ISAN’s ‘On the Road’ again! back to listing

The Strong and Stable Tour

(The coffee will be strong and the pastries will be stable)

What is ‘On the Road’? Put it like this… generally, we find that the Outdoor Arts community loves a good get-together – and that’s what ISAN does pretty well. ‘On the Road’ is a series of friendly, informal and incredibly useful events; you’ll meet new people, make great connections and have the chance to exchange news and views.

So, ISAN is excited to be ‘On the Road’ again in 2017; we will be visiting a variety of festivals throughout the season, bringing valuable networking opportunities to Skegness, Swansea, Birmingham, Waterford City, Devizes, Hull, Great Yarmouth & Bournemouth.

Each event is free to attend, and includes a chance to discover more about the host festival and hear news and opportunities (and perhaps a bit of gossip) from ISAN; there’s an ‘Open Space’ style discussion, excellent goody bags and some nice food too. We begin with short introductions, so you can expand your contact list and put a few names to faces and share information, news and ideas with fellow producers, programmers and artists.

Absolutely anyone with an interest in Outdoor Arts is welcome to come along and we welcome festival volunteers, local artists and practitioners and anyone they who might benefit from discovering more about the sector.

The timing is designed around the festival programme, so that artists who are performing that day can come along, but we know it can be a busy time, so please feel free to rock up in costume, do your warm up and drop in and out at any point – even if it’s just to say a quick hello and grab a croissant.

See you out there… on the road.


SKEGNESS Sun 2 Jul – 09:30-11:00

In association with SO Festival

SWANSEA Sat 8 Jul – 17:15-19:00

In association with Articulture Wales & Taliesin DanceDays

BIRMINGHAM Sun 23 Jul – 10:00-11:30

In association with TILT Festival & RoguePlay

WATERFORD CITY, IRELAND Sun 6 Aug – 10:00-11:30

In association with ISACS & Spraoi Festival

DEVIZES Mon 28 Aug – 11:30-13:00

In association with Devizes Outdoor Celebratory Arts

HULL Sun 3 Sep – 10:00-11:30

In association with Freedom Festival

GREAT YARMOUTH Sun 17 Sep – 09:30-11:00

In association with SeaChange Arts & Out There Festival

BOURNEMOUTH Sun 15 Oct – 10:00-11:30

In association with Bournemouth Arts by the Sea