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Capital grants on offer for Community Centres and Village Halls

27th February 2018

1. Funding of up to £45,000 for community centres & village halls (UK) The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is offering Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and…

Invitation from Oxfordshire Theatre Makers to a live showcase day 29th March 2018

23rd February 2018

You are invited to Oxfordshire Theatre Makers (OTM) live showcase day of professional theatre companies with work to tour from Autumn 2018 onwards. emanate is supported by Arts Council England and…

2 part time Job Opportunities - Pocklington Arts Centre

26th January 2018

JOB VACANCY: AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING OFFICER Part-time post, 20 hours per week with some evening and weekend working Salary: £18,000 per annum, pro rata (ie £9,000 p.a) Closing Date:…

Vault Festival London - Rural Touring Session

26th January 2018

At the invitation of Leila Sykes (Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company) www.aiawtc.com NRTF will be taking part in a discussion at The Vault Festival.  Wandering…

Possible funding source NFU

18th January 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which supports charities in the UK working in agriculture and rural development has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 25th May 2018.…

RTDI 3rd Menu sent out today

12th January 2018

Hi Touring Schemes - you will receive the 3rd menu today via email.  Look out for it!  It looks amazing and is attached here with the booking form…

Arts Marketing Association (AMA) copywriting training day

10th January 2018

Copywriting Day 2018 — getting to the heart of it 21 March | Proud Camden, London Explore how to better connect emotionally with different audience members through your copy. Join us at Copywriting…

Booking open for Emporium 2018

1st November 2017

Posted on behalf of the Federation of Scottish Theatres (FST). Any queries please contact FST  hello@scottishtheatre.org Booking is now open for Emporium, which will take place on 2…

New Directions 2018 - Call out to artists is now OPEN

1st November 2017

Get these dates in your diaries - and please share this information with your own contacts and networks. New Directions 2018 takes place from 26th - 28th June 2018 at Worcester University.…

Arts Marketing Association (AMA) Leadership Programme.  Retreat 2 details announced.

1st November 2017

Posted on behalf of the AMA please contact Jemma Green jemma@a-m-a.co.uk with any queries. Retreat 2 — Broaden your horizons with the AMA’s…

Invitation from East Durham Creates / ARC to a showcase event 6th November

20th October 2017

Message received from Annabel Turpin at ARC - this is an invitation to touring schemes and promoters.  If you are interested please contact Annabel directly, let her know that…

Tom Speight’s article published in the Countryman gets a Texan response!

19th October 2017

As many of you know NRTF has a new Chair, Tom Speight, who is also a voluntary promoter.  He recently had an article published in The Countryman Magazine.  …

AMA Diversify Your Audience — how to attract BAME audiences to your touring show takes place on Wedn

6th October 2017

Posted for Ars Marketing Association: I’m getting in touch about one of our forthcoming online workshops which I think may be of interest to those in you network. …

ARC with East Durham Creates call out to artists for November Showcase

3rd October 2017

Message from ARC We are looking for artists and companies experienced at presenting work in community venues. Can you help us spread the word? ARC is currently working with East…

Thanks for the programmes! We are in Edinburgh on 21st and 23rd.

16th August 2017

Hi Touring Schemes, thanks so much for sending through your programmes.   We will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Fair on 21st all day, giving the low down on rural…

Edinburgh village hall project - performer members up at Edinburgh - let us know about your show.

20th July 2017

Hi performer and company associate members. If you have a show at Edinburgh this year and your show is suitable for rural touring, why not let us know? We need…

Potential new rural arts centre looking for advice - can you help?

18th July 2017

If you can help with this request for information below - please email sarah@sarahblakeman.co.uk I am exploring the possibility of setting up a rural arts centre…

Fundraising Fundamentals sharing discussion

14th July 2017

Did you attend one of the fundraising workshops?  Do you want to be part of the fundraising forum? Add your own top tips or ask a question here. Post…

Being Bold NRTF conference 2017 Feedback

13th July 2017

Delegates who attended Being Bold in Nottingham on 28th and 29th June have been invited to give their feedback.  This is a gentle reminder to those who haven't…

Edinburgh village hall project - do come and say hello!

