Welcome to NASA UK

The UK’s National Association of Street Artists

A network of creative practitioners making live arts outside

COVID-19 Statement

NASA-UK is a membership organisation of artists, performers, designers and makers who create work for outdoor contexts, both urban and rural, like arts and commercial festivals, community events and shopping centres etc.

The impact of the COVID-19 virus pandemic poses an existential threat to our whole sector. Events will be cancelled. Funding and sponsorship promises will not be able to be met. As artists who have little or no financial security, we face collapse of our income just as we enter what is usually our main earning months. It will have a devastating impact on us as well as on many companies and organisations who employ us.

We welcome Arts Council England’s advice for funded arts organisations to ‘honour contracts agreed with freelancers and artists and to think about what help you can offer your communities.’ We would also ask that organisations help mitigate the loss of income by:

• paying full fees for cancelled contracts where possible, in line with ACE recommendations
• offering postponements where possible
• making staged payments that enable us some income over the coming months
• looking to ways in which we can work outside of specific event delivery dates – an increased focus on R&D for example.

This is the time to look after each other. We are integrally linked. An ecosystem. The weight of cancellations and postponements cannot fall too heavily on individual artists.

We ask that our stakeholders consider the ways they can exercise a duty of care for freelance practitioners and small companies, both those with and without regular funding who are the engine of this critical and vulnerable arts sector, and actively negotiate with artists they work with to discuss what solutions and support are possible.

Our work is at the heart of the outdoor event industry and for a tiny percentage of the public purse invested in arts and culture we deliver massive impact. Most don’t have regular funding, some no funding at all, and few have reserves to cushion the hardship coming our way. Even postponements will have major knock-on effects and cause critical cash-flow problems. Rent, mortgage, living costs and bills will continue even as all our work is disappearing.

We also welcome ACE’s intention to ‘refocus some grant programmes to help compensate individual artists and freelancers for lost earnings’ and we look forward to further communication with ACE to ensure the needs of our sector are understood and recognised, and that self employed artists are able to access financial support to ensure their businesses survive.
NASA UK will be collecting case studies and data from its members and supporting the sector with further guidance and representation.

NASA UK’s Steering Group: On behalf of it’s members and the wider artist community.


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!

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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-UK currently has 104 Members.

Newest NASA Members

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
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If you can’t remember your password;

  • click “Lost your password”.
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Twitter  @nasauk

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 4:01am
TODAY at 11:30am! Join us online for conversation, reflection, and action.
Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 10:36am
Breaking news: it's already June...
Also, our next Zoom is on Wednesday! Details in the link. #outdoorindoors #nasauk #streetartists

Monday, June 1st, 2020 at 7:57am
Mini 'festival' outside my house complete with vegetable outfit, social distancing, naturally. Everyday I do a new piece of fruit or veg art in my window. This chap appeared this week🍎

@EEALondon @OutdoorArtsUK @NASAUK

#outdoorarts #floi #covidcourgette #lockedoutstreetacts https://t.co/UiHO84CQwd
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Today, we're super excited to launch our online #FIELDresidency, with £1,000 support for 10 freelance creative practitioners in the north of England to take part.
Details: https://www.twodestinationlanguage.com/curation/field
Thanks to #NationalLottery @ace_north
@TNLUK @ace_national @dcms
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