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Next Funding Round for Strategic Arts Programme

Arts Council England is accepting applications to the next round of its Strategic Touring Programme.

The Programme provides funding to help people across England have improved access to great art visiting their local area, particularly in places that rely on touring for much of their arts provision.

The types of activity the Programme will support include:

  • Artistic activity including the creation of work to be toured, commissioning, re-production of work that has already been presented to the public, or ‘buying in’ touring work, including incoming international work.
  • Audience development activity including research, work to address access issues, marketing materials, educational support materials.
  • Skills development activity including training, mentoring, networking, opportunities to go and see artistic work or spend time with people in different organisations.
  • Proportionate management and administrative costs including access support for those involved in delivering the activity.

In exceptional circumstances applicants can include some expenditure on equipment if directly related to the activity.

Any organisation or individual can apply to the programme. Partnerships, networks and consortia can also apply.

Projects over £10,000, that take place over a maximum of three years, are eligible for funding.  At least 10% of the total cost of activity is expected to come from other sources.

The deadline for applications to the latest round is Friday 2 May 2014.

For more information, visit the Arts Council England website.