1. Note that this programme is not the only way that the Arts Council supports touring. Before applying, you should consider whether our National Portfolio or Grants for the Arts funding would be more suitable for your activity.

2. Download and read our guidance: PDF | Word . Also consider how your project can contribute to the aims above (you don’t have to address all of them). For an idea of what makes a successful project, look at Northern Ballet's Short Ballets for Small People.

3. Contact our Customer Services team to speak to someone in your local Arts Council office, who will advise you on your proposal.

4. Go to our online portal to complete and submit the online application form. You can save your work and come back at any time to finish it.

When can I apply?

There are six application rounds per year. You can submit your application at any time - we will inform you (by email) of the date you should hear the outcome.

Round 23: Deadline Friday 13 November 2015, outcomes Monday 18 January 2016

Round 24: Deadline Friday 22 Jan 2016, outcomes Monday 14 March 2016