The village hall, church and school have traditionally been focal points for rural life. Because those buildings are regarded as part of the fabric of village social life they afford a familiar and informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts.
NRTF (or National Rural Touring Forum to those of us less knowledgeable) is holding it's first conference and showcase in Scotland - from 8th to 10th July at Macrobert, Stirling.
Some key points about NRTF:
"The National Rural Touring Forum is a member led organisation that works strategically with partners to develop work and deliver high quality art experiences that strengthen rural and other communities.
A major aim of this conference will be to support existing rural promoters and to encourage the development of new promoters and touring networks, especially in areas where coordinated activity does not currently exist.
NRTF wishes to involve new and existing promoters from across Scotland and the UK and would particularly like to encourage promoters that may not currently be part of any network to attend. Promoter bursaries are offered, subject to availability.
For more info head to their website here