Litmus Residency and Commission

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Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for early career artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

Artists based in Wales or the Welsh Borders (Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire) are invited to submit applications for either part 4: Litmus Residency or part 5: Litmus Commission.

Litmus Residency

You are invited to propose how, through this opportunity, you might open out an area of research or a new aspect, project or development within your practice. The Litmus Residency is an opportunity for time and space to explore emergent strands of practice.

Includes:

  • A residency based from Oriel Davies' third exhibition space. Residency dates: 09 December 2017 - 27 January 2018.
  • Curatorial and practical dialogue and support from Litmus Curator Louise Hobson, Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones and the wider gallery team.
  • A fee of £600 and an additional budget of £400 for travel, accommodation and expenses.

Litmus Commission

You are invited to propose how, through this opportunity, you might crystallise your current research, focus your practice and develop new work. The Litmus Commission is an opportunity to test out an idea and bring into reality the next stage of your practice.

Includes:

  • An exhibition in Oriel Davies' third exhibition space. Exhibition dates: 10 February-11 April 2018.
  • Curatorial and practical dialogue and support from Litmus Curator Louise Hobson, Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones and the wider gallery team.
  • A fee of £600 and an additional budget of £400 for production, materials and expenses.

Who Can Apply?

  • Artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders - Litmus aims to support artists from a wide geographic spread across Wales and the bordering Counties (Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire).
  • As an organisation that seeks to support artists from all backgrounds, Oriel Davies welcomes applications from BAME artists and also those artists who identify as disabled.
  • Artists making work in any media - Litmus aims to support artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches.
  • Early career artists - selected artists will be in the process of establishing their creative/professional practice.


Deadline: 10pm, Thursday 5 October 2017.

Full information on the opportunities can be found here.