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Rural England Research Note

on Rural Touring Arts Schemes

This note is based on CONCERTA, a 2019 research report that was commissioned by the NRTF, written by the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University and funded by Arts Council England. It stands for Contributing to Community Enhancement through Rural Touring Arts. CONCERTA is a national study of the benefits, for local community development, of a relatively under-researched form of creative activity: rural touring arts.

The research sought to understand the range of benefits brought to rural communities by the 24 ACE-funded touring schemes affiliated to the NRTF. 

This research note was produced for the NRTF in February 2021 by Rural England CIC, whose remit is to improve the rural evidence base, as well as ensuring that it is disseminated, debated and used.

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