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ACE launched new toolkit - Recruiting Diverse Talent

13th August 2019

It would be great if all Rural Touring organisations signed up to this - Recruiting Diverse Talent Last week ACE launched a new toolkit, developed in partnership with The Clear…

The Village Survival Guide - FYI & what are your thoughts?

9th August 2019

The Village Survival Guide In 2018, over 500 community led projects were recommended to The Prince's Countryside Fund as a result of our Recharging Rural research. That's why we've…

Community Centres & Village Halls grants – USE CONCERTA MAPS TO HELP

7th August 2019

Community Centres & Village Halls grants – Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls…

Working with Librarys fund -

7th August 2019

Engaging Libraries – Carnegie UK Trust Engaging Libraries Phase 2 will support public libraries to run public engagement activities on research within the themes of health, society and culture. It will…

What Next? Digital & Rural - Sign up now

30th July 2019

NRTF are chairing a digital & rural 'What Next?' chapter where members of NRTF are invited to attend online discussions about pressing topics suggested by you. What Next? is a…

Arts Council 10 Year Strategy Consultation

18th July 2019

Arts Council England are inviting all members of the public (as well as the arts sector) to participate in a short online survey as part of their consultation on the…

ACE - Evidence and Data Review and Position Statement

18th July 2019

Evidence and Data Review and Position Statement If you didn't know already there has been the publication of the Arts Council’s new Rural Evidence and Data Review,…

AGM Minutes, Agenda & Trustee Report

20th June 2019

Following on from previous AGM announcement please find attached the papers to go with them. Minutes of 2018 AGM - Worcsester University 2019 AGM Agenda Annual Accounts a& Trustees Report The…

Annual General Meeting Notice to members

14th June 2019

Annual General Meeting Notice The AGM of the National Rural Touring Forum will take place on Thursday 4 July 2019 at 9.30am Pontio, Bangor University during NRTF Conference AGM Agenda 1. Meeting open 2.…

Scheme consortium? Partnerships – National Lottery Community Fund

2nd May 2019

Partnerships – National Lottery Community Fund Through partnerships funding, Big Lottery aim to make grants available over £10,000 for organisations who share responsibility and influence with others, who have a…

Green Touring links

30th April 2019

Hi All, Here are some Green Touring information links if they are helpful? https://www.juliesbicycle.com/resource-ma2-orchestras-2010 https://www.juliesbicycle.com/resource-ma3-theatre-report-2010 https://www.artscouncil.org.uk…

VILLAGE HALL GRANT SCHEME LAUNCH

30th April 2019

Village Hall grants available via ACRE http://acre.org.uk/events/village-hall-grant-scheme-launch-event.php

Arts contribute more to UK economy than agriculture – Guardian Report

24th April 2019

Funding cuts threaten further growth of £10.8bn sector, warns chair of Arts Council England. Arts and culture has overtaken agriculture in terms of its contribution to the UK economy,…

It’s Time for a Rural Strategy - Rural Services Network

24th April 2019

The Rural Services Network is launching to call on Government to develop a Rural Strategy. Since the launch on the 1st March, 194 Organisations and 314 Individuals have backed the campaign. They…

Sir Nick Serota - What do you want to tell him?

17th April 2019

Dear NRTF Scheme managers, I want to bring you up to date with some great and important news for rural touring. As you know, one of the top priorities of…

Fly The Flag - Do you know about it?

17th April 2019

Have you heard about Fly The Flag initiative? NRTF have signed up, alongside many other organisations to commit to highlighting a flag, physically or online, at the end of June.…

Julies Bicycle Reporting - we want your feedback!

17th April 2019

The feedback we have anecdotally heard is that schemes and rural NPOs would like Julies Bicycle reporting to recognise, and take into consideration, the issues rurally based organisations face. The…

NRTF Hi-Vis Conference Member Tickets ON SALE

5th April 2019

We're thrilled to announce tickets to this years conference 'HiVis: Value, Impact and Success of Rural Touring' are now on sale to NRTF members... and we've gone digital! **…

Get Creative Festival - 11 – 19 May 2019

4th April 2019

This year’s Get Creative Festival is open for event listings. Add yours at: getcreativeuk.com Get Creative Festival is a huge celebration of everything creative, taking place across…

Fly The Flag - Raising Awareness of Human Rights

4th April 2019

Fly The Flag is an ambitious collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We invited artist and activist…

Podcasting and audio storytelling

28th March 2019

The Space, will be hosting a free to attend workshop around podcasting and audio storytelling for arts and cultural organisations in London on 5th April at Clean Break Studios. Entitled…

Photography Competition Alert!

