Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

Closed for applications

What is the fund for?

This round of the Touring Fund is to support high quality work to tour throughout Scotland and for the touring sector to continue to re-engage with audiences, delivered through partnerships between touring artists/companies in conventional and non-conventional formats and staging.

Who can apply?

All applicants must be based in Scotland and involved in the production and/or touring of live theatre and dance.

We will accept applications from:

  • Individual dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations.
  • Independent dance and theatre producers (on their own to create an individual piece of work or on behalf of a group of artists producing a piece of work).

When should the funded touring activity take place?

We are looking to support activity which can take place from Spring 2023 onwards.

What's the budget for this fund?

The overall budget for this round of the Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance is £1,000,000.

Fund timeline

  • Online application portal opens: 2pm, Wednesday 20 April 2022
  • Application deadline: 2pm, Wednesday 1 June 2022
  • Decisions: week commencing 25 July 2022
  • Touring activity to take place: From Spring 2023

How to apply

Applications closed at 2pm, Wednesday 1 June 2022.


Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance Guidance

Download the Guidance document in PDF format

Touring Fund Risk Assessment Form

Download the Touring Fund Risk Assessment Form in Word format.

Touring Fund Budget Template

Download the Touring Fund Budget Template in Excel spreadsheet format.

Touring Fund - Plain Text Guidance

Download the Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance 22-23 - Plain Text Guidance in Word format

Successful applicants

If you are successful, you will be expected to develop an audience plan, in collaboration with the venues you tour to, using the tour planning spreadsheet and the FST code of conduct as a basis.

Download the Tour Planning Spreadsheet


The Performing Artist's Audience Handbook is useful for applicants applying to the Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance, as an understanding of audiences should be at the centre of any application for touring and presentation.

Access support

Creative Scotland is committed to offering clear and accessible application processes and programmes that are open to everyone. We have a number of ways we can support you to make your application. Please get in touch with our enquiries team at to find out more.