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, 2014.

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

Tags: freebies, experience, cardiff, support, creative

Started by Sophie Chei Hickson Aug 21, 2014.

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, 2014.

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

Started by nigel streeter Jun 30, 2014.

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Comment by Paul Jenkins yesterday

Interactive Theatre workshop with fantastic Turkish theatre-makers at WMC next Tuesday (10th March)!

Hello - I'm hosting a workshop exploring the working process of the critically acclaimed and controversial theatre company behind 'Mi Minor' - a theatrical and highly interactive performance in which the audience can choose to support the 'government' in power or organise itself into active resistance within the performance itself.

The workshop would be great for any actors and creatives interested in learning about interactive forms and the powerful use of digital media in performance.

The workshop will be from 10-4.30 on Tuesday 10th March at WMC. Thanks to support from Arts Council of Wales this event is free. Please drop me a line at to find out more or book a place.

Comment by Simon Coates on February 23, 2015 at 17:31


I've just announced another opportunity. If you're a Director and would like to get involved in one of our upcoming productions, have a look at this

Comment by Simon Coates on February 23, 2015 at 12:58

Hi everyone - just a reminder that there is a DEADLINE for WalesLab projects on the horizon.

Pop your ideas in to us for noon on the 27th Feb (this Friday!)

Comment by Tracy Evans on February 23, 2015 at 10:50

Hi folks- new scratch night in carnegie house, Bridgend, March 10th, if anyone has some material they want to test out... Thanks :-)

Comment by Simon Coates on February 20, 2015 at 17:31

SUMMERCAMP 2015 - Call for Artists

Here's another opportunity for artists. Go on, give it a read.

DEADLINE: 12 March 2015

Comment by Simon Coates on February 19, 2015 at 18:29


Producers or artists who produce for themselves or others - if you're interested in building your skills as a producer, have a look at this opportunity to work with me, on new WalesLab projects.

Deadline: 2 March 15

Comment by Josh alan Trask on February 11, 2015 at 20:00

UNTITLED 2a - A Callout

You might be interested to read my blog. I'm interested to here peoples thoughts.

Comment by Simon Coates on February 9, 2015 at 21:55


We'll be livecasting the Huddle from Aberystwyth this Wednesday from 1pm.

We will be covering:

‘Selling your work to programmers, audience and the press’ – presented by Simon Coates, Rhian Lewis and Catrin Rogers.

‘What does a producer do and how can they help me?’ – presented by Lisa Maguire and Sarah Jane Leigh.

Plus a talk hosted by staff from Aberystwyth Arts Centre to provide an overview of past and current approaches to artist support and development.

More info here:

Comment by Simon Coates on February 3, 2015 at 12:59

Artist residencies at Castell Coch. Have a look here:

Comment by Simon Coates on January 26, 2015 at 17:55


Have a look at the new Artist Huddle coming up in Aberystwyth.

Info here on my blog post.

Hope to see you there.


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