15th March 2019

We would like to invite you to submit images that best show the brilliance and vibrancy of rural touring. The winning entry will get £150 towards a professional photographer of…

Audience Survey Forms - Are they compliant??

15th March 2019

Dear all Schemes, I am about to open a can of worms.... but it must be opened. After consultation with Audience Finder, the NRTF are offering to do an 'Audience…

Creative People & Places programme – Arts Council

5th March 2019

Creative People & Places programme – Arts Council The vision for Creative People and Places is to support the public in shaping local arts and cultural provision and, in so…

National Rural Touring Awards 2019 **Now Open!**

1st March 2019

Click here for links to nominate. National Rural Touring Awards celebrate the breadth, passion and professionalism prevalent in the rural touring sector. The awards recognise the quality of the arts,…

Recommendations needed for Diverse Performing Companies

28th February 2019

We are looking for recomedations for more diverse perfoming companies  at NRTF Conference showcase in Bangor. In particular BAME artists. Please send any thoughts to conference@nrtf.org.uk …

AGOR DRYSAU-OPENING DOORS Festival

11th February 2019

Please find information about the forthcoming AGOR DRYSAU-OPENING DOORS  Festival the main part of the festival will be in Aberystwyth during March 19-22. The performance elements of the festival…

Community Centres & Village Halls grants – Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

5th February 2019

Community Centres & Village Halls grants – Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls…

Creative People & Places programme – Arts Council

5th February 2019

Creative People & Places programme – Arts Council The vision for Creative People and Places is to support the public in shaping local arts and cultural provision and, in so…

Rural Community Fund – Calor

5th February 2019

Rural Community Fund – Calor Calor offer rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life. Projects supported could be anything from redecorating…

Village Halls Week Interviews

1st February 2019

Last wee was Village Halls week as you know. Congratulations to those who took part espcially those who started an create the #RuralTouringLimericks they were awsome! We enjoyed them very…

Creative People & Places Fund

23rd January 2019

I thought this might be of interest to some of our schemes who are networked together such as the SW Schemes or Northern Consortium. https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding…

Local Press List

22nd January 2019

Dear all, If anyone wants to share their local press list with us please email it to holly@nrtf.org.uk This way when we send out a national press…

NRTF Communications Manager ANNOUNCEMENT !!

18th January 2019

I am delighted to let you know we have promoted the wonderful Stephie Jessop to Communications and Admin Manager. She is now working two days a week for the NRTF…

NRTF CONFERENCE 2019! Hi-Vis: Value, Impact & Success of Rural Touring

18th January 2019

Welcome to NRTF 2019 Conference Hi-Vis: Value, Impact & Success of Rural Touring 2nd – 4th July 2019 Pontio Centre, Bangor, Wales. https://www.pontio.co.uk The conference will be a…

Rural Touring in the UK - Brighton Fringe 3rd May 2019

18th January 2019

Rural Touring in the UK National Rural Touring Forum www.ruraltouring.org  How does rural touring work? How can you take part? Gain insights on the benefits and opportunities…

Co-hosting your events on Facebook

9th January 2019

Dear Schemes, See this link for a list of NRTF Scheme Rural Touring events! If you set NRTF to be a co-host of your RT events on Facebook we can…

Impact of Brexit on the arts and culture sector

9th January 2019

We would love to hear your views on how you think Brexit will impact Rural Touring! Arts Council England ICM conducted a survey of 992 arts and culture organisations to understand…

Are you going to this? Audience Agency: Where next for resilience?

