Get an insight into hotly discussed issues in theatre and dance and hear from some of the inspiring people we work with – plus our latest opportunities

Round up: Edinburgh Showcase 2017

| by Harriet Guest

29 outstanding UK companies, over 200 delegates from 40 countries and one week in Edinburgh marked the 20th anniversary of our Edinburgh Showcase — which showcases some of the best contemporary UK theatre and dance. Catch up on our highlights, tips, interviews, pictures, and artists to keep an eye on in 2017.

Imagined performances and possible futures

| by Andy Field

Techno-fantasy, ecological terrors and political satire. Forest Fringe’s Andy Field takes us through Imagine 2037, our festival of imagined performances on a hilltop in Edinburgh 20 years from now – which launches on 19 August in Edinburgh and online

Opportunity: Open call for UK BAME and disabled artists

Looking for help to take work to the Edinburgh Fringe and build international links? Apply to join our Artist Development Programme in Edinburgh this summer, open to artists who identify as black, Asian, minority ethnic or disabled

When should you take a show to Edinburgh Fringe?

| by Eleanor Turney

When should artists take work to the Edinburgh Fringe? And, when shouldn’t they? What are the alternatives? Artists such as Action Hero and experts including the Fringe itself share their advice

Meet the people who make Edinburgh Showcase happen

As we launch Edinburgh Showcase 2017, our director Neil Webb and showcase manager Becky Hinton tell us how the event helps UK artists find international opportunities, what the curation team is looking for, and why Neil once hid in a cupboard at a breakfast meeting…

“It’s all real people playing a game”

| by Cathy Gomez

Since appearing in Edinburgh Showcase 2015, Kaleider has taken The Money – an inventive production which is part show, part game – to China, Italy and the USA. As he prepares to live stream performances from Australia, Seth Honnor tells us about his experiences playing with different cultures

To begin at The Beginning…

| by Michael Pinchbeck

Michael Pinchbeck reflects on taking his show, The Beginning, to our Edinburgh Showcase and what impact it has had

The furthest we've been

| by Iñaki Sastre

Gandini Juggling took their Edinburgh Showcase show, Smashed, on a three-city tour of Indonesia. Performer Iñaki Sastre tells us about the trip.

#EdShowcase: A week in view

| by Laura Holmes

What's it like working behind the scenes at the Edinburgh Showcase? Our intern Laura Holmes tells all...

Where from Edinburgh?

| by Alexander Kelly

Alexander Kelly from Third Angel explains how the British Council's 2001 Edinburgh Showcase helped his company not only put on a show at the Edinburgh Fringe, but also take their work abroad.

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