You may find the following links and resources useful when putting together an application for the Strategic touring programme:

Strategic touring fund FAQs
More information about the fund and application process.

2012-15 development areas for Touring
More information about Touring as one of our Strategic priorities.

Publications and guides

Greater than the sum of its parts – a guide to consortia working
An informed, practical and constructive tool for working in groups. It illustrates how much can be achieved when groups of people with a common goal share their expertise and practical resources. 

Cross border touring - information sheet
1999 agreement between the Arts Council of England, Scottish Arts Council (SAC), Arts Council Wales (ACW) and Arts Council Northern Ireland (ACNI) to enable companies and individuals to undertake cross border touring.

Relationships between commercial and subsidised theatre
Detailed advice for the theatre industry on transferring productions from the subsidised to the commercial sector. Includes examples of contracts and budgets.

Marketing and touring: a practical guide  
Aimed at touring companies and host venues of all scales to help them get the best out of this partnership.

Arts audiences: insight 2011 - arts-based audience segmentation research
This research looks at arts engagement across a very broad spectrum of arts events and activities, from opera to knitting, carnivals to video art.

Audiences on tour: from data to audience development
This resource provides tips and tools for developing audiences for touring productions and exhibitions. It was developed by Audiences London with funding from Arts Council England.

Professional bodies

There are a variety of professional bodies that can offer help and advice.

Theatrical Management Association
The TMA represents the interests of and provides professional support for the performing arts in the UK.

Independent Theatre Council
The Independent Theatre Council is the management association and industry lead body for performing arts organisations and individuals working in the field of drama, dance, opera and music theatre, mime and physical theatre, circus, puppetry, street arts and mixed media.

National Rural Touring Forum
The National Rural Touring Forum is the organisation that represents a number of mainly rural touring schemes and rural arts development agencies across England and Wales.

Touring Exhibitions Group
TEG is the professional group in the UK concerned with all aspects of organising and touring exhibitions.