Arts organisations can apply for grants in excess of £15,000 to provide opportunities for people to experience the Arts.
The programme is focused on providing arts provision in areas that offer few opportunities to attend and participate in the arts. Areas that are geographically isolated or suffer from a lack of local artists and arts organisations. The funding is available for touring work in areas, that rely on touring for much of their arts provision and is part of the Arts Council England Strategic Touring programme. The funding is available to both arts organisations and individuals working in the arts. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply.
Previous projects supported through the programme include:
zeroPlus Theatre (West Midlands), a Theatre in Education company that wishes to establish a touring network in London, the Midlands, and the South East by touring two new productions that hope to engage South Asian audiences and young people from area of low arts engagement.
Tara Arts Group Ltd (London), an Asian-led London based theatre company that champions creative diversity through cross-cultural theatre.
The next closing date for applications is the 22nd September 2017.