Join The Great Outdoors Expedition – New Opportunities for Outdoor Arts in Wales

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Join Articulture on their Great Outdoors Expedition, a series of new and exciting opportunities mapped out across Wales and beyond in 2014, open to all Wales based arts practitioners, funders, development officers, festivals and venues.

Kick starting this Autumn 2013 The Great Outdoors Expedition includes bursaries, networking events, mini encounters and the chance to create new small-scale commissions with high profile arts events. The first is coming up soon – a limited number of bursaries for Wales based artists and arts venues are now available to attend the Independent Street Arts Network’s Biennial Conference in Birmingham this November. An invaluable chance to network with practitioners UK wide and attend talks and seminars presented by a range of high profile speakers.

The Great Outdoors Expedition takes forward the input of over a hundred practitioners who came to The Great Outdoors Conference in 2012 – Wales’ first national conference for outdoor performance. It is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

Exploring the future of outdoors arts in Wales – The Great Outdoors report out now

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Following The Great Outdoors, Wales’ first National Conference for Outdoor Performance in October 2012, a full report is now available online in English here and Welsh here. 

The Great Outdoors was produced by Articulture Wales in collaboration with a range of leading Wales and UK based arts companies and organisations. The event brought together 115 outdoor art practitioners, funders, academics, local authorities, festivals and venues. The aim of the programme was to create opportunity for networking and sharing, as well as sparking debate around the future of outdoor arts in Wales.

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TGO – A big thank you for taking part!

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A big thank you to the 130 dedicated and extraordinary representatives from the world of outdoor performance who came from all corners of Wales, and across the UK, to create a highly positive and productive Great Outdoors 2012!

We are having a well earned rest now, but will be back in a week to collate and share all the photos, films and feedback created…

In the meantime please do post here/email – anything you wish to add post event, so we can include ongoing thoughts and comments.

TGO 2012 – full program and delegate list now available

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The Great Outdoors 2012The Great Outdoors 2012 program and delegate list are now available to download in English here and Welsh here.

At last after long discussions in tents, pubs, portable offices and muddy fields, and several months preparing, we are finally ready for an event that we hope will spark inspiration, connections and new outdoor performance work in Wales. Getting so many people together in one room alone feels like quite a feat! We are really looking forward to seeing what will develop over the day-or-so of enquiry, debate and networking.

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The Great Outdoors 2012 – countdown to deadline to book final places

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One month to go until The Great Outdoors 2012!

The deadline for booking yourself a delegate place is in sight – you have until the 30th September to secure the final places. There has been much meeting, late nights furiously typing, sketching plans and drinking tea to sculpt Wales first national conference for outdoor performance. From late September will be putting up the full programme up our website, as well as the confirmed delegates list. Stay tuned for more updates…


How the great iconic sites of Wales are a great performance stage

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Read how the great iconic sites of Wales are without doubt an incredible performance stage for innovative and awe inspiring shows here – a report from Clare Williams, Cadw’s creative events programmer of Cauldrons & Furnaces, part of Wales Cultural Olympiad. 

Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service. Cauldrons & Furnaces is one strand of the Welsh Government’s Cultural Olympiad activity which has inspired and captured the imagination of young people to engage them with their heritage.

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The Great Outdoors – stellar speaker line up confirmed & tickets now on sale

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Calling all Wales based outdoor Arts Practitioners, Funders, Festivals and Venues, a stellar speaker line up has now been confirmed for The Great Outdoors 2012. They include John McGrath, Director, National Theatre Wales; Orit Azaz, Independent Creative Director including NofitState Circus; Debbie Mullins, Director, Emergency Exit Arts; Elen Ap Roberts, Artistic Director, Arts and Innovation Centre, Pontio; Hugh Edwin Jones, Events Officer, Gwynedd Council; Bridie Doyle, Citrus Arts, Newport and representatives from Arts Council of Wales. More to follow shortly….

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