How We Help

The Touring Network supports, represents and connects a vibrant community of independent promoters and performers who present high-quality live performance across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland - transforming remote community spaces into cultural centres and performances venues.

Do you programme events in the Highlands & Islands?
Are you looking to tour your next show here?

Benefits of Membership

We help our members by delivering a package of services including networking, resources, funding, and development opportunities.

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Networking

The Gathering
Get connected at the Gathering – the go-to event for all things related to touring and hosting live performance in the Highlands and Islands. You’ll meet like minded people, build key skills and showcase tour-ready work.

Community Forum
Our members-only forum where we discuss current issues or queries with each other.

Network Meet-ups
Our monthly network meet-ups take place across the region and are an informal affair – come to ask questions, get advice or simply chew the fat with the Touring Network team and other network members.  

Tools & Resources

The KNOW HOW
Our online library of advice for all those involved in touring and hosting live performance in rural Scotland. Searchable knowledge base of resources, articles, and links to other useful organisations.

What’s-on Listings
Get your show noticed! Promote your events on The Touring Network’s listings website and get some extra marketing support via our channels.

Noticeboard
Our regular e-digest to keep you up-to-date with news, views, opportunities and events in the region. Get ahead by accessing the latest resources and top tips. 

Tourbook
Be part of our network on Tourbook, the online showcasing platform and marketplace – connecting tour-ready professional performers with promoters and venues.

Funding

Seed Fund
Apply for up to £500 to help you take your practice as a promoter or performer in a new direction. Whether you’re looking to visit festivals, or showcase events, or to develop new partnerships – this easy to apply, quick turnaround fund is for you.

Programme Transition Fund
Finding your feet or getting back on track? If you’re a promoter who’s feeling a little wobbly – we can support you with a mix of programming funds and guidance over the course of a year to get you feeling confident.

Supported Programme
Apply for up to £1000 to book exciting and innovative live performances to tour to your venue. Time to be bold, take your audiences into unchartered waters and try out something new! 

Travel Bursaries
Apply for a travel bursary of up to £50 to attend selected events. Quick and easy to apply for, and issued on a discretionary and ad-hoc basis, we’re committed to helping you access inspirational events throughout Scotland. 

Development

Looking to sharpen your skills or broaden your horizons? Members have access to a variety of one-off, extended or pilot programmes to do just that.

These programmes are devised in response to what members ask for.  In the past members have benefitted from leadership development to audience engagement programmes.

I’m interested in being part of the network.

The Touring Network (Highlands & Islands)

Supporting live performance across the Highlands & Islands as part of a central, celebrated and indispensable part of the cultural life of Scotland.

01463 231328
hello@thetouringnetwork.com

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