Invitation to Tender | Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance Evaluation

The Touring Fund aims to address recommendations from the Review of Touring Theatre and Dance in Scotland. Among the main conclusions was a call for a more strategic focus for touring, and the need to establish a touring fund driven by a renewed vision and clear strategic priorities around artistic quality, audiences, reach, balance of genre and scale, depth of engagement, efficiency, sustainability, continuity, and progression. 

The Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance has consequently been developed in partnership with the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), and working groups made up of representatives of dance and theatre companies and Creative Scotland. You can read more in The Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance guidance.

The Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance has been live since 2018 and Creative Scotland now requires an individual or organisation with the relevant skills, expertise and experience to conduct an evaluation of The Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance. The purpose of the evaluation is to: 

  • Understand to what extent the fund’s aims and ambitions have been met. 
  • Better understand the impact for funding recipients and venues in relation to the stated aims of The Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance. 


We expect the budget for this project to be between £17,000 to £20,000 excluding VAT.  Tenderers registered for VAT should indicate this in their proposal. 

To apply for this opportunity, please register with PCS as a supplier if you are not already registered, by following this link:

Once registered, please then complete your application via the PCS Portal using Reference No. MAY505784 at the following link:

Tenders must arrive no later than 12.00pm (noon) on Wednesday 5th June 2024. The contract will commence upon acceptance of the offer until Wednesday 30th October 2024 subject to the termination clauses herein.

For further information, please contact [email protected] ([email protected]), or visit 

The deadline is Wednesday 05 June 2024 at 12pm