Déda OffSite programme – Outdoor Arts Development

18th November 2016

artsNK are pleased to be working with Déda on a new Outdoor Arts Development programme for the Midlands called OffSite.

The programme has been established to develop further opportunities for outdoor artists based in the region. Over its course, the programme looks to create opportunities that take regional talent to the national and international market place whilst representing Déda as a Midlands hub for Outdoor Arts Development.

The programme will run for three years and Year 1 will focus on:

Training and development

  • Four training/workshop sessions, considering a range of components that will benefit the needs of artists and producers in the region
  • Work with key regional, nataional and international partners and funding bodies to deliver sessions

Open Network

  • Host a regional network that keeps the sector connected to regional, national and international activities
  • Offer the opportunity to voice and discuss development needs for regional artists
  • Create a network of creatives that can support each other’s practice, share knowledge & continue to grow the regional outdoor arts scene
  • Networking opportunities to engage with practitioners, festival and commissioning partners in the outdoor sector

Commissioning opportunities

  • Offer a series of small commissions to outdoor artists to continue to support the development of the sector regionally
  • Offer time, space and resources needed to enable artists to flourish creatively

Applications for Seed Funding opportunity NOW OPEN – deadline Friday 2 December

Test Bed events

  • Create a succession of events that showcase a series of new outdoor productions at the ‘work in progress’ stage
  • Open up new opportunities for audiences, commissioning partners and festival managers to engage with artists at the early stages of the work’s development.

Applications for Test Bed Opportunity Now openg – deadline Friday 2 December

A Grants for the Arts Workshop and Launch event are taking place on Thursday 24th November.

OffSite Affiliate organisations are

  • Deby Feste
  • Appetite Stoke
  • SO Festival
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Leicester City Council
  • artsNK
  • Transported


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