Without Walls has made a massive impact on outdoor arts, not just its festivals, but the wider UK and international sector.
Without Walls’ has shown that funders, presenters and artists working strategically as one can achieved more than any one organisation could. It has helped artists from all backgrounds and disciplines create outstanding, innovative outdoor shows, and has helped take this to audiences all over England, many of whom don’t participate in arts and culture in the traditional way.
Overseas, Without Walls has changed the way in which UK outdoor arts is perceived. Where once it was seen as being inferior to its international counterparts, UK outdoor arts is now regarded as unique amongst its peers, and the UK sector is considered a leader in audience development.
shows, of all scales, genres and art forms
companies, from all disciplines and backgrounds
of shows supported by Without Walls were made by BAME artists
of shows supported by Without Walls were made by Dear or Disabled artists
festivals formed the partnership in 2007
partners have rapidly expanded the network in 2019
people attended our festivals over the last three years
people saw the Without Walls supported shows
of our audiences are from areas where arts engagement is below the national average.
of people got involved with arts and culture activity in their hometown thanks to the work of our partners