Rural Touring Dance Initiative: Call out for artists

6 May 2019

Application deadline: midday, Thursday 5 September 2019

The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) in partnership with China Plate and One Dance UK members, The Place and Take Art are continuing to support the touring and making of dance for rural areas through a second major award from Arts Council England Strategic Touring program, and a new award from Arts Council Wales.

The Rural Dance Touring Initiative (RDTI) is an opportunity to tour existing work to rural locations; in addition to guaranteed show fees there are a limited number of bursaries averaging £1200 for artists with existing shows to adapt shows for rural touring. Companies who have toured with the RTDI have averaged 7 supported shows with fees varying from £850 to £1400 depending on scale and cost. There is also a paid for residential workshop exploring touring dance to rural locations to prepare artists for the experience.

Previous artists supported by the project include Lost Dog, Protein, Joan Cleville, Uchenna Dance and bgroup.

The RTDI is keen to maintain a diverse programme and welcomes applications from disabled and BAMER artists. And in addition to its usual program for adult audiences is invested in touring work suitable for children and families.

If you are interested in these opportunities and want to find out more, visit: