This autumn, we’re refining our membership tiers for clarity and impact. We know that touring is better for performers and audiences when there’s a really good promoter on the ground. With this in mind, we’re going to be shifting our focus to ensure promoters and venues are better supported. We value having performers and other sector folks in the network and this won’t change, but in terms of support and funding, promoters will be our priority. 

Small is beautiful! We’re a tiny team, working part-time, and we want to offer the same personal, friendly service as the network continues to grow. We value the personal relationships we’ve built and hope these tweaks will allow us to engage more deeply with members and support you to make meaningful connections with each other. 

Notable changes
– We will have two tiers only, Cairn and Corrie. 
– All performer members will sit in our Corrie tier going forward (£20 a year).
– We encourage all promoter/venue members in our region to join Cairn.
– All Corrie applications to Seed Fund should be in partnership with a Cairn promoter.
– Access Fund will be open to all members.
– The  ‘Know-How’ section of our new website will now be open to all members. 
– One-to-one support sessions will be open to Cairn promoters. 
– All members are welcome to call our help line for guidance in navigating services.

See below for full details of benefits and tiers. If you have any questions or concerns about how the changes will affect you please get in touch with Changes will take place in line with membership renewals from October 2022. If your renewal is imminent, you will have received an email from us already.


CORRIE /ˈkɒri/ noun. a steep-sided hollow at the head of a valley or on a mountainside.

Observe the landscape of our network and be inspired by those around you. Connect with others at our networking events and stay up-to-date with news and opportunities. 

Who’s it for?
All performers and touring companies, sector bodies and individuals interested in rural touring. 

  • Monthly Noticeboard email
  • Invite to our annual Gathering 
  • Invites to Network Meet-Ups
  • Invite and voting rights at our AGM
  • Access to the KNOW HOW, our online resources
  • Eligibility for Access Fund
  • Eligibility for Seed Fund (in partnership with a Cairn promoter/venue)
  • Inclusion in our Members’ Directory
  • Relevant events included in our What’s On listings (on request)

CAIRN / keəʳn / noun. a collection of stones which marks a route across rough ground, or the top of a mountain. 

Be supported by the network and encouraged to try new things. You’ll receive one-to-one advice and be eligible for pots of funding.

Who’s it for? 
Promoters, venues and anyone hosting live performances in the region. 

Monthly Noticeboard email. 

  • Invite to The Gathering
  • Invites to Network Meet-Ups
  • Invite and voting rights at our AGM
  • Inclusion in our What’s On Listings
  • Access to the KNOW HOW, our online resources
  • Inclusion in our Members’ Directory
  • Inclusion in our network on Tourbook
  • Eligibility for Access Fund
  • Eligibility for Seed Fund
  • Eligibility for Transition Fund
  • Eligibility for Supported Programme Funding
  • One-to-one advice
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