The Bell Square programme is produced by Watermans, the leading arts centre in Brentford. Bell Square is a purpose-designed outdoor performance space funded by London Borough of Hounslow and Mayor of London.
Bell Square receives funding through partners, who mainly receive their funding from Arts Council England in order to broaden access to the arts. It also receives regeneration funding from London Borough of Hounslow.
More detail is given about each partner below.
Bell Square is a member of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network.
Without Walls is the UK's largest commissioner of outdoor art shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond. For more information about Without Walls visit www.withoutwalls.uk.com
Global Streets is a three-year national touring programme – supported by Arts Council England through the Strategic Touring Programme – that sets out to transform communities by bringing the very best international outdoor arts to towns and cities across the country where there is low engagement with the arts.
Founded and managed by FESTIVAL.ORG, the ten Global Streets partners, including Bell Square, work together to enable audiences in Hounslow, Birmingham, Doncaster, Barking & Dagenham, Liverpool, Hull, Woolwich, Slough, Leicester and Luton to enjoy extraordinary participative outdoor performances by international artists.
Circulate is a group of four London venues working together to bring outstanding Outdoor Arts to Outer London. As well as putting on free outdoor arts events, we are building outdoor arts audiences and outdoor arts capacity in London, through community engagement and an artist development programme. The consortium is funded by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Fund and in 2016 won a further 3-years funding to continue the programme until 2018.
The consortium is led by Watermans and the partners are: the Albany, Millfield Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre, with the Greater London Authority and the Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN) as partners. Our three year touring programme will appear in Hounslow, Lewisham, Enfield and Newham from Summer 2016 with new Satellite Locations added every year. See more at Circulate.london
London Borough of Hounslow recognises the importance of Bell Square in increasing footfall to and reenergising Hounslow town centre, and therefore contributes to the programme.