Photo by Neil Harvey (24-hour Solo, Mull)
Photo by Neil Harvey (24-hour Solo, Mull)

We like to connect all those who work in the sector so offer a year-round programme of networking opportunities including social events and artist walks. These are some of our annual events.

Meet the Artists

Each December we run this informal, but facilitated, event to which we invite programmers, producers and colleagues who offer artist opportunities from across Scotland so you can meet them and discuss your work.  This is the chance to meet people face to face away from emails, spread the word about your touring plans with programmers, venue producers and networks from across Scotland.


We run two Socials every year (in August and December) which are open, drop-in events that require no booking or pre-planning.  Just come along and meet others who work in the young audiences sector and if you are coming on your own we can meet with you to introduce you to others.

Artist Retreats

Sometimes networking happens best in the middle of nowhere so we work with Wild Journeys to create bespoke retreats for those who work in the sector.  Previous adventures have included a 24-hour solo on Mull and a visit to Loch Ossian Youth Hostel to walk and wild swim.  We always do an open call out to attend the retreats, they are free and open to all who work in the young audiences sector.

Festival networking

There are many opportunities to network for those attending Edinburgh International Children’s Festival including our Ceilidh, the Networking Event and as part of the package we offer each year for artists to apply to take part in.

All of these networking events are advertised on our Opportunities page, if you would like to talk about any of them contact Fiona Ferguson Creative Development Director.