Without Walls is looking for artists and companies working on early and mid-stage projects to support through the Blueprint R&D programme. This support is for work intended for presentation from 2022 at the earliest.
(14/01/2021: The deadline for this open call has now passed, thank you for your interest in this opportunity. For information about Blueprint see our dedicated page here)
We believe that artists need time and critical resources to turn their ideas into a reality and that’s why we think it’s important to invest now into ambitious outdoor arts projects for the future.
Since its inception in 2018, Blueprint has supported the creation of 33 shows, with many going on to become fully realised productions that have toured across the UK and internationally.
Many of our previous Blueprint artists and companies have found that our R&D support has given them the time and space to test and scale-up their ideas, the chance to part of a growing community of outdoor art specialists and as a useful platform for assisting with further fundraising and engaging new supporters and commissioners for their work.
We will also be sharing a guidance video in the coming weeks with a member of the selection panel and one of our current Blueprint artists – you can submit questions about Blueprint for our panel at the bottom of this page.
To explore our previous Blueprint projects click here.
Deadline for submission of all proposals: 17.00h on Friday 8th January 2021.
Notification of supported projects: By end of March 2021.
Projects that intend to request creation support from Without Walls for presentation and touring in 2022 will need to complete their R&D process by August 2021.
Projects that intend to request creation support from Without Walls for 2023 onwards will need to complete their R&D process by August 2022.
For more details and information please visit our dedicated page here.