12 organisations will receive a total of £2,720,299 in the seventeenth round of the Strategic touring programme (announced on 17 December 2014).
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Round 17: all 12 successful applicants
12 organisations successfully received funding in the seventeenth round of the Strategic touring programme. These are:
Epic Storytelling and Music Tours 2015-17
To deliver a three-year audience development programme across England, touring outstanding works of epic storytelling and music by UK and international practitioners to a network of urban and rural venues including areas of low engagement and infrequent storytelling promoters. Successive tours will test strategies and build on audience diversification, through marketing, participation and commissioning.
Theatre Engagement Hubs 2015-17
To deliver the three year Theatre Engagement Hubs programme which is designed to harness Cardboard Citizen's expertise of working with and for least-engaged groups. The programme will enable 30+ venues and organisations across the North, Midlands, South East and South West to engage 7000+ audiences and participants, including those they have previously been unable to reach, by offering an artistic product encompassing stories these audiences can identify with.
The Red Chair
To tour new writing production The Red Chair to small-scale venues in areas of low engagement across England, with the aim of taking great art to as wide an audience as possible, including those not usually reached, and who do not usually have access to this kind of quality work.
Daily Life Ltd
The Daily Life Project Tour Phase II
To deliver the Daily Life Project Tour Phase II. This second phase builds on the previous tour and will increase access to high quality art for people and communities with low engagement across East London Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and into Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham), bringing powerful art by people with lived experience of mental distress.
Discover Children's Story Centre
To deliver a strategic tour in the North and South West of two immersive installations for families/schools to bring literature to life in partnership with emerging venues. The tour will harness Discover’s expertise in engaging families in high quality participatory art, enable venues to reach new audiences and build a touring network.
East Lindsey District Council
Opera for All
To deliver free public screening of high quality performances from Garsington Opera in areas of low engagement in the North, Midlands, South East and South West. The project will develop artistic provision in local communities through extensive education and outreach work, establishing a formal network of Local Authorities and cultural organisations, building a legacy of expertise and capacity for future work.
Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour
A touring exhibition with associated engagement and audience development elements, Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour will deliver artwork by children and young people selected through open submission, as well as work by established artists to the Midlands, South East and South West in 2015/16. Focussing on areas of low cultural engagement as well as those lacking quality visual arts touring provision, Generation ART will enable children and young people to exhibit their artwork and to curate and promote the exhibitions themselves.
Play as if your life depends upon it
To deliver two touring movement play (dance) events across England, developed in partnership with specialist agencies, designed to engage some of the hardest to reach audiences in our society - children from vulnerable families in areas of poverty and deprivation; and people with late stage dementia in care homes.
Leeds Theatre Trust Limited
Beryl by Maxine Peake Tour
To deliver a revival and tour of Beryl by Maxine Peake to mid scale and rural community venues in places of low engagement in the North and Midlands Areas. The tour will include an integrated programme of audience development aimed at engaging new and returning audiences. The project will develop a partnership of venues to tour high quality drama and investigate model of touring between rural and mid scale.
Metta Theatre Ltd
Jungle Book UK tour and participation programme
Metta Theatre will deliver a 7 week mid-scale UK tour of their hip-hop circus and dance-theatre adaptation of The Jungle Book for family audiences, starring seven of the country's most exciting dancers and circus artists. The project will also feature a local community chorus of up to 20 young people (16-24), plus free workshops in urban dance, skateboarding and beat-boxing.
Nofit State Community Circus Ltd
To deliver a tour in 10 diverse locations across England of Nofit State’s professional participatory performance project, OPEN HOUSE. The programme will embed opportunities for advance community engagement, public participation and audience development - increasing value and legacy for presenting partners and capacity and sustainability for Nofit State.
Southbank Centre Limited
British Art Show 8 Strategic Outreach Activity
To deliver an integrated programme of audience and network development activities to sit alongside the British Art Show 8 - a major Hayward Touring exhibition of contemporary art which occurs every five years. The activity spans four partner cities of Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton in a national strategy that will impact regionally.