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The Northern Consortium is a supportive network of schemes who meet regularly to plan joint commissions, tours and other rural touring initiatives.

 The Northern Consortium includes: 
Arts Out West
Arts Alive
Cheshire Rural Touring Arts
Spot On
Rural Arts ON Tour
ArtERY and L​ive Lincs (Blaize)
Highlights Rural Touring

Schemes

The Northern Consortium is a supportive network of schemes who meet regularly to plan joint commissions, tours and other rural touring initiatives. Using our combined resources, networks and communities to bring high-quality artistic performances across the North. We aim to help foster relationships between artists, local authorities, community organisations and audiences leading to a more vibrant and connected cultural ecosystem. Helping to promote the arts across the North of England.   We continue to work towards promoting artistic performances, fostering relationships, striving for greater equality and diversity in our work and exploring innovative ways to adapt to the changing industry. In the longer term we work to create and impact a positive change throughout the communities we represent and the industry we believe in.

The Northern Consortium is a supportive network of schemes who meet regularly to plan joint commissions, tours and other rural touring initiatives.

 The Northern Consortium includes: 
Arts Out West
Arts Alive
Cheshire Rural Touring Arts
Spot On
Rural Arts ON Tour
ArtERY and L​ive Lincs
Blaize
Highlights Rural Touring

Schemes

The programme aims to support companies to: 

Build a sustainable and resilient touring model
Develop new work for community venues and libraries
Develop innovative and flexible approaches to presenting work
Enhance artistic practice and produce high quality and adventurous work
Support artists to adapt work for live and online settings 

This is achieved through: