WalesLab is no longer receiving submission. This page is an archive and a place for dicussion on previous WaleSLab projects.

If you'd like to get in touch with someone about WalesLab, please contact Simon Coates, Creative Associate. 

For more info on the projects we've supported you can see the links on the right hand side. 

You can join the group to be kept up to date about projects as they continue to change and to see notifications of future opportunities.

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WalesLab information

WalesLab was NTW's initiative for supporting emerging artists and new ideas for performance. This is a group and discussion forum for those artists involved in WalesLab or those interested in learning more about the various projects under development.

WalesLab consisted of:


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 -

Small groups working for around 1-2 weeks based somewhere in Wales.

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.

WalesLab is no longer open for new submissions. Have a look at the 'Your Work' page on the NTW website to find out about how to share your ideas with the company.


Discussion Forum

Company Workshop with Award Winning Familia de la Noche Theatre

Award Winning Company Familia de la Noche are running a company workshop at Chapter Arts Centre on Tuesday 24th November, running alongside performances their 5* show The Greatest Liar in all the…Continue

Tags: cardiff, chapter, physical, clowning, workshop

Started by Becca Cox Oct 27, 2015.

The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar

On Saturday November 29th, in conjuction with Somewhereto_, ProMoCymru and The Modern Alchemists, ON iiiT brings you The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar! A broad mix of Christmas market stalls full or art,…Continue

Tags: fun, autumn, inspiration, stalls, workshop

Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21, 2014.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer OpportunitiesThis autumn The Abacus on Wood Street welcomes:The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar!In conjunction with Somewhereto_, ProMoCymru, The Modern Alchemists and National Youth Theatre…Continue

Tags: freebies, experience, cardiff, support, creative

Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21, 2014.

ONiiiT: The Power of Words

ONiiiT is back!Back by popular demand, after a successful set of workshops,…Continue

Tags: skills, cardiff, fun, workshop, fundraising

Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21, 2014.

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Comment by Simon Coates on October 4, 2016 at 14:41

The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years.

They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min) -

Comment by Matt Ball on September 7, 2016 at 14:59

I'm on the lookout for a creative practitioner to work with a Primary School in Newport on a project about China. More details in this blog:

Comment by Emrys Barnes on July 13, 2016 at 10:46
Hi friends! For the past few months I've been working with WNO on an innovative modern opera all about student activism. This is the biggest project I've ever worked on, and I highly recommend it.

Tickets for under 30s are just £5, plus there are free open rehearsals. Details below, or let me know if you have any questions.
Comment by Simon Coates on June 28, 2016 at 10:20


British Council South Africa have launched an open call for applications for artists/digital creatives to be a part of the CONNECT/ ZA programme.

More info here::

DEADLINE: 18 Jul 16

Comment by Buddug James Jones on June 15, 2016 at 16:36

Hi all!

National Theatre Wales are looking for a group of men to be involved in an epic huge event taking place this summer.
If your male, 16-41 then look here-…/performing-oppo…

It's be a great opportunity to develop skills in ensemble work and understanding of large scale work.

Deadline to apply is TUESDAY!

Bud x

Comment by Lisa Wells-Turner on May 19, 2016 at 19:24

Hey everyone.  New Workout & Skill Swap date of 5th June at the WMC.  Another to follow in July in the Valleys (Details tbc).  More info here - hopefully see you soon!

Comment by Simon Coates on April 22, 2016 at 11:52

Tell us what you think about arts-business skills development at NTW


We are running a questionnaire to see what people thought about the Huddles programme, and about how NTW could support the development of arts-business skills for freelance artists in the future. It doesn't matter whether you have been to every Huddles event we've ever held, or this is the first time you're hearing about it. Please get involved.Deadline 23 May at 10am.

Link here.

Comment by Simon Coates on April 21, 2016 at 11:11

We are off to Battersea Arts Centre next month, to talk about the future of Artist Development across the UK at an event called All Tomorrow's Theatre.

There's information here if you are interested in coming along to join the conversation.

Comment by Simon Coates on April 21, 2016 at 10:54

Camden People's Theatre Call Out - Seed Commission

This one is specifically aimed at artists from a BAME background.

Have a look here for more details...

Comment by BEE RICHARDS on March 24, 2016 at 18:21

I think there is a need for paying attention to new writing, actors and people of all talents in the regions of Wales.  All age groups should be included.  There are municipal theatres with the usual pop groups, comedians mediums etc., Amateur dramatic and 'operatic' society but theatre from the people which reflects their aspirations, customs lifestyles etc., is certainly important to get away from the increasingly homogenised stuff we seem to be offered


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