Labs and Symposia

101Labs is our professional development programme for artists who create work for the outdoors and public spaces, and for those who would like to consider making outdoor work.

With the future of outdoor arts as its focus, the 101Labs programme brings practitioners together for inspiration, discussion, debate and training.

"I’ve had an incredible experience, its completely reinvigorated my creative side. I’ve really enjoyed the writing exercises and meeting our facilitators who are incredible. 101 is vital, generous and completely inclusive."

Wendy Blemings, Writers Lab delegate

We aim to turn knowledge and perspective into collaborative thought, that can influence innovation in outdoor arts.

The Events

101Labs programme includes:

  • Residential workshops
  • Large scale symposia
  • Intimate seminars and networking events.

The Place

The Labs all take place at 101, and benefit from our creative environment and facilities. Our residential events allow participants to live, work and explore together in a truly immersive learning environment.

The People

The 101Labs programme is devised and produced in partnership with renowned companies such as Mimbre, Wildworks and many others.

101Labs brings together artists, makers and professionals from international backgrounds.

Participants at any stage of their career can develop their skills and working processes in a supportive environment, or reflect on their practice through peer and expert-led discussion.

101Labs are fantastic networking opportunities, and new collaborations and working relationships are often formed.

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Past 101Labs

Browse our archive of write ups of past labs. Find out more about the experiences and discussions that took place, and the artists companies who led them.

View past 101Labs
An image of the interior of a vast warehouse rehearsal space at 101, The Big Space, which has a pitched roof


Learn more about our 20000 sq foot warehouse venues, the spaces used for 101Labs, plus accommodation and kitchen facilities.

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