WWATN 2016-2018

Who We Are

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The Associate Touring Network is a group of festivals and creative organisations who are working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts. Supported by Arts Council England through the Strategic Touring Programme, it is a three-year project that aims to strengthen the outdoor sector and enable audiences across England to enjoy the highest quality new work produced by British artists.     Project partners for 2016 – 2018 are:   Vivacity, Peterborough Peterborough Arts Festival...

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Audience Development

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The aim of the Associate Touring Network is to increase engagement with and enjoyment of outdoor arts at a regional and national level and to collect evidence to inform the development of audiences for the network and for the sector.   Outdoor Arts is truly one of the most democratic of art forms, overcoming the traditional barriers associated with arts engagement, making it the perfect vehicle for the delivery of programmes of audience development and community outreach  The audience development objectives of this project are: To create opportunities for audiences to experience...

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Artistic Programme

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Each year of the Associate Touring Network project, festival members have access to shows from the Without Walls back catalogue. This work is chosen by the festivals because of its artistic quality and its high level of accessibility. The shows have proven to be well-suited in attracting those segments of the festival’s local area who are currently under-engaging with the arts. Shows that toured to the ATN in 2017 (year two) are: #huge_it_portfolio_container_4 ul#portfolio-filter { text-align: center; } #huge_it_portfolio_container_4 ul#portfolio-filter li { ...

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Legacy of the ATN 2013-2015

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This brand new project will build on the legacy of Without Walls’ previous three-year project, which had pioneered audience development activity in the Outdoor Arts sector.  To honour this activity and to share our learning with others in the sector, we have created a toolkit which we hope will be a source of inspiration for festivals across the UK and beyond.  Download for free (PDF) In additional to this, the previous project managed to reach an estimated 1.3 million people through outdoor work. Take a look back at our previous project please click...

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