Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme Funding Confirmed for 2018-20
Liverpool Biennial and its partners – Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, Gallery Oldham, In-Situ, Super Slow Way, The Tetley, Touchstone Rochdale and The Turnpike – are delighted to be the recipients of Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring fund for 2018-20.
The success follows Liverpool Biennial’s inaugural touring programme in 2017-18 which brought works by leading international artists to five venues in the North of England, attracting more than 30,000 visitors.
From November 2018 to March 2020, Liverpool Biennial will tour works from its 10th edition, Beautiful world, where are you? to seven organisations spanning Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire. The partners will work together to develop artistic commissions as well as curatorial, operational and education capacity. The Biennial will continue working with organisations from the first round of the programme and will be joined by three new partners across the North.
The programme will tour to Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre (Bury), Gallery Oldham (Oldham), In-Situ (Brierfield), Super Slow Way (Burnley), The Tetley (Leeds), Touchstones Rochdale (Rochdale) and The Turnpike (Leigh).
The Arts Council’s Strategic Touring Programme is funded by the National Lottery. The programme aims to give people better access to quality work in a range of venues to reach more people across the country, targeting places with low levels of art engagement and those that rely on touring for arts and culture. It has supported applications for a wide range of arts on tour including, in particular, mid-scale theatre, inbound international work, and more work by and for people from diverse backgrounds.