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10 reasons to apply…Artists' Playground

With less than three whole days before we close Artists’ Playground to applications, I thought it was about time I told you my top 10 reasons to apply……


Added by Simon Coates on March 29, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

EPIC Commissions! - Artangle Everywhere

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Artangel Everywhere

Artangel Everywhere is an open call for new ideas.

Over the past two decades, through a number of open calls, Artangel has invited UK-based artists to share ambitious ideas to transform the cultural landscape. The resulting commissions have been ground-breaking works in performance, film, installation, and radio, each situated in an unexpected…


Added by Simon Coates on March 6, 2017 at 12:21 — No Comments

ARTIST CALL: International performance residency

11 – 22 September 2017

HWACHEON, South Korea


After well over a year in planning, I’m super excited to be able to announce a call for artists to join us on our first international artist development residency –…


Added by Simon Coates on March 1, 2017 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Theatre Bristol: What Works Wales?

A message from our friend at Theatre Bristol:
'Theatre Bristol has been commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales to research and report on how shared producing resources in Wales could give everyone a better deal. We may have already spoken to you at the Creative Gathering or at meetings in Cardiff, Swansea, Snowdonia National Park and Carmarthen but there may be more you want to say - and we'd love to hear any additional thoughts.
If we have not managed to meet you…

Added by Simon Coates on December 12, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments


For applicants

The JMK Young Director Award 2017

Applications for the JMK Award 2017 will be accepted between Wednesday 28th December 2016 and 12 noon on Monday 9th January 2017.

For the JMK Award 2017 applicants were asked to choose from a new list of plays. To request a copy of the list please email


• Must…


Added by Simon Coates on November 16, 2016 at 10:37 — No Comments

How much does it cost to get a job in the Arts?

The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years.

They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min) -

Added by Simon Coates on October 4, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Creative Scene are on the for a Director...THE RUCK

The Ruck


The Play


The Ruck is a new play written by award-winning playwright Kevin Fegan, Based on the real life story of the Batley Bulldogs Rugby League Girls Team and their Tour to the Gold Coast in October 2015; the first British  female rugby team to tour  in Australia.


From the Golden Mile to The Gold…


Added by Simon Coates on September 1, 2016 at 15:58 — No Comments

Huddles: tell us what you think about the arts-business skills development of freelance artists

Some time ago now we started to pilot a new programme of works, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, which looked to support the development of key skills, necessary to help artists have a full and sustained freelance career. These were skills that artists asked me about a lot - marketing,…


Added by Simon Coates on April 22, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

All Tomorrow's Theatre - a discussion on artist development

Join us to discuss the future of 'artist…


Added by Simon Coates on April 21, 2016 at 11:06 — No Comments

Seed Commission Call Out from Camden People's Theatre


Added by Simon Coates on April 21, 2016 at 10:50 — No Comments

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists across the UK

An opportunity from the guys at the Live Art Development Agency....

"DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and…


Added by Simon Coates on March 14, 2016 at 15:49 — No Comments

Be our Emerging Director....Before I Leave

Emerging Director 'BEFORE I LEAVE'

Tina Pasotra, Emerging Director on Candylion

Photo by Dan…


Added by Simon Coates on March 2, 2016 at 10:27 — No Comments

Present your ideas in London -

‘All Tomorrow’s Theatre’ with Battersea Arts Centre and …


Added by Simon Coates on February 25, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

ACW are doing a survey on your digital skills base...get involved

Mini-Survey:  Creative Professionals and Digital Skills

Arts Council of Wales is looking at how we can support creative professionals who want to develop their digital knowledge and skills.


This short survey is aimed at all individual artists and creative professionals living and working in Wales regardless of their current digital skills level.


We want to understand how we can support artists, makers and creatives who…


Added by Simon Coates on February 12, 2016 at 10:15 — No Comments

Let's talk about Japan and Korea....

"Cymru and I"

Artists: Yo Nakamura and Jorge Lizalde

Photography: Jorge Lizalde…


Added by Simon Coates on January 27, 2016 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Day of debate and connection for dance makers...

Added by Simon Coates on January 5, 2016 at 18:15 — No Comments

I love you, awkward participation....CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS


Added by Simon Coates on December 29, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Pontio calls on Artists and Scientists to collaborate

Pontio, Bangor University’s brand new arts and innovation centre is calling on performers and scientists to present exciting ideas as part of their SYNTHESIS project. 02 Dec 2015

Launched at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod this year, SYNTHESIS is offering a prize of £2,000 to commission two different pairs of scientists and those working in the performing arts to develop an idea together…


Added by Simon Coates on December 21, 2015 at 14:15 — No Comments






Added by Simon Coates on November 27, 2015 at 10:01 — No Comments

Fancy a trip to Theatr Clwyd??

Theatr Clwyd Bus Saturday 21 November 2015


A journey through the heart of Wales with fellow artists and students, a World Première of Caradoc Evans’ most famous work and supper with the company after the show...

All for just…


Added by Simon Coates on November 19, 2015 at 10:20 — No Comments

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