Webinar: the journey back to the outdoors, programming Outdoor Arts events in times of COVID-19

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A webinar exploring the emerging new approaches to curating and programming outdoor events following the COVID-19 outbreak

Without Walls and Arts by The Sea Festival on Wednesday 7 October hosted The journey back to the outdoors: Programming Outdoor Arts events in times of COVID-19 webinar which explored the emerging new approaches to curating and programming outdoor events following the COVID-19 outbreak.

This session was part of a wider body of work looking at safe ways of returning outdoor arts to our towns and cities. You can find a recording of a previous webinar, Delivering COVID-secure Outdoor Eventshere.

This session is organised as a timely opportunity to reflect on alternative festival models which programmers are taking forwards, following the delivery of the reformatted Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival (25 September – 4 October), Newham Unlocked (14-16 August) and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (28 August – 12 September).

The session also invited two artists to talk about their creative responses to the new context.

Speakers include:

  • Amy Grundy, Creative Coordinator, Arts By The Sea Festival / From the Fields
  • Bradley Hemmings MBE, Artistic Director, FESTIVAL.ORG / Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
  • Clive Lyttle, Artistic Director, Certain Blacks
  • Luke Jerram, Artist
  • Vicki Amedume, Artistic Director, Upswing

Watch the recording of the webinar below.

Image: To Me, To You by Wired Aerial Theatre at Arts by the Sea Festival 2019 © Scott Salt