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Without Walls – Open Call for festivals, events and organisations interested in joining the Without Walls Touring Partnership Network and the Creative Development Network

Oct 10, 2018

Without Walls – Open Call for festivals, events and organisations interested in joining the Without Walls Touring Partnership Network and the Creative Development Network

Touring Network Partnership Without Walls is inviting proposals from festivals / arts organisations wishing to join the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership (TNP) from January 2019 – January 2022. The aims of this Touring Network Partnership are to extend the reach of the existing Without Walls programme to areas of low engagement in England and to support Without Walls to deliver an ambitious programme of audience development initiatives. Without Walls Touring Network Partnership Guidance Notes Download the Touring Network...

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Without Walls appoints eight new Board Directors in 2018

Oct 8, 2018

Without Walls appoints eight new Board Directors in 2018

Without Walls is the UK’s largest commissioner of outdoor arts shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond Without Walls announces the appointment of eight new members to its Board of Directors, as well as the full complement of board members for 2018 onwards. This significant expansion of Without Walls’ Board brings together those with sector knowledge and skills alongside new perspectives and insights. Drawn from our existing networks and through an open call, the eight new Directors will join the...

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Without Walls and brilliant UK work at FiraTarrega

Sep 11, 2018

Without Walls and brilliant UK work at FiraTarrega

Orbis by Humanhood (C) @humanhooddance – Sep 8   We are fresh off the back of an extraordinary time at FiraTarrega. We supporting UK artists performing at the festival and reconnecting with our international colleagues, making sure they’re up to date with the latest innovations in the UK sector. Maggie and Irene hosted a stand in the sector-famous La Llotja and were invited to host a talk about the UK sector and the work of Without Walls, its festival partners, the artists we’ve worked with and the shows we have...

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Live broadcast and Q&A with the team

Aug 14, 2018

Live broadcast and Q&A with the team

We are experiencing technical issues –  You can take part in the Q&A chat –  here.  Welcome to the Open Call 2019 Live Q&A with the Without Walls team. The broadcast will be visible on this page on the 16th August, from 2:50 pm to 4 pm. If you would like to submit a question prior to the live Q&A, please email it to elena@xtrax.org.uk. You will also be able to ask your questions live...

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Open Call – Support for commissioning and touring for new outdoor work in 2019

Jul 27, 2018

Open Call – Support for commissioning and touring for new outdoor work in 2019

  The deadline for Without Walls submissions has now passed – this page reminds here for information only.   Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2019. Without Walls supports the creation and touring of a range of exciting and ambitious outdoor projects of different genres, styles and forms by UK artists. Our main agenda is to support new work of the highest quality. Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of...

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

Jul 16, 2018

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

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...

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Without Walls celebrates groundbreaking outdoor arts by disabled artists

Jul 4, 2018

Without Walls celebrates groundbreaking outdoor arts by disabled artists

Without Walls is supporting three disabled artists to create and tour work across the UK as part of its 2018 commissioning programme of thirteen new shows, and a further two disability – company led shows previously commissioned to tour across England. One of these new shows, WIRED by Flex Dance and solo performer George William has reached the finals of the National Lottery Awards – an award that celebrates the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things – and is competing in the Best Arts Project...

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Without Walls supported show WIRED by Flex Dance & George William has reached the finals of the National Lottery Awards

Jun 27, 2018

Without Walls supported show WIRED by Flex Dance & George William has reached the finals of the National Lottery Awards

Without Walls is delighted that WIRED by Flex Dance Company and solo performer, George Williams, a remarkable dancer who has learning disabilities, has reached the finals of the National Lottery Awards. WIRED, has broken new ground for dancers with learning disabilities and is competing in the Best Arts Project category.  George beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things. The...

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Irene Segura talks to Arts Professional about outdoor touring

Jun 18, 2018

Irene Segura talks to Arts Professional about outdoor touring

This article originally appeared in Arts Professional on Thursday the 14th of June.   Taking an outdoor show on tour presents many challenges, quite different to those for venue-based touring. Irene Segura explains how a consortium model is supporting artists and companies.   As a Catalan now living in the UK, outdoor work has always surrounded me – it has a central role in our culture and many successful and iconic Catalan companies have been touring the world since the 1970s. It was the democracy of public space that first...

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Premiere dates for Without Walls’ 2018 commissions

May 18, 2018

Premiere dates for Without Walls’ 2018 commissions

  With Norfolk & Norwich Festival on the horizon, Without Walls, the UK’s largest commissioner of outdoor arts shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond, lists where audiences can see this year’s commissions for the very first time. 11 – 27 May: Without Walls premieres at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 19 & 20 May: A Bird in the Hand Theatre – The Bewonderment Machine (WORLD PREMIERE) 19 & 20 May: Hikapee – Look Up (WORLD PREMIERE) 19 & 20 May: Flex Dance Company – WIRED...

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