Creative Arts East, in partnership with Arts Council England, have undertaken an extensive period of research into how library services receive touring arts and provide their users with opportunities to experience arts and culture.
Libraries offer a neutral and welcoming space to audiences who often don’t visit traditional arts venues, making them the ideal setting for touring arts events which provide enjoyment, learning, new experiences and a sense of community. Creative Arts East aim to support libraries and artists in offering more touring arts to communities linked with libraries.
The latest videos from Creative Arts East in their series on Libraries and Touring
Krystal Vittles, Head of Service delivery at Suffolk Libraries, discusses ways to develop audiences' perceptions of libraries.
Joanne Gray, manager of The Library Presents, alongside project coordinators Katherine Roberts and Nathan Jones, share some valuable tips for writing funding applications that highlight your service’s existing work in providing arts and culture in your libraries.
They also discuss their approach to artist liaison, and ways to communicate with your team and library users about upcoming arts events.
Dayna White, Programme Development Officer at Slough Curve talks us through how she goes about programming work for Slough Libraries, with audience development at the core of their programme.
Following extensive research with artists, performance companies and library services across the South-East of England, Creative Arts East have produced a comprehensive toolkit to support touring into libraries.
The toolkit will be launched on March 20th, 2020 at Pitch Up Libraries and also available to download here from that date.