OutdoorArtsUK is a national membership, networking and strategic organisation that aims to bring together the many diverse parts of the Outdoor Arts sector. We are an Arts Council England funded National Portfolio Organisation.
OutdoorArtsUK celebrates the wonderful work, amazing talent and tremendous achievements of the brilliant individuals, companies and organisations working in this most accessible of art forms.
We believe that Outdoor Arts are a vital and unique part of our cultural ecology and offer the broadest possible access to public engagement with the arts. The work challenges and entertains; it is our most inclusive and empowering art form; it captivates communities, and inspires innovation and cohesion. The Outdoor Arts sector, joyously liberated from buildings, is key to effecting social change and opening up culture with challenging, engaging and sometimes confrontational work. And they do really great fireworks.
OutdoorArtsUK advocates for Outdoor Arts across cultural, governmental, public funding and private funding arenas.
We develop the sector by providing practical information on good working practices and offer advice and guidance for new and experienced practitioners. We commission valuable reports and share important statistics to help our members make ever stronger cases for supporting the work.
We encourage creative and beneficial connections between members and keep them informed of opportunities and funding possibilities. We visit festivals and events to hold a comprehensive knowledge of the latest national and international Outdoor Arts work and keep an eye out for emerging artists.
We provide up-to-date information about professional training and development events and also offer comprehensive listings of what’s on where and when.
- Mixed Media
- Musical Theatre
- Street Arts
- Sector Support Organisation