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Digital Producers Lab, Wales
The Digital Producers Lab is a Watershed project, delivered in collaboration with National Theatre Wales and Arts Council Wales. It's aim was to up-skill a brilliant cohort of Welsh producers, encouraging them to go on to support each other, create new business opportunities and enable audiences to enjoy extraordinary new cultural experiences.
Nov 2013 -
In Autumn 2013, Watershed and National Theatre Wales supported 12 talented creative Digital Producers through Wales’ very first Digital Producers Lab, a development programme that aimed to foster digital talent and catalyse production of creative technology projects in Wales.
Supported by Arts Council Wales, the programme offered participants the unique opportunity to undertake personal and professional development through skills swapping, networking and knowledge exchange. It included a Meet up and Ideas Day at National Theatre Wales in Cardiff, and a week working with peers at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.
During the programme, participants explored different aspects of creative technology production including: how to develop great ideas, project management, making business sustainable, Intellectual Property, and pitching to clients and funders. They also had the chance to unpick a host of best practice case studies and dabble in a little creative tech development of their own. You can find a full list of the participants on the iShed site.
The short documentary above explores the outcomes of this scheme which aimed to up-skill this cohort of producers, encouraging them to support each other, create new business opportunities and enable audiences to enjoy extraordinary new cultural experiences.
You can see posts about the project on National Theatre Wales' website. You can also see our Storify (rounding up tweets etc. from the programme) here.