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 2021


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 2021 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.

Selection Process for 2021

19 shows were selected to take part in the Made in Scotland Showcase scheduled as part of the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe which was subsequently cancelled due to Covid-19. These shows will therefore form the 2021 Showcase and there will be no further application process this year. Details of how to apply to the 2022 Made in Scotland Showcase will be published in Autumn 2021.

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.


Due to the current Covid-related limitations on international travel the Made in Scotland Onward Touring Fund has been suspended. It is envisaged that the fund will reopen for applications in September 2021 following the conclusion of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


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.

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

If you require further information on the Made in Scotland Onward International Touring Fund, contact Laura Mackenzie-Stuart:

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