Hi, I’m the project manager for DART. It’s great to be launching this project to support performing artists’ development, and I’d like to thank Steve Wilson of Worcestershire County Council for having the original idea and putting the funds behind it.
I have just come back from the annual conference of the National Rural Touring Forum. It’s an opportunity for touring scheme managers, promoters and touring artists to share experiences and ideas, which on this occasion included some other schemes’ projects for supporting emerging rural touring artists. Hearing others’ stories has inspired my first blog post on this site, to say what I hope DART will be…
…a conversation between promoters and artists, an open-minded exchange of experiences and ambitions, an opportunity to better understand each other and be inspired.
Live & Local staff and promoters at the NRTF conference, L-R: promoters: David Howe (Heanor Baptist Church), Ginny Lee (Malvern Cube), Emma Bangham (Number 8, Pershore); staff: Sally Rew, John Laidlaw, Sarah Benn