06 October 2016

Applications for the 2017 Made in Scotland showcase are now open. The application form and further guidance on how to apply can be found on the Creative Scotland website.

Made in Scotland is a curated showcase promoting high quality music, theatre and dance to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre, Made in Scotland is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

The purpose of the showcase is to raise the international profile of Scottish artists through the promotion of Scottish work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Consistent with the ethos of Fringe, the fund is intended to provide additional resources to an existing intention to present work at the festival. It is not able to support the origination of work, nor will it fully fund a run at the Fringe, but can contribute to some of the direct costs of presenting work there.

There will be two free information sessions held in Glasgow and Edinburgh for those who are interested in applying:

  • Thursday 06 October, 14.00-16.00, Scottish Music Centre (City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ) - click here to book
  • Thursday 13 October, 11.00-13.00, Dovecot Studios (10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT) - click here to book

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.

Since 2009, Made in Scotland has supported 159 productions at the Fringe and the Made in Scotland Onward International Touring fund has enabled 61 shows to tour to 28 countries over 6 continents.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 21 November 2016. An independent curatorial panel will meet in January to select the final showcase. The panel consists of both Scottish-based and internationally recognised industry professionals and is independently appointed by the Made in Scotland partners. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected week commencing 13 February 2017.

Notes to Editors

For more information, please contact the Fringe Media Office
[email protected] / +44 (0)131 240 1919
The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe dates are 04- 28 August.

MADE IN SCOTLAND is supported by the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. 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: http://www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity that underpins the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was established in 1958, eleven years after the birth of the Fringe when the first performers turned up uninvited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival. The Fringe is an open access festival – any artist or company can take part regardless of their experience or success and the festival is not programmed or run by an artistic director or any selection body. As a registered charity, the Fringe Society exists to support all participants, industry professionals, media and audience members who attend the Fringe from all around the world, and to produce accurate and up-to-date information and ticketing for audiences, and to raise the profile of the festival as a whole.

Image credit: Colin Hattersley