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:

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.



For more information on WalesLab can be found in this group.

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Comment by Gavin Porter on Thursday

Hi All. We have recently launched The Big Democracy Project and similar to Assembly we are looking for groups, organisations or individuals to submit proposals. We will be working in four communities across Wales over the next year, starting in North Wales. For more information visit

Comment by Lisa Wells-Turner on July 23, 2014 at 11:54

Hey everyone. 

Just a reminder that the next NTW TEAM Workout session is coming up on the 9th August.  NTW Event is here; Facebook Event is here; and there's a blog about the last session here

Anyone got any queries do drop me a line at



Comment by Simon Coates on July 14, 2014 at 15:58

For those of you in the Cardiff area - our friends at AUG012 are offering a promotion to WalesLab artists to catch their production of Roberto Zucco at Chapter Arts Centre on the 15th and 16th July. £10 tickets. Bargain.

For more info, contact the producer at

Comment by Simon Coates on July 14, 2014 at 15:42

For those who are wondering - the next cut off for WalesLab submissions is the 29th Aug at noon.


Comment by Matt Ball on July 11, 2014 at 14:22

KILN ensemble are taking two projects to Edinburgh, one which began at the first summercamp (A Journey Round My Skull) and the other (Lady GOGO Goch) which was a WalesLab project in 2012. You can find more info about the projects and support them getting to Edinburgh on their Kickstarter page

Comment by Simon Coates on July 2, 2014 at 18:10

You can also join the Summercamp 14 group for updates as the project get under way...

Comment by Simon Coates on July 2, 2014 at 17:50

I've just announced the Summercmap artists for this year. Check them out here

Comment by Simon Coates on June 30, 2014 at 16:19

I've just announced the next two Emerging Director opportunities (although you'll have to take our word for it on the the second one - we've never announced an opportunity before a show before!).
Both shows are going to be corkers! Info HERE

Comment by Simon Coates on June 27, 2014 at 15:21

I'm really pleased to be able to announce our Japanese WalesLab artists in my blog post here:

Comment by James Robert Auheb on June 26, 2014 at 21:47

Hi Lovely Waleslab Members!

I'm here to give a shout out to a new group on the NTW community - Theatre Playgroup. Theatre Playgroup is a new project supported by TEAM and WMC.

It will take place over 6 weeks, beginning in September and will be an opportunity for Actors, Directors and Writers and.. well anyone else.. to read a published play, discuss, workshop and rehearse sections and then devise new work based on an element of the published work and share it at the WMC...

Interested? Want to find out more? 

Join the group..

Theatre Playgroup


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