Arts that matter in places that matter

In February 2017, the Chair of the Villages in Action Board, Catherine Devenish, regretfully announced that the scheme had to take a pause in its activities after the end of spring season 2017. The office closed and the staff were made redundant – it was a very difficult time for everyone involved. However, as in all good fairy tales, all was not lost…

For the last few months, the ViA Board has been working with Carn to Cove, the rural touring project of the charity Creative Kernow based in Cornwall, to carve out a future for Devon’s rural touring. This has taken the form of two paths forward. In the short term, Carn to Cove are ‘care-taking’ a season for Devon villages in Spring 2018 and this is coming together nicely now – many of you will have selected an act and will soon start to plan your event. And now there is a longer term plan! Starting from February 2018, and due to their success at securing a Strategic Touring Fund award from Arts Council England for their Locomoter project, Carn to Cove will be working to secure and resource the already active volunteer network in Devon to provide ‘Great Art for Everyone’ with high quality performances, and also to working to build capacity for the sector in Devon. Please head to our News page to read more about it and watch out for further information as it unfolds.

The Devon promoters have been amazing during this difficult time and we want to say thank you. Not only have you steamed ahead with fabulous independent promotions that have kept the performing arts very much alive and kicking in your communities, but you have shown us unwavering support during very uncertain times. We now hope that the future will become more certain and you will stay with us as we move forward on a different path.  It is your diligence and enthusiasm that has made our events so special and memorable over the last 24 years  and we know that hundreds of artists have taken away wonderful memories of staying in your villages. Volunteer promoters – we salute you!

If you have any queries, please direct them to becky.smith.devon@gmail.com or Claire@carntocove.org.uk

 



Downloads for Promoters

Please find our downloadable resources in the list below -

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FAQ’s relating to Villages in Action announcement
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How to write a press release
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Beginners guide to using social media to sell tickets
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Marketing Plan Template
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Brand New Promoter Guide
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Promoter Prompts
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ViA Event Poster
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Style Guide 2016
  1 files      45 downloads
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Press Releases

Please find our recent press releases below -

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Press Statement – Devon’s Rural Touring Scheme to End
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Panta Rei dancers visit Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary
  1 files      10 downloads
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