Work with us

Partnerships are at the heart of Without Walls; whether you are a festival interested in working with us, an organisation looking to co-commission an outdoor project or a corporate business looking for a creative outlet for your messages and to expand your reach we'd love to hear from you

Ways of working with us

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on our cultural sector, with the ongoing closure of theatres and venues having repercussions across all arts and creative industries.

We stand together with artists, venues, theatres and other practitioners and ask that Government intervenes now to secure the future of the UK’s arts and culture sector and the livelihood of those working in it.

We recognise the need to work together; if any venues want to talk to us about the practicalities of working in public spaces or outdoors, please email 

We run a series of open calls across the year that give artists the chance to propose projects to us. We accept proposals from artists and companies of any discipline, providing that the work is created for the public space.

We offer artists the chance to apply for commissioning support as well as R&D investment through our blueprint strand.

We recently appointed new festivals to the Artistic Directorate through an open call in 2020.

If you are a England based festival wanting to join the Artistic Directorate, please contact to discuss our future plans.

If you’re looking for a co-commissioner please click the relevant tab below.

We welcome expressions of interest from new and developing outdoor festivals or any venues, local authorities or organisations who would like to join the Creative Development Network (CDN) on a rolling basis.

The network aims to act as a ‘festival incubator’; supporting emerging festivals or arts organisations taking the first steps into presenting outdoor arts events. It affords partners the opportunity to develop a relationship with Without Walls as a means of finding out more about the Outdoor Arts sector, networking with peers, and seeking advice on the development of their outdoor programmes.

For more information about the network and how to apply please contact Anais Biaux at

Without Walls is a co-commissioner of innovative outdoor work. if you would like to talk to us about a project you have invested in that meets our artistic priorities please contact

Other ways you can work with us:

We work in partnership with many different organisations to nurture and develop ambitious new outdoor work. Since 2007 we have commissioned and supported more than 200 new outdoor projects by UK companies, many of which have toured widely in the UK and internationally and we have delivered these projects in partnership with lots of different co-commissioners and partners.