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Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

https://capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1721-edinburgh-2019

Expression of Interest Closing Date:March 25, 2019
Event dates:   17 – 23 August 2019
Notification:   Early May 2019

About the Opportunity

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 17 – 23 August, 2019.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues.

It is an open access (or “unjuried“) performing arts festival, meaning there is no selection committee, and anyone may participate, with any type of performance. The official Fringe Programme categorises shows into sections for theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatrecircuscabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

Project Objective

  • to promote the discoverability of the Canadian artistic scene through the interaction of professional Canadian presenters at the 2019 Edinburgh festival
  • to build strong international networks in the performing arts
  • to tour international artists working in partnership with venues across the country.

Eligibility Criteria 

Presenters must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have previous experience hosting international work.
  • Must have the human and financial resources to program international work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to return home and champion the work you have seen to your region and network.
  • Must have the capacity to build relationships across networks in Canada to promote International projects.
  • Must have the knowledge of the Canadian performing arts sector to able to act as an ambassador for Canadian artists on the International scene.
  • Must be willing and can demonstrate a willingness to encourage international exchange and collaborations

CAPACOA will be responsible for:

  • Airfare from Canada to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 6 night’s accommodations
  • Organization of travel arrangements
  • Co-ordination of meetings and schedule during the event

The presenter will be responsible for:

  • Ground transportation and per diem
  • Performance Tickets
  • Submitting a final report to CAPACOA

Complete the form to express your interest.

Your expression of interest does not guarantee participation. If you have any questions please contact Sue Urquhart at sue.urquhart@capacoa.ca.

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Canada@Edinburgh 2018 – Pitch Your Piece

The High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, is organizing a Pitch Your Piece session on Monday, August 20 at the Canada Hub during the Edinburgh Festivals.

This session will provide opportunities for selected Canadian theatre, dance and multidisciplinary projects to pitch their work to international presenters with the view of developing new global partnerships, securing international project support, international representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure and premieres.

Application criteria is listed below. 12 applicants will be selected to provide 8-minute pitches (followed by 2 minutes of Q&A) on their new and upcoming projects to an audience of producers, artistic directors, festival curators, presenters and programmers from around the globe.

The High Commission of Canada and Ontario Arts Council will work with partners to ensure that there is a broad professional audience at your pitch. A leaflet will also be produced and include information about your project and organization.

Following the pitch sessions, there will be time slots available for more in-depth meetings should a contact wish to delve deeper into your project, or should you wish to pre-arrange a meeting on the margins of the pitch session. The daytime pitch sessions will be followed by an evening networking reception which will bring together Canadian cultural and creative industry, artists and arts organisations with local and international presenters, funders, producers and the media.

About the Edinburgh Festivals

The month of August sees Edinburgh come alive with five festivals and performances by thousands of theatre companies and artists. Audiences, promoters, producers and media travel to Edinburgh to seek out new work and it is the ideal environment for Canadian projects to receive international exposure and support. In 2017, across the Edinburgh festivals, over 70 Canadian artists and companies performed. The vibrant Canada Hub presented six Canadian theatre and dance companies and played host to two networking events.

For more information on application requirements and how to apply:

http://www.capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1642-canada-edinburgh-2018-pitch-your-piece