Survey introduction

Outdoor Arts #GettingBackOutdoors Survey
  • Like everybody, those of us working in the Outdoor Arts performance sector have been hugely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This survey is to gather the views of our audiences on how and when we might be able to return to work.
  • The results of the survey will be shared with performers, festivals, producers and programmers of Outdoor Arts work, as well as local authorities and funders to help us get a clearer picture of how and when to move forward.
  • This survey has been commissioned by OutdoorArtsUK, an Arts Council England-funded membership organisation, which represents and advocates for the sector:
What are Outdoor Arts?
  • Outdoor Arts take place all over the country - with performances happening in streets, parks, squares, on roofs, rivers and mountains, across cities, towns and villages, in festivals in fields and festivals in highstreets.
  • Outdoor Arts sector works on a broad range of scales, from enormous city parades and large music festivals to small local events and town square performances. You can find Outdoor Arts in the most surprising places.
  • Outdoor Arts includes many different art forms - theatre, dance, music, carnival, puppetry, pyrotechnics, mela, visual art, digital art, and circus. If you saw a show somewhere in the open air – it's probably Outdoor Arts.
Take a look at some examples of Outdoor Arts:
This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.