Powis Castle, a medieval castle, fortress and country mansion near Welshpool, houses one of the most important collections of Indian artefacts, other than that held by the Victoria & Albert Museum, outside of India - The Clive Collection.

This residency seeks to listen effectively to the responses and stories these objects spark and to find new ways of sharing those stories with others, so that this collection is participatory and meaningful to all communities who visit Powis Castle, now and in the future.


Artist Fees and Support

There is a total fee of £3,000 with £500 for materials in staged payments, to be inclusive of all fees, expenses and production (to include materials).

Accommodation can be provided on site.

Travel must be included in the fee.

In addition to the fee the residency will provide:

Curatorial support from the National Trust and Oriel Davies.

A working space is available at Powis Castle, dependent on the exact needs of the creative artist.

Support with the community engagement aspect of the commission.


How to apply

Artists should submit a residency proposal by 9am Wednesday 11 September.

We'd like to know about your work, and what you would bring to this project through this opportunity.

The format for this proposal is a single PDF, containing:

  1. A statement of intent (maximum 500 words) with a response or method statement for responding to the residency.
  2. A brief CV (2 pages max)
  3. Up to 10 images of your work/links* to other media.

*Please provide hyperlinks to online files or a Dropbox containing the files. Time-based media should be limited to up to four clips of no longer than 5 minutes; images should be no larger than 1600 x 1200 pixels.

The artist will be appointed by mid September.

For queries please email:

Closing date: 11/09/2019