Edinburgh Festival

Applications now open for Emerging Producers Development Programme

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, with support from the British Council, have opened applications for this year’s Emerging Producers Development Programme.  

This is a unique creative and professional development programme, specifically designed for early career UK-based producers.  The programme offers emerging producers the chance to widen their professional networks and develop their contacts and knowledge by engaging with the world’s largest arts market at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe; offering an exceptional opportunity to enrich their ongoing career development.

The programme was established in 2012, in acknowledgement of the huge professional development opportunity that the Fringe can offer, and has seen over 40 freelance producers benefit from the scheme since its inception.  Past participants have praised the programme as ‘a great opportunity to make new connections’ and ‘a wonderful, supportive, networking week. I saw some amazing work and gained some really valuable information.’  This year the programme turns six years old, coinciding with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s 70th anniversary as the world’s largest arts festival and greatest forum for freedom of expression.

The programme runs over the final week of the Fringe (21st – 27th August) and helps emerging producers explore a wider range of work being presented at the Fringe, attend professional development events aligned with their interests and seek advice from experienced performing arts professionals. 

The programme is open to UK-based independent producers working across all disciplines and genres of the performing arts. The Fringe Society and the British Council are committed to accessibility and ensuring that the Emerging Producers Development Programme attracts as diverse a range of participants as possible. We welcome applications from those with additional access requirements. For more information about the programme, please go to the Emerging Producers pages on the website.  

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 15 May 2017.  


For further details please contact Eliza Scriven Arts Industry Coordinator

[email protected]

t: +44 (0) 131 226 0020

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Ltd
180 High Street
United Kingdom

The 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 04 – 28 August.
For information on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Society go to www.edfringe.com.

Arts Council Wales

Wales in Edinburgh 2017

Arts Council of Wales logo portrait (2)ACW Wales in Edinburgh 2017 is open

Deadline for expressions of interest: 8.00am, Monday, 12th Dec 2016

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.
Only organisations based in Wales can apply for these awards (this funding priority is not open to applications from individuals/creative professionals). This year will be slightly different from previous years as we will have two levels of grant:

  • Grants from £5,001 to £12,000 will be available. We will expect most of the grants that we award to be at this level.
  • Larger grants of £12,001 up to £20,000 will also be available. Larger grants will only be awarded to productions that have significant potential for international impact beyond the festival, strongly demonstrated in the application. These could be productions that are under consideration for British Council Showcase and/or productions that have genuine potential for future international touring.

To make an application, your Expression of Interest must be submitted to: [email protected] titled Edinburgh – Expression of Interest. Read the guidance document for more information. The deadline for full applications (which must have been agreed following the Expressions of Interest stage) will be 5.00pm on Thursday, 26th January 2017. Read more at: http://www.arts.wales/what-we-do/funding/apply/wales-in-edinburgh?diablo.lang=eng

Laurence Clark

New Show: Independence

Laruence Clark2-28 August (not 16) @ 7pm

Assembly George Square
Edinburgh Fringe

Click on https://www.assemblyfestival.com/event/264/  to book

If you are lucky enough to be at the Edinburgh Festival this year then do go along for lots of laughs at Laurence Clark’s new show.

Everybody seems to want their independence right now – but be very careful what you wish for!  Laurence spins his tales of adolescence, love and Harry Potter, discovering he doesn’t have to be Superman and do everything.  But life sometimes throws up the unexpected when you depend on someone else to fasten your jeans for you.

With TV appearances on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, Laurence starred in the BBC One documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby.  He was awarded Shortlist magazine’s Funniest New Comedian, regularly performs with the comedy collective Abnormally Funny People and was a finalist in the Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards.