This makes a big difference to anyone performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. Definetly worth applying to.
Scottish dance, theatre, & music artists invited to apply for funding to support the presentation of work as part of Made in Scotland at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Application deadline: Monday 21 November 2016
Applications open today for the opportunity to be part of Made in Scotland 2017 – the curated showcase that promotes high quality music, theatre and dance from Scottish-based artists, to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The purpose of the Made in Scotland programme is to raise the international profile of Scottish artists through the promotion of Scottish work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and celebrate the wealth and diversity of work being produced in Scotland. Being presented at the world’s largest arts festival provides a range of artists and companies working in this country with invaluable international profile. The fund is intended to provide additional resource to an existing intention to present work at the festival.
For the 2017 showcase applications will also be open to venues wishing to present music session events featuring multiple Scottish acts over the course of one night.
159 shows have been supported to present work at the Fringe as part of Made in Scotland since it first took place in 2009 from the likes of David Leddy’s Fire Exit, Scottish Dance Theatre, Traverse Theatre Company, Cryptic, Caroline Bowditch, Ensemble Thing and Barrowland Ballet.
Dance, theatre, and music artists & companies based in Scotland can apply to the Music and Theatre & Dance programmes until Monday 21 November 2016.
To find out more and apply visit: http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/targeted-funding/made-in-scotland
Leonie Bell, Director, Arts and Engagement at Creative Scotland said: “Through Made in Scotland a fantastic range of Scottish work will once again be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to audiences from across Scotland and the world. Brilliant Scottish dance, music and theatre will also be supported to travel to stages across the world thanks to this hugely successful programme. This funding provides a fantastic boost to the individual projects, and also shows to the world that Scotland is one of the most artistically innovative and exciting countries in the world.
“This year we’re looking once again for work that challenges, that excites; work that pushes boundaries, and that brings artists together in new partnerships. Work that will make audiences, promoters and everyone who is passionate about the arts and creativity sit up and take notice. We look forward to discovering the exciting and innovative work that shall form the 2017 programme.”
Made in Scotland also supports work created in Scotland which has been staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to tour internationally through the Onward International Touring Fund.
Since 2009, this funding has made possible tours for 61 shows across six continents, visiting over 28 countries, including Brazil, Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, Japan, China, Denmark, The Netherlands and more.
This opportunity is open to companies and artists based in Scotland who have been part of Made in Scotland and those who have not, and applications can be made at any time.
More information will be available during Made in Scotland information sessions in Glasgow and Edinburgh:
- Scottish Music Centre, Glasgow – Thursday 6 October 2016, 2-4pm
- Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh – Thursday 13 October 2016, 11am-1pm
Telephone Information sessions can also be arranged. To arrange one of these, or to book a place at the Glasgow or Edinburgh events please email MadeInScotland@edfringe.com.
The Made in Scotland programme is made possible through a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre. It is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.
Keep up to date with Made in Scotland on Facebook and by following @MadeinScotShows on Twitter.