Companies and artists selected for the 10th year of Made in Scotland, a curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom of expression, was announced by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs.
Celebrating a decade of showcasing world class performance, this year's showcase will support 23 shows at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe who have been chosen by a panel of experts from the Scottish and international performing arts community. The programme represents a mix of established companies and vibrant emerging artists producing theatre, dance, children’s shows and music in Scotland today.
From the true story of a survivor of military sexual trauma, to site specific dance and music performance at Edinburgh City Chambers, and the story of a starring role for a Scottish performer in Sex and The City, the 2018 Made in Scotland Showcase will build on the success of previous years by showcasing some of the very best theatre, dance and music Scotland has to offer. Playwrights’ Studio Scotland also return with a programme of talks and workshops to support the showcase.
Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said, “It’s a special year for Made in Scotland as we celebrate 10 years of this fantastic showcase, … The showcase provides a crucial platform for Scottish made work at the Fringe, but also supports artists to take their work to other parts of the world, raising awareness about Scotland’s vibrant arts offering.
…Artists based in Scotland continue to make a hugely significant contribution to the Fringe, with 968 Scottish shows appearing in the 2018 Fringe Programme. I look forward to enjoying the exceptional range of work selected for Made in Scotland 2018 at this year’s Fringe, and I am excited to see how Scottish work continues to evolve over the next 10 years.”
Since its inception in 2009, Made in Scotland has funded 146 companies, ensembles and artists to showcase over 200 shows. The onward touring fund, which supports international performances after the festival, has enabled 89 productions to tour across six continents, visiting over 36 countries.
Made in Scotland is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre. The showcase is supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals' Expo Fund with part of the funding designed to enable Scottish companies, ensembles and artists to take up onward international touring opportunities from contacts made during the Festival Fringe.
Full programme is available online at www.madeinscotlandshowcase. com
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