In this second year of WalesLab, alongside the open rounds of projects to take place throughout Wales, we'll be offering geographically specific opportunities to tie in with our production programme. The first of these will take place next March to link in with De Gabay
Applications are now open for this next round, focused on residents of, or projects taking place in, Butetown, Grangetown, Riverside, Tiger Bay & Cardiff Bay. These residencies are to tie in with De Gabay, a site specific event taking place in Butetown in 2013. Supported by the wider community, De Gabay will focus on young Somali poets and their traditions, through poetry.
Last year we launched WalesLab, our five-year artist development initiative funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, offering artists the opportunity to apply for short residencies to develop an idea or piece of work. In the last 12 months we’ve seen projects happen from Castell Coch to Capelulo, Cardiff Airport to Cilgerran, and Castlemartin to places that don’t begin with C. What matters most is the ideas these projects develop and pursue, and now we're on the hunt for more projects to support.
In this next round of applications we will be accepting proposals for up to three projects, to take place in March 2013.
Each project will provide a one week residency for up to four people. All participants will be paid, and given space and resources and advice to help with the development of their ideas.
A further round of applications will open in January for projects between April & June throughout Wales. If you'd like to see the projects we supported in the first year go to http://bit.ly/waleslabyear1, for more information on waleslab & how to apply please go to the http://bit.ly/waleslab, or to apply click here.
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