Déda OffSite programme – Outdoor Arts Development

Transported are pleased to be working with Déda on a new Outdoor Arts Development programme for the Midlands called OffSite.

The 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
  • Work with key regional, nataional and international partners and funding bodies to deliver sessions

Open Network

  • Host a regional network that keeps the sector connected to regional, national and international activities
  • Offer the opportunity to voice and discuss development needs for regional artists
  • Create 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, festival and commissioning partners in the outdoor sector

Commissioning opportunities

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

Test Bed events

  • Create a succession of events that showcase a series of new outdoor productions at the ‘work in progress’ stage
  • Open up new opportunities for audiences, commissioning partners and festival managers to engage with artists at the early stages of the work’s development.