Platforms for Creative Excellence Programme Evaluation Report

The Platforms for Creative Excellence (PlaCE) programme supports strategic development activity across Edinburgh’s festivals. It is funded by a unique three-way partnership from the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council, and the Edinburgh festivals and is supported and administered by Creative Scotland.

The programme is structured around three strands with the following intended impacts:

1. Sustained and strengthened programming innovation
2. Increased creative development opportunities across Scotland
3. Improved lives for citizens and communities through cultural engagement

This interim report reflects what happened in the first year of the PlaCE programme and before the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e., the change between a baseline year (2018/19) to March 2019/20).

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