Applause Rural Touring works with artists and communities to bring exceptional arts to familiar local spaces. Every year Applause commissions new shows to tour alongside some returning favourites. These shows are developed especially for outdoor events and offers these professional, exciting and unique performances to a range of promoters including small village fetes and community events, as well as larger established events and festivals.
If you are a company / artist with an established interest and track record of working outdoors and interactively our 2022 Outdoor season commission programme is now open. Deadline – Friday 8th October.
Want to take part?
Your work will entertain and engage a diverse audience, be self-sufficient (i.e. not require technical or other support/involvement by the host organisation) and be able to be accessed by all. Performances can be walk about, static productions (of no more than 25 minutes in length), installations or interactive events and are intended to suit a range of time frames and to slot into existing activities. You will be expected to perform up to three times in a day.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals or companies, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. Applause has identified that work from the following groups is underrepresented:
Work led by Black, Asian and ethnically diverse artists
Work led by d/Deaf and Disabled artists
Work led by LGBTQ+ artists
Commissions and Reshape/Development Awards
To tour alongside our previously commissioned work, we are looking to support up to 6 new shows to be created for touring in 2022.
All ideas are welcome, including but not limited to work that responds to key cultural events that are happening in 2022 (i.e. Platinum Jubilee, Commonwealth Games) and work that includes community engagement in the development process.
Click here to download the full brief including fees. To apply, fill out the application form on our registration platform Eventotron. If you’re new to Eventotron you’ll need to register before applying.
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