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Artist Call Out – Perspective(s): Bringing Our Stories Together

Perspective(s) is a new collaboration between the Arts Council of Wales and Amgueddfa Cymru - Museum Wales, which seeks to bring about a step change in how the visual arts and heritage sector reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of our society. The project is supported by the Welsh Government as part of a collective effort to meet the culture and heritage goals of the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan.

Seven visual arts organisations have been selected to work in partnership with the seven national museums to deliver a two-year programme of change that will build a visual arts and heritage sector that is fairer, more equal and representative. 

The seven visual arts organisations are now looking to commission creative professionals from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds to work with them and their partner museums.

This role will involve you working with one visual arts and museum partnership to question and challenge current ways of thinking within the organisations, engaging with communities to discover new perspectives and stories and to explore the visual arts and heritage sector through an anti-racist and decolonising lens. With partnership and co-creation at its heart, there will be the opportunity to create new exhibitions, displays, and experiences that will stimulate and challenge the public.

Over the two-year period, seven creative professionals will work with the museums and visual arts organizations, to platform untold stories, create artistic responses and act as agents for change. Creative professionals might include artists, makers, curators, writers or other practitioners working in the visual arts.

Amgueddfa Cymru and the Arts Council of Wales recognise that the voices of culturally and ethnically diverse individuals and communities have been marginalised in galleries and national museums. We believe that culture in Wales should reflect the lives of all its citizens. This initiative is part of a wider process of change, working in collaboration with communities, to build equity into what we do and how we work. 

If you are interested in being part of Perspective(s) as one of our creative professionals, you will need to apply directly to one of the individual arts organisations by clicking below. Applications will open on 18 May 2023 and close on Sunday 18 June 2023.

Full guidelines on Perspective(s) are available HERE.

You can apply to the following seven organisations :

Artes Mundi, Cardiff. Working with the National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon.

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. Working with National Museum Cardiff.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Working with the National Slate Museum, Llanberis.

Galerie Simpson Artists, Swansea. Working with the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran. Working with Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen. Working with the National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre.

Ways of Working, Swansea. Working with St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff.

 Perspective(s) is funded by the Welsh Government to meet the cultural and heritage goals of the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan. It is also being supported through Arts Council of Wales Lottery funding and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


- We define ‘culturally and ethnically diverse’ as: 

- Anyone from the African, Asian, Caribbean, Hispanic, Latino, Eastern European or Middle Eastern diaspora in Wales 

- Anyone who identifies as being from an ethnic group that is not exclusively White 

- Anyone from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities