Funding Opportunity

Made in Scotland Showcase Fund 2022

Scottish dance, theatre and music artists invited to apply for funding to present work at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

Application deadline: 12 noon, 23 November 2021

Scotland-based artists working in music, theatre and dance can now apply for Made in Scotland funds to create ambitious and innovative new work with the potential to secure future national and international opportunities.

With the backing of £300,000 Scottish Government EXPO funding through Creative Scotland, the annual Made in Scotland performance showcase has a particular focus on presenting Scottish talent to international promoters and programmers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Music Centre, the Made in Scotland programme has supported over 240 shows since it began in 2009.

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.

If you are interested in applying to be part of the 2022 Made in Scotland showcase, come along to the online information session on October 14 at 12:30pm. There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.

Applications can come from individual artists, companies, organisations, promoters, record labels and venues. All applicants must be based in Scotland. Student and non-professional companies are not eligible to apply.

Organisations already in receipt of Creative Scotland Regular Funding, Open Project Funding or other Targeted Funds are eligible to apply, but need to clearly demonstrate the additional benefits that support from Made in Scotland will present.