The Global Streets touring network is a group of festivals and organisations working together to extend the reach and benefits of the Global Streets programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. Supported by Arts Council England through the Strategic Touring Programme, it is a three-year project that aims to enable audiences across England to enjoy participative work produced by international artists.
Festivals and organisations involved in the project are:
Bell Square is a new outdoor arts space in the heart of Hounslow, launched in 2014. It’s a place where anyone and everyone can come to see some of the best outdoor performers in the world, for free. The programme is devised by Watermans art centre.
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd is an independent, not-for-profit registered charity. The theatre has three core strands: performance, education and heritage. With a regular annual attendance of over 600,000, the Hippodrome is the busiest single theatre in the United Kingdom, and the busiest venue for dance outside London.
Cast has been a long held ambition of the borough and is the cultural anchor of Doncaster’s landmark Civic and Cultural Quarter. Cast has been developed in partnership with Doncaster College, the Doncaster voluntary arts sector and Arts Council England. Cast is a place where you can watch incredible shows, share creative ideas and be inspired.
Creative Barking and Dagenham (CBD) is a six year project (2014 – 2019) for people living, working and socialising in Barking and Dagenham. CBD is funded by Arts Council England and Barking and Dagenham Council. The mission of CBD is to create new ways for local people to experience outstanding arts and creative activities, and to promote the borough as a place where exciting art – of all forms – is made and shown.
In 2008 Liverpool was European Capital of Culture and the city took centre stage when a series of inspirational and awe-inspiring events took place throughout the year showing the world what we were capable of when it came to showcasing the city. Since then, they’ve continued to build on their world class reputation, using culture as the driving force for the regeneration of the whole city.
Freedom Festival, Hull
Freedom Festival celebrates, through artistic and cultural expression. The programme of street theatre, music, comedy, performance and visual arts is aimed at a wide audience, bringing renowned national and international artists to Hull while providing significant opportunities for local and regional artists.
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts), an annual celebration of extraordinary outdoor events that transform people’s lives. The Festival is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in this country, with a particular focus on the commissioning and development of outdoor work led by Deaf and disabled artists and artists from diverse backgrounds.
Leicester’s currentl Culture 2016 programme supports partners to develop, coordinate and promote new artist-led activities and commissions associated with the City Festival and Diwali Leicester during 2016. Culture 2016 will fund arts organisations to deliver artist-led activities and commissions supporting the City Festival and Diwali Leicester during 2016. These activities will engage local communities and showcase Leicester’s rich and varied arts scene to residents and visitors alike.
Luton Culture is an independent charity that opens up cultural opportunities in Luton for everyone. Their aims include providing high quality, attractive cultural services which meet the diverse needs of local communities and visitors from the region and beyond, improving local services and the cultural offer for the people of Luton, and promoting the value of cultural activity in addressing the wider agenda of health, education, deprivation, social inclusion and economic regeneration.