The application date for tours from July to December 2018 and for Advance Planning 2019 will be January 11 2018.
The new Strategic Funding application process will allow for organisations to include touring plans for 2018 (and 2019 / 2020 in the case of multi-annual applications). If such applications are not supported or if the touring element of an application is not supported, then applicants are not eligible to reapply to the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.
The new Venues Funding scheme will also allow for applicants to include touring plans for 2018. However, if touring elements of the application are not supported through these schemes, applicants will be eligible to reapply to the Touring and Dissemination of Work scheme in January 2018.
For networks of venues which are planning tours, the appropriate scheme is the Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.
Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding budgets in Northern Ireland, it is unlikely that tour dates in Northern Ireland will be supported in 2018. However, as has always been the case, applicants from Northern Ireland are welcome to apply for tours in RoI.