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Kate Fox on the Radio Monday

18th January 2019

Hello all,   Kate Fox will be on BBC Local Radio on Monday talking about Village Halls Week and reading out her new Village Halls Poem. Below is the most…

How many shows have you programmed this Spring?

14th January 2019

Dear Rural Touring Schemes, How many rural touring events have you programmed this Spring? Please let us know in the comments below Thanks, Stephie

Localised Press Release Template for Village Halls Week

14th January 2019

For those of you who have events happening next week and are linking into Village Halls Week (22nd-28th) ACRE have provided a localised press release template for use when…

Village Halls Week (and Social Media Library)

9th January 2019

Hello everyone, Village Halls Week takes place again this January 22nd - 28th. The week celebrates Village Halls nationally and is organised by ACRE. This year we have commissioned stand…

Research into Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts

25th October 2018

I came across this link to research being done by Newcastle and Sheffield Universities about audiences for all forms of contemporary art. So far they have focused on interviews in…

Village Halls Week - Any successes or stories to tell?

26th January 2018

Hello everyone, We've had a fantastic week celebrating Village Halls Week, and we hope you have too! We want to know if anyone has had any particular successes from…

Spot On Supporter Card launched

7th December 2017

Here at Spot On we've launched a new Supporter Card scehme, encouraging our audiences to become more active supporters of Rural Touring. We're all trying to increase and…

What would you like our Top Tips to answer?

21st November 2017

Do you have a burning question about marketing? Are you a new promoter looking for some guidance on how to set up your hall? Maybe you're an artist looking…

Anything planned for Village Halls Week?

15th November 2017

The 2018 Village Halls Week is set to be the 22nd - 25th January and we were wondering if anyone had anything planned? Either specifically for Village Halls Week or events…

Voluntary Arts: Big Conversation 2017

10th November 2017

 Hello all,  Please see below, fill in the survey and circulate to your networks. Rural touring wouldn't happen without our volunteers so let's get this conversation…

Previous Showcase Artists We Need You

3rd November 2017

Hello all, We're looking for Artists who have previously showcased at one of our New Directions Conferences to share their experiences.What did you get out of the showcase?…

New Short Film about ‘The Inn Crowd’

28th September 2017

Hello, all, Applause and Creative Arts East has a lovely new short film about the Inn Crowd project available to watch on youtube. The Inn Crowd project brings spoken word…

New Top Tip For Artists: ‘See Rural Touring In Action’

18th August 2017

There's a new top tip for artists video on our 'Rural Touring Top Tips' page from our very own Alice Porter. See what she has to say here: https:/…

Two New Storytelling Comissions

21st July 2017

Culturapedia (the company behind Spot On) have two new comission opportunities for storytellers and small scale theatre companies. Each commission is £3000 for developing new work up to a scratch…

Freedom Lies in Being Bold - The best bits

30th June 2017

Share your best memories from this year's conference. We'd love to see your pictures and find out what you thought. Did you make new friends that will lead…

Commission for new work to tour to libraries and villages

30th June 2017

Spot On Lancashire and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts are seeking to commission an artist or company from the North West of England to develop a new piece of touring work…