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Link for Your Edinburgh Fringe Reviews

30th July 2019

Hello everyone, We are going to collect Edinburgh Fringe Reviews through Survey Monkey again this year. Below is the link to a quick questionnaire which will allow you to submit…

Ed Fringe Survey to submit - Feedback wanted!

23rd July 2019

Hi everyone,  Like last year we are going to collect surveys via a surveymonkey questionnaire again this year - last year we received a 192 reviews doing it this way!…

Crowd Sourced Ed Fringe Recommendations List

19th July 2019

Hello everyone, There will be no recommendations list from China Plate this year for Ed Fringe, so instead we thought we would make the most of the Rural Tourinbg hive…

New NRTF Logo

19th July 2019

Hello all, As some of you may have noticed, on the Friday bulletins, and at this years conference the NRTF has a new logo, which will be rolled out fully…

Post Conference - Artists Information

12th July 2019

Hello everyone, Thanks to all of you who came along to the conference last week - we had a wonderful time, and are just about recovered! If you haven't…

Social Media for the Conference and Showcase

21st June 2019

The NRTF Conference and Showcase is just around the corner and whether you are attending or not we hope you will all follow along and join in via social media! …

Conference Updates

7th June 2019

Menu Options - Deadline Friday 14th June For those of you attending the Awards Ceremony on July 3rd I have emailed you the form for your Evening Meal Menu choices.…

ACE: Rural Evidence Review and Blog Post

17th May 2019

Arts Council England published thir Rural Evidence Review at the beginning of this month and their is blog post on the ACE website which also links to the report. https:/…

Arts Professional Article: Rural Areas Suffer from ACE Funding Bias

17th May 2019

An evidence review by Arts Council England suggests a reduction in London funding “should naturally lead to greater potential for funding rural organisations”.   Read the full article…

PLEASE READ: Concerta Consultations

17th April 2019

Dear Scheme, By the end of this week, all of you will have received your CONCERTA maps and link to provide feedback as part of the final consultation for our…

English Tourism Week 30th March - 7th April

29th March 2019

#EnglishTourismWeek19 Next week is English Tourism Week organised by Visit Britain. If you've any events happening next week, you can give them an extra boost by listing them on…

Google Garages

15th March 2019

If you haven't already come across Google Garages it's a great way to access free digital training either in person at one of their physical locations or online…

AMA conference 2019 — Bursaries now available

15th March 2019

AMA conference 2019 — Rewire: Culture, Audiences and You is heading to NewcastleGateshead from 9 — 11 July 2019. There are 35 bursaries available, covering up to 100% of your conference cost, and you don&rsquo…

Agor Drysau / Opening Doors Festival

7th March 2019

Lawrlwythwch yr erthygl hon yn Gymraeg Arad Goch Theatre Company is turning 30 this year, and to celebrate the event the company is re-touring its first production, staging an international festival…

World Book Day /International Womens Day

1st March 2019

Hello all, Two days for your diary and social media next week! World Book Day is on the 7th March - let us know on twitter/Instagram/facebook if you…

IMPORTANT - Scheme Consultation: Concerta Maps

22nd February 2019

Dear Schemes, Over the next couple of weeks, you will be sent your data maps for your scheme from the social impact study the NRTF have been undertaking along with…

Artist Opportunity: Northern Consortium & NEADN Rural Touring Development Programme

15th February 2019

Shared with permission. Northern Consortium & NEADN Rural Touring Development Programme for artists and companies new to rural touring The Northern Consortium and North East Artist Development Network (NEADN) are…

RTDI Audience Quotes

14th February 2019

Hello everyone, In the document attached you'll find audience quotes from previous RTDI shows. These are not necessarily current touring shows or companies but show just what rural…

Do you work with Young Promoters?

8th February 2019

The NRTF is looking at how rural touring works with young promoters. What different models are there? And how are different schemes/projects defining 'young promoters'? We'd like to…

Tour Funding, or lack of, how is it impacting your menus and programming?

8th February 2019

Dear Schemes, We are aware that the way arts council funding for touring companies is currently set up requires companies to book dates before securing funding. This, of course, can…

February Social Media Library

8th February 2019

Hi everyone, Here is this months social media library full of links/things to share on social media. Feel free to add anything of your own that you'd like…

Poster For Your Village Hall

1st February 2019

Hi Everyone, Attached is a poster of Kate Foxes Village Halls Week Poem. We would love it if you printed a copy off and displayed it in your Village Hall...…

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…

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