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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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Introducing Blueprint: Research & Development investment fund as part of an ambitious vision for the next four years

Apr 25, 2018

Introducing Blueprint: Research & Development investment fund as part of an ambitious vision for the next four years

  Without Walls is the UK’s largest commissioner of outdoor art shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond. With an outstanding track record for outdoor arts, Without Walls’ work has been recognised by Arts Council England, receiving the largest new National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding award for 2018 – 2022.  This funding allows the consortium to continue its fantastic work in outdoor arts, planning projects on a longer-term basis and enabling continued commissioning of thrilling...

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Without Walls is recruiting: Board Members

Feb 26, 2018

Without Walls is recruiting: Board Members

Board recruitment Document (PDF)   On 1 April 2018, Without Walls will join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio as the only new Band 3 organisation announced in this funding round. The annual investment of £1.2 million from ACE over each of the next four years will be transformative, allowing the network to forward-plan in a way that has not been previously possible, planning strategic programmes of innovative work that will reach more people, and launching a flexible programme of R&D that over time will transform the...

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Without Walls Announce New Touring Commissions 2018 For Artistic Excellence And Innovation In UK Outdoor Arts

Feb 15, 2018

Without Walls Announce New Touring Commissions 2018 For Artistic Excellence And Innovation In UK Outdoor Arts

Without Walls announce exciting commissions of thirteen UK companies to create ambitious new outdoor work in 2018, which will tour to eight leading outdoor arts festivals across the UK; • Without Walls has been awarded Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation status 2018 – 2022; fantastic recognition for the value of exceptional outdoor performances; enabling on-going commissioning of radical, surprising and thrilling outdoor work to attract more people to free events* in places where they live, work and play. Without...

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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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That’s a wrap! An ambitious 2017 programme comes to a close

Sep 29, 2017

That’s a wrap! An ambitious 2017 programme comes to a close

How I Hacked my way into Space by Unlimited Theatre © Hat Fair (Flicker)   With a season of extraordinary outdoor arts coming to an end, we, are proud to share with you some of the tremendous feedback and reviews we’ve seen about this year’s commissions: “Thrill Laboratory’s VR Playground in which audiences take their place on a swing, don a VR headset and get taken on a virtual reality ride, seems like a living demonstration of research that suggests people are increasingly less interested in buying stuff and...

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