Open Lab

Applications for Open Lab 2017 are closed.

Please check back for future information regarding the programme.

Alongside the Labs, we also invite artists to a range of activity including CPD training weekends , cross arts residencies and masterclasses, Connecting Conversations-themed dinners and discussion events, as well as seminars and networking evenings.

If you'd like more information contact

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning welcomes applications from a range of diverse backgrounds and from disabled and non-disabled people. We invite and encourage individuals to get in touch if they have specific access requirements.

'The Open Lab has been fundamental in our development as a company. We were able to work on new ideas for our new show Scary Shit and there was no pressure to rush the work for a sharing, this gave us the openness and time to really experiment with our performance processes. It was such a brilliant experience and a wonderful place to have a creative residency. Our work has since been booked at a number of venues and opened up really important opportunities.'
Rhiannon Faith – Open Lab artist 

Photograph of Brave New Worlds taking part in an Open Lab. Credit: Camilla Greenwell