Meet the Artistic Directorate

30 May 2023

The Artistic Directorate annually invests commissioning funds into a programme of new outdoor shows that go on and tour across England and internationally.

Many of our partners work in areas of low arts engagement and pioneer new forms of creative engagement with and for their communities. From the East End of London, to the countryside of rural Cheshire – Without Walls’ work finds audiences far and wide. Below you can find out more about each of the organisations involved.

Meet the partners

A photographer in the left of the picture hold a camera in front of themselves pictureing an audience sat in an open-sided barn structure at night time.

101 Outdoor Arts

Simon Chatterton - Head of Outdoor Arts

Brighton Festival

Tanya Peters - Head of Artistic Planning

Certain Blacks

Clive Lyttle - Artistic Director

FESTIVAL.ORG (Greenwich + Docklands International Festival)

Bradley Hemmings MBE - Artistic Director

Hat Fair

Andrew Loretto - Artistic Director

Just So Festival

Rowan Cannon & Ellie Nichols - Programme Manager

5 Black people in white Afro-futurism inspired outfits. They are all wearing masks, they are holding poles vertically in front of them while jumping in the air.

Leeds 2023

Emma Beverley - Director of Programmes

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Mark Denbigh - Head of Production & Programme

Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF)

Juliet Hardy - Artistic Director

Timber Festival

Rowan Cannon - Director of Wild Rumpus

Image credits:

Featured image and Banner image – Pravaas, Akademi at NNF ’23 © Justin Jones