11 successful applicants will receive a total of £3,972,698 in the latest round of funding. See below for further information about the projects.

Round 23

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Arts & Health South West - Outside in South West

Grant: £73,000
Artform: Visual Arts
Area: South West

A touring exhibition of work by artists who feel excluded from the mainstream art world due to ill-health or disability. The exhibition will tour to four museums in the South West with associated interpretation and educational activities. The project includes networking and relationship building with organisations in each locality.

Battersea Arts Centre - Collaborative Touring Network

Grant: £1,242,633
Artform: Theatre
Area: London

The Collaborative Touring Network (CTN) is a collective of eight independent producing teams supported by Battersea Arts Centre. The network was first awarded Strategic Touring Funding in 2013, and began as a partnership between six producing teams and Battersea Arts Centre. In this new round of funding, the network will expand to reach more areas of England. Over three years, CTN will use bi-annual festivals of high-quality theatre to catalyse cultural regeneration in eight towns and cities across England with low levels of engagement.

Get it Loud in Libraries

Grant: £90,000
Artform: Music
Area: North

The Get It Loud in Libraries project plans to engage the 14-25 age group and their families with public libraries by developing a new improved touring library network to showcase the best new high quality live music. The live programme will be underpinned with digital workshops and learning and participation opportunities.

Greenwich+Docklands Festivals - Global Streets: New Horizons for International Outdoor Arts

Grant: £1.2 million
Artform: Combined arts
Area: London

Building on the successful “Global Streets” pilot in 2015, this is a three year touring programme of audience development through international outdoor arts. High quality productions from leading international companies will tour to 10 venues across the country, connecting the productions to the diverse demography of each location.

Inner City Music - National Jazz Development Touring programme

Grant: £199,800
Artform: Music
Area: North

To develop a jazz touring network, focusing on areas of low engagement in the North Area. The network will provide venues and local producers/promoters with support and training, produce a jazz-based residency programme and recruit emerging jazz musicians to come and work with named artists.

IOU Theatre - Rear View

Grant: £201,020
Artform: Combined arts
Area: North

IOU will create Rear View, an ambitious interactive outdoor performance which uses a converted bus as a mobile auditorium making it suitable for harder to reach locations without traditional art venues. This will be presented in collaboration with a range of festivals and partners across England.

Libraries West - Libraries West Theatre Tour

Grant: £26,637
Artform: Theatre
Area: South West

Libraries West will tour Travelling Light’s production The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingham to an established consortium of local libraries in the south west. The project will explore the role and future of libraries as touring venues within the context of other venues and networks and make recommendations to sustain and develop touring in the future.

People Dancing - 11 Million Reasons to Dance

Grant: £131,450
Artform: Dance
Area: Midlands

Through new partnerships and collaborations People Dancing will develop '11 Million Reasons to Dance', a touring model focused on presenting dance created by Deaf and disabled artists. The programme is inspired by the current photography exhibition, 11 Million Reasons, which captures iconic moments of dance from film, re-imagined by Deaf and disabled dancers. Over the next two years, People Dancing will build a network of venues and cultural agencies that will take work by Deaf and disabled artists to new audiences in the Midlands and north of England. This project aims to leave a legacy of new work being presented in new locations, to more diverse audiences.

The Prodigal Theatre Company - Steam Local Line

Grant: £30,700
Artform: Dance
Area: South East

The Prodigal Theatre Company (also known as The Urban Playground Team) will tour Steam Local Line across the North, South East and South West. The tour is based on STEAM, which sees the team animate a skeleton steam locomotive in a piece of outdoor dance-theatre inspired by the movies. In each location, the team will work with a local arts organisation, a heritage railway and children and young people at risk of exclusion to create additional scenes. The heritage railway will also be the venue for a performance of the new show.

Watermans - Circulate - Outdoor Arts Touring Network

Grant: £598,228
Artform: Combined arts
Area: London

Watermans is leading ‘Circulate’, a consortium of Outer London venues in four areas of low arts engagement, to establish an Outer London Ring for outdoor arts touring. In partnership with the Independent Street Arts Network and Greater London Authority, the project will develop a strong programme with local audience development at its heart.

Wild Rumpus CIC - Northern Festivals Network

Grant: £179,500
Artform: Combined arts
Area: North

Wild Rumpus’ project will increase the amount of high quality work touring to greenfield festivals across the North of England – developing international links and focusing on accessibility and engaging new audiences as part of a partnership with Attitude is Everything.

Round 22

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20 Stories High - 'Headz' tour

Grant: £110,000
Artform: Theatre
Area: North

'Headz' is a three-year tour of contemporary urban monologues, performed by 20 Stories High's Young Actors. The show is aimed at hard-to-reach young people, aged 13-25. 20 Stories High will also deliver a Youth Exchange project around the show, as well as sharing practice and developing networks among youth theatre groups.

