NRTF Autumn Member Meetings

Each season the NRTF hosts online meetings so that our members can come together to discuss their upcoming season plans, ask questions and discuss how the sector can move forward.

These meetings are all held on zoom, and the meeting details and links are sent to the relevant members via our Friday bulletin the week prior. If you are not a member of the NRTF but would like to join one of the below meetings please complete this form to be emailed the zoom details.

You can find out more about joining the NRTF here.

  • Tuesday 14th September, 2pm: Promoters Meeting
  • Tuesday 21st September, 2pm: Schemes Meeting
  • Tuesday 28th September, 2pm: Artists Meeting
  • Friday 30th September, 11am: NRTF AGM, more information here
  • Tuesday 5th October, 2pm: What Next? Rural All Hands – This meeting is open to anyone invovled in the rural or rural touring sector.

FREE workshop on The Civic Role of Art Organisations: What Happens Next?

Infographic: Rural Touring believes all communities deserve access to culture

What Next? In partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK branch) are delighted to invite you to a FREE workshop on The Civic Role of the Art Organisations: What Happens Next?  13 July 1.30 -3.30pmThis session is tailored specifically for Rural touring and NRTF members.
The workshop is a chance for you to reflect on the changes and learning that has taken place, craft your organisation inspiring Civic Role vision for the future and outline a commit to action.       

Who is it for?

It is open to all NRTF members, including Scheme staff, promoters, artists and freelancers.
We hope you will come away with:
– A refreshed sense of connection to your works or organisation’s Civic Role.- A clear vision of what your priorities are and where you are on the journey.- Plenty of insight, inspiration, and ideas from your peers.

In 2016, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) launched The Inquiry into the Civic Role of Arts Organisations in order to promote the valuable role that arts organisations do and could play in their communities. Since then, the relationship between the public and arts organisations has continued to change. More than ever, those receiving public investment need to articulate the value they bring, including to their local communities. The Inquiry has been aiming to connect those that believe that the arts are central to society and want their organisation to play a civic role.
Over the last five years, a lot has changed in the Civic Role narrative. The COVID-19 crisis and its devastating impact on our sector, and across society as a whole has reignited the debate on what it means to be relevant to our communities. Now more than ever, we need a strategic vision for the future which has communities at the centre of artistic practice and the arts at the centre of civic life. Over the last year we have seen how many art organisations were able to mobilise their relationships both within the local arts ecosystem and with wider civil society. There are opportunities to embed the lessons learned and take further action as we move towards recovery. 

The workshop will be experiential and interactive.  

Date:  13 July, 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Via Zoom

Workshops will be captioned. If you have other access requirements, please get in touch to discuss how we can best support you.