Mind the Gap joins Collaborative Touring Network

Mind the Gap is delighted to announce that we are joining the Collaborative Touring Network – a national network of grassroots organisations working in areas with low levels of investment in the arts.

A colourful image with the Collaborative Touring Network logo in the middle.

Led by The Old Courts in Wigan, the network is on a mission to make towns and cities better places to be through arts and culture. Since forming in 2013, the Collaborative Touring Network has toured the work of more than 40 exceptional artists and companies to over 100,000 people nationally. In 2023, the network is partnering with acclaimed disabled-led arts company Touretteshero to develop and tour a new live and digital performance called ‘Burnt Out in Biscuit Land’.

Mind the Gap’s Artistic Director, Joyce Lee says, “We’re incredibly excited to be joining the Collaborative Touring Network as their aims and objectives sit beautifully alongside those of Mind the Gap’s. The network believes that touring live performance is most impactful when it happens in places where a community already exists, and we couldn’t agree more.

“The network is also passionate about creating local partnerships and putting on shows in unlikely spaces such as car parks, nightclubs, rooftops and community centres – something that Mind the Gap has been doing for years.”

As part of this exciting project, the Collaborative Touring Network and Touretteshero are working with arts commissioning body Unlimited to launch a national commissioning opportunity for disabled artists based in the towns and cities across the growing network.

Read more about the Collaborative Touring Network here…

Read more about the Unlimited micro-commission here…

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