Funded information day for artists interested in rural touring

Are you a professional artist or company in the Midlands considering rural and community touring? Then this one’s for you!

Live & Local, through its Developing Artists in Rural Touring (DART) programme, is running a whole day for performing artists and arts organisation to find out about opportunities to tour performances in rural locations. At the event you will get to meet not only the Live & Local staff, but also fellow professional performers as well as experienced promoters hosting shows in rural areas. You will have the opportunity to tell us about yourself and to ask everything you always wanted to know about rural and community touring.

Details of the Day

  • Tuesday 12th July 2022
  • Venue Whittington Village Hall, Worcester
  • Time 10am to 4pm

Each company or artist (up to 12) will be compensated with £150 to come along, and lunch plus tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

Steve Wilson, Artist Engagement Officer for Live & Local said:

‘DART is a great way to find out more about both Live & Local and the wider rural touring networks across the country. It’s an opportunity to get support and advice from industry experts as well as enabling you to work out if rural touring is for you’.

Application FormApply via an Online Form on the Jobs & Commissions page of the Live & Local website by Monday 20th June at 5pm. You will need to be available on the 12th July.

Live & Local are committed to making the process as accessible as possible so if you have access needs, please contact a member of the team at or 01926 402 173.

Live & Local co-ordinates a rural and community touring scheme helping a network of over 290 village halls and community venues including Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

DART (Developing Artists in Rural Touring) is a Live & Local initiative which began in 2013 thanks to funding from Worcestershire County Council.

The Live & Local network is supported by Arts Council England (, County, District and Borough Councils, Friends of the organisation, and by local voluntary promoters.

Live & Local is one of 27 similar networks across the UK which are represented by the National Rural Touring Forum (, making it possible for local people to enjoy professional performances in a venue close to home.

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