Criw Celf West


Criw Celf Primary, Criw Celf Secondary, Portfolio & Raising the Bar are a part of the Criw Celf West project; a programme to develop artistically talented children and young people.

Mission Gallery deliver Criw Celf West for children in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. Students who successfully enroll on this project will take part in 5 masterclasses, taking place on a Saturday. Each led by a professional artist with the opportunity to use high-end, specialist equipment. The programme also included trips to other galleries, studios, museums, and universities. As a celebration of the participants' hard work, we have an exhibition at the end of the project in our main exhibition space at Mission Gallery.

The project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and supported by Swansea College of Art (University of Wales Trinity Saint David).

 

What our Curators have to say...

 

Our Criw Celf 2020 Exhibition was curated by Caitlin Davies and supported by Young Curator Rhiannon Rees Williamson. The exhibition celebrates the hard work of our Criw Celf students and artists, and has been drawn together in this end of year showcase. The video below includes a tour of the exhibition lead by Caitlin and Rhiannon, in addition to an interview regarding their experience of curating Criw Celf 2020.

 "Curating Criw Celf has been such a privilege, being able to look through all of the incredible art works created by the participants and pull them all together to create this diverse exhibition has been such a rewarding experience"- Caitlin Davies, Curator

"To have worked in Mission Gallery was a truly amazing experience, especially to have been a part of the Criw Celf 2020 Exhibition as it opens the world of art to so many young people. It was a great confidence boost for me and I hope it encourages more people to engage with their creativity"- Rhiannon Rees Williamson, Young Curator


  


 

Which programme is right for you?

 

Criw Celf Primary

For school years 5-6

2020:
Complete

2021:
Applications are due by 26 Feb 2021.
The programme starts in March 2021.

Download Criw Celf Primary Pack

Criw Celf Secondary

For school years 7- 8

2020:
Complete

2021:
Applications are due by 26 Feb 2021.
The programme starts in March 2021.

Download Criw Celf Secondary Pack

Portfolio

For school years 9-11

2019/20:
Complete

2020/21:
Applications open in November 2020.
Masterclasses start in January 2021.

Download Portfolio Pack

Raising The Bar

For College & 6th Form students.

2019/20:
Complete

2020/21:
Applications open in November 2020.
Masterclasses start in January 2021.

Download Raising The Bar Pack

 


 

What Happens?

Five masterclasses led by Professional Artists and Designers

Trips to visit galleries, artist studios and universities*

A high profile exhibition of the work created during the masterclasses at Mission Gallery.

Art kit and certificate upon completion

 


 

How to get involved?

An application needs to be completed and returned to us - all the details you need are included in project packs above - just download the one you need. There's a £40 student fee for each programme*.


Participants and Parents
Young people or their parents/guardians can apply to us independently.

Teachers and Schools
Teachers can make group applications, recommending up to 10 talented pupils from their classes.




Need some help?

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Megan Leigh, who oversees engagement at Mission Gallery; megan@missiongallery.co.uk. You can learn more about Criw Celf West at; criwcelfwest.wales

 


 

*Financial Support
This project is a great opportunity for any student who’s gifted in the arts. Whilst this project is heavily subsidized by the Arts Council of Wales, we fully understand that not everyone can afford the fee. We have a limited number of free spaces, please talk with Megan if you’d like to apply for one.

 

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