Stiwdio Maelor was established in 2014 by Australian artist Veronica Calarco to provide residency opportunities for artists from the UK and abroad. Stiwdio Maelor offers selected artists and writers time and space out of their normal life to focus on the development of their work and explore the amazing landscape of mid wales. Residencies are from two to twelve weeks and provide artists and writers the experience of working alongside artists of different disciplines and at different stages in their career. As an independent, self-funded project, Stiwdio Maelor seeks to operate ecologically and sustainably on a not for profit basis. To this end, resident artists pay a small contribution towards their accommodation. Artists often donate saleable works, which when sold provide funds to support a return visit by the artist at a future date. Residency rates are kept as low as possible so that all creators can take advantage of the project.
Lower Corris is approximately 5 miles from the market town of Machynlleth in Mid Wales, 10 miles from Dolgellau and 22 miles from Aberystwyth. A train can be caught from Birmingham direct to Machynlleth and a bus from Machynlleth to Corris. Corris is on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and there is great hiking and bike riding; with the Minfordd Path to Cader Idris six miles away and Coed y Brenin 15 miles, as well as local walking and bike tracks (Climax). The residency offers the opportunity to focus entirely on one’s creative work without interruption and explore the local region (to this end Stiwdio Maelor does not provide TV and internet connection or wifi, but the local pub and cafe do). The landscape is full of inspiration and the local people are warm and generous. The Centre for Alternative Technology is half way between Corris and Machynlleth. If you are staying for a longer period it is also possible to attend Welsh classes.
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