A new chapter for community touring

Spot On Lancashire, in partnership with Cheshire Rural Touring Arts has been awarded funding from the Arts Council strategic touring fund to develop and deliver a sustainable library-based community touring circuit to tour new work, to new audiences across Lancashire and Cheshire over the next three years. Building on an established and much loved rural touring model, it will extend reach and increase artistic engagement, enabling librarians and community programmers to collectively promote touring work relevant to their communities. This project will be managed by Culturapedia who deliver Spot On Lancashire.

Sue Robinson, Spot On Scheme Manager said: “This is an action research project. We have delivered some events in libraries in partnership with the Arts Unit, and they’ve worked really well, but we want to do more and our audiences want to see more. We will be touring really great artists into libraries and will be setting the project up over the next few months.

This is a great opportunity for libraries to increase their footfall, develop new users, and add value to a great and well loved offer.”

This new funding will enable local people in remote areas of the county to have more great art on their doorstep and we’re delighted that the Arts Council has decided to support a Lancashire based arts company to work with a network of libraries in the county.

If you are interested in finding out more, or are a librarian in Lancashire who’s keen to be involved, please contact Lyndsey via email: hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk or call 01254 674777