12th July 2017

It's very nearly Edinburgh Fringe time.   NRTF has 11 touring schemes going along, some with their voluntary promoters, all assisted by an NRTF Edinburgh Village Hall bursary.  Some…

NRTF events at Edinburgh

19th June 2017

2 dates for your diary up at Edinburgh this year.  NRTF will have a table at The Fringe Fair on Monday 21st August 2017 from 11.00 - 17.00.  Concourse Space, Fringe Central,…

Fundraising training at conference - 5 minute case study examples please

1st June 2017

On the final afternoon of the conference we are organising some fundraising training.   We are looking for some 5 minute examples of successful fundraising that you have undertaken!   No…

Rural Arts North Yorkshire research into impact of participatory arts on well being of older adults

1st June 2017

Now here's an interesting project.... any over 60s in North Yorkshire  interested in taking part?  We will definitely be interested in the results. Email sue@ruralarts…

Arts Council England funded business support programme - Call for applications

4th May 2017

Call for applications: Arts Council England-funded business support programme for the arts, museums and libraries Creative United have launched Prosper- a new, Arts Council England-funded business support programme for the…

Touring Scheme Member CPD grants 2017 2018 now available

11th April 2017

CPD grants for 2017 2018 are now available.   • NRTF Networking / Project Planning / Touring Scheme Development grants :  from £50 - £300 These could be for Common Interest Project or Programme…

Rural Touring Awards Nominations open!

27th March 2017

The NRTF are pleased to announce the first ever Rural Touring Awards. This is a chance for all of us involved in rural touring - whether artist, audience, promoter or…

Opportunity Festival Bridge Cultural Education East England

24th March 2017

Festival Bridge is looking for an experienced individual, organisation or consortia to explore how Festival Bridge can support delivery of the Cultural Education Challenge in rural and coastal localities of…

Help please.  Fundraising training speaker required.

17th March 2017

Can you help?  NRTF is about to put in a small application for some funding to Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy "Supporting Regional and Sectoral Arts & Cultural Fundraising Networks"…

Deadline for shortFLIX is Wednesday 8th March

2nd March 2017

Do you know any young film makers? The deadline for shortFLIX is coming up. WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH 5PM. http://creativeengland.co.uk/film-and-tv/shortflix Please could you just remind your…

2017 Conference dates announced!

20th February 2017

This year the East Midlands touring company New Perspectives and rural touring scheme manager of Northants Touring Arts co-host the conference on the leafy Nottingham University campus at Nottingham Lakeside…

NRTF seeks new Chair - Reminder to pass on to contacts

20th February 2017

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) seeks a new Chair. The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) is a unique charity committed to driving new initiatives and widening audience access and…

Opportunity for young film makers National Youth Theatre and Creative England

20th February 2017

Posted by Alice on behalf of National Youth Theatre and Creative England New Film Scheme 18 - 25 year olds Hello, my name is Craig and I'm emailing on behalf of…

In Memory of Bob Butler one of the first supporters of Rural Touring

15th February 2017

This posted on behalf of Ralph Lister - Take Art.  Bob Butler I wanted to write briefly in memory of Bob, who was leading Beaford Arts when I first…

Arts Professional magazine celebrates the role of the voluntary promoter

16th December 2016

Entitled The Magic of Rural Touring we have a lovely article in Arts Professional Magazine written by Tom Speight one of our voluntary promoter reps on the NRTF board. http:/…

Last chance to respond to New Directions Survey

4th August 2016

Feedback from touring schemes attending New Directions is a bit thin on the ground! If you haven't completed the survey, now's your chance. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk…

Edinburgh Village Hall 2016

28th July 2016

Representing 6 organisations, touring scheme and voluntary promoters will be attending Edinburgh Fringe this year with the help of an NRTF bursary, Cheshire Arts, Spot On Lancashire, North East Arts…

NRTF seeks Expressions of Interest in joining the board from artists and promoters

26th July 2016

Hopefully you all know that we are looking for an artist and a voluntary promoter to be co-opted to the NRTF board. We are very sad to say goodbye to…

Unlimited Theatre Company seeks Executive Director

20th June 2016

Unlimited Theatre Company, Leeds, is looking for a new Executive Director. Please find below the link to the job pack. Please do forward to your contacts as appropriate. http://www…

New Directions 2016 is now fully subscribed and bookings are closed

17th June 2016

We have had a fantastic response to New Directions 2016 with delegates representing the rural touring sector coming from right across the UK.  This year we are delighted that we…

We’re hiring! NRTF is seeking an online community development co-ordinator

20th April 2016

We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Kirsty who has done a brilliant job, we will really miss her. She is taking up an exciting opportunity with Accessible…

