Six organisations will receive a total over just over £2 million in the 21st round of this programme. The successful applicants were announced on 16 September 2015 - read more about them below.
To download a list of the successful applicants from all 21 rounds, click the link to the right.
Their spring tour will allow this female a cappella quintet to broaden and build their existing audience in the South West, as well as targeting new audiences amongst senior citizens including those in elders villages, care/residential homes and sheltered accommodation.
Ferens Art Gallery - ARTIST ROOMS on tour
Building on the great success of the previous tour, this will continue to take world-class contemporary art to people across the country. Venues will host artworks from the ARTIST ROOMS collection (owned jointly by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland) comprising 1,600 works by 39 artists including Joseph Beuys, Agnes Martin, Damien Hirst and Louise Bourgeois. The aim is to reach and inspire new audiences across the country, particularly young people. A new mentoring programme will help to develop arts professionals and build relationships between the venues, to create a strong network for touring art.
idle women (on the water)
A touring arts centre based on a boat. It will navigate canals and waterways across the North West, reaching some of the least served communities in the countryside, towns and cities. Hosting a series of artists-in-residence, workshops and events, it will serve as both a visiting arts venue and arts resource centre for women.
Paines Plough - Roundabout
A pop-up theatre that will travel to eight areas of least engagement with the arts. It will showcase a bespoke and audience-led programme of community events, performances by local artists and high quality new plays. The fully accessible space will deliver live performance to underserved communities across the Midlands, North, South East and South West.
Unlimited Theatre Company - Together
An 18-month research project touring three shows to five venues across the North. Communities, groups and other audience members will take part in face-to-face activities with independent artists, to investigate how venues can develop new audiences around touring performances.
Zest Theatre - Gatecrash
An immersive production for teenage audiences, which will tour to three venues in the North and one in London during Spring 2016. A one-week residency will be completed in each venue, including 14 workshops and eight shows designed to harness Gatecrash's theatrical approach to enthuse and develop long term engagement with young people.