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

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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:

Pollinate:         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).

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.



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Comment by Simon Coates on Wednesday

If you are making work in the realm of Live Art - have a little look at my blog post.

Comment by Sara Davies on April 9, 2014 at 18:56

Halfway through my WalesLab week has be reminiscing...

WalesLab Day Three

Comment by Simon Coates on April 9, 2014 at 15:13

The deadline for our first Emerging Director position for 2014 is approaching.

Have a look here for details.

Deadline is the 11th Apr. 

Comment by Sara Davies on April 7, 2014 at 18:05

Day one of my WalesLab adventure, click here to see what I've been doing.

Comment by Simon Coates on April 3, 2014 at 10:48

Tracy Harris, Greg Wohead and Matt Ball have made a blog post about their work on Bottled this week in Aberystwyth.

Have a look

I'm off to Aberystwyth Arts CEntre tomorrow morning to see what they've been up to in the flesh. 

Comment by Simon Coates on April 2, 2014 at 16:20

We've just announced the first Emerging Director position of 2014.

More will be announced as we go through the year - you are welcome to apply for one, some or all.

Deadline is the 11th Apr. More info here.

Comment by Ray Thomas on March 28, 2014 at 20:09

Cheers! Very encouraging news - thanks for that, Simon. Best wishes. Ray.

Comment by Simon Coates on March 28, 2014 at 17:00

Due to a very high number of applicants for Summercamp this year (great news!) we haven't been able to finish shortlisting this week (bad news!).

I will be in contact with everybody who has applied as soon as we have made a decision.

Have a great weekend


Comment by Simon Coates on March 28, 2014 at 11:00

@Ray - Hi Ray, we are looking at running a new strand of WalesLab that should help with some of the aspect listed in your post. More info on that in the next few weeks.

Comment by Ray Thomas on March 28, 2014 at 5:56

Hi, Simon

Don't know if this is the correct forum for this, but here goes:

Comment by Ray Thomas 8 minutes agoDelete Comment

Hi. Helping Everyman Theatre, Cardiff, to get a new initiative off the ground. Title - "Everyman's Theatre Lab - The Melting Pot". Aiming to create a regular opportunity (with professional input) for our members, in terms of skills training (development of current skills, or acquiring new ones - e.g. auditioning; acting; directing; stage management; technical); creating new work - writing/ devising/ collaborating; experimenting with form, content, genre etc. Working on a funding application for a project, which we hope will help to re-energise the whole Company. If there is anyone out there willing to offer professional contributions - input, workshops, expertise - we'd love to hear from you. I'm happy to act as initial contact, on behalf of Everyman. Thanks.


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