Hi again from Sally at Live & Local. Having a busy time here with projects and with gearing up for our autumn season – and I’m sure many of you performing artists are having a busy time too, especially those doing their stuff up at the Edinburgh Fringe. Theatre companies and artists will be looking to make their names, garner those 5* star reviews and even win an award – all of which can be used to gain the attention of promoters and audiences in the future. It’s an expensive and competitive business…which makes me want to stress that the DART project – whilst it’s inviting people to apply in – is most definitely not intended to be a competition leading to bookings on rural touring circuits, etc. It is rather an opportunity for performing artists to try out their work and their ideas on people who have lots of experience in either promoting or making work for rural and small-scale venues. Through this opportunity you may become better equipped to make performances that work well – and sell well – in these contexts.
I hope it will be inspirational to those taking part, as well as for those who are giving their time to give feedback to artists on the DART-Day!
The Roving Crows in Concert