Through funding from Arts Council of Wales and with studio support from Chapter Arts, Cardiff, Groundwork have been able to offer residency commissions to support Wales based artists and artists with strong connections to Wales to develop their artistic practice through mentored residencies.

In 2020, as COVID19 arrived, Groundwork offered residencies at home – ‘Seeds Dispersed’, and commissioned artists Eeva-Maria Mutka, Kitsch’N’Sync and Emily Robinson shared their work online.

Further Residency opportunities will soon be announced to offer further residency opportunities to artists throughout 2020.

Seeds Dispersed

Eeva-Maria Mutka shares film clips and images from her residency here, exploring the interweaving of body and the physical terrain of home, in the unprecedented time of a global pandemic. Mentor: sculpture artist Mandy Lane

Kitsch’n’Sync’s TikTok videos are now live! Meet the Maxi Muffs, highly visual characters that entertain and educate about gender inequality and the ‘phenomenon’ of the Pink-Tax. 

Mentor: Lea Anderson

Emily Robinson released her dance film Seedlings of Time, created with her father and exploring themes of nurture and care in their garden in Port Talbot. 

Mentor: Kimberley Harvey


Groundwork commissioned the following artists through SEEDS residencies 2018 – 2019, supported by Chapter Arts Centre.

Shakeera Ahmun, Natalie Corne and Luke Divall, Eddie Ladd, and Kip Johnson.

These commissions were paid, week long residencies at Chapter in December 2018 and June 2019.

Luke Divall and Natalie Corne Photo Dan Green


Through a partnership with Zoe Gingell at M.A.D.E. Cardiff, the following residencies were also supported through mentoring and free space.


Header image Eeva-Maria Mutka, Kitsch’N’Sync and Emily Robinson.


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