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Assembly Roxy Theatre Opens Entries for The ART Award


By Irene Brown - Posted on 11 January 2018

Assembly Festival, the longest running multi-venue operator at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, is proud to announce that the ART(Assembly Roxy Theatre) Award is now open for entries from emerging Scottish performance companies looking to participate in the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This Award, first launched in 2017, aims to support emerging companies to create new Scottish work and give them the opportunity to present it at the greatest arts festival in the world, fully supported by Assembly, one of the leading venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Following the success of last year’s winning production ‘Scribble’ about mental health and supernovas written by Andy Edwards and directed by Amy Gilmartin, the prize returns for a second year to support new Scottish writing and provide a performance opportunity at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The winning company will be given up to £5,500 worth of support, including Fringe and Joint Venue Brochure registration fees, rehearsal space, and development and promotional support.

To be eligible for the Award, the company or performance practitioner applying must be Scottish based, currently unfunded and the work must be ready to debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 (permitting up to 6 preview / work in progress performances as part of development)

Applications are now open and the closing date has been extended to Monday 22nd January 2018.

Applicants will need to send:
- Fifty words of copy about the show
- Full company and creative biographies (no more than 300 words in total)
- A draft script or performance structure for a devised, physical or improvised work (running time to be 60 mins)

The ART Award application pack is available here.

A shortlist of applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process, with the successful company being programmed into Roxy Downstairs as part of Assembly 2018 in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

William Burdett-Coutts Artistic Director of Assembly Festival said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the right company or performance practitioner. We’re looking for emerging makers who need support to take the next step and present their work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. There they will be seen by thousands of visitors and international promoters who come to Edinburgh looking for new Scottish talent to work with. We wish every applicant the very best of luck when they apply.”

Assembly Festival is based in Edinburgh all year round at the Assembly Roxy, where it hosts theatre, music, comedy and events.