The 2018 Made in Scotland programme was launched this morning when Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, announced the companies and artists selected. This year Made in Scotland celebrates its 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exciting programme of 23 shows, 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. It features a wealth of talent working in Scotland’s performing arts sector including FST members: Fire Exit, The Tron, National Theatre of Scotland, Indepen-Dance, Lyceum Theatre, Starcatchers, Curious Seed, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, Red Bridge Arts, Raw Material, Glas(s) Performance, Platform, Al Seed, 21 Common and Traverse Theatre.
Since its inception in 2009, Made in Scotland has funded 146 companies, ensembles and artists to present over 200 shows and the Onward Touring fund, 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, supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. We’re very proud to once again be one of the programme partners on this fantastic showcase of Scottish theatre, dance and music.
FST Director, Jude Henderson, said:“Federation of Scottish Theatre has been one of the Made in Scotland partners since the showcase began back in 2009, and we’re delighted to remain part of this fantastic project as it celebrates its 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018. The Fringe brings key international industry figures to Scotland so Made in Scotland is an important platform for the world-class work made by our members across Scotland’s theatre, dance and opera sector. It also helps to create and support international touring opportunities, enabling our industry to develop new partnerships and expand into new markets.”
Visit the Made in Scotland website to browse full event listings and download a copy of the brochure.