News and events

Artist/Filmmaker Call Out

Cross Caernarfon Film Project We are seeking proposals from Artists and Filmmakers or a combination, to create a short films celebrating Caernarfon. There are up to 4 commissions available. Potentially, they may be shown in a newly created space within the Highland... read more

To The Sea

Call for expressions of interest from artists to partake in an unique project in the town of Caernarfon. Following the success of the last two STAMP Castell exhibitions, Castell 03 returns this year with the thematic focus ‘To the Sea’ to coincide with... read more

School Children working in a Community Forge

Pupils from five schools in the Caernarfon area have visited ‘Gefail yr Ynys’ (The Island Forge) this autumn, to see a blacksmith at work and to create their own artworks in metal.         When Maesincla Primary School’s Year 5 pupils visited in October, they worked... read more

The regeneration of Cardiff Bay

We’ve recently written about STAMP’s involvement in regenerating Caernarfon through the arts. Previously we’ve written about similar schemes in Liverpool and Merthyr Tudful. In this article, we’re looking at the regeneration of Cardiff Bay. In the 1830s the rapid... read more

Recap: STAMP, the arts, and the changing face of Caernarfon

Almost a year and a half into STAMP being established, we recap on the purpose of the project and how it fits into the wider scheme of improvements to Caernarfon. STAMP is part of the Caernarfon Waterfront and Town Centre Regeneration Initiative – an ambitious and... read more

Artist in Residency

The second set of residency artists are based at Gefail yr Ynys during August and September. Mike Murray is a mixed media sculptor based in Arfon, Gwynedd and Robin Richards is a contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist in Manchester based band Dutch Uncles.... read more

Event: CARNafan

Pop by the CARNafan at Cei Llechi Caernarfon, between 6:30pm and 8pm on Friday 1st September 2017. We’ll be launching the CARNafan and celebrating the end of the residency with Rita Ann. To find out more, download the poster by clicking... read more

Another opportunity

Creative Commission Storiel, Bangor Museums & Arts Service Cyngor Gwynedd Title:  Phase 1 : Community Project to create an artwork engaging with Gwynedd’s history and collections at Storiel, Bangor Duration of contract: Mid September- end October/November 2017... read more

Gefail yr Ynys – artists in residency appointed

We are pleased to announce that the second pair of resident artists have begun their month-long residencies at the forge at Gefail yr Ynys, Caernarfon. Pairing a local Gwynedd-based artist with someone from further afield the residencies involve skills exchange and an... read more

Celebrating the arts in Caernarfon with Gwyl Arall

Gwyl Arall is a festival of the arts held in several venues around Caernarfon every summer. We spoke to co-founder Nici Beech to find out more. Gwyl Arall was inspired by the Laugharne Festival which Nici had visited in 2008 with her friend Llinos. Impressed that... read more

CARNafan Call for Artists

Call for Artists Call for short films to exhibit in CARNafan during Gwyl Arall 7, 8, 9 of July A totally FREE opportunity to be part of CARNafan’s launch Artists are invited to exhibit their video work within CARNafan, a new mobile exhibiting and residential venture... read more

CARN Membership

Want to be a part of CARN? Apply to be a member for only £25 a year This will be the last year CARN receives help from the Arts Council of Wales, Ideas People Places fund, STAMP. In order to ensure a bright and sustainable future for CARN, we need to generate income... read more

Brief for applicants: artist in residency opportunity

This residency is a collaborative project between the Arts Council of Wales, Stamp and Addo. Bursary: £2,000 for 1 month starting in July 2017 Deadline for applications: 16th June 2017 We are inviting applications from artists and makers with a collaborative/... read more

Gefail yr Ynys developments

Gefall yr Ynys is a forge with metalworking facilities, located in the Slate Quay area of Caernarfon. In collaboration with local makers, artists and just the plain curious, the space will be opened up to wide range of users as part of the Ideas, People & Places... read more

Mae Gen i Go’: a network of memories forming

The volunteers of Mae Gen i Go’, a project to record the memories of Caernarfon residents which is led by GISDA, have completed months of gathering and the first memories are now almost ready to see the light of day in the form of an exciting network around the town.... read more


STAMP in collaboration with Galeri are inviting CARN artists to design a creative map showing locations & STAMP’s projects on the WAL in the Galeri. The purpose of the WAL in the Galeri is to give artists the opportunity to create an artwork in front of a live... read more