Articulture is a creative organisation that aims to bring together leading public arts practitioners in Wales to generate and support innovation, collaboration and production of unique and extraordinary outdoor performance and spectacle.
Our aim is to increase and raise the standard of aspirations and provision of performance, procession and puppetry in outdoor spaces in Wales, creating new oppportunities for audiences to experience these highly accessible art forms.
Wales is home of some of Britain’s leading practitioners in public art. There is also arts funding dedicated to the form. Despite this, research shows that there is a comparative dearth of outdoor arts activity particularly in rural Wales. It’s clear that while we have all the ingredients to deliver large-scale outdoor arts, these ingredients are so geographically spread out in our rural landscape that opportunities for combined arts events to develop are infrequent.
Articulture aims to realise their work through networking events and new commissions, working directly with Welsh performers, arts organisations, makers, directors, funders, event organisers, local authorities and businesses.
Articulture Wales was founded in 2004, to develop and deliver the Machynlleth Lantern Procession in Mid Wales, known as the ‘Gwyl y Golau’.
The evolution of this procession into a nationally recognised, high quality cultural event, combined with the founding member’s professional background in the outdoor arts, has since seen Articulture develop with a wider, more ambitious remit.
As a not for profit organization, we rely on grants, donations and sponsors to fund these events.
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