Artists-in-residence: Co-creation

Allowing artists time and space to explore is vital. We’ve been working with a group of artists to explore what community-led co-creation means to them, as this is at the heart of our approach to making theatre.

Through this programme, we have supported 14 Welsh and Wales-based artists over a year to think about different ways of making work and the different ways they can connect with their communities. The artists were recruited through an open-call process.

They’ve spent time away at weekend residencies, had workshops with artists well-versed in community exploration, and been given a bursary to allow them time to think deeply about what co-creation means to them.

This residency was made possible thanks to funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Meet the artists

Swansea - March 2023

Our cohort spent three days getting to know each other during the run of The Cost of Living with an introductory workshop facilitated by Slung Low.

Wrexham - February 2024

Our cohort reconnected in Wrexham for a weekend to further explore what co-creation means to them. A Proper Ordinary Miracle creators Natasha Borton, Anastacia Ackers and Catherine Paskell led a workshop and the group spent time asking questions, sharing ideas and giving advice.

What next?

Each artist has been given a £1,000 bursary which they can use for training, to give themselves paid time to develop a project idea, to use it as match funding or whatever is most useful to them.