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Rural Arts - The Create Tour Project call out for BAME artists

23 September 2016

Rural Arts North Yorkshire is inviting expressions of interest for a performance company to partner on a three-year project that supports BAME/culturally diverse performance companies to rurally tour on a yearly basis, from 2017 to 2020. 

Background
In 2013 Rural Arts received funding from Arts Council England to deliver a Strategic Touring project, the Create Tour. The project’s inception was an innovative participatory youth project offering personal and social development as well as transferable skills to 180 deprived and isolated young people through residencies and touring opportunities with professional companies. 

Rural Touring Project, 2017-2020 
The Create Tour project is nine youth residencies over three years, where a group of young people spends four days working with a performance company to develop a short piece. The group then tours this as an opening act for the companies’ four tour dates as part of the Rural Arts ON Tour Scheme. Over the three years, three companies will rotate delivery in three targeted areas: East Cleveland, Richmondshire and Ryedale. Tamasha Theatre and RJC Dance are confirmed as two of the delivery partners. 

In partnership with Black Theatre Live and Tara Arts, Rural Arts will support the successful culturally diverse performance company to tour rurally and be the final delivery partner for the project. Performance companies will receive yearly support through events, mentoring and advice. 

Performance companies will be shortlisted using the following criteria:
•    The quality of the proposed production
•    The relevancy of the production for rural audiences
•    The accessibility of the content- performances must have a wider context and interest non-theatre goers 
•    The logistics of the production to tour to village hall venues
•    Experience of delivering youth projects and workshops

To read more and apply to the Rural Arts The Create Tour Project CLICK HERE.