HOW IT WORKS
One of our most successful funding pots is Supported Programme, which is a bursary scheme for promoters who need financial assistance to
- take risks on certain shows
- programme different genres
- and encourage new and more diverse audiences to attend their events
Our bursaries allow promoters to pay a fair and reasonable fee to performers, who otherwise might not be able to tour to remote and rural areas of Scotland.
The scheme focuses on a promoter-led approach to programming. Our Promoter’s Panel meets in autumn each year to consider a collection of available shows, collated by The Touring Network, venues and arts bodies. Once the final programme has been decided, promoters can apply for bursaries to support the cost of their chosen show’s fees.
Selected Artists for 2022/23
Ruxandra Cantir + Sarah Rose Graber: Two in a Barrel
Lubna Kerr: Tickbox
Supported Programme performers included in the collection will be invited to showcase at our annual networking event, The Gathering. The next one takes place in Oban on 28 & 29 April 2022. Registration is now closed but you can watch a live stream of the event by registering here.
Something caught your eye?
Contact the artist to book directly through Tourbook. We’re accepting applications from Cairn members to support booking any of the above shows, once you have a clear idea of dates.
PREVIOUSLY TOURING THROUGH SUPPORTED PROGRAMME…
Are you a recipient of The Touring Fund and looking to find out how we can help?
Looking to book a performer who isn’t in The Support Programme Collection? Read more about our Programme Transition Fund.