We are looking for seasonal outdoor shows that can bring some festive flair to local events such as Christmas lights switch ons, markets, school fetes, shopping centres and high-streets. We are particularly interested to hear from companies that are touring a seasonal show for families or that can be enjoyed by all ages.
If you are a company/artist with an established interest and track record of working outdoors and interactively this could be the opportunity for you.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in rural touring and can meet our requirements we’d love to hear from you.
Applications need to be made via our online registration platform Eventotron. Click on the link and either login or register for an account.
Deadline for applications 11 March 2022.
Being included on our touring season
Most artists (particularly those based in the local region) prefer to offer general availability over a period of months (e.g. Oct – Dec). The offer of ‘general availability’ increases the chances of getting bookings because it increases the choice of dates for promoters.
It is important to note that inclusion on our programme does not guarantee bookings. It all depends on the personal preferences of promoters/ venues for that season in deciding what they would like to book.
Artists are paid their full professional fee for Applause performances, but is important to be realistic about how much you charge. Applause does not cover accommodation and travel costs, these should be factored in when calculating your fee.
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