Ruthin Craft Centre
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Helfa Gelf Residencies

Throughout September


Helfa Gelf Residencies throughout
September at Ruthin Craft Centre

Ruthin Craft Centre in partnership with Helfa Gelf / Art Trail will be presenting different artists in residence during September 2016. You will have the opportunity to try your hand on a diverse range of art forms, with the FREE drop-in workshop on the Saturdays and meet the Artists / Makers event on the Sundays.

Would you like to be involved with Helfa Gelf this year?
Helfa Gelf Art Trail is the largest open studio event in Wales and are now recruiting artists for its 11th year! Are you an artist living in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire or Wrexham? Then there are plenty of exciting opportunities awaiting you, including the Ruthin Craft Centre Residency programmes in September 2016 as described below.

Helfa Gelf Residencies at Ruthin Craft Centre
An open call opportunity for makers and craftspeople in North Wales. In partnership with Helfa Gelf we are looking for makers to participate in each of our two residency programmes this September.

Residency 1: will take place from Thursday 1 – Tuesday 13 September 2016
Residency 2: will take place from Thursday 15 – Tuesday 27 September 2016

During the residency period 1 and 2 you’ll be required to design and deliver the following on both of the Helfa Gelf weekends.
– An ‘open studio’ experience on the Friday and Sunday where visitors can call in and see the craftsperson at work.
– Some form of practical participation session (a drop in session) on the Saturday.
The successful candidates will be selected by a panel of experts.

How to apply: Please email a brief outline of your project, artist statement, CV and 5 images of your work to Menna Thomas, Helfa Gelf Coordinator via e-mail

Deadline for application is 5.00pm on Friday 17 June 2016.

Please note: You will need to join Helfa Gelf / Art Trail by 10 June 2016, in order to be able to participate for the Helfa Gelf Residency programme.

The online membership period will open on the 11 May 2016. For more information please visit Helfa Gelf website

For more information please call +44 (0)1824 704774 or email: