There will be a series of briefing events throughout February 2012 for applicants looking to apply for The Arts Council’s Strategic touring programme.

The events are open to people working in a wide range of roles both within and outside Arts Council England’s National portfolio organisations including: artists, producers, promoters, festivals, museums, libraries and local authorities.

The events aim to:

  • outline the new programme and its aims, which have been drawn from our national approach to touring
  • provide an opportunity to hear about the programme first hand
  • provide the opportunity to network with potential partners within the region and to discuss any ideas you might have regarding working with other organisations nationally

Event details

Please click on the links to view the booking forms. 


Friday 10 February 2012, 10.30am-1.30pm
Guildhall Small Hall, Market Square, Cambridge

East Midlands

Wednesday 1 February, 1pm-4.30pm
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham


Monday 20 February 2012, 10am – 12.30pm
Monday 20 February 2012, 2pm – 4.30pm
Friday 24 February 2012, 10am – 12.30pm
Friday 24 February 2012, 2pm – 4.30pm

To register for one of these events, please visit our event booking site.

North East

Tuesday, 21 February, 1-4pm
Arts Council England, Newcastle 

North West

Wednesday, 22 February, 1.30-4.30pm 
The Pyramid, Warrington 

South East

Monday 6 February 2012, 10.30am-1.30pm
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

South West

Wednesday 29 February 2012, 1pm-4pm
Colston Hall, Bristol

West Midlands

Thursday, 9 February, 10am-1pm
The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham 


Thursday, 23 February,10am-1.15pm
Arts Council England, Dewsbury 

About the Strategic touring fund

The Arts Council’s Strategic touring programme was launched on 5 December 2011. The first appication deadline for this programme is Friday 2 March with a further five deadlines throughout 2012.

Applicants with a recent track record in delivering touring work who have a clear sense of how their work delivers against the scheme are welcome to apply to any of these deadlines, after a conversation with their Touring Relationship Manager.

If you are unsure who your Touring Relationship Manager is, please contact our Enquiries team on 0845 300 6200 or at .