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DART Day in Leicestershire

Are you or do you consider yourself to be a professional arts organisation or performer?

Are you based in or have a connection to the East and West Midlands?

Have you considered rural touring?

Live & Local, through its Developing Artists in Rural Touring (DART) programme, is looking to find and support artists interested in rural and community touring.

We are running a whole day for performing artists and arts organisation to find out about opportunities to tour performances in rural locations with Live & Local. At the event you will get to meet our friendly and helpful staff, meet performers and promoters as well as having an opportunity to tell us about yourselves.

Read more about a previous DART day here.

Details of the Day

  • Tuesday 27th September 2022
  • Venue LCB Depot, Leicester
  • Time 10am to 4pm

We will fund each company (up to 12) £150 to come along and we’ll treat you to lunch plus tea and coffee throughout the day. Please note this is for one person per company.

How do I take part?

In return we are asking you to apply through completing the online form by Friday 9th September at 5pm. You will need to be available on the 27th September to apply.

Click here to apply.

What is the selection process?

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Artistic quality
  • Interest in rural touring
  • Links to the Midlands

Please also feel free to email Steve Wilson, Artist Engagement Officer, if you have any questions.


What happens after the programme?

We will be looking to support those organisations/individuals further through mentoring support with the aim for you to be able to have a show ready for rural touring.

Future DART Dates

Please note that if you are interested in this event but cannot make the date we are running one further DART day this year on:

  • 6th December in Staffordshire/Derbyshire

More details to follow.

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