Surf The Wave is creating spaces for conversation, peer exchange and sharing of experiences and resources. In this section, we are sharing some of the resources that participants have told us have been useful to them when touring in the UK.

useful links

Here are some resources available on other websites


routes in north

Arc in Stockton have this information regarding venues in the North of England:

Arc Stockton

More resources from Arc in Stockton:


Routes In South

Wiltshire Creative have put together this useful document on touring in the South of England:


Free listings for artists and programmers

This site lists shows touring in the UK:


how the albany spends its money

Here’s a really interesting blog post explaining how The Albany in London spends its money:

Communicating Dance

A really interesting project on ways dance professionals can improve communications with stakeholders:

Showcasing Arts in Wales

British Council and Visiting Arts have produced this report on showcasing arts of Wales:

Audiences for Dance

Interesting research on bench marking audiences from Arts Council of Wales:

Creating work for the outdoors

XTRAX and Without Walls have put together a seminar for artists wanting to work in the outdoors and tour both nationally and internationally, and a second seminar on touring and pricing your work.

XTRAX also have a useful directory for artists to promote their work and for programmers to find acts for their festivals:

Audience Engagement

Culture Hive’s free guide on setting up a managed word of mouth scheme:

A handy template for audience diversification:

A hugely popular mentoring scheme run by the Arts Marketing Association: