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Applications to represent Wales in Edinburgh 2019 invited

Professional producing companies and creative professionals based in Wales or who have worked extensively in Wales are being invited to apply to represent Wales in Edinburgh 2019. 14 Nov 2018

Applications to represent Wales in Edinburgh 2019 invited

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival. Wales in Edinburgh is a curated showcase that promotes the highest of quality in Welsh theatre, dance and circus. The programme’s vision is to use the Edinburgh Festival Fringe not as a destination but a platform for our arts organisations and creative professionals to realise their international ambitions.

Maggie Dunning, Development Officer, Arts Council of Wales, said:

"We believe that our performing arts companies and creative professionals have a unique Welsh quality that can operate on a global scale. This programme offers a chance for our companies and creative professionals who are showcase ready, to develop markets and find ways of enhancing their touring patterns outside of Wales.

"Our selection process will be inspired by our new Corporate Plan, For the Benefit for All. We care about the individual voice and personal expression of Wales, keeping diversity, equalities and fairness at the heart of what we do. We remain committed to excellence and to supporting bold, innovative and provocative art. The Wales in Edinburgh programme is curated by an external panel.

"We want to see proposals from companies and creative professionals with a proven track record of creating exciting work that is ready for showcasing at the Fringe and for touring beyond Wales. We expect to fund between 7-10 applicants with strong proposals and who are showcase ready. We expect applicants to show us how the finished production will be of the highest quality, how it will be distinctive and exciting, how it will raise their International profile and the profile of Wales, and how it has the potential to attract audiences.

"We will be asking for applicants to submit an Expressions of Interest proposal before proceeding forward to the formal applicant process. The deadline of these Expressions of Interest is 5.00pm on Wednesday, 12th December 2018."

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