Creative Scotland - Made in Scotland Showcase 2022

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What does this involve?

The Made in Scotland programme aims to raise the international profile of Scotland-based artists through the promotion of their work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a specific focus on showcasing the work to international promoters and programmers and developing onward opportunities. 

Funding is available to help Scottish artists present their work at the Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland showcase. The fund will support new or existing artistically ambitious work with strong onward potential. All applicants should consider their international ambitions for the show being presented.

Creative Scotland is specifically looking for high-quality, artistically ambitious productions or performances which:

  • promote the work of artists based in Scotland and are export-ready for the international market, and/or
  • involve Scotland-based artists and companies in international co-productions or in collaboration with international festival directors and promoters

The total budget for the Made in Scotland 2022 programme will be in the region of £300,000.

Applications are now open and will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 23 November 2021. 

This fund is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) and the Scottish Music Centre (SMC). Made in Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund – awarded to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

Am I eligible?

Individual artists, companies, organisations, promoters, record labels and venues are all eligible to apply.

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.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

Who is this for?

Scotland-based music, theatre and dance artists with work suitable for the international market.


How long does this take?

Applications close on Tuesday 23 November at midday.

Applicants will be informed of the decision in February 2022. 


Important information

There is no minimum or maximum level of grant for which you can apply. Given the broad range in scale of applications received, it is not possible to advise on a typical award level. However, in the past the budget has supported 15 to 20 awards.

You should bear in mind that Made in Scotland funding should not be your only source of funding. For example, in 2020 the average application requested approximately 55% of their overall budget. Remember to only apply for costs that are eligible - these are listed in the fund guidance. 

Creative Scotland have a responsibility to ensure that the limited funds support the presentation of a varied selection of the diverse work being developed and performed from across Scotland. They reserve the right to make awards of a lesser amount than you ask for.

Next steps

Visit the Creative Scotland website to read the fund guidance and complete an application form. 

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