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
Round 25: Deadline Friday 18 March 2016, outcomes Monday 9 May 2016
Round 26: Deadline Friday 13 May 2016, outcomes Monday 4 July 2016
Round 27: Deadline Friday 8 July 2016, outcomes Monday 19 September 2016
Round 28: Deadline Friday 23 September 2016, outcomes Monday 14 November 2016
Round 29: Deadline Friday 18 November 2016, outcomes Monday 23 January 2017
Round 30: Deadline Friday 27 January 2017, outcomes Monday 20 March 2017