Decibel Village Hall Project
NRTF has the following aims for its decibel Village Hall project:
- To improve voluntary promoter confidence in booking a diverse programme of work
- To raise the profile of rural touring at the decibel Festival
- To see the growth of more diverse and interesting work on the rural touring circuit.
4 bursaries of £400 awarded to enable a scheme manager and a voluntary promoter to attend decibel.
Rural Arts North Yorkshire – Jo Thorne and Rick Havely
Take Art in Somerset – Sarah Peterkin and Nicki Davey
Arts Alive in Shropshire and Herefordshire – Sian Kerry and Andrew Herbert and Cait Leach
Arts Out West in Cumbria – Bob Pritchard and Liz Sarginson
In addition NRTF awarded 2 go and see grants of £200 each:
Arts in rural Gloucestershire – Ed O’Driscoll
Highlights North Pennines – Barbara Slack
Arts Council England also awarded 10 free registrations making an in kind contribution of £1,000.
On average participants saw or took part in 12 shows or events.
Participants were looking to see new diverse work and to make new contacts
Did the event live up to their expectations? Yes very much so.