International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) is proud to announce a new partnership with Without Walls for our next Big Idea – a co-commission between Without Walls and IDFB to develop a new large scale dance project that will be presented at the next IDFB  1-24 June 2018, as well as touring to Without Walls festivals.

Find out more about the Without Walls  new Open Call inviting artists and companies to request support for the creation and touring of new outdoor work by visiting here and discover details on how to submit your proposal.   New projects supported by Without Walls and IDFB must be available for presentation in IDFB between 1-24 June 2018

The Deadline for submissions is 17.00 on 5 September 2017.







In IDFB 2016, Without Walls co-commissioned PhoneBox by Corey Baker Dance which has gone on to tour numerous outdoor festivals in the UK and as far afield as South Korea.










IDFB Background

Produced by DanceXchange, IDFB is an award-winning biennial festival that brings outstanding international dance to the city’s theatres, taking over Birmingham’s streets and squares with exciting free performances and new commissions, creating lots of opportunities for people to take part and have fun. IDFB is a signature festival for Birmingham – bringing people together, providing new experiences, attracting visitors, and contributing to the local economy.

IDFB 2018 will run from 1-24 June 2018. Our Big Idea commissioning strand, developed in 2016, builds on our strength as a producer of work in outdoor places and unusual spaces.

Visit here to find out more about IDFB and here to find out more about The Big Idea

IDFB is funded by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council. | Twitter @IDFB | YouTube IDFBOnline |



Without Walls Background

Without Walls has been breaking new ground in the development and creation of outdoor arts in the UK, working in partnership to deliver opportunities for British artists to create new work of the highest quality, and making that programme available to the widest possible audience. Since its formation in 2007, Without Walls has developed and toured over 100 new shows by UK companies and supported the Research and Development of over 30 projects. Since 2012 Without Walls commissions received 191 bookings outside of Without Walls and ATN Festivals in their first year of touring, including international tours to 22 countries.