Major Opportunity for Artists and Creatives

Ancient Connections is inviting expressions of Interest from artists, musicians and creatives in connection with the Holy Wells of North Wexford and North Pembrokeshire for:

  1. Music and sound commissions (total budget available €15,000)
  2. Literature and visual arts commissions (total budget available €15,000)


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All commissions will explore the theme of Holy Wells in Pembrokeshire and Wexford. The budgets will be allocated evenly between Pembrokeshire and Wexford. It is likely that four to six commissions will be awarded, of varying values between €2,000 and €10,000, depending on the nature of the project and the extent to which it encompasses cross-border creatives. Proposals are invited equally for small-scale projects as well as larger more ambitious proposals.

The Ancient Connections team wants to hear about any projects you are currently working on, or want to develop that relate to the theme of Holy Wells through the medium of sound and/or music, or literature and visual arts.Detailed proposals are not required at this stage, just an outline of the vision for a project and an approximate budget.

This will give an opportunity to review who is interested, where they are from, what they do, and how they might creatively work with or complement similar or related projects across the border. As much as possible Ancient Connections wants to encourage cross-border collaboration between artists working in similar approaches and/or mediums. From the findings of the open call, a small number of applicants will be invited to materialise their idea with an allocated budget.

Link to download application forms and briefs:

There are two briefs, one for music and sound and another for literature and visual arts – please ensure that you download the correct forms.

Enquiries: email

Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 20 October 2021


Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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