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Edinburgh Performing Arts Development: 
January news and updates 


Hello and a Happy New Year! 

There are a few opportunities to tell you about this month from support surgeries, to funding and creative opportunities.  

January Support Surgeries

The final 3 surgeries on Tuesday 31 January at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh are still available. Click here to book your place if you have an issue you need some help with.

City of Edinburgh Council Project Fund: New Work (Performing Arts)

This new fund aims to stimulate and support artistic and cultural projects that benefit Edinburgh and those who live in and visit the city. The 2017/18 New Work Fund will award grants to organisations based in Edinburgh for costs involved in developing new performing arts work. Awards of up to £5000 are available.
The deadline for these awards for 2017/18 is: Friday 10 March 2017 at 12 noon
Application packs are available from Monday 23 January 2017. To request an application pack, please email:


The WiT Award for new playwrights

The Writers in Theatre Award is a playwriting prize for new playwrights who work in the theatre industry and are resident in the United Kingdom.

They want to find and nurture a playwright who has worked in theatre for two years or more; candidates may have worked front-of-house, on stage, backstage or in administrative roles. Candidates will not yet have had a play professionally produced.

The winner will receive a new play commission of £8,000, a development relationship with Out of Joint, and a workshop with actors and a director to develop the play, with a presentation before an audience.

Please visit the website for full details on how to apply. The deadline for submissions is midnight on 2 March 2017.

Just Festival August 2017 - Call for submissions

The Just Festival is looking for proposals from individuals, groups, organisations and companies that wish to collaborate on a rich programme that informs and inspires.

To learn more about participating in and contributing to the 2017 Just Festival Programme, please familiarise yourself with the 2017 Just Festival Participant Pack. The application form can be found here. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2017.


Creative Edinburgh Access to Finance Forum: More than Money

Creative Scotland (CS), Social Investment Scotland (SIS) and Creative Edinburgh will join forces to run a one-day Access to Finance Forum: ‘More than Money’ which will include micro talks, panel discussions, case-studies and networking to build knowledge and understanding of alternative financing and financial models for Scotland’s creative and cultural organisations. To book your space click here 

The Wee Theatre - rehearsal and performing space

A little reminder that the theatre space at St Margaret's House is available to book for rehearsals and performances at a very reasonable price. 

For further information visit the website

Feel free to forward this email to anyone else based in Edinburgh and working in the performing arts. 

If you would like something included in the next newsletter please let us know

Many thanks 
Nick and Kate


EPAD is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, with the support of the Festival City Theatres Trust and the Traverse Theatre. Please note that as this is a targeted initiative, it is only open to those whose work is based in Edinburgh.

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