Without Walls Mid-point review

The story so far of our success as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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We are delighted to share with you the Without Walls Mid-point review.

This record of achievement illustrates the impact of our work from April 2018 to March 2020, the first half of our life as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Within its pages is a snapshot of the work that we’re doing together to develop and support the Outdoor Arts sector in England, creating commissioning and research opportunities for artists to innovate, experiment and tour and for audiences to take part in high-quality arts experiences.

Impact of our work so far

“Being part of the Without Walls consortium has allowed Leicester City Council to deliver more outdoor art activity for our constituents and to develop links with other local authorities and arts organisations. Having access to a catalogue of touring outdoor shows which fit our open spaces allows us much easier access to high quality performances.”

Theo Crew, Leicester City Council

“It has helped us hugely, provided us with many more contacts and has helped us really take a massive step to be involved in the outdoor sector. Without this opportunity we would not have been in a position to make this show and have such an opportunity at such prestigious festivals.”

Ockham’s Razor (2018)

Looking forward

This report is being published after one of our most extraordinary years. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced a complete re-think of the whole way in which we make and present art. The relationships that we have with audiences have become more precious than ever. The whole Without Walls network is committed to getting the amazing work that artists have created back on the streets and in front of audiences in a way that is safe and supportive for everyone.

We are an open and forward-thinking group with collaborative working at the core of what we do. We want to have conversations with organisations with an interest in artist support, artist development and the presentation of fantastic outdoor work.

Get in touch with our Programme Manager David Morgan at david@xtrax.org.uk to explore how we can work together.