Expanding the possibilities with Blueprint 2021

7 May 2021

From the intimate to the epic large scale, we are excited to announce the 11 artists and companies selected as part of Blueprint 2021.

Comprehensive research and development is vital for companies looking to make new work; our Blueprint scheme is designed to support R&D costs of new outdoor touring work. It celebrates innovation and looks to expand the possibilities of what outdoor arts can be.

Blueprint is a part of our advances in the staging of outdoor arts across the UK, enabling artists and companies to develop new approaches to making work.

The final selection sees many established companies looking to continue to develop new approaches to their work and take exciting risks in the Outdoor sector. This year saw 116 applications to the scheme showing the increased demand for work that can exist safely outdoors in a post-Covid landscape.

Meet the Blueprint 2021 artists

Click on any of the project titles to find out more about the artists and companies.

Air Giants – Unfurl

Akademi – Pravaas

China Plate Theatre – Bus Boycott

Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre – Look Mum, No Hands!

Fatt Projects – Big Gay Disco Bike 

Francesca Baglione / Miss High Leg Kick – Eau de Memoire

Lucy Bradley – The Promise an Operatic Adaptation

Mark Murphy – A Thousand Stories High

Theatre Témoin – FLOOD

Thingumajig Theatre – A la Puppet Carte

Unlimited Theatre and Upswing – Space to Fly

Read our full press release here