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Revealed: Without Walls’ 2017 programme!

Feb 9, 2017

Revealed: Without Walls’ 2017 programme!

  14 new shows will be supported by Without Walls for nationwide touring in 2017. These will premiere at our partner festivals and can be seen for free at many of the UK’s leading outdoor arts festivals throughout the summer. The programme features contemporary outdoor shows including digital technology, circus, dance, family theatre and puppetry. Without Walls projects in 2017 will be: Avant Garde Dance – Table Manners (Magic, contortionist, parkour, dance )  Bootworks Theatre – The JukeBoxes (Installation, music,...

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ATN 2016-2018: 2016 Key Highlights

Dec 6, 2016

ATN 2016-2018: 2016 Key Highlights

As we are approaching the end of Year 1 of the second three-year strategic touring project, we would like to look back at the ATN and highlight the lasting impact of the project. The following statistics are just a few findings from a large research project featuring all ten of the ATN partners. This year the ATN presented 20 shows from the Without Walls back catalogue, delivering over 155 performances at partner festivals across England. Over 100 artists, technicians and producers have benefitted from touring to the ATN in 2016. The...

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Without Walls open call is now closed

Nov 2, 2016

Without Walls open call is now closed

Thank you to all the artists who have submitted proposals to Without Walls this year. The Open Call is now closed. The Without Walls Partner Festivals will review all submissions received and start selecting a programme for 2017 in the coming weeks. Shortlisted projects will be notified on the week commencing 28th November. We will then inform you by the week of December 12th 2016 whether your project has been supported. Please note projects for 2018 and 2019 will be notified at a later date. We look forward to reading your...

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A look at Bell Square: Audience development through social media

Oct 18, 2016

A look at Bell Square: Audience development through social media

Without Walls is working with Bell Square, Outdoor Arts Space in the Heart of Hounslow to deliver an accessible programme of outdoor arts to this borough of London. Bell Square is managed by Watermans who is keen to engage the local community through social media. It has been using Facebook and Twitter, posting engaging event posts and interacting with like-minded organisations and individuals. The result of which has been Bell Square organically growing its online following. The organisation launched its blogger campaign on social media and...

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OPEN CALL: Commissioning and touring opportunities for new outdoor work in 2017

Sep 15, 2016

OPEN CALL: Commissioning and touring opportunities for new outdoor work in 2017

Without Walls invites artists and companies from any discipline to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation and touring in 2017. In the past ten years Without Walls has supported the development of over 100 ambitious outdoor shows from UK artists, across a range of art forms and genres, including theatre, dance, circus, visual and audio installations, music, opera, digital and interactive arts and many more. Many of these projects are now touring widely in the UK and...

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ATN 2016-2018: Family engagement and Festival Ambassadors at SO Festival

Aug 11, 2016

ATN 2016-2018: Family engagement and Festival Ambassadors at SO Festival

Engaging with family groups was a priority for So Festival in Skegness. Funded by Without Walls, the festival worked with Infinite Arts, an organisation which encourages young people to explore their creativity through participatory activities. In the run-up to the festival, two full-day workshops took place in two local schools, which engaged with 60 pupils. The workshops explored the architecture of family space, through the construction of geodesic dome structures. In one workshop, pupils experimented with woven constructions and created a...

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Praise for this year’s commissions!

Jul 25, 2016

Praise for this year’s commissions!

Lance Moi En L’air by Joli Vyann – Steve Eggleton/eventdigital     This year’s Without Walls commissions have been to festivals all over the country, delighting audiences across the UK. And we would like to share with you some of the feedback we’ve seen about this year’s programme:   Bed by Entelechy Arts Bed’ as a creative concept works really well. It’s different, it’s thought provoking, it’s slightly intimidating, but above all, it’s unique. BLOCK by NoFit State Circus and...

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Premiere dates for Without Walls shows

Apr 29, 2016

Premiere dates for Without Walls shows

With the Without Walls touring season almost upon us, we’re delighted to reveal where this year’s commissions will be premiering; Brighton Festival Bed by Entelechy Arts – 14th & 15th May H.O.H. by Far From the Norm – 14th & 15th May Le Cheval Solitaire by AboutNOWish – 14th & 15th May Miss High Leg Kick’s Audition Project by Francesca Baglione / Miss High Leg Kick – 14th & 15th May The Fantastical Flying Exploratory Laboratory by Les Enfants Terribles – 14th &15th May Urban...

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Without Walls programme for 2016

Jan 28, 2016

Without Walls programme for 2016

Without Walls is delighted to announce that 13 new shows – spanning circus, dance, family theatre, puppetry, gaming and digital technology – will be supported for nationwide touring in 2016 and can be seen for free at many of the UK’s leading Outdoor Festivals this summer. Without Walls projects in 2016 will be: Candoco Dance Company – A New Duet (Title TBC) choreographed by Arlene Phillips (Dance, an integrated company of disabled and non-disabled artists) Circus Geeks X Pangottic – Project_Vee (Circus) Far...

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Without Walls Awarded £980,794 from Arts Council England to Take Free Outdoor Performances across the Country

Nov 16, 2015

Without Walls Awarded £980,794 from Arts Council England to Take Free Outdoor Performances across the Country

 Sufi:Zen  by Akademi © Chris Pointon Without Walls has received £980,794 of funding from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund to continue the work of its Associate Touring Network (ATN) from 2016-2018. The ATN will work with 10 festivals in some of England’s most underprivileged areas to present exciting new outdoor shows of all scales and genres, reaching new audiences across the country The Associate Touring Network will reach an estimated 1.4 Million people through arts engagement and community outreach projects...

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