Rural Touring Mechanics : October 2021

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This Autumn the NRTF, The Place and the RTDI (Rural Touring Dance Initiative) are teaming up to bring you an online course for artists cover

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When is it?

The sessions will take place over six half days in the first two weeks of October.

What will happen?

Please note - sessions with an R next to them will be recorded and will be available once they have finished to watch on our Rural Touring Mechanics Notion page.

Week 1

Mon 4th

10am - 11.20am - Welcome and Key Note Speech - R

11.30am - 1pm - Rural Touring - The National Context; The Good the Bad and The Ugly - R

Wed 6th

10am - 11.20am - What does touring rurally look like? - R

11.40 - 1pm - Hearing from the schemes; how schemes select work and programme it into venues - R

Fri 8th

10am - 11.20am - Artists take over - How rural touring has influenced the way I work …... - R

11.40 - 1pm - Networking and discussion of content so far

Week 2

Mon 11th

10am-11.10am - Rural Touring - its not all about Village Halls ! - R

11.20 - 12.15 - Working in libraries

12.20 - 1pm - All things technical - R

Wed 13th

10am - 10.45am - Finance - R

10.50am - 11.40pm - All things Staging and Design - R

11.45 - 12.15 - Accessibility issues to consider when touring rurally - R

12.10 - 1pm - Marketing - R

Fri 15th

10am - 11am - Producing/Budgeting /Tour booking - R

11.10am - 12pm - The Future for Rural Touring post Covid and the future of Digital work in the sector -R

12pm-1pm - What Next?

Who is it for?

The sessions are for artists and producers, from all disciplines and at all career levels, that are keen to learn how to adapt or make work for rural touring. The sessions will cover how to approach getting your show programmed by rural touring schemes, what makes a show appropriate for rural venues and audiences, and how rural touring can work alongside mid-scale touring, and your other ambitions.

There will also be a selection of sessions that may appeal to experienced Rural Touring Artists. A full schedule will be made available when registration opens.

How will it be delivered?

All the sessions will be delivered online. There will be one central platform, Notion, which will be our ‘hub.’ The sessions will all involve a live element so that you can interact with our speakers and each other.

We will use a variety of online tools to deliver these sessions in order to give you the best experience possible. Some of these tools you will be familiar with such as Zoom, and others may be new to you, but we will guide you through how to use each tool along the way.

We are aiming to make all our sessions as accessible as possible, but if you have any questions or requirements please get in touch:

How much is it?

Rural Touring Mechanics is free for all.

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