Job Opportunity - Rural Arts Officer Cheshire West and Chester

11th January 2016

Title: Rural Arts Officer Salary: Grade 8 £25,440-Grade 8 £29,558 Pro Rata Per Annum Hours per week: 18.5 Address of job: HQ, Chester Deadline: 29 January 2016 Interview date: 18 February 2016 Job Description: We are…

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Report from Tim Smithies on a trip to Oslow

15th December 2015

Report on visit to  Oslo by Tim Smithies to the Coda Dance Festival October 2015. With a review of Lullaby by Panta Rei dance teater. At the invitation of Panta…

Opportunity to tender for delivery and management of a rural arts fund in Basingstoke

9th December 2015

I have only just spotted this.  Its a tight deadline. 14th January. Advert attached and here in Arts Jobs http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne…

Article about next tour of big cow pat now in the latest news

9th December 2015

Following the NRTF conference in July where we all enjoyed Kali theatre's big cowpat wedding check out the latest in their story http://www.ruraltouring.org/latest/my-big-fat-cowpat-wedding-set-to-hit-the-road-again

Federation of Scottish Theatres (FST) Emporium - Bookings Now Open!

3rd November 2015

Posted on behalf of the FST. We are pleased to let you know that FST Emporium 2016 bookings are now open. Emporium (2+3 Mar) is an event for producers, promoters, venues, professional…

International Sponsership - any experiences?

19th October 2015

NRTF is considering becoming an International Sponser. Could you let me know if you are one already?   Or do you use someone else when working with International Artists? Generally…

Rural Touring Dance Initiative - Companies and Artists announced.

15th October 2015

We are delighted to announce that the selected dance companies taking part in our Rural Touring Dance Initiative are: Panta Rei, Phoenix Dance, Spilt Milk and Sonia Sabri Company selected…

Pay what you think its worth

9th October 2015

Hi I have had a few enquiries about this  one - has anyone had a go at it?  How did it go?  

NRTF seeks Project Manager for Rural Touring Dance Initiative

5th October 2015

The National Rural Touring Forum has joined forces with The Place, Take Art and China Plate to launch a brand new 3 year initiative for touring and making dance to and…

CPD Grants available for 2015 2016

27th July 2015

Details of the CPD grants for touring scheme members are now available in the Our Work Section  click here for details http://www.ruraltouring.org/work/professional-development-opportunities and…

Edinburgh Village Hall Project gets underway

27th July 2015

Its that time of year again! The Edinburgh Village Hall Project is underway. Bursaries this year have been awarded to: Highlights, North East Arts Touring, Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, Arts…

NRTF seeks Rural Touring Dance Initiative Co-ordinator

5th June 2015

The National Rural Touring Forum has joined forces with The Place, Take Art and China Plate to launch a brand new 3 year initiative for touring to and making dance for…

Live Streaming of Miss Caledonia Rural Tour

17th April 2015

Farnham Maltings & SHPLive.TV: are testing the idea of live streaming from a village hall. Have you ever wondered what's happening in other venues than yours?  Live…

Flying Solo - posted for Contact Manchester

13th April 2015

Contact Flying Solo Artist Commissions (2 x £2,000 commissions) About Flying Solo Festival, Contact (Manchester): Now in its fifth year, Contact’s Flying Solo Festival returns in May to present…

PANDA Rural Touring Mentoring Scheme 2015 is launched.

9th April 2015

Posted on behalf of PANDA The PANDA RURAL TOURING MENTORING SCHEME is now open for applications.  PANDA were delighted to be successful in a small G4A application from…

Live & Local - Job Opportunity (Marketing & Communications Mgr)

8th April 2015

Posted on behalf of Live & Local: It’s an exciting time to join Live & Local. We are growing fast this year to support a network of over 300…

NRTF Conference and Showcase 2015 now open for bookings!

2nd April 2015

We are now open for bookings from members.  To download information and a booking form, please go to: http://www.ruraltouring.org/work/nrtf-conference-and-showcase-2015 We are just finalising the…

Two Gents Boot Camp will take place March 9th - 14th 2015

10th February 2015

Posted on behalf of Arts Alive Two Gents Boot Camp March 9th-14th 2015 The Rich Mix, London Application Deadline: February 20th 2015 A gathering of migrant artists creating bare-boned, cross-cultural performance…

Have Your Say - Arts Lancashire making a case for continued investment in the arts

4th February 2015

In Lancashire the arts organisations have come together into a network- Arts Lancashire. Arts Lancashire aims to advocate for  the role arts and culture play in the economic success…

