Rural and library commission deadline: 17th July 2017


Spot On Lancashire and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts are seeking to commission an artist or company from the North West of England to develop a new piece of touring work as part of their libraries strategic touring programme. The £6,000 commission is for the first phase of development leading to a scratch performance by March 2018 to an invited library audience.

The successful applicant will get support and advice from Spot On Lancashire, Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, librarians in both counties (including two prison libraries) and library users. Ultimately, it is planned that the company will produce a new piece of work suitable for touring to libraries and rural venues across the country.

Budget: £6000 (plus VAT if relevant) inclusive of all costs

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Monday 17th July by email.

Interview/pitching day: Wednesday 23th August, Lion Salt Works, Northwich

Email proposal to: Deadline: 5pm, Monday 17th July

Notification: We will contact all applicants we would like to meet by 5pm on 31st July 2017. If you have not heard from us by this time please assume we will not be asking you to attend an interview. We cannot promise be able to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback.

For informal chat, or more information please call: Sue Robinson 07977 043378


Or Anne Crabtree 01244 972835 email

The commissioning panel will consist of representatives of Spot On and CRTA, two library services and Lancashire County Council.

Download the full commission brief here: LibraryCommission (2)