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The Power of the Possible: A Day of Outdoor Arts in Glasgow

including the Outdoor Arts Ideas Summit

22 Nov 2018

For Artists and Companies: subsidised places to present your work in the Outdoor Arts Ideas Summit

For Producers and Programmers: subsidised places to attend ‘The Power of the Possible’ (including the Ideas Summit and Surge Pitch)

Application Deadlines: 22 Oct 12noon

For Artists and Companies: 
Want to make a live pitch in the Outdoor Arts Ideas Summit along with a spot in the marketplace? OutdoorArtsUK and Surge are looking for artists and companies to make speedy 4-minute pitches about themselves and their work. After the pitching session, you will be able to meet the delegates and share more information on your ‘washing line’ in the Outdoor Arts Marketplace.

We will be aiming to have a strong regional spread, a variety of art forms, and include both established and emerging artists. We are offering presenting artists a hotel room plus £100 towards travel costs and there will be lunch provided and refreshments during the marketplace.


Subsidised Delegate Places:
OutdoorArtsUK have a limited number of subsidised Delegate places to attend ‘The Power of the Possible’ and the Outdoor Arts Ideas Summit 2018 in Glasgow. These places are aimed primarily at emerging producers, developing festivals and organisations new to the sector. Essentially anyone with the potential to provide bookings, commissions, partnerships and support for companies working in Outdoor Arts.

We have a limited number of these places offering a hotel room and a travel contribution of £100, there will be lunch provided and refreshments during the marketplace.


Successful applicants will be notified by 24 Oct

OutdoorArtsUK and Surge invite you to 

The Power of the Possible: a Day of Outdoor Arts in Glasgow

Supported by Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, Articulation Scotland, Glasgow Life, The Merchant City Festival and Arts Council England.

From elephants bringing capital cities to a standstill to local festivals regenerating communities, from international artists transforming landscapes to mass participation events uniting people  – Outdoor Arts is a fast growing and dynamic sector.

With increasing traction with funders, this is now a strong sector in both commercial and publicly-funded arenas; the artists and festival producers have a strong track record of generating work outside of normal environments that reaches the broadest audiences and areas of low cultural engagement.

We invite you to join us at this event to experience more of the Outdoor Arts sector, hear some inspiring stories of the work, some galvanising case studies, some useful evidence of the impact and meet leading artists and producers from the sector.

Provisional schedule:
Royal Concert Hall, Strathclyde Suite

  • 10:30 Registration and Coffee
  • 11:00 Welcome and reflection
  • 11:10 Inspiration: Transforming the Streets
  • 11:30 Discussion: Ascetics and Environment
  • 12:15 Example: The Artist Unleashed
  • 12:30 Facts & Figures: Outdoor Audiences and Social Impact
  • 12:45 Example: Outdoor Arts Global Impact
  • 13:00 Ends (walk to Drygate Brewery)

Drygate Brewery

  • 13:30 Networking Lunch
  • 15:00 OutdoorArtsUK Ideas Summit
  • 16:00 Outdoor Arts Marketplace
  • 17:30 Drinks and Networking
  • 19:00 Surge Pitch
  • 20:30 Drygate Bar
  • 23:00 Ends