Scheme Profile

Spot On - Lancashire’s Touring Network

About

Spot On works with volunteers in isolated communities and libraries promoting professional theatre, dance, music and children's shows for everyone to enjoy.

All of our events are made possible by the 298 volunteers across the county who deliver arts services in their communities. Our promoters work so hard because they love live arts events, and in turn they provide work for professional companies and support their local economy. This great art is possible thanks to government investment by the Arts Council, with additional financial support from Lancashire County Council and eight Local Authorities.Spot On Lancashire is delivered by Culturapedia as part of the Cheshire Lancashire Touring Partnership, an Arts Council consortium naitonal portfolio organisation.

Recent Activity

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October Social Media Library

3rd October 2018

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…

4 Star Review for Point of Echoes

28th September 2018

Fantastic to see our first rural dance commissioned show receiving such a glowing review from the Guardian!  https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/sep/24/point-of-echoes-review-bgroup-place-theatre-london

September Social Media Library - for all to use!

10th September 2018

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…

Reminder: Add NRTF to Facebook events

4th September 2018

Hi everyone,  Just a reminder now September is here to add the NRTF to your facebook events as a co-host (see the photo for where to add us!). We…

Is your scheme profile up to date?

22nd August 2018

Hi Schemes, Can you please check your NRTF Scheme profile is up to date. Not just with information but also with the contact details and that all the correct team…

Members social at Edinburgh Fringe

13th August 2018

Hello all, If you are in Edinburgh this week, we're hosting an NRTF members social on Wednesday at the Abbatoir bar, 7.30pm. The bar is a private bar so…

Edinburgh Fringe Survey for Reviews

3rd August 2018

Hello everyone, For Spot On trips to Edinburgh, we have created a quick survey monkey we use after shows that help us remember the show when we get back, and…

August Social Media Library - for all to use!

2nd August 2018

Hi everyone, Each month I want to create a social media library for all the schemes to use. I know how hard it can be to find content for…

Sharing Facebook Events

30th July 2018

Hello everyone, No doubt many of you are currently sorting out your website listings for Autumn 2018. This year we would like to add as many of your events to our…

New Directions 2018 - Spot On Reflections

12th July 2018

“Welcome to the Ballet Microwave!” Lyndsey Wilson on the extreme lengths we’ll go to to see new work for rural venues. Never before have I experienced…

Ed Fringe: One to Ones

9th July 2018

Hi Everyone, I am planning on being at Ed Fringe for the 'Rural Touring in the UK' event on the 16th, and I will then be available for one to…

Things We Chose to Save

4th July 2018

Hello everyone, Those of you who were at New Directions last week probably met the fantastic Sam and Noah who were taking photos, videos and generally supporting our social media. …

Tour Pack Essentials Infographic

21st June 2018

Artists - if you are attending next weeks showcase have you organised your touring pack? Even if you aren't showcasing, touring packs are a great way to introduce yourselves…

Hashtags for New Directions 2018

18th June 2018

Hello everyone, New Directions isn't far away, and it is great to see so many of you getting excited about it over on twitter and social media! Last year…

Culture Cares Conference 2018

13th June 2018

"How arts and culture are making a positive impact and creating pathways in the lives of young people in and leaving care." Derby Theatre Productions, Workshops and Learning Tuesday 30 October 2018 …

Excellent Examples of Artist Tour/Marketing Packs

22nd May 2018

Hi everyone, Following on from Holly's question the other week about how artists can best approach rural touring schemes, I want to create a guidance pack for companies who…

Spam Message

12th April 2018

Dear NRTF Member, It has come to our attention that one of our Rural Touring Scheme Members has received a spam email from a company claiming to be involved with…

Is anyone attending emanate - Oxfordshire Theatre Makers (OTM) live showcase?

26th March 2018

Is anyone attending emanate at The Old Fire Station, Oxford on Thursday 29 March? I received an invitation and some of the showcasing artists sound really interesting but it's a…

University Partnerships - Who has experience?

23rd February 2018

Hello all, I've recently received the opportunity to meet with our local university to talk about Spot On and what we do. I want to use the chance to…

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…

Village Halls Week and Social Media

11th January 2018

Hi all, ACRE Village Halls Week takes place this month from the 22nd of January and the NRTF have been working with ACRE on a number of things to celebrate…

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…

Season Highlights - 2018

30th November 2017

Dear Rural Touring Schemes, We hope your Spring 2018 programming is going smoothly and that you have plenty of fantastic shows to look forward to. We are putting together a national…

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…

NRTF Seeks New Full Time Director

16th November 2017

After 20 years of successful development and delivery, NRTF is about to re-organise itself.  Having secured the next 4 years of Arts Council England funding as a National Portfolio Organisation this…

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…

Fantastic For Families Awards Applications Now Open

14th November 2017

Hello all, The Family Arts Campaign have opened applications for their 'Fantastic For Families Awards.' There are five categories for awards and whether you're a venue, cultural organisation or…

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…

Spot On Lancashire Supporter Card Draft - Spare a moment to give us your thoughts

7th November 2017

The Spot On team have been having a really long think about how we engage our audiences and encourage some more support for our scheme. We've decided to trial…

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…

Drawing Stories - Adventures on Lancashire’s Mobile Libraries

5th September 2017

For those of you who don't know already, Spot On Rural Touring and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts were fortunate enough to secure a strategic touring bid for libraries. Over…

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…

Help! A company has had to cancel- 3 dates in Lancashire available

30th January 2017

hi there,  We have three dates in Lancashire, 27th, 28th and 29th April 2017 to fill. A company has had to cancel due to funding let-downs, and before we give…

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui- is it time to try to tour this?

21st November 2016

hi, this is a request, a challenge, and a discussion. We at Spot On were discussing recent news events, particularily those in the USA and around Brexit- and tried to…

NRTF Conference Travel Arrangements - Who else is flying?

27th June 2016

Hello all, Jack Bond and I will be travelling from Manchester to Newquay on Tuesday 5th July, so we were wondering if anyone else is flying in and arriving at…

Is anyone printing A4 posters anymore?

10th March 2016

Firstly apologies for the incredibly boring sounding title to this post but it needed to ask a direct question. I wanted to ask if anyone else is experiencing what I…

Open Submissions for the Developed With The Lowry programme. Deadline 9th March

24th February 2015

The Lowry Studio, Cheshire Rural Touring Arts and Spot On, Lancashire’s Rural Touring Network are looking for expressions of interest from theatre companies / solo theatre-makers based in the…

It’ll never work…  restricted capacity shows…

8th August 2014

I was asked at the York conference to talk for 2 minutes on restricted capacity shows- and why they work for Spot On. We embarked on these smaller shows for the…

Spot On and Cheshire Rural Touring want your thoughts on e-ticketing

30th May 2014

As part of a website upgrade to both Spot On Lancashire and Cheshire Rural Touring I'm gathering information and examples of e-ticketing for rural touring venues. We hope to…

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