News: ACE Chair supports vision for sustainability of rural arts

ACE Chair supports vision for sustainability of rural arts

Posted on: 01/05/2019

ACE Chair supports vision for sustainability of rural arts

Arts Council England Chair Sir Nicholas Serota supports vision for the sustainability of rural arts

Applause Director Dawn Badland joined a meeting on Monday with Sir Nicholas Serota and other representatives from rural arts organisations at the headquarters of the National Rural Touring Forum to discuss the sustainability of rural touring.

 Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said: “Touring is an essential means for many people across the country to experience great arts and culture, particularly those who live in rural areas. But at the same time, we must take into consideration the environmental impact of touring. These calculations are complex, but It was incredibly positive to hear that these questions are front of mind for organisations like the National Rural Touring Forum and its stakeholders. I hope that we will continue to raise the profile and importance of touring, balancing any environmental impact against the need for people who live in rural areas to have the opportunity to experience art and culture

As a Rural Touring scheme, Applause continues to support rural and isolated communities to directly access inspiring and exciting arts performances.

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