Introduced this year and made possible with support from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Participatory Arts Residency supports artists based in the UK and working in participatory arts. This three-week residency was awarded to Clare Charles and Becca Thomas, two artists based in Cardiff. Clare and Becca combine their own artistic practice with running creative spaces in Wales. Clare is Director of Arcade and Campfa and Becca co-directs Spit and Sawdust, a multi-aspect community space. Clare and Becca will be reflecting upon their solo and collaborative work to date and thinking about future priorities.

This residency attracted over forty applications and we are grateful to storyteller, performer and facilitator Daniel Serridge for his help with the appointment process. Three artists/collaborative groups were shortlisted and we are pleased to be working with all three in some way during 2019.