Outdoor Arts Test Bed

Test Beds are one of the new initiatives in the OffSite Artist Development programme, allowing Artists the opportunity to test work and gain valuable feedback from audience members and industry professionals prior to taking work out on tour.

We hope that the process will allow artists making work for the outdoors the chance to reflect throughout the development period and provide audience insight through feedback.

We are seeking 2 - 4 Midlands based Artists/Companies who are looking for an opportunity to test early stage ideas with a live audience. Further information can be found below:

  • The Artist/Company must present between 5 – 20mins of a piece that is in the early stages of development
  • The presentation will happen at Déda and will be open to the general public and an invited audience of varying ages, ethnicity and gender
  • The space available will be the Déda Theatre (performance area of 9m x 9m x 4.5m)
  • The scheduled date is currently Friday 27th January 2017
  • Travel support is available pending further discussions

To apply please complete the attached application form and return this to Déda’s Creative Producer Phil Hargreaves by 9th December 2016.

For further information please feel free to contact Phil Hargreaves on the information outlined below:


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 market place whilst representing Déda as a Midlands hub for Outdoor Arts Development.



Deadline: Friday 9 December 2016