Join us in September for our Virtual Symposium: Creating Environmentally Sustainable Outdoor Work

10 September 2020

We are partnering with Wild Rumpus, the team behind Artistic Directorate partner Just So Festival, to hold the second event in the Without Walls’ Creative Lab programme, a series of creative laboratories designed to allow for in depth examination of identified sector topics. The outcomes and learning from each laboratory will be documented and shared with all Without Walls partners and the wider sector. 

For this Creative Lab, Without Walls is working with network member Wild Rumpus to deliver an event which will focus on the special challenges and opportunities around reducing carbon impacts in outdoor contexts, supporting outdoor practitioners to explore creative approaches to embedding Environmental Sustainability into their practice. The format of the Creative Lab is a 1-day virtual symposium, open to all, followed by a 3-day artist residential taking place on site at Wild Rumpus’ woodland space The Forge, Cheshire, giving participants access to the unique range of facilities including creation, fabrication and living facilities.

The online symposium will take place on 21 September, 9.45am – 5.50pm (BST) and is open to all.

This one-day online event will bring together speakers from both in and out of the sector to share radical and reflective advice, case studies and approaches to embedding sustainability across three panel discussions. The programme is aimed at artists, makers, producers and festivals working in and interested in outdoor arts practice in its widest forms, that wish to explore a multi-faceted view of sustainability in relation to producing or touring work.

Main image: Ghost Caribou by Thingumajig Theatre at Just So 2019 © Samuel Mills