Following the first successful Castell01 in 2016, STAMP Caernarfon is inviting artists to send in their proposals for site-specific artworks and artistic interventions for STAMP Castell02 in and around Caernarfon Castle and the Town Walls as part of Ideas People Places. STAMP:Castell02 will run from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May, 2017 and the artworks will be shown in and around the Castle for this duration. The event coincides with Caernarfon’s second Food Festival, which takes place on the same weekend.

Up to 12 artworks will be selected, which respond to Caernarfon Castle its Town Walls and the heritage and culture of the town, offering new ways of engaging and looking at its architecture and histories. We encourage all forms of proposals including sculpture, sound and light installations, performance and digital works. Artists will need to recognise and ensure that their work will not have any adverse impact on the World Heritage Site and have no political connotations. There will also be a requirement to operate within relevant CADW policies and procedures.

The successful artists will be given a fee of £500 up to £1,000 to cover their costs, including materials but not installation. There will be a separate installation budget.

In order to give interested applicants a chance to learn more about the project, see the Castle, view potential locations, and discuss thematic ideas. There are five scheduled tours with the STAMP Castell02 team:

  •  2pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday 15th March.
  •     10am and 11.30am on Saturday 18th March;
  •      2pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 19th March.

Artists MUST attend one of the Open Days to be considered for inclusion in Castell02. Please contact the team if you are unable to attend one of the dates but interested in submitting a proposal.

To book pre-book your slot for the open days, please contact the Castell 02 Creative Manager on Claire Turner on 07879 426491, stampcastellcymru@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is Monday 3 April 2017, 12 noon.

For a copy of the brief and information on how to apply: : Call for Artists_Castell02