The opportunities for very young children to experience the arts in rural Devon are few, as well as inconvenient and expensive. How can less culturally engaged families enjoy live performances, asks Amy Bere.
While touring three productions around the UK, Unlimited Theatre developed a model for working with venues to engage local audiences. Tessa Gordziejko explains the role of the local engagement practitioner.
The House of Lords EU Committee says that multi-country, multi-entry visas allowing cultural workers to make short term visits between the UK and the EU would support touring when freedom of movement ends after Brexit.
Presenting theatre in pubs and social clubs can help breathe life into communities and engage non-arts audiences. Rod Dixon explains how Red Ladder has created a touring model dependent on local promoters.
When project funding slowed after the financial crash, Jaybird Live Literature was unable to put on the technically complex poetry shows it was known for. Julia Bird explains how it adapted its work to stay in business.
Fans of touring companies are perfect customers – booking early and often in large groups. Sian Dudley reveals how a receiving venue like Cast in Doncaster works with visiting companies to make the most of ‘fandom’.