This is where all the information about WalesLab will be posted. If you have a question get in contact with Simon Coates, Creative Associate. 

For more info on the projects we've supported you can see the links on the right hand side. You'll also FAQ's there too.

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WalesLab information


Over the next four years, thanks to significant investment from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, WalesLab will use the nation as a landscape for developing new theatre ideas. The project is open for submissions all year round - to do so you will need to join this group, complete a profile for yourself and use the ideas submission form on the NTW website. You can find that here.
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The initiative is split into three strands:


A summer camp for up to twenty theatre makers and artists of varied experience to share ideas, learn form each other and stimulate new collaborations and projects (watch the video below to find out more).

WalesLab projects -

Fertilise:         For around a week small groups will work on the development of a project they have proposed. There will be up to eight Fertilise projects a year, some of which may have an international element.

Germinate:    Three times a year small groups of artists will be offered the opportunity to spend around two weeks somewhere in Wales developing an idea or project which they have already begun working on, and will share their work with a local audience. There will be three Germinate projects a year, one of which will have an international element.



For more information on WalesLab can be found in this group.

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Comment by Simon Coates on April 13, 2015 at 12:07

NEXT HUDDLE ANNOUNCED - Pontio, Bangor University
20 April 2015 - 1pm - 6pm

For our next artist Huddle we'll be heading to Bangor we we'll be talking about fundraising and the opportunities when working with digital, we'll also be joined by Pontio's Creative Producer, Shari Llewellyn, who will be talking about the vision for the organisation as a space for arts and innovation.

We'll also be livestreaming the talks, so if you can't make it in person you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.

For more information, and to sign up (essential) please to go:

Comment by Samantha Alice on April 13, 2015 at 12:02
Hello there! Hope everyone had a lovely Easter :)
With regards to the latest Wales lab submissions (March just gone) have the projects been announced? I'm worried I've missed an email or a post!
Thank you :) xx
Comment by Simon Coates on April 1, 2015 at 13:24

TRANSITION - NTW's first performance of the Y5 programme is being performed on the 10th and 11th Apr.

It originated as a WalesLab project. Take a look at the trailer below:

Comment by rachel rosen on March 31, 2015 at 17:29

Many thanks Simon,

I really appreciate you updating me on these, and hope to put something together for the next lab. and i'll look forward to the huddle!



Comment by Simon Coates on March 31, 2015 at 11:07

This looks like a great opportunity for a commissions - supported by Coreo Cymru, Theatr Iolo and NoFit State.

Deadline: 17 Apr

Comment by Simon Coates on March 31, 2015 at 11:04

@Rachel Rosen - the next WalesLab deadline will be in Sep. The exact deadline is still tbc but will be posted on the WalesLab webpage in the next couple of weeks.

We are planning the newt Artists Huddle to take place in North Wales next month so watch this space for updates.

And WalesLab projects can take place wherever you need them to to take place. There are four artists working on their WalesLab project across North Wales this week. They'll be blogging about their experience soon.

But we are looking hard at what sort of opportunities we should be offering to artists - Have a look at my blog post here (a write up of an evaluation session held with previous WalesLab artists) and leave a comment if you have ideas you want to contribute.

Comment by rachel rosen on March 25, 2015 at 12:51


when is the next submission deadline for WalesLab projects please?

would also be good to see more initiatives and opportunities for those of us up in the North of Wales - some of us are doing our creative work alongside jobs and cannot be down in Cardiff for long stretches... (would have loved to do Summercamp too but already using most of my leave for other projects... maybe next year!)



Comment by Simon Coates on March 11, 2015 at 12:19


Have a look at blog to see what we were getting up to at Summercamp last year:

Still time to apply. Deadline is noon tomorrow.

Here's how:

Comment by Simon Coates on March 10, 2015 at 11:28

If you haven't already... here are 10 Reasons you should apply to Summercamp Go!

Comment by Paul Jenkins on March 4, 2015 at 21:20

Interactive Theatre workshop with fantastic Turkish theatre-makers at WMC next Tuesday (10th March)!

Hello - I'm hosting a workshop exploring the working process of the critically acclaimed and controversial theatre company behind 'Mi Minor' - a theatrical and highly interactive performance in which the audience can choose to support the 'government' in power or organise itself into active resistance within the performance itself.

The workshop would be great for any actors and creatives interested in learning about interactive forms and the powerful use of digital media in performance.

The workshop will be from 10-4.30 on Tuesday 10th March at WMC. Thanks to support from Arts Council of Wales this event is free. Please drop me a line at to find out more or book a place.


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