Professional Development Grants 2018


Grants for sector support, concentrating on community, personal and project development.

Priority criteria are as follows: -
o accessibility and disability lead work
o support of new and emerging talent
o working with young people
o diversity in the arts
o sustainability
o raising the profile of rural touring

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

PARTICIPATION GRANT: Brighton Fringe Village Hall 

Grants to support attendance at the Brighton Fringe 2018 with an ambition to see rural touring ready productions you can program into your scheme. Can be used for travel, accommodation, tickets etc.

Awards maximum applied for:  £300 (budget required) 
Deadline:   5pm, 23 April 2018

Criteria:

  • Priority given to those who can attend the NRTF – How To: Rural Tour, event on 5th May 11am. 
  • Priority given to those with an ambition to program more diversely
  • Priority given to those with plans to meet other national schemes and producers
  • Written report of trip and reviews of shows seen to be submitted
  • payment made post trip on receipt of report/reviews

Application Form: Limited number of Grants.

PARTICIPATION GRANT: Edinburgh Fringe Village Hall 

Grants to support attendance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 with an ambition to see rural touring ready productions you can program into your scheme. Can be used for travel, accommodation, tickets etc.

Awards maximum applied for:  £450 (budget required)
Deadline: 5pm 2 July 2018

Criteria:

  • Priority given to those who can attend the NRTF –Rural Touring in the UK, event on 16 August 11am. Fringe Central
  • Priority given to those with an ambition to program more diversely
  • Priority given to those with plans to meet other national schemes and producers
  • Written report of trip and reviews of shows seen to be submitted
  • Payment made post trip on receipt of report/reviews

Application Form: Limited number of Grants.
 

PARTICIPATION GRANT: New Directions Showcase 

Grants to support attendance at New Directions Showcase, Worcester University, 26, 27, 28 June 2018

Awards maximum applied for:  Up to 50% of your delegate fee on registration (Max £157)  

Deadline:   5pm, 21 May 2018

Criteria:

  • Priority given to those looking to work with other schemes and voluntary promoters
  • Priority given to those with plans to meet other national schemes and producers
  • Priority given to those with an ambition to program more diversely
  • Payment made post trip on receipt of review of the showcase
  • Limited number per scheme

Application Form: Limited number of Grants.

DEVELOPMENT GRANT: Programming 

Grants to support those wanting to programme work which explores NRTF’s key priorities

  • accessibility and disability lead work
  • Support of new and emerging talent
  • working with young people
  • diversity in the arts

Grants can go towards seeing shows, conferences based on priority topics, subsidy towards the trial of new genre of work, travel for meetings with other schemes, for project development, regional scheme meetings.
Trailing and exploring diversity and accessibility strategy for programming.

Awards maximum applied for:  £300 (budget required)  
Deadline: Ongoing (note: approximately 5 grants awarded)

Criteria:

  • Priority given to those looking to work with other schemes and voluntary promoters
  • Priority given to those with plans to meet other national schemes and producers
  • Written report of how the bursary supported your initiative

Application Form: Limited number of Grants.

DEVELOPMENT GRANT: Organisational 

Grants to support those wanting to develop initiatives and policies working towards NRTF key priorities

  • sustainability (environmentally / organizationally)
  • scheme development
  • raising the profile of, and more opportunities for Rural Touring
  • working in collaboration with other schemes

Grants can go towards conferences on priority topics, bid writing, shadowing & mentoring, visiting other schemes, accessibility initiatives for spaces. Grants towards travel for meetings with other schemes for project development and regional scheme meetings.

Awards maximum applied for:  £300 (budget required) 
Deadline:   Ongoing (note: approximately 5 grants awarded)

Criteria:

  • Priority given to those looking to work with other schemes and voluntary promoters
  • Priority given to those with plans to meet other national schemes and producers
  • Written report of trip and reviews of shows seen to be submitted
  • Payment made post trip on receipt of report/reviews

Application Form: Limited number of Grants.
 

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