18 organisations will receive a total of over £3.9 million in the eighteenth round of the Strategic touring programme (announced on 4 March 2015).

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Read more about the projects below, and download a list of all successful applicants to all 18rounds of the Strategic touring programme on the right of this web page.

Round 18: all 18 successful applicants

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) on Tour
Abandon Normal Devices Ltd.

AND Festival on Tour aims to unlock the digital capacity of organisations in rural sites through a tour of new digital commissions to low engaged sites across the North. The programme will work with local festivals, small scale and outdoor arts organisations (venues including forests, guest houses and community homes). 

Lit Fest in a Day goes on tour

Lit Fest in a Day goes on tour will tour four Wakefield District areas between 2015-17. In each location substantial audience engagement activity and skills development will take place with new community venues and partners, culminating in the co-curation of high quality mini-festival events building foundations for future programming and touring. 

Cheshire Lancashire library touring network

This project will develop and deliver a sustainable library-based community touring circuit to tour new work, to new audiences across Lancashire and Cheshire. Building on an established rural touring model, it will extend reach and increase artistic engagement, enabling librarians and community programmers to collectively promote touring work relevant to their communities. 

Parkway Dreams - the New Town Tour
Eastern Angles Theatre Company

To deliver a re tour of the verbatim documentary musical Parkway Dreams with a wrap around education and skills programme to connect, engage and drive audiences. Inspired by the story of Peterborough in the 60s and 70s the show will tour to venues in previously designated New Towns in the Midlands, London and South East. 

Eye Music Trust Touring Programme - “Symphony of the Senses”
Eye Music Trust

To deliver “Symphony of the Senses”, an interactive multi-media performance linking all the senses into one “symphony” to venues in London, the North and South West Areas. The tour will deliver three strands 1) Public presentations of a new Colourscape production "Symphony of the Senses" at outdoor events; 2) A parallel "Symphony" for Special Needs children; and 3) Large-scale Symphonies of Bells to draw very large audiences to new areas. 

Global Streets: new audiences for international outdoor arts
Greenwich+Docklands Festivals

To deliver “Global Streets”, a pilot year programme of audience development through free international outdoor arts. Free public performances will be presented in eight locations in the London, Midlands, North and South East Areas, alongside an integrated programme of audience development to connect productions with the diverse demography of each location. 

The Streets
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

To deliver "The Streets", a two year programme of music touring arts activities to take place in seven outer-London boroughs, creating a cultural programme for their high streets. The consortium, working with music producers Serious, aim to raise the profile of these destinations, activate empty space, connect communities and audiences, and leave a lasting legacy. 

Only in England exhibition regional tour
National Museum of Science And Industry

To deliver a two year tour of the Science Museum Group's photography exhibition "Only in England" to four regional museums and galleries in the North, South East and South West Areas. Audience research, marketing, and public engagement expertise will be shared with local venues to assist the delivery of associated marketing and public events programmes. 

Literature Touring in the North
New Writing North

To tour high quality performing arts adaptations of children's books and associated reader development and participatory activity for under 7s and their families to libraries and community centres across the North.  

More Short Ballets for More Small People
Northern Ballet Limited

Northern Ballet will deliver a three year tour of three new children's ballets in 31 venues across the North, Midlands, South East and South West Areas. The performances will engage children and families of all means and from all backgrounds who may not usually access the arts, supported by an audience development and access programme.

Re:imagining Melas

Re:imaging Melas will present contemporary South Asian performance for audiences by a new network of six Melas based in London, the North and South East Areas. The programme will showcase new work for hard to reach, diverse audiences of over 400,000. The programme is based around collaboration and networking, building strong partnerships and providing professional development for Melas across England. 

Pocket Propeller
Propeller Theatre Company 

To deliver a one year programme of Propeller's Pocket touring model to create new and sustainable touring networks between theatres, schools and community groups particularly in areas of low engagement.

Testimonial theatre tour and engagement programme
Riverside Trust Ltd

To deliver a three year tour of six testimonial works from leading directors (five proven successes new to the UK and one new work), to eight locations across the North, London, Midlands and South West Areas. The tour will be supported by a live programme of engagement and a web platform for the empowerment of personal testimony.

Music-Net National (Phase 2)
Root Music Ltd

Root Music, in partnership with Band on the Wall, will deliver a second phase of Music-Net National, an expanded three year programme promoting high quality music tours to venues of low arts engagement across the UK and consolidating current partnerships in the North of England.

Seven Stories: On the Road
Seven Stories

On the Road is a three year project that aims to provide children, young people and families with access to a rich programme of high quality children’s literature exhibitions, focusing on areas of low cultural participation. The programme will embed opportunities for community engagement, learning and participation initiatives and audience development, touring in the Midlands, North and South East Areas.

Equator Strategic Touring Programme 2015-17

To deliver the Equator Programme 2015-17, developing new audiences with a programme of workshops and performances featuring culturally diverse music, dance and theatre in selected Kent venues. Working in partnership with venues in Gravesend, Margate, Rye, Folkestone, Whitstable, Chatham, Ashford, Sevenoaks and London, the programme will extend the M20 touring network and increase audiences through community engagement.

TCTC Large scale touring programme
The Touring Consortium Theatre Company

To be announced

Funny Peculiar - A Guide to Eccentric Britain
Time Won't Wait

To deliver Funny Peculiar, an outdoor touring production celebrating eccentricity around Britain, produced by Time Won't Wait. The tour will be delivered in the Midlands, South East and South West, inviting local people to engage and participate in multiple ways, leaving a lasting legacy that celebrates a sense of place, increases well-being and develops new arts audiences.