Open Call for Green Production Lab residential

5 October 2021

Open Call for the Green Production Lab residential at 101 Outdoor Arts

Exploring the challenges and opportunities for reducing the environmental impacts of outdoor festivals, events, and touring productions

The open call deadline for this opportunity has passed, thank you for your interest, find out more about the Green Production Lab here.

Building on the success of the first Green Production Lab online event, this 3-day residential hosted at 101 Outdoor Arts offers a chance to spend time with peers from across the sector to explore how to understand and reduce carbon impact, build sustainability practice into the heart of your work, and promote sharing and re-use across festival networks.

Image: Acrojou, The Wheel House (c) Steve Edwin Photography

About the programme

This opportunity is designed for production management professionals working across the Outdoor Arts sector who are committed to making sustainable changes to their events and organisations. We are seeking participants who work professionally in a production management role, either freelance or associated with a venue or organisation and have practical and recent work experience in the outdoor arts sector.

Whilst the programme was designed with event organisers in mind, the sessions will also offer useful learning to those working with touring artist companies.

The programme will include practical and informative workshops covering key topics in sustainability practice and coaching and leadership skills, as well as offering space for peer-to-peer discussion and relationship building through informal activities. Participants will also have the chance to check out the latest in sustainable energy technology.

There is no cost to attend the event which is inclusive of accommodation and food provided on site at 101 Outdoor Arts. Additionally, a travel bursary will be available to support the cost of attendance. If you are interested in joining, please complete the short application form by 5 pm on Monday 18th October.

We are interested in attracting a diversity of voices and particularly welcome applications from individuals that are currently under-represented in the sector.

Provisional Itinerary

Participants will need to be available for the full duration of the residential.

Monday 8 November
Arrivals on site to 101 Outdoor Arts from 11.30am
Welcome, introduction and programme outline
Afternoon workshops (2-6pm)
Post evening meal activity
Lunch and evening meal provided.

Tuesday 9 November
Optional morning activity
Workshop sessions (10am-6pm)
Breakfast, lunch, and evening meal provided.

Wednesday 10 November – departures from 1pm
Final session and closing reflections (10-1pm)
Breakfast & a light lunch provided.

Access and Covid


101 Outdoor Arts is an accessible venue. We have accessible parking bays, accommodation, rehearsal spaces and WC facilities. The Lab content can be captioned or signed, audio described and learning resources are available in large print. Please tell 101 Outdoor Arts what support would enable you to fully participate in this opportunity when completing your application.


101 is committed to the safety of our staff and resident artists and has implemented a wide range of measures to ensure that 101 is a Covid secure facility. We are following the safety and hygiene measures for organisations set out by the government in its guidance.

Lateral Flow Testing

In order to attend the Lab we are requesting that everybody undertakes a lateral flow test within 24hours of travelling to 101, with negative result. We would also ask that you do not attend the Lab if you have any symptoms.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining, please see 101 Outdoor Arts’ website here

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