Are We Nearly There Yet? presented by HandMade Theatre

Seedfunded and supported by Offsite.

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Seedfunded and supported by Offsite.


Déda OffSite Programme – Outdoor Arts Development

OffSite Year 3 – Outdoor Arts Development

2019 sees the return of the OffSite programme, aiming to build on our success over the last two years and encourage further development of the outdoor performance sector across the Midlands.

This year’s programme has been established based on feedback from the sector. It will offer further opportunities for artists/producers/practitioners based in the Midlands who are interested in, working in, or who are currently developing work for an outdoor context.

Offsite also offers opportunities for venues/festivals/events across the region the chance to come together to share knowledge and resources - whilst pin pointing challenges, within the regional sector and identifying how we turn them into opportunities collaboratively.

Over the course of this year’s programme, we look to work with broad range of regional partners to create opportunities that take regional talent to the national and international market place.

The Offsite Year 3 Programme will include:

Training and development

  • A curated workshop programme, providing opportunities to grow and develop artistic practices in safe environments.
  • Workshops include:
    • Making your work accessible – outdoor focus
    • Producing
    • Dramaturgy in outdoor performances

Open network

  • Regional Festivals/Presenters/Programmers meetings X3 times in the year: 
    • January 2019 – Friday 18th January 2019
    • April 2019 – Date TBC hosted by Wild Rumpus
    • September 2019 – Friday 27th September - Festé
  • At the above events, opportunities for wider networking with artists across the region.
  • Travel Grants to attend key national networking events (TBC).

Seed Funded Projects

  • A series of seed funding opportunities to outdoor artists to continue to increase the range and quality of work created in the region.
  • Offer the time, space and resources needed to enable artists to flourish creatively

Test bed events

  • Provide opportunities for artists across the region to test work at key regional events including partner festival programmes & during the 2019 Festé programme.
Offsite 2019 Commissions
We are delighted to announce five wonderful pieces of work now supported and seed funded by #OffSite:

Offsite Affiliate organisations

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

Phill Hargreaves

Creative Producer

Tel: 07702 755705

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