A new NESTA report “People helping People” is now available

1st October 2014

From NESTA "Our new report, People Helping People: the future of public services, found that volunteers in England contribute £34 billion worth of time to the economy. Read the report…

Edinburgh Village Hall Project recommended list

12th August 2014

Alex Murdoch our performing company representative on the board has put together a list of recommnded shows for Edinburgh.   Representatives from Carn to Cove, North East Arts Touring, The…

Invitation for Northern Schemes and Promoters from Jazz North

9th July 2014

Monday 21st July is Jazz North’s northern line showcase day at Manchester jazz festival and they are inviting you to experience the full and varied range of wonderful…

New Directions Showcase Artist information pack now available in resources

7th July 2014

Read all about the artists and companies performing at New Directions.  Click here to go through to resources for downloads for all New Directions Documents, maps, directions, accommodation…

Rural Touring Event Edinburgh Fringe - 21st August come and join us!

13th June 2014

Don't forget that the NRTF will host an introduction to Rural Touring event at the Edinburgh Fringe as follows: Event Date – Wednesday 21st August Event Time – 11:00 event…

Macrobert Educating Ronnie looking for Northern dates Autumn 2014

22nd May 2014

This is Nicola Denman from macrobert Arts Centre in Stirlingshire and our production, Educating Ronnie, has received ACE funding to go on an England tour this September/October. I wonder…

Peter Gregory looking for initial interest in potential Harri Parri tour

8th May 2014

Dear all - this message is from Peter Gregory Night Out Wales. Some of you may remember a lovely show from the 2012 conference featuring a dysfunctional west Wales family. The…

New Directions Showcase 15-17 July 2014

7th April 2014

New Directions is now open for bookings - members only up to the 22nd April. Very exciting programme being put together by Ed and Paul (China Plate) and Alex Wright …

Corporation tax relief for theatrical and touring theatrical productions.

2nd April 2014

We've been having a bit of a chat about this see info below and feel free to add your comments: Theatre tax relief Legislation will be introduced during the…

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah recruiting new Artistic Director

25th March 2014

Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah are recruiting a new Artistic Director. The founding Director of this exciting and innovative company, Anthony Haddon, is moving on after 29 years and the Board…

Agor Drysau Opening Doors Festival

25th March 2014

A few Rural Touring reps will be at Agor Drysau in April. If you are going please get in touch. We know that Sian Kerry sian@artsalive.co.uk …

Jazz Services NRTF partnership next tours open for bookings

11th February 2014

The next three bands chosen by Jazz Services and NRTF are now available for bookings.  Contact them via the Scheme Tour diaries or person to express an interest and…

New Directions 2014 Showcase Application process is open

17th December 2013

Calling all members - this is your chance to feed in to the New Directions Showcase 2014. New Directions Showcase event 2014 will take place from 15th - 17th July 2014 at the…

Lincolnshire One Venues Young People’s Programme project worker opportunity

18th November 2013

Lincolnshire One Venues currently have a vacancy for a Project Worker for their Young People’s Programme – I would appreciate it if you could distribute this opportunity to…

New Arts Fundraising Courses Announced

18th November 2013

The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme has now announced new Arts Fundraising Training Courses, which will be delivered by expert trainers in cities across England.  These essential courses cover…

Touring Scheme Audit reminder

5th November 2013

Hi all just a reminder to complete the Touring Scheme Audit. You may find it useful to print the survey before you complete it so that you can see what…

Voluntary Promoter NRTF membership reminder

3rd November 2013

Hi Touring Schemes Remember your voluntary promoters can have a free log in to the NRTF site - there is a special promoter area for promoters to ask questions and…

Jazz Services tour comments from Tim Smithies Carn to Cove

22nd October 2013

Co-winners of 2013 Jazz Services NRTF partnership tour - Michael Janisch’s Purpose Built Quartet have just completed (in October 2013) three great concerts in Cornwall - in St Austell, Washaway …

Revised Promoter Don’t Panic Pack

21st October 2013

Thanks so much to our Voluntary Promoter board members,  Barbara and Janet, for their help with reviewing the Promoter Don't Panic Pack.  Please feel free to add…

NRTF conference 2013 film now available

29th August 2013

Film from the 2013 conference is now available in the Our Work section of the website. Click here to see it!

