NRTF Conference 2013 Developing Networks at Macrobert Art Centre Stirling Scotland

The NRTF conference 2013 - Developing Networks took place at Macrobert Art Centre, Stirling, Scotland from Monday 8th July to Wednesday 10th July 2013.

National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF)worked with North East Arts Touring (NEAT), Federation of Scottish Theatres, The Touring Network and Ed Robson of Cumbernauld Theatre to host the annual rural touring conference and showcase event.


A full evaluation and feedback process will now take place and the report will be available in due course.

This annual event brings together all those involved in bringing professional arts events to rural and community venues across the country.  The conference is for those managing rural touring networks, voluntary and professional promoters and venues as well as artists and performing companies.

As rural touring gains prominence and the NRTF grows in size and membership, we are working with our colleagues in Scotland to bring delegates from across the UK, and further afield, to the Macrobert Centre in Stirling for 3 days of showcases, workshops, debate, discussion and networking.

The conference will start with a welcome and scene setting sessions at 2.30pm on Monday 8th July and end with a rounding up session finishing on Wednesday 10th July at 4.45pm. For those wishing to stay over on Wednesday night there will be dinner and relaxing end of conference chats.

The full programme and list of showcasing companies are now available - Click downloads to the left of this page.

With support from Creative Scotland, North East Arts Touring, Federation of Scottish Theatres and the Touring Network (prevously Promoters Arts Network) this event attracted delegates from across the UK and further afield.

Notes from the conference sessions are now being compiled and will be made available at the links to the side.

Our next showcase event will take place at the York Theatre Royal from the 15th - 17th July 2014.

For a flavour of previous NRTF events, please click to watch the short videos below.

New Networks Conference 2013 Macrobert Art Centre Stirling 



New Directions Showcase Festival Warwick Arts Centre

NRTF conference 2011 Extending the Reach