Latest news from the ATN

In this section, you will find what is going on behind the scenes with the Associate Touring Network

and get a look into the trailblazing work our partners are undertaking

FREE SEMINAR: Promoting, touring and pricing outdoor work

Jan 22, 2018

FREE SEMINAR: Promoting, touring and pricing outdoor work

  Friday 16th February, 17:00 – 19:00 – Lumen, 88 Tavistock Pl, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9RS – BOOK NOW  Aimed at artists wanting to create work for the outdoors as well as those more established outdoor companies, this seminar will offer a practical guide on how to create, promote and tour your work in the outdoor sector. This seminar will cover the following areas: How to keep costs down and correctly pricing outdoor work Promoting your work to promoters: Do’s and don’t Information about touring opportunities in...

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The Impact of the ATN: successes and learning in 2017

Nov 9, 2017

The Impact of the ATN: successes and learning in 2017

Without Walls is about to enter the third year of its second three-year strategic touring project and we would like to look back at some of the successes and experiences emerged from the delivery of Audience Development and community outreach programmes across the country.  This year, the ATN festivals programmed 121 Audience Development activities for 4793 participants. But more than the numbers, we think that the accounts made by the festivals themselves will offer opportunities to reflect and learn on their work and on the work other...

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Bite-sized outdoor arts appear across the UK thanks to the Associate Touring Network

Aug 22, 2017

Bite-sized outdoor arts appear across the UK thanks to the Associate Touring Network

8 Songs by Gandini Juggling by © James Mulkeen   Residents across the UK have been treated to Outdoor arts right on their very own door step as the Without Walls Associate Touring Network partners invested in Taster Tours prior to the main festivals. Taster Tours is a successful strand of audience development piloted by Appetite, Stoke-On-Trent during the first round of the ATN project. It sees the festivals take high-quality outdoor arts directly to areas of the lowest socioeconomic achievement and engagement with the arts. The...

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ATN Festival partners at SIRF – ideas sharing and planning for the future

Aug 7, 2017

ATN Festival partners at SIRF – ideas sharing and planning for the future

Witness This by Company Chameleon © XTRAX   Coinciding with Stockton International Riverside Festival, Without Walls organised an Associate Touring Network partners meeting at the ARC, Stockton. The meeting gave partners a chance to share ideas, discuss their audience development plan and outline their artistic programme, as well as experience the programme of Stockton International Riverside Festiva;, a Without Walls partners and one of the UK’s longest-standing festivals. In light of Without Walls’ successful NPO funding...

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Without Walls wins major Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation bid

Jun 27, 2017

Without Walls wins major Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation bid

  Without Walls is delighted to have been awarded National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England for 2018/19- 2021/22. It recognises the artistic achievements of the past 10 years and how outdoor arts has flourished, bringing delight and challenge to audiences across the UK. Now we can plan with artists, companies and partners – existing and new – to deepen our impact and make ambitious new work. You can read our full statement...

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April set to be an egg-xcellent month for ATN Partners!

Apr 6, 2017

April set to be an egg-xcellent month for ATN Partners!

This year the ATN activities start very early, with Preston City Council and Yorkshire Festival bringing to their audiences six Without Walls shows, as well as some fantastic audience development activities. The fun begins on Easter Monday in Preston, where audiences will be able to see three Without Walls shows along with the traditional rolling of eggs down the big hill at Avenham Park: 8 Songs by Gandini Juggling, Ear Trumpet by Gobbledegook Theatre and Vegetable Nannies by Plunge Boom. Meanwhile, Yorkshire Festival will work with the...

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ATN Partners attend a Digital Engagement training day

Apr 6, 2017

ATN Partners attend a Digital Engagement training day

Over 15 Without Walls ATN Partners attended our digital engagement workshop, organised to help them develop the skills needed to reach and engage audiences through digital tools.   The training event, which was organised by Without Walls and took place at Z-Arts, in Manchester, saw Without Walls and ATN partners travel from across the UK to learn from Katie Moffat, Head of Digital at The Audience Agengy about digital engagement. Participants had the opportunity to discuss successes and challenges in their current practice, understand...

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ATN 2016-2018: 2016 Key Highlights

Dec 6, 2016

ATN 2016-2018: 2016 Key Highlights

As we are approaching the end of Year 1 of the second three-year strategic touring project, we would like to look back at the ATN and highlight the lasting impact of the project. The following statistics are just a few findings from a large research project featuring all ten of the ATN partners. This year the ATN presented 20 shows from the Without Walls back catalogue, delivering over 155 performances at partner festivals across England. Over 100 artists, technicians and producers have benefitted from touring to the ATN in 2016. The...

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A look at Bell Square: Audience development through social media

Oct 18, 2016

A look at Bell Square: Audience development through social media

Without Walls is working with Bell Square, Outdoor Arts Space in the Heart of Hounslow to deliver an accessible programme of outdoor arts to this borough of London. Bell Square is managed by Watermans who is keen to engage the local community through social media. It has been using Facebook and Twitter, posting engaging event posts and interacting with like-minded organisations and individuals. The result of which has been Bell Square organically growing its online following. The organisation launched its blogger campaign on social media and...

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ATN 2016-2018: Family engagement and Festival Ambassadors at SO Festival

Aug 11, 2016

ATN 2016-2018: Family engagement and Festival Ambassadors at SO Festival

Engaging with family groups was a priority for So Festival in Skegness. Funded by Without Walls, the festival worked with Infinite Arts, an organisation which encourages young people to explore their creativity through participatory activities. In the run-up to the festival, two full-day workshops took place in two local schools, which engaged with 60 pupils. The workshops explored the architecture of family space, through the construction of geodesic dome structures. In one workshop, pupils experimented with woven constructions and created a...

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