We partner with organisations from around the world on a range of ongoing and one-off projects. These projects are designed to support England based theatre-makers to develop the skills, relationships and networks to work internationally.
Current projects include:
Dance4 & Farnham Maltings are collaborating on this free online business course, for independent performing artists and companies. The course will take you through key elements of business planning for artists and help develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to work internationally.
Hong Kong delegation
In February 2020 we will lead a delegation of performing arts producers to Hong Kong during the Hong Kong Arts Festival. The visit is supported by Arts Council England and the GREAT campaign, and aims to generate long term collaborative relationships between arts organisations in both countries.
Supported by the British Council in Canada, Farnham Maltings, Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian High Commission in London, this open submission programme is designed to encourage and support the development of creative exchange, collaboration and partnerships between performing arts organisations in the UK and Canada.
International Producer’s Breakfast
Presented in partnership with Creative Scotland, this annual event takes place during the Edinburgh festivals – creating the opportunity for producers, programmers and creators with a passion for international and intercultural working to come together, make new connections and sow seeds of collaboration, exchange and partnership. The Producers’ Breakfast was originally established and produced by Visiting Arts.
Cultural Attaché Network
This network, originally established by Visiting Arts, aims to connect Cultural Attachés based in London in order to exchange knowledge and resources, foster greater cooperation, develop partnerships with UK organisations and encourage global cultural diversity in the UK.
Tales from the Field
Originally created by Visiting Arts, we have reimagined Tales from the Field as a series digital postcards from artists and producers around the world looking at what’s happening in their country at this unique moment, and what that might mean for international collaboration in the future.
This model seeks to increase the opportunities for presentation, collaboration and relationship building for our produced and associate artists in North America. Working with Vancouver based independent producer Dani Fecko, we work to increase the value and scale of a visit to the region. In doing so we aim to help artists to build their networks and adopt a more environmentally conscious touring strategy.
Advice sessions & surgeries
We offer all England based companies with international ambitions advice on working internationally. To book a session please email our International Producer, Hannah Slimmon.
Past projects include:
ACE-ARKO Cultural Exchange Programme
For 2017-18 we were Executive Producers on the performance strand of a year-long exchange programme between the UK and South Korea.
The programme, was jointly funded by the Arts Councils of Korea and England, and included projects by Farnham Maltings, LIFT, Crying Out Loud, Momsori Voice Theatre and Ray Lee.
A one year professional development programme offering 4 independent artists/ companies the support, guidance and seed investment that best prepares them to internationalise their practice. The artists selected for pilot were: Dante or Die, Milk Presents, Lost Dog and Stand and Be Counted (SBC).
Summit is a series of free, lunchtime webinars for artists and producers interested in learning more about working internationally. All the webinars have been recorded and are available on the website.
ACT Festival, Shanghai
Following a successful showcase of 5 England based theatre makers in 2017, we worked with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre to present 3 female artists in December 2018, as part of a programme of event leading up to the opening of their refurnished venue in 2019. The artists were Deborah Pearson, Jo Bannon and Liz Aggiss.
caravan is supported by Arts Council England and the British Council