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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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: 

Comment by Simon Coates on November 12, 2014 at 13:42


David, our Head of Production, will be giving a talk/workshop on health and safety and how to write risk assessments this Friday between 10am - 1pm.

If you are interested in taking part, turn up at the NTW Offices for a 10am start.

Bring gluten free biscuits.

Comment by Simon Coates on November 12, 2014 at 10:21

People of the WalesLab group - info on our first Artist Huddle is here. Take a look and sign up (only 40 places available)

In case you are wondering what a Huddle is, its our new initiative designed to support the development of skills contributing towards the professional lives of artists, beyond the rehearsal room. 

Comment by Ailsa Richardson on November 8, 2014 at 14:45

great to have lots of stuff gathered in one place and I struggle a bit with the aesthetic of storify/facebook, makes me nostalgic for physical photo albums, books and other-than-digital-artefacts - memories are hard to document, especially the significant ones xx

Comment by Catriona James on November 8, 2014 at 13:02

I like! great to have blogs and photo albums included too. x

Comment by Heloise Godfrey-Talbot on November 8, 2014 at 12:57

It makes me feel homesick for a world of pure art! What a world ...

Comment by Simon Coates on November 5, 2014 at 13:55

Hi Everybody - we've been working on a Storify of this year's Summercamp to pull together the blogs, photos and videos of what went on in Dale Fort.

Do have a look and let me know what you think -

Comment by Sarah Harris on October 30, 2014 at 17:34

Hello Everyone!

Outdoor arts specialists Walk the Plank are looking to fill 3 Freelance, fixed-term posts for Wales Millennium Centre’s 10th Anniversary Event.

Get applying!

Walk the Plank is a leading outdoor arts organisation renowned for its pioneering creative approach and commitment to engagement and participation. We have been commissioned to deliver a high-profile ‘moment’ for Wales Millennium Centre’s anniversary programme in September 2015.

Costume Designer
We're looking for a Costume Designer to work in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Designer, Creative Producer, and other creative associates to create all costume elements for the events.


Deadline: 4pm Tuesday 11 November 2014

Digital Artist
We're looking for a Digital Artist to work in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Designer, Creative Producer, and other creative associates to create all digital elements for the events.


Deadline: 4pm Friday 14 November 2014

Marketing & Communications Project Manager
We're looking for an experienced Marketing & Communications professional to project manage the practical development of key marketing and communications activity associated with the event, ensuring all activity is delivered on time, within budget and to suitable standards / guidelines.


Deadline: 9am Monday 3 November 2014

Salaries are dependent on experience. No agencies please.


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