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National Theatre Wales


We know that freelance artists have to deal with a lot more than just making great work, so last year, WalesLab piloted a new series called Huddles at four venues across Wales, which focused on the business of being an artist.. These artist-led events were designed to support the development of administrative and business skills that contribute towards the professional lives of artists.

Each Huddle held two talks from visiting experts hosted both live and online, along with an introduction by the host organisation about how they engage with artists, followed by one-to-one sessions with a range of industry specialists. There was also time to get to know each other and build professional networks.

Across the series, we covered a range of topics, such as broadening your income streams, tax, VAT and NI, setting up a company, booking a tour, what insurance to get, writing that tweet... the list is endless.

We want to hear from you – would you like more arts-business support? What works best for you? Help us develop Huddles by taking part in a short survey

Scroll down to watch the different talks

Supported by Arts Council Wales


Huddles: Aberystwyth

Huddles: Pontio

Huddles: Swansea