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

  • Date: 22 August 2012
  • Area: National

Arts Council England today announced the successful applicants to the third round of our Strategic touring programme. A total of £1,246,825 has been awarded to 11 organisations.

The successful projects

Successful projects include a nationwide tour of artistic work by Deaf and disabled artists, led by DaDa, a touring workshop by Home Live Art which aims to develop large-scale participatory choirs for all ages and a touring exhibition of commissioned artworks in response to Kent County Council's archives in libraries across the South East.

You can view the full list of successful applicants on the Strategic touring funding pages of our website. This also includes those awarded funding in the first and second rounds of the six funding rounds in 2012-13.

Increasing access to the arts in England

The Strategic touring programme is designed to increase access to the arts in England, especially in places with low levels of arts engagement and those which rely on touring for much of their arts provision.

It also aims to facilitate stronger relationships between arts organisations with local promoters, who are on the 'supply' and 'demand' side of touring. 

We are currently halfway through the first year of the programme. So far, we have awarded £5,720,135 in the first three rounds out of a total of £15 million invested for the whole year. We aim to invest £45 million of Lottery funding over the next three years, complementing our other investments in building audiences for the arts such as digital arts service The Space and our Creative people and places fund.

You can read an review of what we have achieved so far on the Strategic touring funding pages of our website.

How to apply to the next funding round

To apply for touring funding download the guidance documents from the Strategic touring funding section where you can find out about the next deadlines and follow instructions to apply online.