ATN News

ATN festivals across the country deliver ambitious Audience Development activities, drawing on learning from the past years

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As Without Walls approaches the end of its second three-year strategic touring project, Associate Touring Network festivals continue to work with artists and organisations to engage their local communities in creative ways. This year three main areas of focus have emerged from the ATN partners’ Audience Development plans, showing a strong ambition to carry on with their projects and build on the successes of the past two years. Access  Appetite in Stoke-On-Trent aims to attract people with access needs by including clearer information in the brochure shared through local outreach...

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FREE SEMINAR: Promoting, touring and pricing outdoor work

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  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 the UK and internationally What to consider when...

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The Impact of the ATN: successes and learning in 2017

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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 festivals may want to undertake in the future. To...

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

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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 purpose of the taster tours is to whet the appetite of...

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

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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 application, the management team at XTRAX also outlined...

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Without Walls wins major Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation bid

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  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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