New Funding to support Scottish Tours of Theatre and Dance

25 Jul 2019

On Wednesday 24 July 2019, Creative Scotland announced a call for applications to the next round of the Touring Theatre and Dance Fund.

 

Applications are invited from Scotland-based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, independent dance and theatre producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring to a minimum of 12 locations across Scotland over a maximum two-year period.

 

The Touring Fund helps to strengthen opportunities for theatre and dance artists, venues and audiences.

 

Since the Fund launched last year, 28 projects have received a total of £2 million, enabling a rich and colourful variety of award winning physical theatre, circus, street dance and spoken word performances to weave their way to small and medium sized venues across 31 of Scotland’s Local Authority areas.

 

The deadline for applications to this round of funding is Monday 14 October 2019.

 

Funding guidance and application forms can be accessed at:

 

creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/touring-fund.

 

Creative Scotland’s Lorna Duguid commented:

 

“The Touring Fund is helping to strengthen opportunities for theatre and dance artists, venues and audiences through its support for a great selection of touring theatre and dance work.

 

“The companies and artists already receiving funding, demonstrate the richness and diversity of work being created for touring in Scotland, and promise great experiences for audiences in venues across the country in the coming year and beyond.”

 

Kenneth Gibson MSP added:

 

“There is a huge amount of talent here in north Ayrshire and I’m keen to see loads of applications from local groups.”

 

A total of £1million of National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland is available in this round.  Deadlines for subsequent funding rounds will be announced shortly.

 

The Touring Theatre and Dance Fund is open to Scotland-based dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations, independent dance and theatre producers and venues, for the making and touring of new work or the restaging of previous work for touring across Scotland.

 

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. It enables people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. Creative Scotland distributes funding provided by the SNP Government and the National Lottery.

 

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