Invitation to see Flanagan Collective new show Babylon - posted on their behalf

21st August 2013

Please find attached an invitation to a sharing of our new show, BABYLON. I’d love you to come and join us at Greenwich Theatre on Sunday 8th Sept, …

Job vacancy Marketing Officer, Junction, Goole posted on their behalf

21st August 2013

Goole Town Council is seeking an experienced marketing officer for Junction, our award-winning mixed use arts venue in Goole,East Yorkshire.  Junction is a National Portfolio Organisation, with a…

Conference 2013 Discussion Group Notes and Evaluation

17th July 2013

The Conference 2013 evaluation and feedback is underway with approximately 40 responses so far.  We need around 90 so please if you haven't done it yet.  Click the link you…

Job Vacancy - Pound Arts Trust

15th July 2013

DIRECTOR £35,000 - £40,000 paAre you ready to rise to the challenge of leading this innovative and sustainable arts organisation for the 21st century, delivering an all year round programme…

Any one flying Bristol to Glasgow for conference on Monday?

3rd July 2013

Hi All Is anyone flying into Glasgow on Monday 8th July for the NRTF Conference in Stirling and fancy meeting up and travelling the rest of the way with another…

Rural Sustainability Conference, Cilgerran, Ceredigion

27th June 2013

Hi All See below information about a forthcoming conference and an invitation to submit a presentation on a variety of subjects Dreams, Revolution and Process: Spatial and Temporal Approaches to…

Some more subsidised dates for the NRTF Jazz Services Project

12th June 2013

Hey everyone great news! 33 rural touring gigs

Our Big Gig 11th - 14th July 2013

30th April 2013

We would love to hear if any of you or your promoters go for this - please let us know admin@nrtf.org.uk Superact is looking for over 275 Community…

NRTF seeks interested parties for consortium bid for Arts and Older People Care Commissioned Grant

15th April 2013

NRTF is considering forming a consortium bid for the Arts Council England Arts and Older People Care Commissioned Grant. A £1 million Arts and older people in care programme,…

Members booking for the NRTF Conference 2013 Developing Networks

12th April 2013

Bookings are going well for the NRTF conference 2013 with 20 places already gone! The conference will take place at Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling from 8th - 10th July 2013. NRTF members…

NRTF and the Family Arts Campaign

12th April 2013

David from NRTF is attending the 15th April at Birmingham Town & Symphony Hall.  We will then consider the advantages of creating We are interested in how…

Programme Manager Vacancy Art House in Wakefield

28th February 2013

Please could you circulate the following link for the Programme Manager vacancy at the Art House to all relevant contacts? http://the-arthouse.org.uk/view/staff-vacancies

Circus Now showcase of circus work 17th - 19th April

4th February 2013

17th - 19th April - attendance and refreshments free some travel bursaries available: - contact Flora Herberich, City Circ Showcase Co-ordinator, email: citycirc@mail.com, mob: +44 (0)7903 960997 …

Basquiat Strings and Oriole (Jazz) looking for a warm up date near to London 16th May

31st January 2013

Is anyone interested in this? " I wondered if you could give me some advice. I'm touring my band Basquiat Strings in a double-bill with a band called Oriole (don'…

Call out for 2013 showcase artists

20th December 2012

NRTF is asking all touring schemes and other partners to nominate companies for the 2013 annual conference and showcase event taking place at the Macrobert Arts Centre Stirling on 8th 9th 1…

On Tour - Rural Arts North Yorkshire Manager vacancy

19th December 2012

Jo Gatenby  has decided to move onto pastures new career wise, so from the 15th January 2013 she will sadly no longer be working for Rural Arts as their ON…

Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity consortia bids

19th November 2012

The NRTF are considering making a consortium application to Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity. The aim of this is to enable arts organisations with an underdeveloped fundraising model to increase…

NRTF touring scheme tour diary section now open!

16th November 2012

NRTF is trialling a new tour booking diary.  We hope that this will help to facilitate sharing of touring information across schemes and associate venues. Only touring scheme members…

PANDA courage and collaboration conference

16th October 2012

PANDA’s Courage and Collaboration Conference SET TO Proact A NEW Arts Agenda PANDA, The Performing Arts Network and Development Agency, is excited to announce its debut conference, Courage…

Fundraising - donations sponsorship

11th October 2012

Sian Kerry at Arts Alive - "As all schemes are being charged with increasing  unearned income – i.e. donations and sponsorships, and yet most courses are geared towards…

AGM and Members Meeting 25th October 2012 booking now closed

9th October 2012

9th October 2012 Bookings are now closed for the AGM and Members meeting.  Approximately 50 touring scheme and associate members will be at The Public West Bromwich for discussion and debate. …

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