10 artists and companies join our annual Blueprint programme, which brings together a diverse mix of in-development outdoor artwork for 2022.
Our yearly Blueprint programme is designed to support research and development costs of new outdoor touring work. As costs continue to increase in all aspects of our lives, early stage support of this kind is more important than ever to allow artists to develop vital new works and continue to challenge the status quo.
Blueprint is one of a number of programmes we have developed to support emerging and established artists to create outdoor work. It celebrates innovation and seeks to expand the possibilities of what outdoor arts can be.
The final selection features some of the most exciting new artists and companies working in outdoor arts. Genres represented include dance; digital installation; contemporary performance; puppetry; and Jatra (Bengali folk-theatre). Themes range from resource scarcity; masculine identity; the cultural commons; honour, chivalry and stupidity; to the weather! This year saw 98 applications, showing the demand for work remains ever popular.
Meet the Blueprint 2022 artists:
Click on any of the project titles to find out more about the artists and companies.
Bangla Folk – Jatra Theatre
Bureau Of Silly Ideas – Pedal Powered Silly Sideshow: The Water Cycle
Chad Taylor – Closer to my Dreams
DARKFIELD – BRILLIANT [working title]
Inspirate – Ancient Giants
Jennifer Jackson with Nickie Miles-Wildin and Kat Joyce – A series of attempts to take up space [working title]
Little Lost Robot – The Uncommons
Out Of Order – Standing High
Patrick Ziza Dance – Domesteeque
Tit for Tat – Knights of Sir Kuss
We will share more about the development of these projects on our website and social media – so connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We would like to thank everyone involved, particularly Arts Council England for giving us the financial means to continue investing in artists to research and develop new work.