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Wales and the World

We are a bridge between the arts of Wales and the world. Find out more here.

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How we support artists to work internationally

We encourage our artists and organisations to travel, broaden their experiences and develop new creative connections. We work with them to ensure they’re equipped to make the most of opportunities and showcase Wales’ arts and artists internationally.

A male and female musical performance. Singing and playing keyboards in front of a large screen containing a cartoon character and Japanese writing

Where we work - our global relationships

Whilst we support our artists across the world, we focus our strategic work and partnerships in specific geographical areas. Our current focus is: Europe, China, Canada, and India. We also have a Cultural Programme in Japan with Welsh Government and British Council Japan during the Rugby World Cup and as part of the UK- Japan Year of Culture 2019-20. Closer to home we have a new focus on our sister nation, Ireland.

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The world in Wales

Wales is a multilingual, multicultural and diverse nation. We support international projects that inspire people and communities in Wales to engage with each other and the world through the arts.