13 organisations will receive a total of over £4.8 million in the nineteenth round of the Strategic touring programme (announced on 13 May 2015).
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Read more about the projects below, and download a list of all successful applicants to all 19 rounds of the Strategic touring programme on the right of this web page.
Round 19: all 13 successful applicants
English Touring Opera:
Strengthening live opera provision nationwide
To deliver a three year programme that aims to improve access to live opera for audiences in areas of least engagement across England. The tour will seek to increase engagement in existing English Touring Opera venues, while also reviving previous productions to tour to venues with limited or no opera provision.
Faceless - Outdoor Performance and Community Arts:
Follow the Dearne
To deliver a programme of co-created community relevant performances touring alongside professional performances and participatory arts activities for intergenerational audiences in six outdoor venues the Dearne Valley of South Yorkshire known to be least engaged in the arts. The tour will culminate in training for community event organisers and a best practice symposium.
Institute of Contemporary Arts:
Artists' Moving Image Network
The Artists Moving Image Network will tour Artists' Film content to three partner venues in the North and Midlands Areas, expanding the audience for the medium out of its current London focus and giving touring partners solid and sustainable frameworks to programme this work.
Leeds Studio - Theatre for Young People:
Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni UK tour
To deliver a revival and tour of Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni, performed by Lladel Bryant to small scale theatres and community venues with an integrated programme of outreach and audience engagement. The tour is aimed at engaging refugee/asylum seekers and diverse audiences and raising the issue of LGBTQ asylum.
National Rural Touring Forum:
Rural Touring Dance Initiative
Working in partership with The Place, China Plate and Take Art, the National Rural Touring Forum will deliver the ‘Rural Dance Touring Initiative’. Working with 15 rural touring schemes across the North, Midlands, South East and South West Areas and targeting areas of least engagement, the programme aims to stimulate interest amongst the dance sector for this work.
New Wolsey Theatre:
Ramps On The Moon
To deliver the initial three year phase of a planned seven year project to grow audiences for mid / large scale integrated touring, engaging increased numbers of disabled audiences. The aim is to create a strong, collaborative touring circuit of seven mid / large scale venues across the North, Midlands, London and South East Areas, share learning / training within the sector and strengthen touring across all scales.
An Opera for Sumburgh Lighthouse
To deliver an Opera for Sumburgh Lighthouse, a live sound transmission by Grace Schwindt that will take place over two nights at Sumburgh Lighthouse, Shetland in September 2015. From this remote location the work will be transmitted as a 'live tour' to audiences at seven receiving venues along the English coast.
Royal Court Liverpool Trust Ltd:
To tour 'Terriers', a hard-hitting play written by Liverpool writer Maurice Bessman about difficulties young people face,. The tour aims to engage young people and communities who are marginalised and exposed to gun and gang crime, and reach new audiences in Manchester, Hampshire and Croydon and new areas of Merseyside.
Royal Exchange Theatre:
Britannia Waves the Rules
To restage 'Britannia Waves the Rules' by Gareth Farr, as a studio production which will then embark on a tour of community venues and theatre spaces across the North, with accompanying participation work.
Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd:
Breakin' Outwards: Phase 2
To deliver a 24 month project that skills up artists, venues and future hip hop programmers through nationally touring high quality international and local hip hop dance theatre to a range of venues across England, including areas of low engagement. The project will also deliver a strategic professional development programme and enhanced venue audience development strategy with marketing and digital support.
Soil and Concrete touring network
To develop a touring network to commission high quality, innovative music projects in urban and rural areas of low provision and engagement in the South West, Midlands and London Areas. Each project responds to place and engages local communities in its creation and delivery.
Zion Arts Centre:
To produce Snow Queen, a piece of theatre that uses digital online technology to attract hard to reach families into theatre by initially engaging them in their own homes, making them feel they are part of the show.
ZooNation UK Dance Company:
The ZooResidence Project
To tour the 'remixing' of 'Into the Hoods', a major large scale show which will act as the catalyst to deliver an audience development project across England, supporting and encouraging venues and their local partners to build audiences for Hip Hop Dance Theatre in new ways.