Arts Council of Wales | Wales in Edinburgh 2019

Wales in Edinburgh 2019

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival. For Wales’ performing arts companies it represents a huge opportunity to present work at an internationally significant platform.

The Festival is attended by audiences, programmers, promoters and producers from across the UK and the world. We believe that our performing arts companies should be given the chance to shine in this global context.

Wales in Edinburgh 2019: a curated showcase

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival. Wales in Edinburgh is a
curated showcase that promotes the highest of quality in Welsh theatre, dance and circus.
The programme’s vision is to use the Edinburgh Festival Fringe not as a destination but a
platform for our arts organisations and creative professionals to realise their international

How you can take part

The curated programme offers a chance for our companies and creative professionals who
are showcase ready, to develop markets and find ways of enhancing their touring patterns
outside of Wales. We will also work with our international team, Wales Arts International
and our partners at British Council to maximise impact on value.

Our selection process will be inspired by our new Corporate Plan, For the Benefit for All.
We care about the individual voice and personal expression of Wales, keeping diversity,
equalities and fairness at the heart of what we do, we remain committed to excellence and
to supporting bold, innovative and provocative art.

Your Proposal

We want to see proposals from applicants with a proven track record of creating exciting
work that is ready for showcasing at the Fringe and for touring beyond Wales.
We’ll be looking for a strong and compelling rationale for any Wales in Edinburgh

It is important that the work reaches as wide an audience as possible. So we’ll want to see
credible and convincing marketing and audience development plans, where all partners are
working together to maximise audiences in Edinburgh. And we will want to understand why
you’ve chosen a particular venue.

Only organisations and creative professionals based in Wales or who have an extensive
record of working in Wales can apply for these awards.

A two –stage process

We will be asking for applicants to submit an Expressions of Interest proposal before
proceeding forward to the formal applicant process. Your Expressions of Interest must be
submitted to titled Edinburgh – Expression of Interest . It must
be no more than 500 words in total, plus a draft budget.

The deadline of these Expressions of Interest is 5.00pm on Wednesday,
12th December 2018.

Your proposal will be considered and we will contact you by the end 16th December 2018, to let you know if you may proceed to application stage, and at what level of funding.

The deadline for final applications is 5.00pm on Thursday, 17th January 2019.

Canllawiau Cymru yng Nghaeredin 2019 / Wales in Edinburgh 2019 Guidelines

Our development officers can help you with your application.

You can contact us in a number of ways;

• By email to
• By telephone on 0845 8734 900 (Local charges apply, mobile rates may vary) or
029 2044 1300
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday;
9.00am - 4.30pm Friday
Twitter: @Arts_Wales_

You can find further information on how to contact us here

Wales in Edinburgh 2019
The Arts in Wales

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