Eight organisations will receive a total of nearly £1.8 million in the twentieth round of this programme. The successful applicants were announced on 1 July 2015 - read more about them below.
To download a list of the successful applicants from all 20 rounds, click the link to the right.
Blaize - Touring Diverse Dance To Rural Venues in the North
To tour diverse dance to rural venues across the North, creating opportunities for rural audiences to experience and engage with high quality culturally diverse dance performances. Includes live music and outreach workshops. To create a network of nine organisations working with Balbir Singh Dance Company (BSDC) to develop artistic, audience and programming experiences of dance.
Crying Out Loud - Circus Evolution: The Bridge
To deliver a a fifteen month extension of strategic activity in the Midlands, North, South East and South West. This bridging programme will build on and develop the current Circus Evolution project, which delivers strategic touring of contemporary circus to partner venues, plus audience development and training/upskilling. The programme will also deliver Circus Evolution Two, the ambition being for venues to lead on UK programming, with COL augmenting with international work.
English Touring Theatre - Regional Touring Network
The Regional Touring Network, a consortium of nine regional venues and one producer, will produce and tour high quality mid-scale drama to audiences across the North, Midlands and South West. The consotrium will also grow audiences through a comprehensive and effective audience development plan, delivering a legacy of sustainable touring.
General Public - The Hop Project
To deliver a major contemporary art project that will tour Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Birmingham and the Black Country in 2016/17. Combining 31 touring exhibitions with an extensive supporting activity programme, the project explores the social and political implications of hop production in the West Midlands.
Hexham book Festival CIC - The Mansio
Hexham Book Festival and Arts&Heritage will work together to commission and tour an innovative temporary venue, The Mansio. It will tour to a number of important historical sites near to Hadrian's Wall, from North Tyneside across Northumberland and Cumbria. Newly commissioned literature will be premiered in the Mansio.
Isis Arts Ltd - Corners
To deliver a programme bringing together eight international touring co-productions. Featuring the work of 25 European artists, they will tour North East England as part of an extensive European project. CORNERS connects the edges of Europe through artworks created by a shared exploration, an audience development programme and an experimental open source digital platform.
Jacksons Lane/ Lost in Translation - The Hogwallops
To deliver a 2015-16 national tour of The Hogwallops. This middle-scale contemporary circus production for all ages is produced in association with Lost in Translation Circus. The attached strategic audience development and participation programme will be produced by Jacksons Lane. £103,998
Theatre-Rites Ltd - Broke N Beat
To deliver a national tour of a new cross-artform theatre work. Broke N Beat is a collaboration between Theatre-Rites and 20 Stories High, aimed primarily at ‘hard to reach’ young adults (13-25). The project includes a comprehensive audience development strategy, aiming to build and retain engagement across this group with a national network of touring venues.