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Expression of interest for festivals and arts organisations wishing to join the Without Walls Associate Touring Network: 2016 – 2018

We are looking for up to 8 partners to join the Associate Touring Network: 2016 – 2018. Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Funds, this project was launched in 2013 with the aims of extending the reach of the existing Without Walls programme and delivering an ambitious programme of Audience Development initiatives, ensuring that diverse audiences across England have access to the highest quality UK outdoor work.

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A High Street Odyssey by Inspector Sands © Clara Lou Photography

The Project

In each year of the project, Associate Partners will be invited to choose a selection of shows from the Without Walls back catalogue, at a highly subsidised rate. Festivals will also be expected to deliver an ambitious programme of Audience Development activities alongside their programme, for which they will receive financial support from Without Walls. More Information

Priorities for Without Walls Associate Touring Network

Our priority is to find new partners who can demonstrate the following;


Faust by Southpaw Dance Company © Clara Lou Photography

✦ Ability to offer a performance platform for selected outdoor performances in the context of a professional festival or events programme in England
✦ A minimum 2 year – preferably 3 year – commitment to the project
✦ Commitment to booking a minimum of 3 shows per year from the Without Walls back catalogue
✦ Commitment to delivering an ambitious programme of Audience Development activities over 3 years linked to the Without Walls programme
✦ Commitment to delivering a consultative audience research project into the festival’s audiences and to share the results with the project partners
✦ Attendance at a minimum of 3 meetings per year and additional activities as required. This would be the organisation’s Artistic Director / Programmer or Marketing/Audience Development representative(s)
✦ Commitment to working collaboratively with the rest of the ATN members and Without Walls festivals

It is a priority of the Strategic Touring scheme to support activities in areas with relatively low levels of attendance and participation.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered as a member of the Without Walls ATN please read theGuidance Notes carefully and return the Expression of Interest Form toinfo@withoutwalls.uk.com by Friday 17th July, 5pm.

More Information:

For more information about this opportunity please visit the Without Walls website, where you can view and download the Guidance Notes and Expression of Interest Form.

For a complete overview of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network and its impact so far, please click here.

Members of the Without Walls Team will be attending the following festivals and events this summer; please feel to contact us if you wish to arrange a time to discuss this opportunity or learn more about the work of Without Walls and the Associate Touring Network;

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2015: 26th – 28th June (Greenwich Fair) and 29th June – 4th July (Dancing City)
SO Festival, Skegness: 3rd – 5th July
SpareParts, Fleetwood: 19th July
Stockton International Riverside Festival: 30th July – 2nd August
Festival d’Aurillac, France: 19th – 22nd August
Big Feast, Appetite, Stoke on Trent: 28th – 30th August
Summer in Southside, Birmingham Hippodrome: 29th – 30th August
Freedom Festival, Hull: 4th – 6th September
FiraTàrrega, Spain: 11th -13th September
Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth: 18th – 20th September
Derby Festé: 26th – 27th September

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