Reminder: New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
December 15 is the deadline for applications to the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme for tours beginning in the period July to December 2017. The Advance Planning strand for this scheme has the same deadline for tours from January to December 2018. We regret that the application date is later than usual due to a combination of circumstances and we apologize for any difficulties that arise as a result of this.
Application forms will be available through online services from 15 November 2016.
A pre-application workshop was due to take place in mid-October for prospective applicants: this will not now take place Instead, you may contact Val Ballance by email and he will answer any questions you may have either by scheduling a meeting or by phone (firstname.lastname@example.org) You are encouraged to do this well in advance of the deadline.
As with previous rounds of the scheme we have agreed with our colleagues in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to jointly support north / south tours. This means that applications from NI and RoI can include dates in both jurisdictions.
This is an incentive to companies and venues to work together in both jurisdictions to enable excellent work to be seen on the whole island. Since their introduction in 2010 the touring schemes have been based on the principle of collaboration between those who produce and those who present work to audiences. (Please note that while north / south touring is very welcome, it is not prioritised in the guidelines)