Without Walls Associate Touring Network 2013 – 2015 - Engaging new audiences through Outdoor Arts

Without Walls
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  • Contemporary circus and outdoor arts

Without Walls is a consortium of commissioning festivals, dedicated to supporting inspirational new outdoor work. Since 2007, with the support of Arts Council England and a range of other partners, we have supported over 100 new shows, of all scales and genres, transforming the landscape of outdoor arts in the UK.

The Without Walls Associate Touring Network (ATN), established in 2013 with support from Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Funds, has been a hugely successful extension of our work, touring these shows to a wider network of festivals across the country accompanied by a range of creative audience development projects. Through the combined efforts of the Without Walls team, the festival partners, the artists, and countless festival volunteers, 1.3 million people from all backgrounds and walks of life, have enjoyed free, high quality outdoor performance in their local communities.

As we make plans for our continued development of the ATN, this document is created as a way of evidencing some of the achievements of this work as well as sharing the learning from the first three years of this project.

Find out what went into the huge success of our first ATN project, and how Without Walls reached 3 million people.