Call for artists to create new art exhibit

Cors Caron NNR Boardwalk - credit Drew Buckley Photography

Are you an artist with an unusual idea for a piece of public art? We want to hear from you.

Natural Resources Wales’s (NRW) LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs (WRB) Project is looking for an individual artist from Ceredigion to create an outdoor piece of public art during the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron.

The permanent outdoor artwork will be displayed at Cors Caron National Nature Reserve (NNR) when finished.

The artist will be required to run creative workshops for the public on the LIFE WRB stand at the National Eisteddfod, where they will work with visitors and the local community to create the artwork.

The theme is the LIFE WRB project and a celebration of peatland habitat. The artwork created will showcase important peatland plants and wildlife, such as the carnivorous sundew and rare invertebrates like the small red damselfly.

The artwork should increase people’s awareness of Cors Caron and, at the same time, strengthen the local community’s sense of ownership of the bog.

It should also celebrate Wales’s raised bog habitats, and raise the profile of the LIFE WRB Project, promoting the special qualities of the raised bog habitat and creating a lasting legacy once the project is finished in March 2023.

We are looking for a Welsh-speaking Ceredigion based artist with experience of running creative workshops for the public. This is a paid opportunity, with a fee of £250 a day based on 5 days’ work plus materials. Deadline for proposal submission is Friday 3 June 2022.

The successful artist will be notified on 17 June, with an initial meeting scheduled on 27 June and workshops to run from 1 to 5 August at the National Eisteddfod on the LIFE WRB stand. The artwork will be installed at Cors Caron NNR in September 2022.

This project is funded by the LIFE Welsh raised bogs project, and the project team and NRW staff will be part of the decision-making process.

To apply please email to request a copy of the Brief. Applications can be submitted to the same email address.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page @CyforgorsyddCymruWelshRaisedBog or Twitter page @Welshraisedbog