NRTF Conference and Showcase 2015

The NRTF annual conference was the must-see event for all those interested in supporting high quality arts events with rural communities. The 2015 Rural Touring Conference took place from 14th – 16th July 2015 at Wymondham College in Norfolk.

We are delighted to have worked in partnership with Creative Arts East to host the 2015 rural touring conference which explored the idea that “Rural Touring is GREAT at engaging with audiences”

• In 2012/13 the rural touring network supported 2,407 rural communities to promote over 3,762 live professional arts performances for a combined audience of 308,976

• Research shows that rural touring reaches many people who never or rarely access the arts and that it makes a valuable contribution to community life.

The 2015 conference was based at Wymondham College Norfolk from 14th – 16th July 2015 in partnership with Creative Arts East.

We brought delegates from across the UK and further afield to Wymondham College and nearby venues for 3 days of showcases, workshops, debate, discussion and networking. 

The conference was particularly suitable for rural touring scheme workers, promoters, venues, funders, local authority officers and members and artists and performers.

Showcasing was an important part of the conference, allowing touring schemes, venues and voluntary promoters to see work, share experiences and broaden their knowledge of work available.

Our Flickr gallery captures the event in pictures and you can read our Storify to find out what people were saying about the conference.