Large-scale – National Eisteddfod of Wales
The National Eisteddfod
Cardiff University has a major presence at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, working in partnership with Techniquest to deliver a stand that both educates and entertains. An exhibition area of approximately 20m x 25m is filled with a range of Techniquest exhibits based on the University’s research, an informal talks and reception area and areas with craft activities for children.
Large exhibitions of this nature can be very expensive, especially if special display materials are produced but only used once. If planning a large-scale exhibition, look for ways to find economies of scale or to maximise your potential audience:
- share the costs and the space with a partner
- use the displays at several different events (the exhibits developed in 2008 for the National Eisteddfod have been on display in the Techniquest building since then – and have reached more than 600,000 people so far)
- look for additional audiences (would a children’s art exhibition also be a good venue for an information evening for parents?)
Small-scale – exhibitions
There are numerous opportunities to attend different exhibitions linked to a particular themes and/or communities.
Local communities often hold fairs which would benefit from an exhibition of research. If you have a particular group you wish to share research with or involve in your research, look in specific communities where you would likely find that audience.
Many other exhibitions take place regularly. Some exhibitions charge for tables, though many would be happy to have charitable partners involved and may offer free space.
The Community Engagement Team regularly attends festivals and events where exhibition space may be available – please contact the team for further information.