September 25, 2020

Made in Scotland 2015 now open for applications

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edinburgh-fringe_smart-city-hostelsScottish dance, theatre, & music artists invited to apply for funding to present work at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Applications open today for the opportunity to be part of Made in Scotland 2015 – an annual curated showcase of music, theatre and dance taking place as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Made in Scotland celebrates the wealth and diversity of work being produced in Scotland, and through being presented at the world’s largest arts festival provides a range of artists and companies working in this country with invaluable international profile.

116 shows have been supported at the Fringe thanks to the programme since it first took place in 2009 from the likes of David Leddy, Scottish Dance Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Caroline Bowditch and Barrowland Ballet.

Dance, theatre, and music artists & companies based in Scotland can apply to the Music and Theatre & Dance programmes before 5pm on Monday 24 November 2014.

To find out more and apply visit: http://ow.ly/BOprf

Ck-spiegeltentMade 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 across five continents, visiting over 15 countries, including Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, Japan, China, Denmark, The Netherlands and more.

This opportunity is open to companies and artists who have been part of Made in Scotland and those who have not, and applications can be made at any time.

To find out more and apply: http://ow.ly/BOprf

Creative Scotland and the Festival Fringe Society will be running Information Sessions for potential applicants on the following dates:

Wednesday 15 October 2014 in Edinburgh

Thursday 16 October 2014 in Glasgow

Telephone surgeries can be arranged for those unable to travel to Glasgow or Edinburgh. To book a place on these Information Sessions, or to arrange a telephone surgery please email [email protected]

Laura Mackenzie Stuart, Portfolio Manager for Theatre and International 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”

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said:

“Year after year the Made in Scotland programme finds new and exciting ways to reflect and present our rich heritage and creative talent, helping to demonstrate to the world all that is vibrant, thrilling and innovative about the Fringe and Scottish culture.

“This is why I am proud to continue to invest in Made in Scotland which is part of our wider Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. 2014 was the programme’s sixth year, and once again added to its strong record of identifying and supporting talented Scottish performers, in dance, theatre and music and providing them with an unique international platform to present their work. I look forward to discovering the exciting and innovative work that shall form the 2015 programme.”

The Made in Scotland programme is made possible through a partnership between Creative Scotland, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre. It is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

The Made in Scotland Showcase:

supports Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/ artists to present their best work on an international stage;

raises the profile of the work of Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/artists and offers them unique networking opportunities with promoters;

increases the number and diversity of international promoters coming to see Scottish work at the Fringe through a year-round promoter development programme;

nurtures and encourages international creative dialogue and the development of international collaborations by Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/artists;

supports international touring opportunities for all Scottish dance, theatre and music companies/ artists performing at the Fringe;

offers a year-round programme of training, support and advice to companies/artists so they can maximise the impact of their appearance in the showcase.

The total amount available for the Made in Scotland 2015 Music programme will be in the region of £75,000. The total amount available for Made in Scotland Theatre and Dance 2015 will be in the region of £220,000. Other than the limitation of the available budget for the year, there is no minimum or maximum level of grant for which you can apply. The total amount available for the Onward International Touring Fund will be in the region of £110,000.

MADE IN SCOTLAND is supported by the Scottish Governments Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund has provided £12 million from 2008/09 to 2013/14, supporting the costs of new productions, events or exhibitions which involve Scottish-based participants and are premiered at any of the 12 Edinburgh Festivals. Full information on national and international touring opportunities for companies who have been part of the Made in Scotland showcase since 2009 can be found on: www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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