EMP Projects Curating and Commisioning Art in the Public Realm  



EMP Projects Company Profile.

EMP Projects is an independent art consultancy, formed in 2010 by Emma M Price. EMP Projects work in brokering curatorial partnership specialising in the planning of small to large-scale creative and cultural developments. EMP Projects work with exceptional artists and creative practitioners to produce both permanent and temporary artworks within and outside conventional spaces. Our projects aim to transform public spaces through sustainable, imaginative and creative commissions by leading contemporary artists.

EMP Projects objectives are to:

  • Projects are broadly divided between the following themes: Art and Education, Art and Health, Art and Regeneration, Art and Social Engagement, and Art for All.

  • Engage local communities in the process of creating exceptional art in the public realm.

  • Create opportunities for established and emerging artists – across disciplines to work creatively in the public realm.

  • Further interdisciplinary dialogues among artists, commissioners and other professionals working in the public realm, through critical reflection, discourse and debate.

  • Engender collaborative partnerships and seek ways to add value to regeneration programmes through the incorporation of social inclusion through the arts.

  • Create a greater awareness of contemporary art practice in the public realm through artists- in residencies, publications, lectures and social engagement.














EMP Projects’ approach is based on mutual collaboration. Each project, commission, or research activity is based on a collective and cooperative gathering of professional people who above all are passionate about art, design, architecture and social engagement.

Services include:

  • Planning the production and presentation of contemporary art projects in the public realm.

  • Artistic direction on urban and rural regeneration schemes, master planning, and social, retail and cultural developments.

  • Identify artists and artist collectives on a project by project basis based on the context of their practice and their suitability to each commission.

  • Establishing and managing project budgets.

  • Writing public art strategies and advising on planning policy.

  • Drafting of brief to artists and background of artistic production.

  • Producing press and PR material as well as interpretive material including associated publications and digital media.

  • Securing capital funding, and sponsorship from a variety of sources.

  • Engaging with galleries, academic institutions, architects, developers and local authorities in the delivery of contemporary art in the public realm.
















Current Projects

South Street Park, Bedminster - Social Engagement Project
Artist: Jeanne van Heeswijk
Location: Bedminister, Bristol, UK.
Bridge Street Square - Cardiff
Client: Stoford and Admiral
Artist: S Mark Gubb
Location: Cardiff City Centre, UK.
Cardiff Council - Contemporary Cardiff
Art Strategy
Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
Emma M Price co-author with Dr Gill Allard of Glamorgan University
Empty Shops = Creative incubators research & publication.
Porth Teigr - Love Me or Leave Me Alone
Client: Welsh Government / Igloo
Artist: Heather & Ivan Morrison
Partner: Hannah Firth, Chapter, Cardiff
Location: Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay, UK
Porth Teigr 'Cloiud Conscious' - CCI - Bike Shed
Client: Welsh Government / Igloo / Vinci
Architect: Rhian Thomas
Partner: Millimetre - Brighton
Location: Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay, UK.
Llanelli Town Centre Public Realm.
Aberystwyth Train Station Strategy
Client: Alun Griffiths / Network Rail
Location: Aberystwyth .
Hill Street - Cardiff
Client: Landsecurities / St David’s Centre
Artist: Neil Cocker and Make & See
Location: Hill Street, Cardiff. UK.
Arnolfini - Simplyhealth
Temporary Artwork Award
Client: Stoford / Simplyhealth
Artist: T.B.C
Location: Bristol, UK.
The Quays, Barry Waterfront Public Art Strategy.
Client: Barratt Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey
Partners: Emma Geliot and Richard Higlett
Location: Barry, UK.
Golau Caredig – Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Client: Hafod / Hendre
Artist: Kate Maestri
Location: Barry, UK.
Llanelli Town Centre Public Realm.
Client: Jacobs / Alun Griffiths Contractors
Artist: Laura Thomas – Glass Canopy
Location: Llanelli Town Centre.
Llanelli Town Centre Public Realm.
Client: Jacobs / Alun Griffiths Contractors
Artist: Dallas, Pierce and Quintero – Public Realm
Location: Llanelli Town Centre.
Llanelli Town Centre Public Realm.
Client: Jacobs / Alun Griffiths Contractors
Artist: Andy McKeown, Peter Walker of EternalGalleries – Community Engagement
Location: Llanelli Town Centre.
Y Ffwrnes - Sculpture.
Client: Carmarthenshire County Council and Henry Davidson Developments.
Artist: Peter Walker
Location: Eastern Quarter, Llanelli Town Centre.
Penarth Learning Community
Engagement Programme
Client: Vale of Glamorgan / DL / Leadbitter
Artist: Richard Higlett, Sean Edwards and writer Philip Gross.
Location: Penarth.
Penarth Learning Community
External Artwork Commission
Client: Vale of Glamorgan / DL / Leadbitter
Artist: T.B.C
Location: Penarth.
Glanrhyd Low Secure Mental Health Unit, Bridgend
Client: NHS / Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Artist: T.B.C
Location: Bridgend.

ATRiuM - Phase 1 & 2
Client: University of South Wales Artist: T.B.C
Location: Cardiff.
Rumney Primary Care Centre.
Client: Apollo Medical / Rob James
Artist: Brian Denman
Location: Rumney, Cardiff.

Cloughmore Health Centre.
Client: Apollo Medical / Rob James
Artist: Ruth Mclees
Location: Slpott Cardiff.
Welsh Football Trust - Art, Sport and Engagement Strategy
Client: Welsh Football Trust
Location: Newport / Pan Wales.
Cardiff Pointe Strategy and Art Programme.
Client: Figurehomes
Artist: T.B.C
Location: Cardiff. Bay
Pentir-Y-De Housing Development - Rhoose
Client: Persimmons and Bellway
Artist: T.B.C
Location: Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan.
Ice Arena Wales
Client: Greenbank
Artist: TBA
Location: International Sports Village, Cardiff Bay

Butetown - Youth Pavillion
Client: CardiffCouncil/ Vinci
Artist: Raphael Daden

Butetown - Community Centre
Client: Cardiff Council / Vinci
Artist: Binita Walia





Emma Price - Director

Rachel Harris - Marketing

Garry Bartlett - Design































Public Art Newsletter March 2014


'A Spott Vista' artist Ruth Mcless at gallery/ten Spring Print Show - sponsored by Apollo Capital Projects as part of Cloughmore Surgery Art Programme.

ART MAP Cardiff
17th March 2014
Please check out ART MAP Cardiff Feb 2014 - May 2014 featuring commissioned artists S Mark Gubb and SEan Edwards
































EMP Projects & Associates
Studio 3 – Market House
Market Road

Email: info@empprojects.com
Office: 02920 398510

For press and media enquires please contact Rachel Harris