Partners & Funders

OutdoorArtsUK has worked with numerous partners over the years. Our main funding comes from Arts Council England, here are some of our other fruitful partnerships, memberships and funders…

OutdoorArtsUK is a member of:

Circostrada Network:

“Circostrada works to develop and structure the fields of circus and street arts in Europe and beyond. With more than 70 members, it contributes to building a sustainable future for the sector by empowering cultural players through research, professional exchanges, advocacy, capacity-building and information.”

Creative Industries Federation:

“The national membership organisation for the public arts, cultural education and creative industries. Independent of government. Representing all sectors. Bridging public and private. Spanning the whole UK.”

Independent Theatre Council:

“ITC represents, supports and develops the professional performing arts in the UK. We are a community of over 400 companies and producers, united in the knowledge that we are stronger together.”

We have strong links with other organisations representing the Outdoor Arts sector:

Articulture Wales

Articulation Scotland

Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS)

We are good friends with other membership networks including:

Association of Festival Organisers

British Arts Festivals Association

Carnival Network South East

Mela Partnership

National Association of Street Artists (NASA)

National Centre for Circus Arts

Puppet Centre Trust

South Asian Dance UK

UK Centre for Carnival Arts

Event partners include:


Birmingham Hippodrome

Creative Scotland

Greater London Authority

Hull City of Culture 2017

Hull and East Yorkshire Conferences

Hull Truck Theatre

The National Theatre

Puppet Centre Trust

UK Centre for Carnival Arts

University of Winchester

Access partner:

Attitude is Everything

Education & Training:

Centre for Excellence in Theatre Training  at the Central School of Speech and Drama (ACE Funded)

The Clore Leadership Programme

Health & Safety consultancy:

David Bilton Events

Environmental Sustainability:

Julie’s Bicycle

Audience Evaluation:

The Audience Agency