Welcome to NASA UK

The UK’s National Association of Street Artists

A network of creative practitioners making live arts outside

COVID-19 Risk Assessment considerations

An evolving document supporting those working in outdoor arts to develop COVID-19 safe working practices. This is version 3 produced 1st July 2020. Please view and download here:


Created by Mike Herbert of Showsmiths Event Safety Services with support from Outdoor Arts UK.

NASA UK’s Covid-19 Statement


Two great new initiatives from NASA UK

Walk and Talk


Artist Led Zoom Commission

Walk and TalkWhat is it?

A ‘buddy system’ to encourage people to connect and support each other in a more focused way – over the phone, 1 on 1, perhaps once a week. This is voluntary and requires you to sign up to be paired with someone. Great if you’re feeling a bit disconnected, struggling to get your tasks done or feel stuck and could use someone to report back to about your progress.

Artist Led Zoom CommissionWhat is it?

Thanks to the ACE Emergency funding grant, we are able to pay 12 NASA-UK members to lead 1 hour workshops via zoom. The fee for each facilitating artist is £100.

How to apply

Email zoom@nasauk.org with the subject “I’m interested!”

Find a Professional Artist or Company

Look at our List of Members or our Map of Members or download The Yearbook 2016 which shows you 95 + Companies & Artists

Click on this image to get the pdf (4.5mb)NASA UK Yearbook 2016 image


Membership costs

£20 a year for individual or Company
£10 for Students
£50 for an NPO-funded Company

What do you get?
  • Your company profile on this website, linked to your website.
  • Added to the Map of Members.
  • Join our email group.
  • Use of the NASA UK logo on your promo.
  • Ask NASA for help or advice on issues.
  • Engage with other members.
  • Have more fun!

read more here…

What we do

NASA UK is a membership organisation, run by its members. It aims to support and develop the professional practice of UK based outdoor artists by:
  • Sharing information and opportunities.
  • Running network, learning and sharing events.
  • Offering a forum for peer support and discussion of current issues.
  • Undertaking research and professional developmental projects.
  • Advocating for the sector and networking with key organisations.
  • Engaging in national strategy and policy discussions.

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NASA’s Steering Group is 12 strong reflecting a broad experience of Artists and Companies working in Outdoor Arts across the UK

Sue Auty (Whalley Range All Stars)
Mandy Dike (And Now)
Beka Haigh (Frolicked)
Chris Squire (Impossible Arts)
Paschale Straiton (Red Herring)
Kim Tilbrook
Garth Williams (Safety Catch)
Mel Stevens (Aim To Fly)
Martine Frost (Festive Road)
Gareth Price-Baghurst (The Fabularium)
James MacPherson( Artizani)

Members Log-In

Log-in here to access the Members’ Area
You’ll get prompted to ‘try logging in’
If you can’t remember your password;

  • click “Lost your password”.
  • Use your email address to get a reset.
  • Check your email and reset


Twitter  @nasauk

Monday, October 12th, 2020 at 3:51am
📢 We’ve got six vacancies for Senior Relationship Managers who will help us deliver the Cultural Investment Fund.

We’re looking for strong communicators and creative thinkers with people and project management skills.

Apply by Sunday 18 October > https://t.co/yNzK3IfA3l
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 2:32pm
#workshop announcement! Creative technology applied to dance, music, and improvising with audiences with Jess + Mitch from Sound Catchers. Oct 15th. Find out more here:


#outdoorarts #creativedevelopment
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 5:50am
We had a great time on Sunday 😎

Two great shows with aerialist & contortionist Samara Casewell, Frank Wittering & his explosions, @madamezucchini, Maynard Flip Flap & @TheBillyButton

Plus live music from Chris Coates AND sunshine🌞

See you very soon 🤞

#cabaret #outdoorarts https://t.co/tWSrxzUfwJ
NASAUK photo

18 hours ago

Kitty O'Blitherin

Kitty O'Blitherin, Milly Jackdaw and Donna Males took their new walkabout show - "The Brilliant, Resilient, Safely Distanced Damsels / Yr Herlodesi Gwydn a Gwych" to the streets of Aberystwyth in August/September this year. This show was funded by the Arts Council Wales National Lottery Stabilisation Fund, and was designed to be adaptable to COVID conditions. The show consisted of safely distanced interactions with the public, along with set pieces and original songs, "Bringing joy to the streets!" (Cambrian News). More info here: https://kittyoblitherin.weebly.com/current-projects.html ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago


Looking forward to this today. See you at 3:30! If you're just seing this or haven't received a link, send an email to zoom@nasauk.org ! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Tony Lidington

Learn about David Walliams' showman heritage in a new episode of the series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' - BBC1, 19th October at 9pm.
I get to tell him all about being a 19th century busking barrel organist... it was filmed on location in Portsmouth, on the last day before lockdown.
Do let me know what you think and share widely! 😁
Here's a link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000npqt
Stay safe and keep it real...
Your Ever-Loving,
Uncle Tacko!
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4 weeks ago


Workshop announcement! Woohoo! Excited to be hosting Sound Catchers on October 15th! https://www.facebook.com/events/689383471676525/ ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago



So some of our members have been very busy with Cirque Bijou creatively thanking the NHS whilst socially distancing.

#WeMakeEvents #CirqueBijou #SaveTheArts #LoveTheArts #LoveTheNHS #WeMakeShows
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In 2015 and 2016,  for specific projects. We’re not an NPO!

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