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Arts Council England - Strategic Touring Fund: key dates

The Strategic touring programme has six funding rounds for applications per year. You can submit your application at any time during the year and you will be informed by email of the date on which you should hear the outcome of your application.

To be considered for a particular funding round, applications must be submitted by 5pm on the deadline day for that round - see dates below.

Any decision to offer funding will be subject to finalising an offer letter and any special conditions for grants.

Application deadline dates: 2015-16

Updated guidance will be issued on 16 April 2015 for applicants applying to rounds after 20 March 2015.

While the overall aims of the Programme remain the same, the update will include new priorities to increase inbound international work touring England and middle-scale theatre touring. Addressing the Creative Case for diversity will continue to be a priority.

While the Arts Council will still encourage applications relating to work for, by and with Children and Young People, this will not be a priority from May 2015, as there have been a significant amount of awards and activity delivering against this aim. Literature and dance have been less well-represented in terms of applications and awards, so applications for these artforms that address the aims of the Programme are particularly encouraged.

The Strategic touring programme is now in its third year, and the Arts Council will be undertaking an evaluation of the programme in 2015.

Round Deadline                    When you will hear outcome
18 Friday 9 January 2015        Monday 2 March 2015
19 Friday 20 March 2015        Monday 11 May 2015
20 Friday 15 May 2015           Monday 29 June 2015
21 Friday 3 July 2015             Monday 14 September 2015
22 Friday 18 September 2015  Monday 9 November 2015
23 Friday 13 November 2015   Monday 18 January 2016

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