New Directions Showcase 2018

New Directions 2018, 26th - 28th June, University of Worcester.

New Directions enable touring schemes, venues and voluntary promoters to sample shows, see work, share experiences with other promoters and broaden their knowledge of work available. It is also a fabulous opportunity for companies to highlight the quality and style of their work and creates an opportunity to talk directly with touring schemes and start meaningful relationships and dialogue.


MEMBER REGISTRATION OPEN

Taking place at Worcester University, this event brings together those involved in managing rural touring networks, rural touring promoters and crucially artists who, together make possible over 3000 shows each year which are seen by over 220,000 people.

11.30am Tuesday 26th June - 2.45pm Thursday 28th June
All activity will take place on St John's Campus with accommodation provided on site in modern, single occupancy, ensuite student rooms within five minutes’ walk of the action.

HOSTS

National Rural Touring Forum and Live & Local in partnership with the University of Worcester Institute of Arts

CURATORS

China Plate Theatre, independent theatre studio. Following an open call out to artists resulting in 253 applications, China Plate have curated a programme of entertaining, surprising and stimulating performances and that you will come along feeling curious and with a spirit of adventure!

REGISTRATION OPENS

  • Priority Booking Opens - Mon 16 Apr (Members, Associate Members)
  • General Booking Opens - Mon 07 May (Non-Members)
  • General Booking Closes - Mon 28 May (Last date to guarantee accommodation on site)

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

Please use the Related Pages links to prices, registration instructions and other pre-registration information including access for delegates, travel, promoter bursaries and Arts Award support.

PROMOTER BURSARIES

There are promoter bursaries available to enable our volunteer promoters visit New Directions 2018. Details of these bursaries and the application process which should be completed by May 7th are on the Promoter Bursaries related page link.
Who can apply?  NRTF member Rural Touring schemes on behalf of voluntary promoters, voluntary board members, companies/performers who address one or more of NRTF’s priority criteria.

WHY IT IS GOOD FOR ARTISTS

• New Directions is a sector professional development opportunity
• Meet and network with promoters
• Meet and network with Scheme Directors
• Make connections with performing companies
• See the style and level of work being programmed into Rural Touring
• Opportunity for meetings with Arts Council Touring reps
• To have fun

RURAL TOURING AWARDS 2018

As well as the programme of performances, extracts and presentations, there will be time for networking and fun including the second year of the Rural Touring Awards! Please get your nominations in by 26th April. This year the awards will be hosted by Ian Macmillan on the Wednesday night along with a band.

NEW DIRECTIONS 2018 SHOWCASES AIMS

To introduce delegates to exciting high quality work, known and unknown artists and artists whose work is moving in an exciting new direction;
To introduce a range of artists and companies to the rural touring network.

VENUE ADDRESS

The University of Worcester, St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ

Disabled parking bays are available near to all accommodation and departments and in all car parks. Visitors with Blue Badges can park in University car parks free of charge. Further information will be published as soon as possible, including position and distance from accommodation and activities.

CONFERENCE ACCESS

New Directions is committed to being as accessible and open as it can be. Please see Access download or email newdirections@nrtf.org.uk for more information

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