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Twelve projects awarded Strategic touring grants

  • Date: 13 February 2013
  • Area: National

Arts Council England today announced that a total of £4,041,331 funding has been awarded to 12 projects in the sixth round of our Strategic touring programme.

The successful projects

The successful projects include Crying Out Loud's three-year touring programme to bring contemporary circus to new audiences across England and 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning's tour of work by Romani artist Delaine le Bas to venues and traveller sites in London, Glasgow, Peterborough and Bolton.

Find out more about the successful projects in round six, and download a full list of projects awarded Strategic touring grants so far by visiting our funding pages.

Increasing access to the arts in England

The Strategic touring programme is designed to develop audiences for the arts across England, particularly in areas where access to high-quality work is limited. It also aims to help establish new working partnerships between artists, producers, promoters and venues - between those on both the supply and demand sides of touring.

We are investing £45 million of National Lottery funding in the programme over the period 2012-2015. This complements other initiatives we are leading to develop audiences for the arts, including The Space, our digital arts service with the BBC, and our Creative people and places fund.

Apply to the Strategic touring programme

We are currently accepting applications for Strategic touring grants. If you would like to apply, please visit our funding pages.

Visit our Key dates page for further information on when to apply to be considered for a particular funding round.