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Recipients of 101 Digital R&D Awards Announced

101 Outdoor Arts & the Corn Exchange have released a new series of grants available to outdoor artists who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 situation.

As the impact of lost 2020 touring opportunities untangles we will be supporting outdoor artists to explore new ways of working, to research and develop ideas around innovative ways that they can make their work available for audiences online, and help them bring the digital outdoors.

With over 80 applications of exceptional quality and diversity, we are delighted to be able to support 11 exciting projects as part of our commitment to the professional development of artists who make work for the outdoors and public spaces.

Chris Bullzini
, world renowned circus artist, will be exploring the unique view of a high wire performer with 360 panoramic digital technology.

Flick Ferdinando
, a director, performer and maker, will be live streaming the Caroline Carter Show and offering mentoring opportunities for outdoor arts directors.

Safetycatch Street Theatre
, who create interplay for outsiders, connecting with diverse audiences, will be creating a range of accessible online materials for their touring show and sharing their research and development.

Gobbledegook Theatre
makes innovative, cross-artform work for the outdoors, often inspired by Earth Sciences. They will be exploring the potential for audiences to gaze up and contemplate Cloudscapes from their home.

Jacksons Lane
, the flagship arts and cultural venue in Haringey, will be producing a pan-European collaborative circus film with Agit Cirk (Finland), Still Hungry (Germany) and Lost in Translation Circus (UK).

mix humour, pathos, science and design to make intimate and spectacular visual theatre. They will be developing the concept of a new interactive Augmented Reality project called The Weather.

Sara Clifford
is a writer and creative producer, working in partnership with community participants and arts and voluntary organisations to create large-scale site specific theatre productions. She will be creating online professional development to share writing and dramaturgy techniques for site specific and place making theatre.

Tit for Tat Circus
, an outdoor circus theatre company that celebrates the ordinary and revels in the absurd, will create new adaptations of their outdoor show Books for online audiences to interact with.

Trigger Stuff
, who make extraordinary and transformative events, will research and develop virtual reality and interactive online technologies to bring to life the framing narrative for large scale outdoor show The Hatchling.

Manuela Benini
, an outdoor dance artist working with carnival, mass participation and choreography will be piloting a new online project to bring people together safely outside their homes.

Sascha Goslin, an independent producer, will be learning audio editing skills and creating a new series of podcasts to document digital developments in outdoor arts.

To find out more about these projects as they develop, to watch, engage and take part please follow the 101 social media accounts:

#DigitalOutdoors @101outdoorarts