We have awarded a total of over £1.6 million to 11 projects in the twelfth funding round of our Strategic touring programme. Read more about the projects below, and download a list of all successful applicants to the Strategic touring programme on the right of this web page.
Southbank Centre Limited – Alchemy on Tour
Alchemy on Tour will develop a long-term jointly-led partnership to collaboratively deliver a tour of work instigated locally by each partner in three Arts Council Areas. This will bring excellent and diverse art to areas where touring is an important part of arts provision and develop sustainable new audiences for the arts.
Pendle Leisure Trust - Plugged in to Pendle and Blackburn with Darwen
The project is designed to dramatically increase artistic engagement by working alongside youth and community programmers, and successful organisations and venues to put on great touring art, develop expertise in programming great art and increase audiences for the arts overall across a partnership of four venues in Pendle and Blackburn with Darwen.
Wild Rumpus CIC - Northwest Greenfield Festivals Family Arts Project
The Northwest Greenfield Festivals Family Arts Project will develop a consortium of North based greenfield camping festivals to tour an increasing amount of high quality family arts. The project partners will commission new work, collaborate and share knowledge and resources, as well as building and developing family audiences.
UK Arts International Ltd – Afrovibes Festival 2014
Afrovibes is a biennial Festival of South African visual and performing arts which will tour nationally across four Arts Council Areas in October / November 2014, celebrating 20 years of Democracy. The programme of music, dance, theatre and photography and will provide a catalyst for audience engagement thus developing audiences for international and intercultural work.
Holly Darton – Hunt and Darton Strategic Café Tour
To take Hunt & Darton Cafe on tour to six high street venues across the South East of England and one in the North of England over two years with a focus on audience development. The project will develop a toolkit to share skills and knowledge of the logistics of working off-site in the public ream and supporting symposium.
National Youth Jazz Orchestra - NYJO Strategic Touring 2014-15
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) will arrange concerts and associated educational events at seven venues across three Arts Council Areas which NYJO cannot normally visit for economic reasons and which would benefit from the orchestra's artistic and educational activities. The programme will give NYJO the opportunity to form enduring partnerships and to expand the activity in 2015-18.
Crafts Council – Making Craft Perform
Crafts Council will deliver a new touring project that will feature six contemporary makers delivering performative, interactive and ephemeral work in a two week programme of events/exhibition at each of three locations in the Midlands and North Areas. It will explode the traditional concept of gallery focused presentation of craft, delivering work in community locations, shopping centres and the street.
Ikon Gallery Ltd – Black Country Voyages
Black Country Voyages is a three-year programme led by Ikon's Youth Programme and Slow Boat project. It will engage with communities across the Black Country region collaborating with a range of local venues and partners to establish a new sustainable touring network.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen - Home Ground
The project will deliver two touring exhibitions across four Arts Council Areas, linked by a participatory audience development project, that explore a sense of place and identity. Contemporary craft practitioners who use locally distinct materials to produce work which reflects and sustains their locality will inspire participants at selected football clubs whose nicknames embody local craft skills and histories.
Oriental Arts (Bradford) - Gujarat and Britain
Collaborative work between communities, creative professionals and curators will create an exhibition exploring the relationship between Gujarat in India and Britain. Commissioned photography, film and audio complemented with material from gallery, museum, library and personal collections will tour to six venues in the Midlands, North and London Areas alongside innovative outreach, audience development and evaluation programmes.
Film and Video Umbrella - A Light Shines in the Darkness
‘A Light Shines in the Darkness (ALSID)’ will connect cathedrals and disused churches, tour a high-quality art provision expanding audiences and creating awareness of the venues as local resources in low-engagement areas in the Midlands, North and South East of England. ALSID will undertake venue development and audience profiling paving the way for similar future projects.