Multicoloured bunting and balloons are hung in Chapter's car park. People walk around the stalls on a sunny day.


Chapter is an international centre for contemporary arts and culture, rooted in the heart of Cardiff, Wales. Established by artists Christine Kinsey and Bryan Jones and writer Mik Flood in 1971 to celebrate experimentation and radical thought, we’ve been a catalyst for creativity and critical thinking ever since.

We commission and present thought-provoking exhibitions, films, performances and multidisciplinary events by established and emerging contemporary artists who expand our worldview and challenge the status quo. Embracing multiple and diverse perspectives, risk-taking and experimentation, our programme encourages conversations that cross boundaries and disciplines. 

The artists we work with actively engage with the critical questions and issues that shape our present and we foster dialogue between audiences and artists through a public programme that provides opportunities to connect through our histories, the way we live now and how we might imagine new futures. 

Our approach is collaborative, foregrounding projects that have shared purpose and prioritising social and cultural equity. We advocate for communities and artists as world builders.   

Alongside our expansive public programme, we work behind the scenes to support the creative community in our 50+ studios and beyond, bringing people together to encourage ideas and collective agency. 

We believe in equitable access to culture and that art has the power to connect us all in dialogue around diverse experiences and shared aspirations, support health and wellbeing and contribute to a more curious and cohesive society. 

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    International in outlook and embedded in Wales, we work with artists based locally and globally.

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    Find your new favourite film or rediscover a classic, and experience cinema like nowhere else.

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    From local emerging artists to international touring productions, from comedy cabaret to new writing.

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    We’re working to ensure community is embedded across all the work we do.

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