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Gaiman, photo Elen Roberts

Patagonia 150


Wales Arts International and Arts Council of Wales have supported a number of projects between artists in Wales and Argentina during the past decade.

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NeXo 2015


In November 2015 two musicians from Wales embarked on a long journey from Cardiff to Buenos Aires in Argentina in order to take part in a special new project called NeXo.

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BIANCO: NoFit State | Photo: Seventh Wave

IETM Melbourne Meeting


Four organisations from Wales, along with Wales Arts International, attended IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) Asia Satellite Meeting in Melbourne in May 2014.

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Sinfonia Cymru | photo: Richard Bosworth

Classical: NEXT


Chamber music organisations, Ensemble Cymru, and Sinfonia Cymru were supported by Wales Arts International to attend Classical:NEXT trade show and conference in Vienna, Austria in May 2014.

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NoFit State Circus - Immortal

NoFit State Circus

July 2010

The award winning critically acclaimed NoFit State Circus took tabú to North America for the first time in July 2010.

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Sue Corr

Meduse Residency

Wales Arts International and Méduse collaborated on a series of residencies for Wales based practitioners. Méduse is a collective that brings together under one roof ten organisations involved in the cultural and community life of Québec City.

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CINARS 2014 Opening



Wales Arts International supported 7 arts organisations to travel to Montréal, Québec from 17th -22nd November 2014 for CINARS 2014.

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Image by/Llun gan Yin Shuangyi

In Search of the Red Dragon


Eight emerging visual artists from China were selected from leading universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing to come to Wales in 2008 for a month-long residency at institutions and centres in Wales.

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Image by/Llun gan Iwan Bala

Celebrating The Red Dragon


Three leading artists from Wales visited China in March 2009 as part of the ‘Celebrating the Red Dragon’ initiative, supported by Wales Arts International (WAI) and British Council. The Welsh artists selected were Iwan Bala, Mary Lloyd Jones and Christine Mills.

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Gareth Bonello

Musician in Residence in Chengdu


Gareth Bonello is currently on a 6 week residency in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China.

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Wales - China 2017

July 2016 marked the beginning of a new piece of work for Wales Arts International, looking at and bringing together organisations and individuals from the cultural sphere that has an interest or relationship connecting Wales and China.

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Eric van Nieuwland

Womex 2010 Copenhagen

From the 27-31 October 2010, Wales Arts International and Welsh Music Foundation worked together to present a showcase of music from Wales at Womex 2010.

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The Gentle Good

WOMEX 2009 Copenhagen

Wales Arts International and Welsh Music Foundation attended WOMEX in Copenhagen at the end of October 2009.

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Theatr Nanog

Research Visit to ASSITEJ 2011

With the support of Wales Arts International a group of venue programmers and freelance directors undertook a research visit to ASSITEJ 2011 in Denmark, an international organisation dedicated to theatre for young people.

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Cai Tomos

Dance from Wales 2010


The British Dance Edition, the biannual international showcase of new British dance, took place in February 2010, where Wales based dance practitioners Eddie Ladd and Tanja Raman performed, and a new Dance Directory was pulished by us.

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Carwyn Evans

Projects in the EU

Wales Arts International brings new opportunities to the arts in Wales through our engagement with Europe.

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Festival Interceltique de Lorient

The culture and traditions of Wales were the feature of the Lorient Interceltic Festival in Brittany from the 1st to the 10th of August 2008.

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Literature Wales / Llenyddiaeth Cymru

Writers Chain

India-Wales Writers Chain aims to build cultural connections between Wales and India through literature.

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Dewi Glyn Jones / Elfen

Hay International Fellows


Welsh writers Jon Gower and Tiffany Murray were announced as the inaugural Hay International Fellows during Hay Festival 2011. The fellowships will give Jon and Tiffany the opportunity to experience each of Hay’s growing international portfolio of festivals and to develop their own work and projects through their year long tenure.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Publishing Next, Goa


Elin Haf Gruffydd, Director of Mercator Institute at Aberystwyth University, played a key role as keynote speaker at Publishing Next, a major conference in India exploring the development of social media and technological innovations on the publishing industry.

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National Dance Company Wales / Cwmni Dawns Cenedlaethol Cymru

National Dance Company Wales tour to India


National Dance Company Wales is working with STEM Dance based in Bangalore on a 3-city tour of India in November 2011.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

I, Adra 2012

Building upon the ongoing success of the India Wales Writers Chain and looking ahead to Cardiff hosting WOMEX in 2013, Wales Arts International will be developing an exciting series of creative collaborations between musicians from India and Wales under the title I Adra.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Cadwyn - India 2014


The growing and long standing cultural relationship between India and Wales has inspired many artistic expressions, some of which Wales Arts international and the Arts Council of Wales have been proud to originate and support.

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© Eurig Salisbury

India - Wales


Wales Arts International has supported a number of projects between artists from Wales and India over the years – many of which resulting in challenging works and lasting partnerships.

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Tim Davies

Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art 2011


Tim Davies was selected by Arts Council of Wales to represent Wales at the 54th International Art Exhibition, at a new location for Wales at the Biennale, Santa Maria Ausiliatrice: the Ludoteca in Castello.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales in Venice 2015


La Biennale di Venezia is the largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition in the world.

