We have awarded a total of £1,786,435 to thirteen projects in the eleventh funding round of our Strategic touring programme. Read more about the projects below, and download a list of all successful applicants to the Strategic touring programme on the right of this web page.
Daily Life Limited - The Daily Life Project Tour
The Daily Life Project tour will increase access to high quality art for people and places with the least engagement, working in East London (Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney) by engaging people with personal experience of mental health issues in exceptional participatory arts programmes.
Dance 4 Limited - Herculean Cabaret
Dance 4 Limited will deliver Herculean Cabaret, a new dance production that will connect artists and the public in extraordinary ways. Lasting connections will be created between promoters and communities to support creation of mid-scale dance. The project will be focused around areas of low engagement in four Arts Council Areas and encourage arts access among new attenders and families.
Waterside Artists Co-Operative - Northern Accent
To develop the literature based offer of the Small Venues Network member organisations across Yorkshire through specially curated packages. The programme development will be supported with audience development, writing workshops and marketing expertise which is currently not available to members due to the size of the organisations.
Spitalfields Festival Ltd - A Musical Rumpus
Spitalfields Festival Ltd will deliver a programme of music-theatre for 0-3s and their families touring in East London, the South East and South West, accompanied by training for early years workers, parents and knowledge sharing for arts practitioners.
English Touring Opera - Touring Operas for Children and Young People
English Touring Opera will deliver a three year programme commissioning six new operas to engage children and their families in areas of least engagement. This will include three operas for young people with learning disabilities. These operas will tour into schools, libraries, studio theatres and other non-theatre settings across England and two dates in Scotland.
ViVA Chamber Orchestra Ltd - Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red
Sinfonia Viva will deliver a participatory programme in the Midlands and North Areas to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the start of WW1. The project will put young participants at the heart of the creative process, working with choreographer Tom Dale and composer James Redwood on a new emotive touring commission using archives, poetry, and community history as inspiration to engage new audiences.
Box Clever Theatre Company - Box In LOV, Years 2 and 3
Box Clever Theatre Company and Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre with the support of East Lindsey District Council will develop a three-way relationship between a professional theatre company, local theatre venues and schools. Following the successful pilot tour in 2013, the project will expand its reach and contents to communities in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.
Freedom Studios - Home Sweet Home
Freedom Studios will deliver Home Sweet Home, a major new touring programme of performance work made with, by and for older people, as well as audiences and participants across the generations. It brings together cutting edge participatory theatre practice and immersive theatre performance focussing on older people with least engagement in the North and London Areas.
Fuel - New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood Phase 2
Fuel will build on a successful research and development period to deepen and grow their engagement in response to identified audiences and places in six key areas in the North, Midlands, South East and South West of England, embedding this in their wider touring practice.
Quarantine - Everyday Places, Everyday Participation
Quarantine will deliver three pieces of new and existing accessible, high-quality, contemporary performance to local people/places to 20 venues across the North and Midlands Areas. The programme will engage ten new and existing cultural partners, enabling cross-partner and volunteer learning, and local, peer promotion of the art. Support for a dedicated audience development post and delivery of a robust engagement and evaluation framework will allowing Quarantine to facilitate audiences in taking/upping their ‘risk’.
New Wolsey Theatre - Theatre For Young People By Young People
New Wolsey Theatre will work in collaboration with Birmingham Rep, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse and 12 satellite venues to engage young people in the making and touring of four new pieces of theatre for young people aged 14+. The programme aims to build audiences and the venues' capacities to programme young people's work in the future.
Institute of Contemporary Arts - Touring Exhibition Programme: The Reading Room
The Instituate of Contemporary Art will collaborate with three venues in the Midlands and North Areas to devise a programme of accessible, compact, exciting, high-quality exhibitions, that can be easily packaged, installed and transported. Each Reading Room exhibition will have a bespoke educational, press, marketing and digital tool kit, which will be developed alongside each venue's current activity and regional interests.
The New Art Exchange Ltd - Great Art in Diverse Communities
The New Art Exchange Ltd will deliver a site-specific, audience-focussed strategic touring project will support the most culturally diverse, yet least arts-engaged, communities to experience the highest quality BAME art. The project will support seven partner galleries across the North and Midlands Areas to create meaningful, playful, participatory opportunities for the hardest to reach audiences to engage with great art.