Established in 2007 as a partnership between five festivals, Without Walls has grown in size, ambition and reputation to become a network of thirty-six in 2019. Since 2007, Without Walls has commissioned and supported the development of over 140 shows, many of which have toured beyond its network to festivals to 22 countries worldwide. This huge expansion has been made possible with National Portfolio investment from Arts Council England to Without Walls; recognising the value of outdoor arts which bring communities together and attract visitors to the area.