Artist in Residence Opportunity

Tir Canol is a community that’s designing and providing positive outcomes for nature and people through our use of the land and sea.


A community engaged in land and sea management for nature and us, which celebrates our rich heritage and is sustainable


A community which is working at a landscape scale to support nature


Clean and healthy water ways from rivers to the sea


Nature thrives as part of our community

Tir Canol is offering Artist in Residence opportunities in the Dyfi Valley. We are seeking emerging and established artists from any discipline with a connection to the Dyfi Valley.

Their work must respond to the newly launched Cynnal Project which has elements of Welsh language, culture, ecology, environment, or historical heritage of Dyffryn Dyfi.

LLIF: Co-designing a natural flood management action plan for the Leri catchment, in partnership with the Talybont Community Flood Group and others.

MAES: Upscaling a Field Scale Trials project, to trial new agroecological approaches in collaboration with local farmers.

CYNEFIN: Delivering habitat restoration trials with landowners and farmers, to support nature-friendly land management.

Residency Details

Selected artists will be invited to spend up to 4 weeks in the area, with a possibility of self-catering accommodation and a studio, depending on locality and requirements.

Emerging Artists – We are offering three fully funded opportunities, including the possibility of self-catering accommodation , and a studio. Artists are expected to fund their own sustenance.

Established Artists – possible accommodation and studio are provide.

Duration – You may apply for 1 – 4 week residency periods between July 2024 and January 2025.

Accommodation – There is a possibility of arranging accommodation for the Resident Artist unless they reside in the locality.

Collaborative Residencies – Collaboration is encouraged; if you would like to apply with another artist, please make a note of this in your application.

Fee: £2,000 for the duration of the residency along with £400 for materials and related costs.

Artists Requirements

  • Artist must have a connection to the Dyfi Valley – live, work, were born, have family heritage or are working on a Gwynedd based project. 
  • Artist will be required to arrange any necessary insurance for the residence. 
  • Workshops – Artists are required to deliver one workshop a week throughout the residency; the project coordinator is available for mentoring on this. Workshops are usually well attended and you may charge, this can provide funding for artists while on residency.
  • We are accepting applications from artists working in any medium. 
  • Artists must understand and respect wildlife, ecology, and heritage of the area.


Artists will own the work, and there will be an opportunity to exhibit their work in a location in the area and showcase it on the website and social media.

There will be an opportunity to exhibit or perform their work in a location in the area.


If you have any questions prior to making an application, please get in touch. Please send the following to

  • A completed application document.
  • Recent CV – Detailing performances, exhibitions, workshops, or residencies.
  • Document with up to 5 images, video links, recordings, or documentation of work.
  • If preferred, you have the right to submit answers to the application as an audio recording or video.

Applications should be sent to by 12:00, Friday 26th July.

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