Global Streets 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, and supported by Arts Council England through the Strategic Touring Programme, the ten Global Streets partners bring together and give voice to people in Hounslow, Birmingham, Doncaster, Barking & Dagenham, Liverpool, Hull, Woolwich, Slough, Leicester and Luton, connecting their local stories with extraordinary participative outdoor performances by international artists.
2015 -2018 in Numbers
41% low arts engagers, compared to 17% in national audiences
76% low or mid arts engagers, compared to 62% in national audiences
96% strongly agreed or agreed that ‘the event was enjoyable’
81% say GS gives them pride in their local area
62% identify positive community change as a result of GS events
50% say GS helps them understand people from other cultures
2015-18 in Words
“A fantastic and unexpected experience that I will always remember”
“A brilliant and exciting event, great multi-cultural, multi-aged audience, enjoyed by all”
“The smile and happiness on my 73 year old dad’s face was priceless, so grateful to you for creating wonderful memories!”
“At the end everyone was shouting for more and excitedly talking to everyone around them about what a triumph it was!”
“At the end everybody came together to dance, young, old, different races, we were all united”
“It made me feel part of the community”
“A remarkable result for any arts activity” (The Audience Agency)
Global Streets Ambassadors
With generous funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Global Streets 2018 has been enhanced by a pilot project that through a nationwide network of Global Streets Ambassadors is exploring the many different ways that local civic engagement can be deepened through the arts.