Our Members

NRTF is a membership led organisation with two types of membership: Full Rural Touring Schemes and Associate Members. Touring schemes vary enormously: The most widespread model is the independent, not for profit company, usually with charitable status. Associate Members are individuals and organisations with an interest in promoting professional arts with rural communities and include performers, companies, promoters, small venues, festivals and producers.

Companies and Performers


Become an NRTF Associate Member

Benefits of membership

  • Training, information and networking

    NRTF supports an annual conference, showcase events and regional meetings and keeps in regular touch with all its members via email bulletins and online via the discussion forum. Members receive advance booking opportunities and reduced prices for the conference and other networking events.

  • Advice and Resources

    All members can ask for information, help and advice from the central office and from other members and are able to keep in touch with each other via the NRTF web site. NRTF carries out research and provides publications, toolkits and other resources which are available to members via the website.

  • Innovative work, partnerships and commissions

    NRTF is keen to increase the amount of high quality work available for rural touring and to develop opportunities for artists and venues.

    Touring scheme members can share touring opportunities via the online touring event diary.

    Companies can post details of their forthcoming tours and bring their work to the attention of the touring schemes, promoters and venues.

    NRTF and its members work in partnership to develop high quality product suitable for rural touring.

  • Research and Advocacy

    NRTF promotes the understanding and benefits of rural touring through its relationship with key stakeholders and policymakers, through representation at meetings and conferences and through its research and publications programme. It provides a forum to discuss the latest developments in the promotion of professional arts at a rural and community level, with the website acting as a useful platform for members to share information and discuss new developments.


Become an NRTF Associate Member