Scottish Small-Scale Touring Forum

Monday 10th June 2024
10.30am – 4pm
Glasgow venue TBC


Company of Wolves invite artists and producers touring small to mid-scale performance in Scotland to its inaugural Small-Scale Touring Forum.

This annual day-long event is a chance for professionals to share knowledge, resources and best practice, ask questions, and develop vital networks that can help us work collectively towards a more healthy, sustainable and inclusive sector.

Facilitated by Dr Stephen Greer from University of Glasgow, we will discuss where we are now as a sector and where we would like to be. We will work together to identify concrete actions we can take to make the changes we want to see happen.  

This event doesn’t follow a prescriptive agenda. We want it to be shaped openly by what participants most need.
 

Topics at our Pilot Forum in 2023 included: 

  • making and developing relationships with venues and their communities 
  • practical challenges and benefits of touring to very different spaces 
  • marketing to and connecting with different audiences 
  • career development and mental health support for freelancers 
  • training the next generation the sector needs 
  • sustainability in maintaining a healthy touring ecosystem  

Participants at the Pilot Forum said:
These conversations and connections feel like a beginning of a community to me.” 

“There’s a very radical possibility that we could really lead on certain features: care, ambition, connectivity.” 

If you think you or your company would benefit from this event, please tell us a bit about the work you make and what you would like to get out of the day using the sign-up form here.

Please note that this event has limited capacity. Please only sign up if the Forum feels relevant to you and the work that you make. Also note the event will be photographed for documentation purposes. Lunch will be provided. 

Contact Abbie Wallace at info@companyofwolves.org with any queries.

This event is generously supported by:
Hugh Fraser Foundation / Noel Coward Foundation / Garrick Charitable Trust