Without Walls, the consortium of seven of the UK's leading outdoor festivals, is inviting proposals from artists and companies in need of support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work for presentation in 2015.
Without Walls is interested in seeing proposals from UK artists/companies working in all disciplines, and will judge applications on artistic merit, but is particularly interested in applications that meet one or more of three key agendas: innovation, risk and new boundaries (artists experimenting with new ideas and techniques, digital technology and ambitious material); small-scale work (suitable for a variety of settings both urban and rural); culturally diverse and deaf and disabled artists (work that is led by and features culturally diverse & deaf and disabled artists).
Proposals must be from UK artists/companies; international artists can be part of proposed projects but the lead partner must be based in the UK. Projects should be available for touring in 2015 and 2016 (at Without Walls member festivals and associate festivals, as well as to other events) and should be suitable both for civic/urban spaces and park sites / rural locations. Without Walls has already identified one large-scale project to support in 2015, making it 'very unlikely' they will support another large-scale show.
Without Walls has commissioning funds to support the creation of work, but normally funds 20-60% of the total cost of a project. As Without Walls is funded through Grants for the Arts, projects that have already received G4A support are not eligible for commissioning funds but can still apply for touring support.
For more information and to apply see here. Deadline for submissions is 2 October 2014 at 5pm. Shortlisted projects will be notified the week of 27 October 2014. Supported projects will be informed the week of 8 December 2014, and the presentation of supported work begins May 2015.