9th January 2019

https://dmtrk.net/1X0O-621UD-CCU9YEN57B/cr.aspx  Where next for resilience? Inspired by our recent ACE commissioned report 'What is Resilience Anyway?' - representing the views…

What Next Culture Urgent Call on Brexit Deal for the Arts

30th November 2018

Do you know what a What Next Chapter is? If you do, do you attend any meetings? https://www.whatnextculture.co.uk/ It is an important creative industries advocacy network,…

Research Project UPDATE

13th November 2018

Dear all, We want to update you on the research project, funded by ACE and being undertaken with Coventry University as the research partner. The study is looking into the…

Areas of Treasury Budget 2018 which benefit Rural Areas

13th November 2018

Please find link here to Rural Service network information regarding the BUDGET REVIEW - IMPLICATIONS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES https://rsnonline.org.uk/budget-review-implications-for-rural-communities  Including - Village halls: The…

ACE 10 year strategy - Really Important!

16th October 2018

Dear NRTF Members, I am sharing this again as we have had the heads up Rural Touring could benefit form this 10 year review. If you can, it would be great…

NRTF Website - Tender Launch

11th October 2018

Dear all, We are launching a website tender to re-do the NRTF site. If you have any recommendations of organisations please pass this on to them. Thanks Holly   National…

Community Centres & Village Halls grants – Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

9th October 2018

Community Centres & Village Halls grants – Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls…

Arts and Humanities Research Council project - NEEDS YOU

4th October 2018

My name is Lindsay Dunbar and I am working with Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.  I am undertaking a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. …

Have your say on ACE 10 year strategy - Really Important!

4th October 2018

Arts Council are holding meetings across the country and you can attend and feed in. https://artscouncilupdates.org.uk/QNP-5W7CV-CD4MI5R8AF/cr.aspx?v=2  The…

Creativity - Great programme on BBC Radio 4

2nd October 2018

Creativity - has it become the meaningless buzz word for our times? Oli Mould, Lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, delivers a broadside against the injunction…

Lords told of lack of support for rural arts

2nd October 2018

A Select Committee on the rural economy will report back next year on the sorts of interventions needed to support local amenities and tackle deprivation. Read More - https:/…

Season Highlights press release - we need your information

20th September 2018

Dear Schemes, We hope all is going well with your Autumn season, whether you are already launched or still counting down the days until your first show. As usual we…

SURF THE WAVE CALL FOR PRESENTERS and PROMOTORS

20th September 2018

SURF THE WAVE CALL FOR PRESENTERS and PROMOTORS   Pavilion Dance South West and partners are bringing together forward-thinking programmers, producers, promoters and managers who are interested in presenting dance…

Oily Cart is seeking to appoint TWO new posts: an Artistic Director and an Executive Director

10th September 2018

“There are good theatre companies, and there are great theatre companies. There are great theatre companies, and there is Oily Cart.” Lyn Gardner Oily Cart is seeking to…

House of Lords Call for Evidence re the rural economy

10th August 2018

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy was appointed by the House on 17 May 2018. The remit of the Committee is “to consider the rural economy, and…

Rural Services Network Article

10th August 2018

HI all, Have a look at our article on Rural Services Network. #ruraltouring http://rsnonline.org.uk/rsp-member-the-national-rural-touring-forum

China Plate’s Edinburgh Fringe 2018 Recommendations for the NRTF

28th July 2018

Dear NRTF Member schemes, Please find attached the NRTF commissioned list of recommended shows by China Plate. Make sure you keep us all up to date with what you are…

News stories & events - for the media

27th July 2018

Do you have any extraordinary events or stories you would like to share with the media? We are putting together a press release to discuss the Rural Touring Sector nationally…

NRTF at Edinburgh Fringe 11am 16 August 2018

25th July 2018

Will you be there? Can you join the panel? I am putting together a list of panelists so if you are interested let me know. I also want to organise…

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training opportunities in the North

19th July 2018

See below email from Maria Thomas - Programme Manager, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy   Dear NRTF, Would you be able to promote our latest training offer to the National Rural…

Menu Launches

16th July 2018

Dear NRTF Scheme Managers, I enjoyed meeting most of you at New Directions but, like at a wedding, I didn't get much time to speak to you in depth. …

What’s good for a website?

