Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance

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What does this involve?

This round of the Touring Fund - for outdoor and non-conventionally staged work - is specifically designed to respond to the limitations in place within the dance, theatre and touring landscape, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions.

This round of the fund therefore seeks to support venues, theatres, artists, companies and producers to present shows that will allow them to re- engage with their audiences in innovative ways while still complying with ongoing restrictions during 2021.

They are looking to support activity which can take place, whilst adhering to the necessary Covid-19 restrictions, from Spring 2021 onwards.

All applicants (other than producers) may submit only one application per deadline, this can be for one individual project which could include double bills.

Producers can submit up to three separate applications on behalf of different artists.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

Who is this for?

All applicants must be based in Scotland and involved in the production, programming and/or touring of theatre and dance.

They will accept applications for productions which plan to tour to a minimum of three venue/locations from:

  • individual dance and theatre artists, companies and organisations
  • independent dance and theatre producers (on their own to create an individual piece of work or on behalf of artists)

How long does this take?

The deadline to apply is 5 February 2021.


Important information

The overall budget for this round of the Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance is £600,000.

There are no upper or lower limits on the amount an applicant can apply for.

Next steps

Please visit the Creative Scotland website to download the guidance document and to apply.

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