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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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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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OPEN CALL: Commission opportunities, R&D and touring support from Without Walls in 2018 and beyond

Jul 28, 2017

OPEN CALL: Commission opportunities, R&D and touring support from Without Walls in 2018 and beyond

The open call deadline has now passed Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2018 and 2019. In addition, Without Walls invites proposals for R&D support for outdoor work that may take place over a longer time scale. In June 2017 Arts Council England recognised Without Walls’ 10-year track record of success by awarding the organisation NPO funding from 2018 to 2022. This will enable Without to plan projects on a longer-term basis, and to develop...

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