12th July 2018

Dear all, We are working on a new website tender for www.ruraltouring.org - The tender process is probably going to be a long one and we want you…

ACE fund for ural and coastal in North Wales, NW (above Gtr Manchester), NE and Yorkshire and Humber

2nd July 2018

Hello all, I thought you might be interested in news about an open fund from Spirit of 2012 (the National Lottery Olympic legacy fund). https://www.spiritof2012.org.uk/music-challenge-fund-2018 They…

New Directions 2018

29th June 2018

Dear all, Thank you to all those who came, planned, performed, worked and watched. It was a truely inspirational event and a wonderful chance to meet so many of you,…

Winners of NRTF Rural Touring Awards Announced in Live Ceremony

29th June 2018

SHORTLIST AND AWARDS IN FULL Music Performance of the Year • WINNER Apphia Campbell - Black Is The Color of My Voice • Clive Carroll – A Thousand Years of…

AGM 2nd Notice & Agenda

25th June 2018

Annual General Meeting Notice The AGM of the National Rural Touring Forum will take place on Thursday 28th June at 9.30am (Location TBC) Worcester University during New Directions Showcase AGM…

Edinburgh Fringe Bursaries

19th June 2018

Dear all, Last chance to apply for an NRTF grant to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. PARTICIPATION GRANT: Edinburgh Fringe Grants to support attendance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 with an…

EU Ecodesign regulations #SaveStageLighting

11th June 2018

Are you aware of the #SaveStageLighting campaign? You can read about it here: https://www.ald.org.uk/resources/savestagelighting If it goes ahead it is likely to have a…

NRTF End of Year Financial Statement & AGM

5th June 2018

Dear Scheme Members, Please find attached the annual statement and trustee report for NRTF. The Annual General Meeting will be during New Directions Showcase, Worcester University on the 27 June (Time…

New Directions Showcase - Performance schedule is live!

31st May 2018

Please find New Directions 2018 showcase schedule here - http://www.ruraltouring.org/uploads/New_Directions_Draft_Prog_2018.pdf

Rural Touring in the UK - Edinburgh Fringe

31st May 2018

Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. How does rural touring work in the UK? How can you take part? Gain insights on the benefits and opportunities…

JOB: Marketing Manager, Rural Touring Dance Initiative

17th May 2018

Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI) The Rural Touring Dance Initiative is a partnership project, funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund. The lead partner is The National…

Working with Rural Schools

10th May 2018

Does anyone have experience with working with rural schools? - for a news article that has been requested. Thanks Holly

How best to approach Schemes?

10th May 2018

Dear member schemes, I get a lot of 'well-credentialed' performing companies asking me how best to get noticed by schemes? They say they email you and hear nothing back, put…

New Directions Priority Booking Closes on 7th May

2nd May 2018

Dear all, A quick reminder to get your tickets, if you can, in the members priority booking period before the 7th of May. Registration is going well, as is the…

Are you ready for GDPR? Here is what we are doing…

27th April 2018

Dear NRTF members, As you know GDPR comes in on the 25th May this year. What have you done to prepare for it? In case you need them here are…

Brighton Fringe - How to Rural Tour

25th April 2018

How to: Rural Tour By National Rural Touring Forum The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local…

New Directions Showcase 2018 **Registration Open**

18th April 2018

Dear Members, New Directions 2018 will take place in the Institute of the Arts on the St Johns Campus of the University of Worcester from 11.30am Tuesday 26th June - 2.45pm…

NRTF Professional Development Grants **NOW LIVE**

18th April 2018

Grants for sector support, concentrating on community, personal and project development. Who can apply: NRTF member Rural Touring schemes on behalf of voluntary promoters, voluntary board members, companies/performers who…

Feed into ACE 10 Year strategy for the Arts: 2020- 2030

4th April 2018

Could you feed in to the Arts Council Englands informaiton gathering and conversation about how to shape their plans for supporting and addressing issues faced for the Arts 2020-2030? NRTF…

Rural Touring Awards - Who will YOU nominate?

3rd April 2018

Dear all, The NRTF Rural Touring Award nominations are now OPEN!! If you know someone exceptional and want to show how much you value them - nominate now! If you…

Last minute funding opportunity from COOP

26th March 2018

Hi all, I came across this fund - you may be familar with it?  The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together…

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