Invitation to Apply to Participate in Culture Ireland’s Delegation at the Edinburgh Festivals, 2017

Invitation to Apply to Participate in Culture Ireland’s Delegation at the Edinburgh Festivals, 2017

Invitation to Apply to Participate in Culture Ireland’s Delegation at the Edinburgh Festivals, 2017

2017 is a landmark year for the Edinburgh Festivals as it marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the International Festival and the Fringe Festival.

Over the years. the Edinburgh Festivals have offered an important platform for Irish artists to gain international recognition for their work. In recent years, productions featured as part of Culture Ireland’s Edinburgh Showcase programme have garnered critical and audience acclaim as well as further touring opportunities.

In 2017, Culture Ireland will host a networking event to facilitate direct engagement with international promoters in Edinburgh for the festivals. This is targeted at those involved in the theatre, dance and literature showcase programme as well as those selected to travel through this open call.

Culture Ireland invites applications from those who wish to be part of the Irish delegation to attend this networking event to promote their work to international arts industry presenters and promoters in Edinburgh on Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (mid-afternoon). A travel grant of €300 will be awarded to successful applicants.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:

• The suitability of the project/work for promotion to international delegates in Edinburgh.
• The track record of the artist/company in presenting work abroad.
• The list of international contacts interested in the work of the artist/company.
• The capacity of the artist/company to avail of opportunities to tour internationally in 2017/18.
• Artists and companies who have projects planned for Britain in 2018 as part of Culture Ireland’s focus on Britain.

Applicants must be available to be in Edinburgh on the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd August 2017 to attend the Culture Ireland international networking event.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 9th June 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: In the case of a company, only one application for either an artist or company manager will be eligible for consideration.  Artists and/or companies already in receipt of Culture Ireland support to showcase in Edinburgh this year are not eligible to apply.

Click here to submit an application.

Posted: 19.05.17