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South East Libraries Touring Enquiry

In partnership with Arts Council England, over the next seven months we are looking into south east libraries touring. We want to find out how library services have been getting involved with touring arts and finding ways to provide their users with opportunities to experience arts and culture. We want to know what sort of work artists and touring companies have been touring to libraries, their motivations, highlights, and what insights they’ve had into good libraries touring models.


We aim to support libraries and artists offer more touring arts to communities linked with libraries, some of whom may not usually visit an arts venue. Libraries offer a neutral, familiar and welcoming space for everyone; the ideal setting for offering an arts event which provides enjoyment, learning, new experiences and a sense of community.

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Since October, we’ve collaborated with people with libraries touring experience, across the south east and beyond, to offer videos covering several topics surrounding arts in libraries. You can see the full blog & video series below:

Introducing the South East Libraries Touring Enquiry

Partnering with Arts Organisations

Perceptions of the Library

Communicating about the Arts

Programming a Touring Arts Offer

The Importance of Evaluation


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