WHAT WE DO
XTRAX supports inspirational outdoor performance, running projects, festivals and showcases designed to promote innovative outdoor work from UK and international artists.
Our showcases bring together UK and international promoters and professionals, to see high-quality performances. These events, delivered in partnership with some of the UK’s leading Outdoor Arts festivals, provide opportunities for artists to sell their work, tour more widely and extend their reach.
Previous showcase partners include Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Out There Festival, Kendal Arts International, Manchester International Arts, Arts Council England, Decibel, Fuse Medway Festival and Dance Initiative Greater Manchester.
Events Consultancy and Festival Programming
XTRAX offers a full event consultancy and festival programming service.
We work with producers to create strong, high-quality outdoor programmes suitable for large, diverse audiences and we also offer consultancy and advisory services to programmers and producers looking to deliver networking and industry-facing events.
We previously programmed and delivered Manchester’s biennial festival Platform 4.
Previous clients and partners: Creative Barking & Dagenham, Liverpool City Council, Walk the Plank, Chester Festivals, Manchester City Council and Piccadilly Partnership.
Wired Aerial Theatre
XTRAX provides management and producer services to Wired Aerial Theatre; ensuring it continues to create new and ambitious shows which tour around the world.
XTRAX is the producer of Wired Aerial Theatre’s massively successful large-scale aerial show As The World Tipped, which has toured across the UK and internationally. We are working alongside the company in the development of exciting new outdoor shows and projects.
Learn more about Wired Aerial Theatre, including the services available at its aerial creation space in Liverpool, here.
XTRAX has also initiated and supported the development of innovative outdoor shows by leading UK artists. Read more here.
XTRAX manages the Without Walls Street Arts Consortium, a collective of the UK’s leading outdoor performance festivals who use their combined resources and expertise in the field of street arts to develop and promoting work that supports the growth of the country’s street arts sector.
Through the Consortium, we support an additional group of festivals as part of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network. We work with these organisations to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is a low engagement with the arts, assisting them to develop audience development programmes which enable them to bring high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England.
XTRAX ID – The International Directory of Outdoor Arts and Circus
The XTRAX ID is a listing of nearly 2000 UK and international street artists, shows, promoters, outdoor arts festivals and events.
Creating a profile is completely free and allows users access to all areas of the directory as well as useful tools to help organise your findings. The XTRAX ID is here to facilitate working relationships, helping artists to promote their shows and organisers to programme their events.