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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – anything you wish to add post event, so we can include ongoing thoughts and comments.
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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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…
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.
We love Adain Avion – mobile art space, social sculpture and travelling time capsule thats migrating across Wales in the next few weeks. What better platform for outdoor performance than a big ole plane fuselage? Artists in residence include Citrus Arts, one of our key speakers at The Great Outdoors 2012. Visit here for details….bon voyage….
We are Annie, Sam, Julie Ann and Rosie, reclining here under bunting in front of Y Plas in Machynlleth, Powys, our office and beautiful venue for our up and coming event this Oct – The Great Outdoors 2012.
Together we have 90 years of community arts experience between us (aye indeed we’ve seen a thing or two!). You can read more about our adventures here
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….
We are proud to announce that The Great Outdoors 2012 – Wale’s First National Conference for Outdoor Performance – will be taking place in Mid Wales this coming October.
The Great Outdoors aims to bring together outdoor arts practitioners, funders, festivals and venues to share and develop ideas and forge collaborations to create new work.
This ground breaking event is being produced with support and input from Arts Council Wales, Independent Street Arts Network, National Theatre Wales, Walk The Plank, Citrus Arts, Emergency Exit Arts, and NoFitState Circus, Small World Theatre and South Wales Intercultural Community Arts (SWICA).