A mid Wales nature partnership is set to hold two drop-in sessions to help them shape the future of the project.

Organisers at the Summit to Sea project say the TAIR Collective, comprising of artists Manon Awst, Beth Celyn and Judith Musker Turner, have been selected as artists in residence as part of the Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies programme.

They say they will deliver a participatory arts project to ensure that people and communities involved in the project feel that their voices are being heard and that their perspectives are represented.

The Summit to Sea project, a scheme to "co-design" how people and wildlife can coexist in the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay has been hosted by RSPB Cymru since 2020 following the departure of Rewilding Britain.

The artists plan to create a multimedia artwork using materials collected by and with communities, gathering stories and testimonies along the way which will be developed into a multimedia performance piece to be toured within the project area.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded this prestigious residency and for the opportunity to work with Summit to Sea," said a spokesperson for TAIR.

"We are passionate about the ability of the arts to connect and inspire people, and believe they have a key role to play in tackling the challenges facing our environment.

"We are looking forward to working with local communities to ensure that they feel heard, represented and empowered through Summit to Sea’s co-design process."

The Endangered Landscapes Artist Residencies and Arts Prize is a new collaboration between two programmes at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative: the Arts, Science and Conservation Programme and the Endangered Landscapes Programme.

The residencies aim to encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary arts practice that celebrates the landscapes and communities supported by the ELP and that reveal the hopes, ambitions and opportunities that come with landscape restoration. The residency at Summit to Sea is one of eight residencies, which are based in the ELP’s landscapes across the world.The selection panel comprised of Heather Ackroyd, Tundi Agardy and Karen Thomas.

The artists will be hosting two initial drop-in sessions on:

• Sunday 22 August 5.30-8pm at Caffi Alys, Machynlleth

• Monday 23 August 11-2pm, at Aber Food Surplus, Aberystwyth

Future sessions will be published on the projects website www.summit2sea.wales