Without Walls Blueprint 2024 Open Call



Group of Young Black dancers moving in an outdoor lush green setting with yellow flowers

Deadline: December 8th, 2023

Without Walls has announced the launch of the Blueprint Open Call for research and development in 2024!

The Blueprint programme is designed to support research and development of new outdoor arts projects. The programme will allow artists to take risks, push boundaries and create work that continues to challenge the status quo.

Without Walls recognises that ambitious new work takes time to bring to fruition and that artists can benefit from the opportunity to explore new ideas as part of the development process, before committing to a production.

This opportunity welcomes:

  • Proposals from UK artists
  • Work of any scale
  • Work from all disciplines and genres

To note: Being supported through Blueprint does not necessarily lead to a full commission from Without Walls, but applicants are welcome to apply for creation support separately if they wish to do so. For Blueprint 2024 it is specifying that projects that receive support should be working towards premiering their projects from May 2026 onwards.

Who is Eligible?

Without Walls are looking for proposals from UK artists, for work of any scale, from all disciplines and genres. Work that is innovative and ambitious, that challenges the idea of what outdoor arts can be.

  • Without Walls supports work that is designed for outdoor festival touring and artists should be committed to exploring touring opportunities for the works beyond the Without Walls festivals.
  • Proposals for work could be adaptable in scale, suitable for daytime and / or evening presentation and may also include promenade or processional based elements.
  • Projects can be developed in association with international artists, but the lead partner on the project must be based in the UK.


Deadline for submission of all proposals: Friday 8 December 2023, 12pm
Notification of supported projects:  Mid-March 2024
Supported projects to be completed by: March 2025
Open Call for Creation Support for 2026:  June – July 2025


For more information, visit: https://withoutwalls.uk.com/open-call-blueprint-rd-2024