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Next event: Marketing  - Outdoor Arts

Thursday 23 March 1 - 4.30pm


14924752173_2ccdd66e32_k.jpgDéda OffSite Programme – Outdoor Arts Development

OffSite is the new artist development programme run by Déda to follow on from the published evaluation of On Site (2013).

The programme has been established to develop further opportunities for outdoor artists based in the region. Over its course, the programme looks to create opportunities that take regional talent to the national and international marketplace whilst representing Déda as a Midlands hub for Outdoor Arts Development.

The Offsite Programme will run for three years and Year 1 will focus on:

Training and development

  • Four training/workshop sessions, considering a range of components that will benefit the needs of artists and producers in the region
  • Working with key regional, national and international partners & funding bodies to deliver sessions

Open network

  • Hosting a regional network that keeps the sector connected to regional, national and international activities
  • Offering the opportunity to voice and discuss development needs for regional artists
  • Creating a network of creatives that can support each other's practice, share knowledge & continue to grow the regional outdoor arts scene
  • Networking opportunities to engage with practitioners, festivals and commissioning partners in the outdoor sector

Commissioning opportunities

  • Offering a series of small commissions to outdoor artists to continue to support the development of the sector regionally
  • Offering time, space and resources needed for enable artists to flourish creatively

Test bed events

  • Creating a succession of events that showcase a series of new outdoor productions at the 'work in progress' stage
  • Opening up new opportunities for audiences, commissioning partners & festival managers to engage with artists at the early stages of the work's development

Year 1 will focus on regional development with an ambition to widen the remit to include national and international work in Years 2 and 3.

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NEXT EVENT: Marketing – Outdoor Arts

‘Marketing – Outdoors Arts is the second Outdoor Arts focused workshop as part of the OffSite programme to be hosted by Imagineer Productions in Coventry. The session is aimed at artists across the Midlands and will take a broad look at arts marketing, with a particular focus on the outdoor arts sector.

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of selling & promoting outdoor work. This session is a chance for the guest speakers Xtrax, Imagineer Productions and Appetite Stoke to talk further about their experiences with marketing, audiences, some helpful do’s and don’ts and guidance on how we can be better at marketing as a sector.

With diverse representation round the table from artists, producers and festivals, this is a great opportunity to see things from a new perspective.

We have 30 places available for the workshop with further information on location, date and time outlined below:

Location Unit 4 Sandy Lane Business Park, Sandy Lane, Coventry CV1 4DQ

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Date Thursday 23rd March 2017

Time 1pm – 4.30pm

To sign up, please email Phil Hargreaves

We look forward to seeing you soon!


For more information about the OffSite Outdoor Arts Development Programme, please contact:

Phill Hargreaves Creative Producer

Tel: 07702 755705