Introduction to Rural Touring


Rural Touring is an integral part of the touring ecology in the UK and a fantastic way to reach new audiences.

This webinar covers how Rural Touring Schemes work and how the programmes come together. The logistics of creating work for the rural touring circuit and why working with community and library spaces can be so rewarding.

Stephie Jessop from the National Rural Touring Forum speaks about how the national network of Rural Touring Schemes works, provides advice on ensuring your work is rural-ready, and offers insights on approaching programmers, and the other opportunities that rural touring can offer.

Natasha Glew, the manager of ON Tour, the Rural Touring Scheme for North Yorkshire based out of Rural Arts, speaks about how their scheme operates, what they look for when programming, and other ways they work with artists.

Sophia Hatfield from Stute Theatre shares their knowledge of what it takes to tour and why they do it.

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Joint Cultural Needs Assessment

In March 2020 BPH commissioned Anna Franks Consultancy to conduct a Joint Cultural Needs Assessment of the Bradford district.

Year 3 Evaluation Report

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Then and Now: A reflection on Bradford’s Joint Cultural Needs Assessment

An update of reflections and considerations on the original JCNA commissioned in March 2020.

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