Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

The Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance is now open for applications

The fund closes at 12 noon on Monday 4 October 2021.

What is the fund for?

This round of the Touring Fund is to support the touring sector to re-engage with audiences, delivered through partnerships between touring artists/companies in conventional and non-conventional formats and staging. This fund aims to address the recommendations from the Review of Touring and Dance in Scotland.

This round of the fund has two stands – Strand One is open to applications from artists, companies and producers to tour live work. Strand Two is open to applications from touring networks and consortia of venues to support programming of live work in venues as part of their COVID recovery plan.

When should the funded touring activity to take place?

We are looking to support activity which can take place from Summer 2022 onwards.

What's the budget for this fund?

The overall budget for this round of the Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance is £2,095,000.

  • £1.72 million for artists/touring companies/producers (Strand One)
  • £375k for touring networks/consortia of venues (Strand Two)

There are no upper or lower limits on the amount an applicant can apply for.

How to apply?

Apply now using the Creative Scotland Online Portal.

Downloads

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance Guidance

Download the Guidance document in PDF format

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance - Touring Networks and Consortia of Venues - Application Questions

Download the application questions for Touring Networks and Consortia.

Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance - Artists Companies Producers - Application Questions

Download the application questions for Artists, Companies and Producers.

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.

Resources

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.