies; 
  • Growing and building strong partnerships with local, national and international partners;
  • Developing green, ethical and sustainable business practices;
  • ‘Makers and Markets’ – fostering new commercial opportunities for artists, makers and traders.

The project is in receipt of Arts Council of Wales’ Connect & Flourish funding.