Arnolfini Gallery - Vertigo Sea

Grant: £233,582
Artform: Visual arts
Area: South West

'Vertigo Sea' is a film installation by acclaimed British filmmaker John Akomfrah, which depicts the role of the sea in the history of migration, conflict and colonisation. It will tour a network of five galleries in the North, South East, South West, London and Scotland. The galleries will work together to engage hard-to-reach communities, including migrants and disadvantaged young people. Activities will draw on themes present in the installation, such as global migration, slavery and ecological concerns.

Chrysalis Arts Development - Art Unpacked

Grant: £106,000
Artform: Visual arts
Area: North

'Art Unpacked' is a series of visual arts exhibitions touring to small venues in areas of limited arts opportunities. The tours cover North Yorkshire, Lancashire and North East Lincolnshire. The project will also deliver activities to engage audiences and provide professional development support for venues.

Circolombia!

Grant: £64,399
Artform: Combined arts
Area: London

'Circolombia!' is both a large-scale circus show and a skills development programme. It features circus artists recruited from tough neighbourhoods in Cali, Colombia and trained by Circolombia's foundation - Circo Para Todos. Circolombia! will tour to venues and communities in London, Doncaster and the Greater Manchester area.

Dan Mallaghan - The Adventures of Walter Lemonface

Grant: £38,919
Artform: Theatre
Area: North

The Adventures of Walter Lemonface is a family show, combining real-time animation with storytelling and live music. The tour will bring the show to families with the least access to - and engagement in - the arts, across the North and the Midlands. The aim is to develop new audiences and different ways for these families to access their local venue.

Extant - Visually impaired engagement pilot

Grant: £47,671
Artform: Theatre
Area: London

A one-year pilot project to encourage more visually-impaired people to attend theatre in Greater Manchester and Birmingham. Two arts organisations - The Lowry (Salford) and Mac (Birmingham) - will become hubs of expertise. The programme includes touring shows, participatory activities and staff training - all designed to increase the engagement of visually impaired people. This project will pace the way for a national model for arts access.

Fevered Sleep - Men & Girls Dance

Grant: £134,601
Artform: Dance
Area: London

'Men & Girls Dance' is a new contemporary dance project, which will tour to five communities in the North, Midlands, South East and London (plus one in Wales). This socially challenging work will be co-created with local people, giving venues and audiences direct influence over what shape and form the piece takes in their area.

Gary Clarke Company - COAL

Grant: £280,000
Artform: Dance
Area: North

This new contemporary dance production explores the dark underbelly of the mining industry, through a day’s journey above and below ground. It will tour to venues in the North, Midlands, South East and London, as well as one date in Wales and one date in Scotland. Including a local brass band and company of community performers, the project aims to create lasting connections between artists, promoters and communities.

James Leadbitter and Hannah Hull - Madlove: A Designer Asylum

Grant: £44,871
Artform: Combined arts
Area: London

Artists James Leadbitter (also known as the vacuum cleaner and Hannah Hull will tour 'Madlove: A Designer Asylum' to some of the most socially-excluded mental health groups in the North, Midlands, South East and London. The 'Madlove Workshop' will develop their artistic skills and confidence, while showcasing the important role art can play in organisations that are hard to reach. An 'Online Asylum' will provide wider access to this art project and two regional 'Catalyst Events' will help artists and mental health organisations develop new touring ideas and opportunities.

Kali Theatre Company - My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding

Grant: £63,351
Artform: Theatre
Area: London

'My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding' is an engaging drama that will tour to 2,000 people in rural areas in the North, Midlands, South East and South West. The project will reach many non-theatregoers, addressing the lack of drama and diverse work in rural areas. It will also include a programme of workshops to encourage rural promoters to commission touring work from regional producers.

London International Festival of Theatre - Depart

Grant: £214,818
Artform: Theatre
Area: London

LIFT, Spitalfields Music and the National Centre for Circus Arts will commission 'Depart' from internationally-renowned Australian company Circa. This exciting new outdoor contemporary circus project will feature circus artists, aerialists, acrobats, dancers, choral singers and musicians, working with video, lighting and installation artists. Depart will transform cemeteries in London, Brighton, Blackpool and Hull in summer 2016 and summer 2017. The show will integrate local artists and community groups, to introduce circus and outdoor work to new audiences.

Tangle - NEW LANDSCAPES

Grant: £49,900
Artform: Theatre
Area: South West

NEW LANDSCAPES is a music and theatre project of two newly-commissioned works. Performed by townships ensemble Tangle, the shows are designed specifically for new and non-traditional venues across South West England. Supported by strong online resources, it will cultivate long-term audience interest in African Caribbean theatre in a region previously poorly served.

Without Walls - Associate Touring Network

Grant: £980,794
Artform: Combined arts
Area: North 

The Associate Touring Network is a group of nine festivals, working together to bring work commissioned by Without Walls to a larger audience. This funding will allow the network to bring in new partners, reaching events and festivals in places of low arts engagement. The aim is to reach audiences with little experience of outdoor art - or indeed any art.