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Gwenan Gibbard

Showcase Scotland 2010


Alongside Sain Records, Wales Arts International hosted the Wales Reception at Showcase Scotland 2010, which included performances from Lleuwen Steffan and Gwenan Gibbard.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales in Edinburgh


Take a look at the projects funded to attend Edinburgh this year.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Showcase Scotland 2015


Wales Arts International supported four music organisations and promoters to attend Showcase Scotland 2015, part of the annual Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, which celebrates folk, world and roots music in all its glory with over 2,000 musicians from across the globe. Showcase Scotland, now in its 16th year, also curated a ‘Spotlight’ partner nation programme which invited traditional folk artists from New Zealand to perform, many of whom collaborated with local Scottish musicians.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales in Edinburgh 2015


Find out about the Welsh companies supported to perform in Edinburgh 2015

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Womex 13 Tradefair Cardiff (Yannis Psathas)

WOMEX 2014 - Santiago de Compostela


Wales Arts International headed over to Santiago de Compostela, 22-26 October to attend WOMEX 14.

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Catrin Howell

Clay Studio

In partnership with The Clay Studio, Wales Arts International is delighted to offer a residency opportunity for a Wales based ceramic artist at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, for a period of eight weeks.

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David Cushway

Research visit to NCECA


Philadelphia Clay Studio Residency and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference report by David Cushway

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales at SOFA New York 2012


Leading artists in Crafts & Applied Art, Eleri Mills and Walter Keeler exhibited by Ruthin Craft Centre at SOFA New York 2012.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Folk Alliance International 2014


Three Welsh bands were invited to showcase their music at Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City from 19-23 February, 2014, which they attended through support from Wales Arts International and Arts Council of Wales.

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Save Your Breath, SXSW 2014, photo Dan Dennison

SXSW 2014


Wales Arts International supported six Welsh artists to attend South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference, 7-16 March 2014, offering the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.

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Photograph: Micaela Adams

Dylan Thomas 100 Launch in New York


February 2014 saw the celebrations of Dylan Thomas’s centenary in New York City kick off with events organised by Wales Arts International, Welsh Government and British Council.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Wales at SXSW 2015


Wales Arts International supported three Welsh bands to attend South by South West 2015, all of which created an exciting hype about new music from Wales.

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Pal o My Heart, Earthfall

Folk Alliance International 2015


Held in Kansas City each year, Folk Alliance International is where the world comes together to celebrate Folk Music in all its shape and sizes.

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SXSW 2016


Wales Arts International supported four Welsh bands to attend South by South West 2016, all of which created an exciting hype about new music from Wales.

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Huw Stephens

World Music from Wales


As part of its series of art form directories, Wales Arts International has compiled a directory of World Music from Wales.

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Interceltique Celebration - Wales Millennium Centre

Interceltic Celebration


Wales Millennium Centre joined forces with the internationally renowned Festival Interceltique de Lorient for the first time this spring to present a whole day of live Celtic festivities. Established in 1969, the Festival is the world’s largest gathering of Celtic cultures and is the first time that it will be involved in an event outside of France.

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Llangollen Eisteddfod

Music Encounters


Wales Arts International and Llangollen International Eisteddfod launched the Music Encounters project on the Eisteddfod field in July 2009.

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National Theatre Wales / Toby Farrow

Theatre from Wales

Wales Arts International is working with partners in the theatre sector in Wales on various activities including focus groups, seminars, research visits, publication, networking events and showcases.

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Martin Joseph

British Music Abroad Scheme

Wales Arts International is pleased to announce that it is working in partnership with the British Music Abroad scheme to fund Welsh artists to perform at international showcase events.

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Womex 13 Trade Fair (photo Yannis Psathas)

WOMEX 2013 Cardiff

WOMEX, the world music trade expo came to Cardiff for the first time between Wednesday - Sunday, 23- 27 October 2013. WOMEX is the most important international professional market of world music. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences, a DJ summit and documentary films.

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Curators Visit 2010

Curators Visit 2010


In May 2010 saw a visit to Wales by a group of International Curators organised through Wales Arts International.

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Dance Encounters 2011 / Cyfarfyddiadau Dawns 2011

Dance Encounters

Dance Encounters 2011 was held from the 31 April - 1 of May 2011 in Caernarfon and explored the risks involved in programming international dance, the barriers and ways to overcome them.

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Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales

Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales is a partnership between Welsh Music Foundation and Wales Arts International and Arts Council of Wales, that brings together the music industry and musicians in Wales to develop international opportunities that benefit Wales economically and culturally.

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Literature Wales / Llenyddiaeth Cymru

Welsh Arts Critics’ Development Programme

Wales Arts International is working in partnership with Visiting Arts to deliver a development programme for Welsh Arts Critics.

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Walking Cities, photo Ani Saunders

Walking Cities Wales

A project developed by Wales Arts International and British Council, Walking Cities has paired Indian and Welsh writers giving them the opportunity to tour each other’s home cities and region through the eyes of the local host.

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Wales - China 2017

Thomas Martin - Stratum 50 - Open Books

India Wales

Hay Festival Kerala

Patagonia 150

Patagonia - Marc Rees