Without Walls Open Call for 2018
Without Walls invites artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2018 and 2019. In addition, Without Walls invites proposals for R&D support for outdoor work that may take place over a longer time scale.
In June 2017 Arts Council England recognised Without Walls’ 10-year track record of success by awarding the organisation NPO funding from 2018 to 2022. This will enable Without to plan projects on a longer-term basis, and to develop partnerships with a range of organisations to support the development of ambitious outdoor arts projects.
As a result of this huge vote of confidence in the outdoor arts sector. Without Walls is delighted to announce some new initiatives for our 2018 commissioning round:
1. Open Call for commissions and touring support
Artists are invited to submit proposals for the next round of Without Walls commissions, for new outdoor arts projects in any form which will premiere and tour in 2018. (You can also submit proposals for projects planned for 2019, though you may wish to consider requesting support for Research & Development for these projects.)
As part of this call, we are delighted to announce a new partnership with International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) for The Big Idea – a Co-commission between Without Walls and IDFB to develop a new dance work that will be presented at IDFB in June 2018 as well as touring to Without Walls festivals. More information about International Dance Festival Birmingham can be found here.
2. Research & Development support
Without Walls recognises the importance of research and development in the creation of new and ambitious projects. As part of our longer-term planning Without Walls will invest in early or mid stage research on projects that may come to fruition in 2019 or beyond.
Please see the separate proposal form for our R&D strand.
TO DOWNLOAD THE BRIEFS AND FOR FULL INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE http://www.withoutwalls.uk.com/without-walls-open-call-for-2018/