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Out To Perform

Uplifting the nation by unlocking the potential for more outside performances during the pandemic

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About Us

The pandemic has ripped through the entire vertical of the sector, from organisations through to freelancers. Much of the sector relies upon venues where social distancing makes it impossible to make work economically. Even after a vaccine is introduced, we estimate it will take 12-18 months before social distancing measures can be removed. We're here to find medium-term solutions.

Mission

To unleash new performance opportunities outdoors across the sector by lobbying for safe regulatory easement, creating  partnerships and helping artistes to earn

Vision

A changed national narrative, whereby we accept that the best way for the performing arts to survive over the next 6-18 months is by focusing on an outside-first mentality

Impact

More performances will happen, more people will experience the thrill of live performance, more artists will be able to earn income from their livelihood

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What we do

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Lobby

Remove unnecessary regulation and champion the "Right To Perform"

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Bring together landowners/hospitality sector to create economic synergy with performing arts organisations and artistes

Partner

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Election Campaign

Advise venues, producers and artistes on how to make the most of the new opportunities

Advise

We're here for the entire industry

The performing arts is an eco-system – helping one part helps everyone else

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Venues, Producers & Organisations

We represent venues, producers and organisations to help change the landscape to enable them to make the most of the opportunities by performing outside.

Landowners, Restaurants & PubCos

We believe there's great potential for synergy between the performing arts and landowners and businesses – and we want to help you create the partnerships that generates value and creates jobs for both sides.

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Artistes & Freelancers

Every individual has the ability to motivate others and inspire true change. Join us on our mission to change the national narrative, to enable more work to be created for the tens of thousands of artistes and freelancers throughout the performing arts. Whether you're a musician, actor, dancer, circus artiste or other performer, we're all in the same boat. But we also don't want to forget that the army of freelancers behind the artiste which the audience doesn't see, but whose future livelihood is also at stake.

Who we are
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Stuart Barr, CEO

Stuart spent 20 years in the music industry as an international conductor and singing expert. He was musical director to Dame Shirley Bassey for 6 years, was chair of the London Youth Choir and a former President of the British Voice Association. After an MBA at Cambridge 4 years ago, he founded nSpireMe to develop AI technology to make children's practice more effective and fun; and more recently Parcel.Love to send delicious hand-made cakes, biscuits & photo greetings cards to friends and family during the lockdown.

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Kate Jones, Partnerships

Kate Jones is a producer, project manager and consultant who has worked across the public, private and broadcast sectors.  With many years experience in the cultural and creative industries, Kate has worked with clients in both the public and corporate worlds to deliver public facing activations, strategies, campaigns and events.  For the last five years, Kate has held the role of Programme Director for Busk in London, a non-profit making programme supported by the Mayor of London that creates, curates and manages high quality, busking style performances for private landowners, property developers and corporate organisations.

Madelaine Bennett, Publicist

Want to join our team? Drop us a a brief message outlining why you'd like to join the team.

Advisory Group

includes:

Declan Costello, Consultant ENT Surgeon

Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, CEO UK Music

Zoë Curnow, Exec Director, The Minack Theatre

Louis Hartshorn, Theatre Producer

Contact

For Press Enquiries, please call 07973 379147 in the first instance.

or email hello@outtoperform.org