ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings supports the continuing professional development of artists at different stages of their career working in participatory settings.

A Special Initiative from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it seeks to build on good practice to enhance the existing development infrastructure.

ArtWorks Cymru wants to grow and nurture artists working with and for the people of Wales, bringing depth and meaning to every interaction.

Artworks Cymru Conference 2014

As part of phase three of the research, Artworks Cymru is running a conference in Llandrindod Wells on 3rd & 4th April 2014. Please download the conference papers below
If you'd like to book a place on the conference then please book via:


The ArtWorks Cymru Partnership brings together the following organisations:

Welsh National Opera 

Community Music Wales

Head for Arts

National Dance Company Wales

Sherman Cymru

Streetwise Opera

Professor Hamish Fyfe

ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings’ is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative with support and funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity Culture & Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.

ArtWorks Cymru Conference 2014


Registration is via and will open on 1 March and end on 27 March 2014.

Conference Date:

This conference will take place on Thursday 3 & Friday 4 April 2014.

Conference Venue:

The conference will take place in the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. The Registration will take place between 9.45-10.15am on Thursday 3 April and the conference will end at 4pm on Friday 4 April 2014.  All working spaces will be clearly signposted and staff will be on hand to offer any assistance.


Located in the centre of Llandrindod Wells, The Metropole Hotel is easily accessible by road. The A483 passes in front of the hotel. Our large car park is situated to the rear of the hotel.

If you are coming from the South, the best route is over the second Severn Bridge and up the A449 then A40 to Abergavenny. This is all Motorway or Dual carriageway. It is about 45 miles to Llandrindod from Abergavenny. From the East take the A44 from the M5, from the North take the M56 off the M6 then the A483.


Cardiff 71 miles - 1 hr 40 mins

Aberystwyth 45 miles - 1 hr 5 mins

Swansea 68 miles - 1 hr 35 mins

Bangor 118 miles - 2hrs 45 mins

By Rail:

Llandrindod Wells train station is a short walk from the hotel and is linked by the Heart of Wales line to Swansea & Shrewsbury. Trains run about 4 times a day.


To find out more please go to or follow the project on Facebook and Twitter @ArtWorksWales