Local heritage, educational, cultural and community partners.
Our Mission and Vision
With over a 20 year track record of successfully producing high quality, large scale projects Out There Arts remains committed to providing transformational opportunities for artists and communities through our projects and productions.
Over two decades, Out There Arts have produced world class events from street parties to taking over the town! Our staff will ensure the highest quality production services for whatever size event you are organising. Whether your vision is traditional, unique or a bit ‘out there’, our technical team are flexible and versatile and can tailor a service that suits you, reflects your needs and budget.
Drop us a line and we will discuss with you how best to utilise our team and equipment, and advise you on what can be achieved so that your event runs smoothly.
Out There Arts currently leads the Coasters network, a three year project across a partnership of 12 cultural organisations that brings world-class circus and street arts work to coastal towns across England supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund (£2.5m). Each partner works to build audiences among the lowest engaged, while the project will also look to increase visitor audiences to each location through brilliant, exciting, engaging, entertaining and accessible activities.
The ZEPA network (European Zone of Artistic Projects) aims to develop street theatre throughout the European region covering Southern England (Brighton, Southampton, Norfolk and Hampshire for England) and Northern France (Pas-de-Calais, Picardie, Normandy and Brittany). Supported by the European Commission’s Interreg IVA France (Channel) England programme, its objective is to share resources, skills and experiences to jointly develop cross-border activities and projects from 2008 to 2012.
Supporting the creation and development of new work and instrumental in raising the quality and profile of the UK Circus and Outdoor Arts sector. Roundabout Europe is an EU supported project which will help artists to interact with different outdoor arts festivals across the continent. Together, the partners have built a European circuit of residencies and outdoor arts festivals, targeting artistic companies that are either emerging or are at a turning point in their artistic development.
Led by Out There Arts, HSHAZ is a cultural consortium of arts and heritage organisations, funded by Historic England, facilitating collaborations between communities and artists to create interventions exploring and celebrating the unique character and heritage of Great Yarmouth. The consortium builds a coherent experience linking to key HSHAZ sites and capital programmes, engaging diverse audiences in participatory creative activity as a means to consult, co-create and help shape future cultural programmes and wider town developments to create a more engaging, vibrant place to live, work and spend time.
Up and Out is a collaborative network of creative organisations across the UK committed to supporting the creation and development of work in the circus and street arts sectors. Additionally, the network supports cross-over work between these genres and other areas of performing arts. The 10 partners work together to developing and promote work to the highest quality, enabling the greatest potential to succeed in the UK and European markets.
The Great Places Scheme is a 3 year programme which aims to put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, and embedding them in the places’ plans for the future. The Making Waves Together project will reinforce the work in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth around place making and raising pride, community confidence and aspirations. Through holding signature participatory cultural events that showcase high-quality art performance there will be a boost to the visitor economy and through the support and creation of cultural enterprises, training and employment opportunities this will further act as a catalyst for growth.
Look Sideways East is a campaign lead by a consortium of The New Anglia LEP Cultural Board aiming to make the East a ‘must see cultural destination’. Through data collection a comprehensive understanding of our current and potential audiences LSE will amplify our world class offer locally, regionally, and nationally, making a virtue of the places and landscapes between and around our cultural assets. Working collaboratively, we have built our position in the cultural tourism market, developing a suite of carefully crafted and targeted outstanding cultural experiences running across the seasons and creating national partnerships to develop innovative digital solutions.
Showzam is a hugely successful festival of circus and street arts that takes place predominantly in the Winter Gardens but also throughout the town centre in Blackpool. It was first established in 2007 and has previously been developed by Visit Blackpool and various producers and promoters attracting 1000’s of people to the town centre in February, transforming the coastal town in the winter months and engaging and entertaining both visitors and residents alike. In 2015 LeftCoast were commissioned to deliver the festival in partnership with Great Yarmouth organisation Out There Arts which helped revitalise the festival and restore artistic credibility, building its national and international profile and generate increased levels of earned income.
Artistic Residencies at The Drill House
The Drill House, based in Great Yarmouth, UK, is a national centre, dedicated to the development of circus and outdoor arts. Learn more on how we can help create your show.
Our engine for all we do as well as a multi-function venue for circus, outdoor arts, creation, entertainment and culture.What’s On
Our action-packed weekend where you can enjoy the very best circus and outdoor arts across the streets, parks and open spaces of Great YarmouthOut There Festival
Our Drill House Class Programme currently offers ages 2 to 17yrs opportunities to discover the incredible world of circus!Classes