Celf creates projects, exhibitions and residencies that open up opportunities for participation, develops artistic practice and presentation and supports social inclusion.
We engage with contemporary art, artists and the community through a varied creative programme, producing exhibitions and performances, commissioning artists to lead workshops as well as promoting events and festivals at our arts venue in Mid Wales.
We create exchanges and networking opportunities both locally and nationally as well as internationally, and run an artists in residence programme, for a range of practitioners to spend time at Celf’s residential studio in Llandrindod Wells. Over 50 artists, curators, choreographers, teachers, trainers, writers and poets, puppet makers, story tellers, film makers, photographers and dancers have joined us in the last 5 years.
Since 1998, some of the most disadvantaged members of our community have engaged with Celf; in the past year alone, we created over 700 workshop places for around 80 participants. We presented 8 exhibitions including a live art event, hosted 2 international residencies plus 5 residencies for UK based artists.
Celf believes in the value and importance of a creative life. Believing excellence as a value is fundamental in all that we organise and present; we value integrated work where it provides an enriched experience for people. We work with a presumption of ability and engage positively with diversity.
We value the creative life of Celf as an organisation and ensure our creativity informs and inspires.