101 Outdoor Arts

A hub of creativity, 101 is a resource and space for artists to create and develop outdoor art

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101 Outdoor Arts Creation space is a hub of creativity. As a physical resource for artists, the centre offers space to develop outdoor and site-specific work with specialised facilities ready to welcome and host creatives. Additionally, their team are on hand to assist with production advice, administration advice, scratch performances support and more; offering residencies to nurture artists who are developing their practice. As well as 101 being a space for creation, it becomes a catalyst for new artist relationships. Artists often meet others in residency; expanding their networks and sharing their knowledge.

As a unique space dedicated to artists, 101 are continually nurturing relationships with companies, and have an open form on their website to enquire about possible residency opportunities. 101 also offer opportunities for artist development such as 101 Labs and Toolbox.

In 2021, 101 continues to remain open supporting creation where work can continue safely.

“It’s not often you get to be in a space where you can make a mess and feel relaxed. To be able have our own bed, access to a kitchen and use of the space 24 hours a day – to have that option is really really nice....I think we’ve all bonded a lot more this week. It’s been nice to be able to cook together and have the evenings together. “

Becky Namgauds, Choreographer, Dancer and Movement Director.

“When you have a vision, it really can only come to fruition when you’re given a space like this where you can actually explore it. A company like Justice in Motion would not be able to exist without the help of places like 101...101 is freedom, is giving room for creativity, for failure, for exploration. 101 is home.”

Anja Meinhardt,  Artistic Director of Justice in Motion

Autumn 2020 at 101

Why we joined Without Walls

Being a part of the Without Walls network becomes another part of 101’s offer to artists, engaging with the wider Outdoor Arts sector and having that greater awareness for what is happening across the industry. This allows 101 to offer even more resources and support to the artists in residency, and then in turn being a part of Without Walls advocates for the resources that 101 offer to the industry.

The wider platform of Without Walls allows 101 to connect with more artists, boost the support available for this creation space and offers wider sector insight.


Who are 101?

101 is born out of the Outdoor Arts programme at Corn Exchange Newbury.

Rooted in the local community, they regularly host sharings of artists’ works and become a magnet for outdoor artists to travel and create in Newbury, then going on to perform and tour nationally and internationally.

Based on a former missile base and supported by Greenham Trust, 101 is rooted in local history. Now, they continue to develop relationships with local artists and businesses to not only draw in artists nationally but also offer opportunities for those working locally.

Offering sharings of creative work, they welcome audiences in and are continuing to nurture their hyper-local community of audiences.

Get to know the facilities and artists development opportunities at 101 on their website here.

''For us it’s not just the physical space but the community that comes with it that has been really valuable. When we show up there’s already a bespoke mentoring that happens – both with the staff at 101, but even there’s a group working next door that’s been doing outdoor arts for 15/ 20 years & they’ve been able to advise us."

Could you sum up 101 in three words? - “Spacious, Funky Community.”

Ailin Conant, Artistic Director of Theatre Temoin

How important is it for you to have space to create and build together as a company?

“Without it, we wouldn’t be able to do our work realistically. In the early stages funding is limited and particularly with aerial, you can’t just go and set up in a normal rehearsal space... The cabins mean you can fully immerse yourself in the show for the duration of your residency when you’re living on site and gives you more flexibility.”

Bryony Livesey and Edd Casey, Co-Artistic Directors of Hikapee.

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