Theatr Clwyd’s 46-year-old, grade II-listed building is undergoing a major capital redevelopment. The vital work will ensure a home for its communities that is green and sustainable and safeguards high-quality cultural, wellbeing and community experiences in North Wales for future generations.
Public art will be at the heart of the redevelopment, with multiple pieces permanently shared with communities. Theatr Clwyd are calling out for expressions of interest from artists, theatre-makers and collaborative design teams to create this public art. They are looking to commission inspirational and inclusive public art that enhances the venues reputation as a beacon of artistic excellence and a home for our communities. These opportunities are funded by the Welsh Arts Council ‘Percentage of Art’ legislation.
There are three substantial commissions. Firstly, a Creative Language Commission, an artistic response to language and stories, encouraging people to encounter and gather across our new building. A Counterweight Installation, inspired by the original theatre counterweight system, which is being replaced in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre and has been salvaged as part of the building process. And finally, a Foyle Room Curtain, a design for a bespoke, large-scale curtain for the Foyle Room, a multi-purpose “gathering space” at the heart of the new building.
The call out is open to a range of disciplines including photography, 2D digital art, video art, interactive art, painting, sculpture and installations. Theatre disciplines, from designers to prop makers, writers to costume makers are welcomed to respond to this call. Theatr Clwyd are working with acclaimed consultancy Studio Three Sixty in delivering this vital part of the redevelopment.
To find out more about the opportunities available and how to register your interest please visit www.theatrclwyd.com/news/publicart-opencall. There will be an online informal Q&A session for interested artists and teams to ask questions on Thursday 2 October at 2pm with more information available on the website.