Déda 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
- 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
- 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.
Offsite Affiliate organisations
For more information about the OffSite Outdoor Arts Development Programme, please contact:
Phill Hargreaves Creative Producer
Tel: 07702 755705