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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 Rebecca Louise Collins 16 hours ago
Comment by Rebecca Louise Collins yesterday

Here is a little video blog about day 1 of my WalesLab project 'Re-Imagining Llanbedrog', take a look!

Comment by nigel streeter on Sunday .. Hello everyone. please take a lok at Episode 1 of our (currently) two man project which is going to be a 6 or 8 part web series. We have shot and edited it all ((for almost no money) on an I Pad which is a different, quick and relatively straight forward method of working. Shooting for Episode 2 is almost done and wil be out in a couple of weeks. More people will be involved from Episode 3 onwards.So if you enjoy it please do share.... Nigel/Fritz 

Comment by Simon Coates on April 16, 2014 at 11:15

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.


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