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SeaChange lead, deliver or partner in a number of local, national and international projects which support artistic and sector development and bring creative and cultural opportunities to the people of Great Yarmouth.

Coasters Touring Network

Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Coasters is a three year project that brings world-class circus and street arts work to coastal towns across England.

SeaChange Arts lead a consortium of 10 organisations with the shared ambition of building relationships with audiences in areas of lower engagement and helping transform perceptions of coastal towns.

Coasters will see top quality UK and international circus and street arts work programmed in events and festivals around the coast of England.  Each Coasters partner will work with their own local partners to build audiences among the lowest engaged, while the project will also look to increase visitor audiences to each location.

Brilliant, exciting, engaging, entertaining and accessible, the work presented will be programmed with the coast in mind – resonant and reflective of coastal locations and audiences.

Coasters Partners:

SeaChange Arts – an independent arts development charity based in Great Yarmouth but collaborating internationally and dedicated to delivering outstanding Circus and Street Arts events including the annual Out There Festival.

Activate, Dorset are leaders in outdoor and landscape art, producing, promoting and developing performing arts in Dorset with the belief that artists can affect and provide positive change in our communities.

Worthing Theatres is the Connaught Theatre, Studio and Cinema, Pavilion Theatre and Assembly Hall. Working with renowned theatre makers, music promoters and producers throughout the UK and Europe, Worthing Theatres recently launched Summer of Circus the third largest contemporary circus festival within the UK, set to be repeated in 2017 and beyond.

Hastings Borough Council is a strong supporter of arts and culture, with culture-led regeneration a key priority. It supports Stade Saturdays, a series of free performances on Hastings seafront, and the St Leonards Festival, a two day celebration of culture and community.

LeftCoast programme arts and creative activity across Blackpool and Wyre. It produces amazing art – from jaw-dropping spectacles to intimate experiences to inspire and support those who live, work and study there.

Hull’s Freedom Festival is the flagship arts event within the city’s growing cultural landscape (Hull is UK City of Culture 2017). Now in its ninth year, Freedom Festival celebrates – through artistic and cultural expression – Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom as the birthplace of slave trade abolitionist William Wilberforce.

Mouth of the Tyne Festival is a four day cultural celebration showcasing the award winning coastline. It features live music, free street entertainment, activities for under 5’s and their parents and a colourful pageant.

Theatre Orchard is an arts development charity that both produces and presents inspiring performance and creative opportunities in a diverse range of places and spaces in North Somerset …  and beyond.

SO Festival is an exciting and innovative outdoor arts festival that promotes and presents the best festival arts and entertainment across East Lincolnshire, ending with an explosive finale weekend in Skegness.

Dreamland, Margate is a unique heritage amusement park at the heart of the Thanet tourism economy. It will continue to play a significant role in the regeneration of Margate.

Without Walls

Street Arts Consortium

Without Walls is a consortium of festivals led by XTRAX dedicated to raising the profile of the UK outdoor arts sector on the international stage.

The Consortium uses its collective extended networks to work with artists, promoters and commissioners, from across the UK and internationally, to ensure that high quality, well researched outdoor shows – on both the large and small scale and suitable for national and international touring – are generated.

Without Walls nurtures talent and skills by producing new work through commissions and co-productions that support the growth of the outdoor performance sector.

The partners are:

Up & Out Network

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.

With the intention of developing and promoting work of the highest quality, with the greatest potential to succeed in the UK and European markets, the Up & Out Network is made up of:

The network operates a rolling programme, inviting proposals to develop both new and existing indoor and outdoor work.  Successful applicants will have access to the partnership and will be offered a valuable package of support which includes creation space, access to partner’s networks, direction and production mentoring, and guidance on funding and creating commercially viable work.

For further information contact Becca Clayton on 0044 1493 745458 or email becca@seachangearts.org.uk