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Without Walls announces momentous network expansion

Mar 26, 2019

Without Walls announces momentous network expansion

  Without Walls undertakes a major expansion in its network of festivals and arts organisations, growing the number of partnerships from eighteen to thirty-six A new Touring Network Partnership launches with eighteen partners along with eight partners in the brand-new Creative Development Network, who together with the ten festivals and organisations of the Artistic Directorate, make up the Without Walls consortium With these new partnerships, Without Walls extends its reach further across England with new partners in the South West, Greater...

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Without Walls is looking for new board members

Mar 22, 2019

Without Walls is looking for new board members

  Without Walls Board Recruitment pack – 2019 (PDF)     Without Walls is looking for independent Board Members to join the governing body of one of the UK’s most exciting arts organisations. We are especially keen to attract people with backgrounds in finance, marketing and fundraising. Without Walls works with some of the country’s leading festivals and arts organisations to support artists to create and tour new and ambitious outdoor work of all scales. These shows span all genres of performance, including dance,...

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PRESS RELEASE : Without Walls announces a rich, diverse, socially relevant programme for 2019

Feb 13, 2019

PRESS RELEASE : Without Walls announces a rich, diverse, socially relevant programme for 2019

For 2019, Without Walls will support new work by eighteen companies, commissioned by our partners and touring to nine leading outdoor arts festivals across the country.   The new touring programme celebrates artistic innovation and diversity and many shows address the issues of our time; modern slavery, female empowerment, and immigration, in a world where belonging and community is ever-more crucial. Raising the visibility of socially relevant issues in entertaining ways, accessible outdoor arts in public spaces is widely recognised...

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Open Call – Support for Research and Development of new outdoor work

Dec 18, 2018

Open Call – Support for Research and Development of new outdoor work

  Without Walls invites artists and companies to apply for funds through the Blueprint R&D programme. This is designed to support the Research and Development costs of new outdoor touring work for final presentation in 2020 or beyond.   Blueprint support for Research and Development Blueprint support is available to enable artists to undertake development for new shows for presentation in 2020, 2021 or later. Without Walls recognises that ambitious new work takes time to bring to fruition and that artists can benefit from the...

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Without Walls – Open Call for festivals, events and organisations interested in joining the Without Walls Touring Partnership Network and the Creative Development Network

Oct 10, 2018

Without Walls – Open Call for festivals, events and organisations interested in joining the Without Walls Touring Partnership Network and the Creative Development Network

Touring Network Partnership Without Walls is inviting proposals from festivals / arts organisations wishing to join the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership (TNP) from January 2019 – January 2022. The aims of this Touring Network Partnership are to extend the reach of the existing Without Walls programme to areas of low engagement in England and to support Without Walls to deliver an ambitious programme of audience development initiatives. Without Walls Touring Network Partnership Guidance Notes Download the Touring Network...

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Without Walls appoints eight new Board Directors in 2018

Oct 8, 2018

Without Walls appoints eight new Board Directors in 2018

Without Walls is the UK’s largest commissioner of outdoor arts shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond Without Walls announces the appointment of eight new members to its Board of Directors, as well as the full complement of board members for 2018 onwards. This significant expansion of Without Walls’ Board brings together those with sector knowledge and skills alongside new perspectives and insights. Drawn from our existing networks and through an open call, the eight new Directors will join the...

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Without Walls and brilliant UK work at FiraTarrega

Sep 11, 2018

Without Walls and brilliant UK work at FiraTarrega

Orbis by Humanhood (C) @humanhooddance – Sep 8   We are fresh off the back of an extraordinary time at FiraTarrega. We supporting UK artists performing at the festival and reconnecting with our international colleagues, making sure they’re up to date with the latest innovations in the UK sector. Maggie and Irene hosted a stand in the sector-famous La Llotja and were invited to host a talk about the UK sector and the work of Without Walls, its festival partners, the artists we’ve worked with and the shows we have...

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Live broadcast and Q&A with the team

Aug 14, 2018

Live broadcast and Q&A with the team

We are experiencing technical issues –  You can take part in the Q&A chat –  here.  Welcome to the Open Call 2019 Live Q&A with the Without Walls team. The broadcast will be visible on this page on the 16th August, from 2:50 pm to 4 pm. If you would like to submit a question prior to the live Q&A, please email it to elena@xtrax.org.uk. You will also be able to ask your questions live...

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Open Call – Support for commissioning and touring for new outdoor work in 2019

Jul 27, 2018

Open Call – Support for commissioning and touring for new outdoor work in 2019

  The deadline for Without Walls submissions has now passed – this page reminds here for information only.   Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2019. Without Walls supports the creation and touring of a range of exciting and ambitious outdoor projects of different genres, styles and forms by UK artists. Our main agenda is to support new work of the highest quality. Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of...

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ATN festivals across the country deliver ambitious Audience Development activities, drawing on learning from the past years

Jul 16, 2018

ATN festivals across the country deliver ambitious Audience Development activities, drawing on learning from the past years

As Without Walls approaches the end of its second three-year strategic touring project, Associate Touring Network festivals continue to work with artists and organisations to engage their local communities in creative ways. This year three main areas of focus have emerged from the ATN partners’ Audience Development plans, showing a strong ambition to carry on with their projects and build on the successes of the past two years. Access  Appetite in Stoke-On-Trent aims to attract people with access needs by including clearer...

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