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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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.

Episode Three of the 'Penarth' fun sci fi web series

Hello Folks ... so here is Episode Three in the 'Penarth' fun sci fi series (Two men without any real direction and apparently not much of a clue about anything either!!) ....This is a shorter…Continue

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Comment by Simon Coates on Monday


Have a look at the new Artist Huddle coming up in Aberystwyth.

Info here on my blog post.

Hope to see you there.

Comment by Simon Coates on January 13, 2015 at 16:20


Hi All, I've just made an extension to the next deadline for all your WalesLab submissions.

The next cut off point will be at noon on the 27th Feb.

We'll be letting people know if their ideas have been shortlisted by the 13th Mar.

Do get in touch if you'd like to talk over your ideas before making a submission. For more information, take a look at the WalesLab pages or drop me an email -

Comment by Simon Coates on January 12, 2015 at 10:45

Hello WalesLab Group - Here's a call out for proposals from Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

If you are working with/interested in digital and multimedia technologies it's a corker...

Comment by Simon Coates on December 19, 2014 at 16:21


CBBC is setting up a skills-based programme designed to give writers insight into writing for an ongoing children's TV series, covering all stages of the scripting process with input from experienced writers, producers, script editors and executive producers. The aim is to find and support writers so they kickstart an ongoing relationship with the CBBC drama team. A longer-term aim is to help these writers gain experience that would enable them to work across all BBC departments.

Have a look at my blog post for more information.

Comment by Lisa Wells-Turner on December 19, 2014 at 12:20

Newport and Cardiff TEAM Workout dates for the New Year are finalised!  Hurray!  17th January in Newport and 21st February in Cardiff.  Blog with links to Events is here - hopefully see you soon!

Comment by Tracy Evans on December 17, 2014 at 10:28

Hi folks. Here's a blog on opportunities for artists to present new work and also for residencies in Bridgend in 2015. Please share with others who might be interested. Thanks a lot, Tracy

Comment by Simon Coates on December 15, 2014 at 11:07

Here's a blog post on DRIFT - International Residency Programme. Now accepting applications.


Comment by Simon Coates on December 4, 2014 at 10:57

Small blog post about Wales Arts International's Travel Bursaries for the Venice Biennale here.

Deadline: Monday 8th Dec

Comment by Simon Coates on December 3, 2014 at 17:21

Huddles are up and running!

We have recently held our first Artist Huddle. It went brilliantly (i'm glad to say!)

One of the things to cone out of the session was a feeling that there should be a place to post further information coming out to the sessions themselves so we've started a Huddles page on the Community especially for this purpose. You can also use it to tell us what you think we should be discussing at future Huddles.

Take a look at the group (and join) here:

Comment by Gavin Porter on December 3, 2014 at 10:16

Hi all. We are now looking for ideas for the #BigDemocracy from south Wales. Please get in contact if you'd like to meet up and discuss further


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