Scotland on Tour is a new initiative funded by the Scottish Government that will support the creation of new and additional concerts across Scotland in 2022.
Back in 2020, Active Events was given funding to carry out a research and development project looking into the impact of COVID-19 on touring networks in Scotland. It found that due to all the COVID-related postponements in 2020 and 2021, there was a lack of new programming in traditional venues for 2022. This research led to the creation of a £750,000 touring fund to which artists, venues and promoters could apply to help create new performing opportunities throughout Scotland. The result is Scotland On Tour, which Active Events is delivering with support from the Scottish government and a steering group from members of the industry.
Between 1st January and 31st December 2022, Scotland On Tour will make possible several new concerts in towns and villages across Scotland, creating opportunities for musicians to generate some much-needed new income, and providing communities with world class performances on their doorsteps.