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Just announced: Over £3 million awarded to tour great art across England

Yesterday, ACE announced the 11 organisations across the country who have been successful in applying to round 23 of our Strategic Touring Programme.

11 successful applicants will receive a total of £3,972,698 for projects covering a wide range of activities. These include exciting live music showcases in libraries and a touring exhibition of work by artists who feel excluded from the mainstream art world due to ill-health.

The Strategic Touring programme aims to give people better access to quality work in a range of venues to reach more people across the country, targeting places with low levels of art engagement and those that rely on touring for arts and culture.

About the projects

Arts & Health South West - Outside In South West
A touring exhibition of work by artists who feel excluded from the mainstream art world due to ill-health or disability.

Libraries West - Libraries West Theatre Tour
Libraries West will tour Travelling Light’s production The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingham to an established consortium of local libraries in the south west.

IOU Theatre - Rear View
IOU will create Rear View, an ambitious interactive outdoor performance which uses a converted bus as a mobile auditorium making it suitable for harder to reach locations without traditional art venues.

Get it Loud in Libraries
The Get It Loud in Libraries project plans to engage the 14-25 age group and their families with public libraries by developing a new improved touring library network to showcase the best new high quality live music.

People Dancing - 11 Million Reasons to Dance
Through new partnerships and collaborations People Dancing will develop '11 Million Reasons to Dance', a touring model focused on presenting dance created by Deaf and disabled artists.

You can see the full list of successful applicants and awards here

Read our latest blog post on the programme

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