International Touring Cohort Announcement

Travel and touring are essential to the arts, but they come at a big cost to the environment. The urgency of the climate crisis means that the arts and cultural sector needs to fully understand its touring footprint, and support the transition to a global low carbon future.

Alongside Julie’s Bicycle, Arts Council England and The Development Platform for the Performing Arts (Denmark), this fund aims to support performing arts professionals in England and Denmark to tackle these challenges. 

20 successful applicants have been selected to take part in a two-month online programme exploring key touring challenges, with provocations, frameworks, and practical approaches to reducing their carbon and environmental impacts. They’ll then be able to apply for funding in partnership with each other.

We received more than 50 submissions to participate from across Denmark and England.

The Danish Arts Foundation, Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle shortlisted participants from these applications, balancing the cohort based on a combination of artistic practice, geographic location, experience collaborating internationally, and in delivering work with an environmental and climate focus.

Applications for this initiative are now closed.


Participants

  • Action Hero, England
  • Complicité, England
  • CPH Stage, Denmark
  • Dansehallerne, Denmark
  • Fast Familiar, England
  • In Between Time, England
  • Karen Toftegaard (Wildtopia), Denmark
  • LIFT, England
  • Mechanimal, England
  • Mind the Gap, England
  • Motionhouse, England
  • MYKA Dance Company, Denmark
  • Osborn and Møller, Denmark
  • Reckless Sleepers, England
  • Sisters Hope, Denmark
  • Studio Wayne McGregor, England
  • Svalholm, Denmark
  • Teaterforeningen Helsingør, Denmark
  • Toaster, Denmark
  • Teatret Svalegangen/United Change, Denmark

From January 2022, the selected organisations will participate in a three-month online programme exploring key touring challenges, with provocations, frameworks, and practical approaches to reducing their carbon and environmental impacts.

The programme will broaden the participants’ knowledge of environmentally responsible practice, bring them together to develop and strengthen partnerships, and support them to conceive project ideas that explore new approaches to international touring and collaboration.

In spring 2022 the participants will be invited to apply for funding in partnership with each other, and the Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Embassy, and Arts Council England will support three projects that test these new approaches.

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