#GettingBackOutdoors Webinars back to listing

We’re pleased to announce two online webinars to answer your questions and help you present performance in the outdoors in these strangest of times.

#GettingBackOutdoors Webinar 1

for Venues & Organisations

14 Aug 10am-11.30am  

In response to Covid-19, many cultural, business and public sector organisations are looking at presenting arts and cultural activities outdoors. If you are wondering how to animate and populate streets, courtyards, parks, squares and shopping areas we are here to offer some guidance and advice. This is also a great opportunity to re-engage with audiences and local communities in these open-air settings.  

This webinar will be useful for organisations which are looking for advice on programming and safely presenting outdoor events, from light nights to street festivals, rural installations to pyrotechnic installations, perhaps for the first time.    

If you are a cultural venue such as a theatre, arts centre or museum, a Local Authority, BID (Business Improvement District), CPP (Creative People & Places project) or other organisation interested in the benefits and practicalities presenting arts out in the public realm, we’re here to help you get outdoors.       


Graham Callister (Community Engagement & Festivals Director, Birmingham Hippodrome)
Brian Cleary (Sygma the Safetygeeks)
Paul Cowell (Head of Culture and Libraries for Medway Council)
Lou Lomas (Freelance Producer: The Fabularium, Talking Birds, Ascension Dance)
Angus MacKechnie (Executive Director, OutdoorArtsUK)
Mark Tillotson (Director, Markmark Productions)

  • Outdoor Arts 
    A brief intro to Outdoor Arts
  • Why present work outdoors?
    Benefits of outdoor performance
    Working outdoors in the current situation
  • What do audiences want? 
    OAUK Covid-19 audience survey evidence
    Audience Agency evidence
  • Working outdoors
    Programming & producing
    Show & production management
    Repurposing existing resources
    C-19 specific audience management
    C-19 Risk Assessments
  • Examples and case studies 
  • Questions 

BOOK: #GettingBackOutdoors Webinar 1

#GettingBackOutdoors Webinar 2

for Artists, Production Teams & Producers

28 Aug 10am-11.30am  

In the current Covid-19 situation – and amidst ongoing guidance about returning to performance and cultural activity – many artists, producers and companies are considering presenting their work outdoors. If you are wondering how to take your work and develop or adapt it for open-air environments, we will offer some guidance, examples and considerations.  

If you are an artist or company working in circus, dance, cabaret, theatre, comedy or any other discipline or if you work on the production side, we will try and help you find a way to move from indoor to outdoor performance.  


  • Vicki Amedume (Artistic Director, Upswing)
  • Sarah Bird (Co-director, Wild Rumpus)
  • Ajay Chhabra (Co-artistic Director, Nutkhut)
  • Dan Lake (Freelance Production & Event Management)
  • Ray Lee (Artistic Director, Invisible Forces)
  • Angus MacKechnie (Executive Director, OutdoorArtsUK)
  • Matt Pang (Pangottic)
  • Lorna Rees (Artistic Director, Gobbledegook Theatre)

  • Outdoor Arts 
    A brief overview of the sector infrastructure
  • Why work outdoors?  
    Taking your work outdoors in the current situation
  • What do audiences want?  
    Indigo OAUK Covid-19 audience survey evidence
  • Working outdoors:  
    Creative choices in outdoor environments
    Production management for outdoor performance
    C-19 specific rehearsals and performance
    C-19 specific production management
    C-19 Risk Assessments
  • Examples and case studies  
  • Questions 

BOOK: #GettingBackOutdoors Webinar 2