Catering by Butifarra (photo: Henry Krul)

Confirmed participants Spoffin 2019

# Name Festival/Organisation Country
1 Altenwerth, Jaiden initiatives US
2 Bakker, Elly Puppet International NL
3 Bernath, Imre Social Salto HU
4 Boersma, Maaike Flint NL
5 Bosco, Orlando auxiliary US
6 Braaksma, Ursel Theatergroep Troubamour NL
7 Bromberg, Ida Ida schrijft & communiceert NL
8 Bruin, Adriaan Reuring Festival NL
9 Busschers, Norbert Norbert Busschers festival Oeverloos NL
10 Castellano, Francesca Circus OutSide the Box IE
11 Cavallero, Elena XTRAX GB
12 Clarke, Maggie XTRAX GB
13 Clements, Rosie Freelance GB
14 Cordua, Jördis Circunstruction NL
15 Costa, Bruno Bússola PT
16 de Bruijn, Jelle Actic NL
17 de Keyser, Ben Sacred Places BE
18 de Reus , Sigrid De Reus Totaal Impresariaat NL
19 De Vries, Casper La Strada Bremen NL
20 Dijkema, Leonie Fries Straat Festival NL
21 Dirks, Leo Pret op recept SR
22 Dolan, Millie SARL MECAVIVANTE - Compagnie Mécanique Vivante FR
23 Droogers, Mirte Amersfoorts Theater Terras NL
24 Geubel, Claudia De Tuin der Lusten / the Garden of Delights NL
25 Groeneveld, Bram Amersfoorts Theater Terras NL
26 Grootenboer, Tineke Vrijhof Cultuur (Culture & Events, University of Twente) NL
27 Hamstra, Sanne Duo No Nonsense NL
28 Hoeksma, Alinde Café Theater Festival NL
29 Howells, Clair Theater TITANICK DE
30 Kamp, Merel Domijn Festival NL
31 Kane, Eithne Kapow- Dance Circus Theatre GB
32 Koch, Gabriele LA STRADA
33 Koenen, Frank Mooi Weer Spelen NL
34 Konijnenbelt, Alfred Festival Spoffin NL
35 Köhler, Uwe Flurstücke DE
36 Langendoen, Eric kunstenaarscollectief Waterlanders NL
37 Lomas, Lou Imagineer Productions GB
38 Loretto, Andrew Hat Fair, Winchester GB
39 Lumsden, Jaine Creative Scotland GB
40 Lustenhouwer, Daan Café Theater Festival NL
41 Luyckx, Femke Compagnie KAIROS NL
42 MacKechnie, Angus OutdoorArtsUK GB
43 Makowske, Scott Duo No Nonsense US
44 Medlycott, Lucy Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network IE
45 Oddens, Harold Hoogte80 Festival NL
46 Palmer, Bill Avanti Display GB
47 Pasman, Victorine Victorine Pasman NL
48 Pinson, Jessica Independent/Culture Coventry GB
49 Post, Pieter SIN (Street-theatre Institute Netherlands) NL
50 Post, Pieter SIN (Street-theatre Institute Netherlands) NL
51 Powlesland, Beth Kapow- Dance Circus Theatre GB
52 Richards, Louise Motionhouse GB
53 Shine, Jeremy M.I.A. & SIRF GB
54 Siegumfeldt, Kamma Passage Festival DK
55 Smith, Jill Feral GB
56 Stark, Derrick open-source US
57 Stork, Joelie Festival Hongerige Wolf NL
58 van de Kamp, Gerda kunstenaarscollectief Waterlanders NL
59 van Dongen, Roel Performers Platform NL
60 van Veen, Magda Puppet International NL
61 Van Wees, Jos Domijn Festival NL
62 Vattan, Mathieu Cirque Content Pour Peu FR
63 Voorsluis, Merel Compagnie Mobilette NL
64 Williams, Garth Safetycatch Street Theatre GB
65 Wilson, Frank Event International GB
66 Wratten, Kevin Simple Cypher GB
67 Zwaans, Hannah Hannah Zwaans NL

Taking place from the 23rd to the 25th of August in Amersfoort (Netherlands), the 2019 edition of Spoffin Festival holds an impressive programme of outdoor work from the UK and Ireland.

As part of this, Spoffin and partners XTRAX, OutdoorArtsUK and ISACS are working together to present a UK/IE focus which will span over both the artistic and professional programme. This collaboration is designed to promote UK and IE outdoor arts in the Netherlands, and broker relationships between UK/IE and Dutch outdoor promoters and artists.

Outdoor arts in the UK is thriving and embraces a great diversity of art forms and scales. We are pleased to have such a great range of work from established artists to share with you as part of the Spoffin Festival programme.

An Overview of Outdoor Arts in the UK and Ireland

Saturday August the 24th, 11:00 – 12:30, De Observant
Delivered by XTRAX in collaboration with OutdoorArtsUK and the Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS), this session is aimed at artists and presenters wanting to get an introduction to the UK and Irish outdoor arts sectors, and will include:

  • a look at the main players, networks, events, festivals and creation spaces in the UK and Ireland

  • a thematic and performance-based view of UK outdoor arts conventions for taking outdoor arts shows to the UK and Ireland

  • support institutions and organisations who can help you bring UK and Irish outdoor artists

OutdoorArtsUK On the Road

Sunday August the 25th, 10:30 – 11:30, De Observant
Delivered by OutdoorArtsUK, this is an open-space forum to offer informal discussion, information-sharing and networking over breakfast. As international colleagues gather, we will talk about what is (or isn’t) distinctive about each country’s work. What do programmers look for when programming companies from different countries? Do they want a particular ‘national flavour’? Or do they want work that transcends boundaries? Perhaps the real joy is that the language of the street arts ignores borders... let’s discuss (and there will be marmite for your breakfast toast).

Spoffin, XTRAX and ISACS pitches

Sunday August 25th, 11:30 – 12:30, De Observant
Dynamic presentations of new projects by British, Irish, Dutch and international companies.

Networking lunch

Sunday August 25th, 12:30 – 14:00, De Observant
Let's meet! Join us and the rest of the UK and Irish delegation over a drink and a bite.

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Catering @ De Observant

Lunch: daily 12:30-14:00
Dinner: daily 18:00-20:00
Late dinner buffet for artists after their performance: daily 21.30-22.30