The NRTF are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a research grant of £156,202 by Arts Council England.
The grant is for a two-year research project with Coventry University which seeks to investigate the individual and community benefits of rural touring arts, a relatively under-researched area. It will provide a national, evidence-based, assessment of the rural geography of arts participation and impact. The project will have a longitudinal focus examining the cumulative impact of rural touring activities through time. A range of both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ impacts will be investigated, including sense of community, place identify, confidence, well-being, social isolation and direct and indirect economic impacts.
More detailed information on the project will be announced at a later date.