Open Call – Support for research and development of new outdoor work

Without Walls invites artists and companies to apply for funds through the Blueprint R&D programme. This is designed to support the Research and Development costs of new outdoor touring work for final presentation in 2020 or beyond.  

Blueprint support for Research and Development

Blueprint support is available to enable artists to undertake development for new shows for presentation in 2020, 2021 or later. Without Walls recognises that ambitious new work takes time to bring to fruition and that artists can benefit from the opportunity to explore new ideas as part of the development process, before committing to a production.

This approach can also assist with fundraising for new work, and can be a useful way of engaging commissioners, supporters and partners in new work.

Further information about previous Blueprint projects can be found here.

Eligibility and guidance

  • Without Walls is looking for work from all disciplines and genres, that is innovative and ambitious and challenges the idea of what outdoor arts can be.
  • The planned work must be suitable for outdoor touring and artists should be committed to exploring touring opportunities for the works beyond the Without Walls festivals.
  • Proposals for work could be adaptable in scale, suitable for daytime and / or evening presentation and may also include promenade or processional based elements.
  • Without Walls exists to support the development of new and ambitious work by UK artists; projects can be developed in association with international artists, but the lead partner on the project must be based in the UK.

To Apply

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 10.00h on Monday 28th January 2019.
All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by the 15th of March 2019.

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