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A practical toolkit for rural touring – ARTISTS


Only in Romanian language

The booklet is primarily dedicated to those artists or theatre and dance companies who are interested in joining the touring experience in the country. We offer a practical guide to help you select the most suitable show of your company for rural audiences, we explain how your show will get into the programme book, how to contact local promoters, how to promote your event - generally knowledge on how to prepare for the evening of the show and what are the potential pitfalls of the event.


This booklet is primarily dedicated to cultural entrepreneurs and associations who are interested in joining the experience of rural touring. The following is a practical guide that will help you to launch a touring agency and make it work successfully. We explain the specifics of village audiences and venues, how to choose the participating art companies, how to select local promoters and how to fund your project - to know, in general, how you can become a rural touring coordinator based on the British model (and beyond!) and what are the potential pitfalls of organising tours.


A practical toolkit for rural touring – PROMOTERS


Only in Romanian language

This booklet will be useful if you are a budding cultural promoter, an experienced promoter who wants to find out more, or if you simply want to organise an artistic event for rural audiences. In the following we will provide you with a practical guide to help you select the most suitable show for your community. We explain how you can get in touch with the art companies offering the shows, how to organise and promote the event, a general knowledge how to prepare for the evening of the show and what are the potential pitfalls of it. In short, this booklet has the capacity to make you a promoter of the arts in rural environments.


The Myth Behind the Community

– An anthology of theatrical experiences in rural areas –


In this publication we intend to provide an anthology of the experiences that eight theatre groups have lived and realised together with the communities that welcomed the project. The pandemic opened up eight very different ways of approaching theatre work and crisis intervention on a social and cultural level; eight distinct ways that put the community at the centre of their theatre work where the cultural system is least present; generating strongly participatory, active and maieutic paths, with the aim of building a living relationship with citizens, and lasting over time. The project was able to intervene at various levels on the problem of identity, decidedly frayed in some contexts, strongly rooted in others. It has generated ‘places’ where human landscapes and social architecture seemed rather evanescent. Places of the gaze, places of sharing, places of study, places of memory, places of dreams, places of struggle, and places of encounter.


The speciality of talking about theatre this time promises to be that, if you read this book, you will learn more about psychological and psychophysiological, anthropological, and related art theoretical fields of knowledge in relation to human performativity. If you are a theatre person, you may not have thought that these fields of knowledge play a role in your daily work, or if you did, you may not have known their interrelationships and science. If you come from the world of the humanities, you may have always thought that theatre, in its various forms, could be a subject for scientific study, but you may not have yet come across a study that summarises the relevant knowledge.

Why Don’t We Do It in the Road

 A personal guide to outdoor interactive theatre –


Why Don’t We Do It in the Road is a book for anyone: ... who enjoys creating outdoor theatre performances, ... who is interested in learning about it, ... who is interested in the mechanisms behind it, ... and for anyone who is ... well ... just generally interested in things. The book has emerged from personal experience of creating theatre in the streets, squares, parks, villages, buses, hospitals, churches and even mountains. Although a personal experience, it is one that is embedded in the firm belief that art should be created collectively.

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Rural Touring Handbook

 for European Cultural Agencies and Antrepreneurs in Hungary and Romania 


The Rural Touring Handbook has been produced as part of the RIOTE (Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education) project and has been designed to help support the development of sustainable rural touring within Europe. It provides a background to the successful rural touring sector in England and will act as a useful practical guide for three of our RIOTE partners; Shoshin Theatre in Romania, Control and Utca-Szak in Hungary, to investigate the possibility of starting similar initiatives in their respective countries. The Handbook offers advice and information to those who might wish to create a ‘pilot’ rural touring network in their area. It also includes tips on how to support volunteers in rural communities to promote professional touring shows and how to advise theatre companies on what to expect when performing in non-dedicated arts spaces.

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