January’s Network Meet-Up will take place on Wed 25 January in Glasgow. National Theatre of Scotland will share details of their rural touring survey and we encourage you to share your thoughts online if you are unable to attend. Register for Meet-Up here. View NTS survey here

We welcomed Adrian Lear from Tourbook to this month’s Network Meet-Up, where he shared exciting plans for the booking platform. Notably, there will be a public view to help publicise your page; you’ll be able to find and connect with people more easily and improvements are being made to programming pages and filters. The update is due to be launched in the spring and will also bring full support for tours across the British Isles. 

Progress on our own website has been slower than we’d have liked due to the complex integration of our CRM system. We’re almost there and aim to test the members’ area with our focus group next week. 

Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s Supported Programme: Birnam Arts, Applecross Community Hall, Argyll Arts Collective, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Rockfield Centre, Tayvallich Village Hall, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Craigmonie Centre, National Centre of Music Excellence, Strathearn Arts, Craignish Village Hall and Resolis Community Arts. 

Scottish Album of the Year Award winner / Mercury Prize nominated artist Fergus McCreadie sets out on a Highlands and Islands mini tour in February, as part of Supported Programme. All his dates are now booked. Contact fee@thetouringnetwork if you would like to chat about other shows available. 

Welcome to new members Alan Bearman Music, Kate Stafford, Nathaniel Cartier and Move Orkney. 

LAC is launching an LGBTQ+ Safe Space Art Club for young people in the county and seeking creative facilitators. Apply here.  

Member performances now booking on Tourbook:
Horse: Acoustic-y – Flying Trio / Quartet
Julia McGhee: The Morrich Project
Jennifer Ewan Band: Bonnie Bayou Blues
Ruxandra Cantir & Sarah Rose Graber: Two in a Barrel
Hidden Waves Quartet: Coloured Stones
Hopscotch Theatre: The Unseen Boy
Tricky Hat Productions: Don’t Stop Me Now
Kerry Noor: Everything You Wanted to Know About A Bellydancer But Were Too Afraid To Ask
Slanjayvah Danza: 6 Feet, 3 Shoes
Maria MacDonell: Miss Lindsay’s Secret
Nicholas Collett Productions: Done to Death, By Jove!

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