Discover provides opportunities for artists, directors, producers and creatives who are new to outdoor arts to learn more about what it means to make work outdoors.

 

THE 2024 DISCOVER PROGRAMME WILL PROVIDE:

  • Opportunities to find out about what is involved in creating and touring outdoor work.
  • Sessions with producers, directors, programmers and more – working in outdoor arts.
  • Moments to meet more creatives, ask questions and explore ways to constructively develop your own practice or work.
  • Support to identify research and development needs with support from industry experts to progress ideas.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS PASSED.

‘We’re delighted for Discover to return in 2024, giving new creatives and free thinkers the opportunity to meet and connect with other artists, programmers and outdoor professionals to build a foundation for further development in outdoor arts.’

Irene Segura, Head of Artists and International

WHAT TO EXPECT?

This year’s programme will continue be a combination of online and in-person learning, composed of:

Digital Discovery
A self-guided engagement with a number of recorded sessions and masterclasses exploring a range of topics, including
Meet the Artists
Meet the Festivals
Meet the Producers
Meet the Strategic & Partner Organisations

Curated visits to outdoor festivals
Participants will have the opportunity to attend Ensemble Festival in London and Stockton International Riverside Festival in Stockton-on-Tees, with opportunities to discuss and reflect on the shows seen. These visits will also give the cohort the chance to meet with other artists and outdoor professionals.

Online reflection sessions and group discussions
Throughout the programme, the group will come together to reflect on their own practices and learning.

1-1 mentoring sessions
An opportunity to meet with a mentor matched with each participants’ particular needs and interests.

Image credits:
Banner and featured image – Lives of Clay at Timber Festival 2022. © LE65 Photography