Rural touring schemes such as Live & Local work with voluntary promoting groups such as village hall committees, churches, local schools and community groups to support performances by professional performing artists and companies. Artists and companies are penciled into a “Menu” shortlist by rural touring scheme managers. The volunteers choose their events and promote them for their communities. They benefit from subsidised access to the arts and an enhanced sense of community. Artists and groups are paid a professional fee for their performance, and enjoy the challenge of performing in unconventional settings with a closer, more direct relationship with their audiences. To find out more about rural touring head to the National Rural Touring Forum‘s website.
Performing artists experienced in rural touring who wish to be considered for our menu should go to the Live & Local website and submit an expression of interest form.