Become a resident artist at a Roman fort!

Friday 21 February 2014

Cadw is inviting applications from artists with a collaborative/partnership approach to undertake a residency based at Segontium, the remains of a Roman Fort in Caernarfon.

Segontium Roman Fort

The opportunity is being offered as a collaborative project between the Arts Council Of Wales and Cadw.

Brief for Artist:


Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting in May 2014.

This residency seeks to investigate Segontium, making visible the history of the site to a modern audience via artistic enquiry and practice.

The proposal is therefore to engage the artist for a six month period to work with Cadw staff, local groups & associations and visitors in order to investigate and research some of those ideas.


The material outcomes of the residency are open and may take the form of permanent or semi-permanent artworks. Work may be sited in the town or at other sites.

The Artist

The artist will be someone interested in working within a historical site within an interest in archaeology, environment, history or cartography with previous experience of working with others to develop ideas. An ethos of collaborative practice and engagement is uppermost.

This opportunity is open to UK and International Artists. However, the ability to communicate in Welsh is essential. As such, collaborative applications are welcome, however you must clearly demonstrate your strategy for delivery through the Welsh language.


The selected artist will be paid in instalments to be agreed on appointment. The £12,000 artists’ fee is inclusive of all travel costs and living expenses. Assistance finding local accommodation is available from staff.

An additional budget of £3,000 for materials is available.

How to Apply

To apply for this residency, please send the following information to by 28 March 2014:

  • Up to 10 digital images in a PDF document or a Powerpoint presentation, or a 10-minute (max) showreel. All work should be numbered and include title, date, dimension and media
  • An up to date CV
  • A brief letter of application that broadly outlines why you are interested in this opportunity and how it is relevant to your practice
  • Two letters of support.

Contact Details

For queries and further information, please contact Tracy Simpson, Addo, 07890 203218,