The ICA toured several exhibitions from the Fox Reading Programme in 2015 to regional museums and galleries in the UK with the kind support of Arts Council England. Our touring partner venues included: Huddersfield Art Gallery, the Phoenix (Leicester), the Potteries Museum and Gallery (Stoke-on-Trent) and Wednesbury Museum and Gallery (Sandwell).
The ambition for the Touring Programme was to work in collaboration with these museums and galleries to improve public access to, and awareness of, high-quality culture, contemporary arts and emerging practice across the UK. In developing a sustainable and accessible touring model we aim for our exhibitions to engage new and diverse audiences in contemporary visual arts; investigate how access to high-quality exhibitions can be widened; and serve as the impetus to grow regional infrastructure.
Through a bespoke learning and participation programme of projects and events, ICA worked collaboratively with local libraries, universities, colleges and schools, cinemas and other community organisations to engage local audiences whilst supporting partner venues in their reach to captivate new audiences.