Supporting a Sector in Crisis 2020/21 – Annual Report

14 December 2021

Without Walls' 2020/21 Annual Report

We are delighted to share with you our Annual Report for 2020/21.

The year under review was overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the vast majority of Without Walls’ network of festivals unable to go ahead, and the majority of artists and companies unable to perform or present work. This report sets out the ways in which we met our objectives set at the start of 2020 and our recovery plans for 2021.


Featured image: Bonded by Alleyne Dance © Lidia Crisafulli

What people said about our work in 2020/21

“The power of this artwork is that it gives people an opportunity to pause and to reflect, for those who may be experiencing grief. For me, the sound of it, the passion of it, the almost violence of it, gives you an opportunity to express some of those painful feelings in a really safe, comforting and held way.”

NHS Arts Curator on In Memoriam

“Great session, interesting [to hear] different perspectives again which is so helpful, and again to hear the challenges! My best take away from here was ‘what is the measure of your success’: I loved this, and it has really stayed with me.”

Discover 2021 Participant