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Made in Scotland Funding

Made in Scotland Launch 2016, Barrowland Ballet Company. Credit: Colin Hattersley

About the Programme

Made in Scotland is a curated showcase promoting high-quality music, theatre and dance to international promoters and audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It's a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland, and is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund - awarded to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

The purpose of the Programme is to raise the international profile of Scottish artists through the promotion of Scottish work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and this fund supports the Made in Scotland Showcase as well as Onward International Touring.

Made in Scotland Showcase 2020


This showcase celebrates the wealth and diversity of work that is currently being produced in Scotland. Scottish dance, theatre, and music artists, groups and companies can apply to present artistically ambitious work at the Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland 2020 Showcase. Funding is intended to support the costs of presenting work at the Fringe. The work can be new or an existing production which will be re-staged at the Fringe.

Who can apply

Made in Scotland covers theatre, dance and music – and applications can come from individual artists, companies, organisations, ensembles, promoters, bands, record labels and venues.

Applicant companies and organisations must be based in Scotland and individuals must be able to demonstrate that their principal home is in Scotland. Student and non-professional companies are not eligible to apply.

Organisations already in receipt of Creative Scotland Regular Funding, Open Project Funding or other Targeted Funds are eligible to apply, but need to clearly demonstrate the additional benefits that support from Made in Scotland will present.


The deadline for applications for the Made in Scotland Showcase 2020 has now passed (it closed on Monday 11 November 2019).

Onward International Touring


One of the key aims of Made in Scotland is to maximise the benefit for Scottish artists on the international platform that is the Fringe. As part of this, funding is available to support any work created in Scotland which attracts interest from international promoters as a result of being showcased at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - it is not just limited to those companies which have been part of a current or previous Made in Scotland Showcase.

Who can apply

The Made in Scotland Onward Touring fund is open to any individual or company based in Scotland which has presented a professional piece of theatre, dance or music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the last five years, and which, as a result, was seen by and programmed by an international presenter.


There are no deadlines and you can apply to the Made in Scotland Onward International Touring Fund at any time until the budget is fully committed.


Made in Scotland Guidance 2020

View and download the Made in Scotland 2020 Guidance in PDF format.

Made in Scotland Onward International Touring Guidelines

View and download the Made in Scotland Onward International Touring guidelines in pdf format.

Made in Scotland Onward International Touring Application Form

Download the application form for Made in Scotland Onward International Touring in MS Word format.

More Information

If you require more information on the Made in Scotland Showcase visit the Made in Scotland website or email the Festival Fringe Office on madeinscotland@edfringe.com.

If you require further information on the Made in Scotland Onward International Touring Fund, contact Laura Mackenzie-Stuart: laura.mackenzie-stuart@creativescotland.com.

If you require any other general advice about Creative Scotland funding please contact our Enquiries Service.

Email: enquiries@creativescotland.com
Tel: 0345 603 6000*
(Lines open 10am – 12noon, and 2 - 4pm Mon - Fri – and voicemail during busy periods and out with these hours.)

If you are a deaf BSL user, you can access our services with the Contact Scotland-BSL programme. Go to www.contactscotland-bsl.org/public for more information

* Please note: Calls to our 0345 number are charged at the same rate as calling national 01 or 02 numbers. Approximate charges are up to 9p per minute from landlines and between 3p – 55p per minute from mobiles. However, calls to this number are also part of inclusive allowances. Please check with your phone line provider for exact charges.