Four Nations Outdoor Arts Bursary #OpenOut2022

By 15th April 2022Uncategorised

Four Nations Outdoor Arts Bursary
Application deadline: Friday 29th April at 5pm

As part of #OpenOut2022, Articulture, in collaboration with Surge, are offering artists based in Wales the opportunity to apply for a new bursary and artist development opportunity Four Nations Outdoor Arts Bursary (formerly ‘Create & Tour – UK & Ireland’).

Full Details

Bursaries will be awarded to applicants from Scotland, England, Wales and Éire. The aim is to create a selection of new outdoor arts pieces which will tour to festivals in all four nations in summer 2022: Surge Festival (Scotland), Spraoi (Ireland in partnership with ISACS), Green Man (Wales in partnership with Articulture) and Out There (England in partnership with Outdoor Arts UK).

The selected artists/companies will receive a budget of £5000 towards the creation of the proposed outdoor arts piece, professional mentoring from the festivals and each of the partnership networks and a three-day residency at Out There Arts in Great Yarmouth. Travel, accommodation and per diems are provided for the tour.


* Present an idea for a new small-scale outdoor arts performance piece,
* Have between 1-3 performers in the piece (all artists must be confirmed by applicant before applying),
* Be suitable for performance in urban and green field spaces,
* All performers must be available for the residency in Great Yarmouth (30 May – 2 June),

All performers must also be available for all four festivals:
* 29 – 31 July (Spraio, Ireland and Surge Festival, Scotland)
* 18 – 21 August (Green Man, Wales)
* 16 – 18 September (Out There, England)

We will offer:

* Professional mentoring in creation, producing, marketing and guerrilla filmmaking, provided by Articulation Scotland, Articulture (Wales), ISACS (Ireland), Outdoor Arts UK, Out There (England), Spraoi Studios (Ireland) and Surge (Scotland),
* £5000 budget for creation costs,
* £100 per day fee (per artist) at the festivals,
* Contributions towards travel, accommodation and per diems.

To apply:

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in the outdoor arts.

For artists based in Wales, please send a short proposal (approx. 500 words) and a short bio for each performer/collaborator (approx. 100 words each) to Carys Mol on

Your application can be made in whichever format is most accessible for you – that could be the written word, a short video or a voice recording.

The Welsh application deadline is 5pm on Friday 29th April.

For artists based in England see here.
For artists based in Scotland see here.

If you have any questions, contact Carys Mol on or phone / text / WhatsApp on 07504 501 507.

#OpenOut2022 is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Articulture and the Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium.

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