From the intimate to the epic large scale, we are excited to announce the 11 artists and companies selected as part of Blueprint 2021.
Comprehensive research and development is vital for companies looking to make new work; our Blueprint scheme is designed to support R&D costs of new outdoor touring work. It celebrates innovation and looks to expand the possibilities of what outdoor arts can be.
Blueprint is a part of our advances in the staging of outdoor arts across the UK, enabling artists and companies to develop new approaches to making work.
The final selection sees many established companies looking to continue to develop new approaches to their work and take exciting risks in the Outdoor sector. This year saw 116 applications to the scheme showing the increased demand for work that can exist safely outdoors in a post-Covid landscape.
Meet the Blueprint 2021 artists:
Click on any of the project titles to find out more about the artists and companies.
Air Giants – Unfurl
Akademi – Pravaas
China Plate Theatre – Bus Boycott
Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre – Look Mum, No Hands!
Fatt Projects – Big Gay Disco Bike
Francesca Baglione / Miss High Leg Kick – Eau de Memoire
Lucy Bradley – The Promise an Operatic Adaptation
Mark Murphy – A Thousand Stories High
Theatre Témoin – FLOOD
Thingumajig Theatre – A la Puppet Carte
Unlimited Theatre and Upswing – Space to Fly
We will share more about the development of these projects on our website and social media – so connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And we would like to thank everyone involved and notably Arts Council England for giving us the financial means to continue investing in artists to research and develop new work.
Read our full press release here