g39 Fellowship FOUR

1 April 2022 - 0 January 0000

Zara Mader, Phoebe Davies
Gail Howard, Adele Vye
Sadia Pineda Hameed & Beau Beakhouse.

Adele Vye, I leave you with this, commissioned by The Book Project
Adele Vye, I leave you with this, commissioned by The Book Project

We’re really excited to welcome the fourth cohort onto the Fellowship programme, they take up their studios at g39 and will be with us until 2024. Zara Mader (Caerdydd)), Phoebe Davies (Bro Morgannwg, Gail Howard (Caerdydd), Adele Vye (Abertawe), Sadia Pineda Hameed & Beau Beakhouse (Caerdydd).

The artists will take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years with financial support. The programme is unique in Wales and complements the ongoing support g39 offers artists in Wales.

The g39 Fellowship is an initiative that fosters, extends and reinforces a peer group of artists over a five-year programme. It forms part of the Freelands Artist Programme alongside equivalent initiatives organised by PS2 (Paragon Studios/Project Space) in Belfast, Site Gallery in Sheffield and Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh. They will join the third group that joined the g39 programme in 2021 - Rebecca Jagoe (Trellech, Monmouth), Aled Simons (Swansea), Alice Briggs (Aberystwyth), Philippa Brown (Cardiff) and Tom Cardew (Brecon).

The Fellowship is an intensive series of workshops and training, contact time with mentors, visiting artists, curators and g39 staff. We’ll also be organising guest speakers and lectures, group peer critique sessions, plus away days, research visits, remote networking and social activity. In addition, the Freelands Artist Programme organise annual symposia and an exhibition opportunity at the end of each two-year cohort at Freelands Foundation in London.

By the end of the programme, over twenty artists will have participated in the g39 Fellowship.


About Freelands Artist Programme
The Freelands Artist Programme is a new initiative designed to support and grow regional arts ecosystems by fostering long-term-relationships and collaborations between emerging artists and arts organisations across the country.

Its aim is to support a group of ambitious arts organisations from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England to transform the prospects of eighty emerging artists over a five-year period. In addition, it intends to create a broader legacy of promise and possibility within these arts ecosystems, as well as creating new opportunities for public engagement.

The new programme offers funding totalling £1.5 million across five years to four arts organisations. This covers a comprehensive programming budget for each organisation, including the recruitment of additional staff where required. The funding also includes individual grants for each artist selected by the organisations, as well as organisational travel costs for an annual symposium, to share learnings and best practice among the participants.

  • Adele Vye, I leave you with this, commissioned by The Book Project