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.

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

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Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21.

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.

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 14 hours ago


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 18 hours ago

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 Wednesday

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 Monday

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

Comment by Lisa Wells-Turner on November 16, 2014 at 13:00

The next TEAM Workout & Skill Swap in Bangor is approaching fast - 2 weeks to go! 

Anyone not yet signed up or wanting to know more about it just drop a line to - blog about it can be found here

Roll on the 30th!

Comment by Nia Wyn Skyrme on November 15, 2014 at 14:53

We are looking for 1 male and 1 female performer for a new project that's been developed through WalesLab, National Theatre Wales ,directed by Matt Ball and inspired by the short story ‘Light is Like Water’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

“How do lights work?” asks my nephew. “Light is like…” Be careful how you answer. If you tell a child that light flows like water they might take you literally, and end up drowning in the shimmering stream that flows from the smashed lightbulbs. Step aboard, as we navigate the incandescent torrents, and allow your sense of wonder to be awakened. Working collaboratively with performers, puppeteers, lighting, sound & set designers, we’re diving into the unknown, to make a new piece for touring in 2015.
We are looking for versatile, male and female Wales based performers to join our team. They need to be open, hard working professionals who are used to the demands devising and working as an ensemble.  Ideally, one of the performers would have some experience of working with puppets, or object manipulation.
 The week of development will be from December 8-12 at Llanover Hall, Cardiff.
In order to be considered please send a headshot and your cv to by 5pm on Friday, November 21st 
We look forward to hearing from you.
Comment by Simon Coates on November 14, 2014 at 12:33

Writers and Technologists...

The Writing Platform has two bursaries on offer for writers and technologists to embark on a writing - or writing-related - collaboration over a period of three months. 

More info here: 


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