|Wales Arts International|
Wales Arts International is the international arm of the Arts Council of Wales, working to promote and encourage international exchange and collaboration with contemporary culture from Wales. Our international work is developed in partnership with the British Council, the UK’s organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, building engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.
Arts Council of Wales is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales. We are accountable to the National Assembly for Wales and responsible to the Welsh Government for the way the money they provide to the arts in Wales is spent.
Wales Arts International’s purpose is to place the arts and the contemporary culture of Wales on a world stage and to provide an international context to the arts in Wales.
Wales Arts International exists to provide an infrastructure that creates, promotes and delivers a programme of activities and projects that invest in and develop quality arts from Wales internationally.
Wales Arts International not only ensures that Welsh artistic and cultural output is appreciated by as wide an audience as possible, but also plays its part in the development of increased understanding between people in the UK and those in other countries through inter-cultural dialogue, artistic exchanges and collaborations.
Wales Arts International facilitates international work in the arts through collaborations, projects, networks and communication.
We provide advice and support to artists and arts organisations from Wales who work on an international level. We are also a contact point for international artists and arts organisations working in Wales.
Wales Arts International fosters international artistic excellence in Wales and ensures international impact and recognition for the arts and culture of Wales by:
• providing information and advice about international opportunities and funding through our website, newsletter, publications, networks and events.
• administering an International Opportunities Fund for Wales based art practitioners and organisations to research and participate in projects with overseas partners.
• managing strategic projects that support the arts to engage internationally
• developing European intelligence, partnerships and investment for the arts
• forming relationships with different cultures through the arts
• working closely with the Welsh Government
We are currently involved as partners in two EU projects:
1. INTERREG IVC project TOOLQUIZ – an interregional network cooperating on investment in creative skills and innovation
2. PRACTICS pilot mobility project – we are one of four infopoints on artist mobility
We also host an informal network of arts organisations in Wales called the Wales European Arts Forum – designed to share experience, opportunities and offer networking, support and training.
Culture Action Europe contact: Zélie Flach
Wales Arts International
Cardiff CF10 5AL
T. +44 (0) 29 2044 1383
F. +44 (0) 29 2044 1400