Cardiff Contemporary vox pop

Cardiff council has been attempting to increase the profile of the city’s visual arts through the ‘Cardiff Contemporary’ Initiative, but after several months has it been a success? 

Cardiff Contemporary is a scheme developed in partnership between the city council and the visual art, design and architecture communities. Currently Cardiff is playing host to a variety of events organised by the initiative such as the Artes Mundi Prize and the Engage International Visual Arts Conference.

As well as events the scheme has sought to highlight Cardiff’s artistic talent through installations on buses, the sides of buildings, and even empty shop fronts. While the council has awarded specific funding towards certain projects, the majority of the festivals and galleries received funding from other bodies.