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We announce successful applicants to the fifth round of our touring fund

  • Date: 12 December 2012
  • Area: National

Arts Council England today announced the successful applicants to the fifth round of its Strategic touring programme. A total of £2,544,392 has been awarded to 10 organisations.

The successful projects

Successful projects include a partnership between The Spark Children's Arts Festival and Leicester Library Services to develop a new touring performance for children and families, a new touring programme from experimental theatre company, Fuel, and the tour of a new multimedia exhibition curated by Isis Arts and showcased in a mobile, inflatable touring space.

You can find out more about the funded projects and download the full list of projects awarded funding in 2012 so far on our Successful applicants page.

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. The initiative 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 Lottery funding in the programme over the next three years. This complements other initiatives we are leading to develop arts audiences, including digital arts service The Space and our Creative people and places fund.

How to apply

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

Please note that we have recently updated our application guidance to include key dates on forthcoming funding rounds and information for those applicants who've been unsuccessful in previous rounds and wish to apply again.