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Behind the Scenes: Walk the Plank’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Journey. Blog 3 – marketing, communications and recruitment

In the final of three blogs sharing Walk the Plank‘s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) journey, their Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, Tanica Powell takes us through how the marketing team has championed and actioned their DEIB values.  

Published: 2024 | Resource type: Case studies

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Family audiences: inclusive practice for outdoor events

In this Family Arts Campaign webinar, Alex Covell, Access Producer for shares practical tools and tips that support inclusive practices for families at outdoor events.

Published: 2023 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Behind the Scenes: Zara, Mind the Gap. Blog 3 – Paul Wilshaw

In the final of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Mind the Gap‘s latest production Zara, their Intern Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw takes us though his experiences as a learning disabled practitioner.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Behind the Scenes: Zara, Mind the Gap. Blog 2 – Lisa Mallaghan

In the second of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Mind the Gap‘s latest production Zara, their Senior Producer Lisa Mallaghan explores their partnership with Walk the Plank and follows the process from the initial idea to the production going on sale.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Behind the Scenes: Zara, Mind the Gap. Blog 1 – Julia Skelton

In the first of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Mind the Gap‘s latest production Zara, their Executive Director Julia Skelton opens up the process of creating a large-scale outdoor project that illuminates the stories and challenges faced by learning-disabled parents.

Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Outdoor Arts Audience Report

Outdoor Arts Audience Report 2018

This report has been produced by The Audience Agency in partnership with Outdoor Arts UK. “The work challenges and entertains; it is our most inclusive and empowering art form; it captivates communities and inspires innovation and cohesion.” Outdoor Arts UK

Published: 2018 | Resource type: Research

Outdoor Arts research into audiences

This report provides an overview of the research undertaken into audiences for the outdoor arts sector (OA) as part of Audience Finder. The Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN) has been our main partner for this work and has acted as an adviser, interpreter and disseminator of the project.

Published: 2015 | Resource type: Research


How ‘The Sultan’s Elephant’ shows us the power of the arts

Helen Marriage uses ‘The Sultan’s Elephant’, performed on the streets of central London in 2006, to bring to life the importance of creating an unmissable experience and inspiring an emotional response in an audience. She argues that the fact that a million people came to watch the same thing provides a sense of how powerful ... Read more

Published: 2008 | Resource type: article

Access toolkit for use by outdoor arts and street art organisations

This comprehensive access toolkit from the Independent Street Arts Network sets the context for of policy around access for all and the laws around access. It covers every aspect from actions before the event, to working with deaf and disabled performers, marketing, volunteers, to managing the event itself and reviewing and evaluating the event afterwards.

Published: 2009 | Resource type: Guide/tools


London's outdoor arts in the public realm

This booklet presents the experience of 10 large arts and cultural institutions in London commissioned by ACE to undertake work in the public realm in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. They included The Barbican, The British Library, The British Museum, Exhibition Road Cultural Group, Royal Court Theatre, Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, Tate ... Read more

Published: 2009 | Resource type: Case studies

A processional performance takes over Bournemouth

An article about the impact of a processional performance of Emergency Exit Arts’ Runga Rung show in Bournemouth. Programmed by Bournemouth Borough Council’s Arts Development Unit, the events chief aim was to raise the profile of good quality participatory arts work in Bournemouth and saw almost four thousand people take to the streets to enjoy ... Read more

Published: 2006 | Resource type: Case studies

An evaluation of Lakes Alive 2009, year one of a four-year programme of outdoor arts in Cumbria

A report and evaluation of audiences for Lakes Alive 2009, the inaugural year of Cumbria’s unique four year festival which aimed to put the county at the centre of outdoors arts nationally and to make a key contribution to the social legacy of the Cultural Olympiad. The report looks at the demographic of the estimated 75,000 ... Read more

Published: 2010 | Resource type: Research