Accelerator 2019 call out


5pm on Monday 17 June

Credit: Photo by Jassy Earl

5pm on Monday 17 June

How to apply

You can apply in writing, or by film, making sure everything is in one document with no cv’s or other additional attachments.  If you are applying by film, upload it to Vimeo or YouTube with a password and send us the link in a document with anything else you want to say.  You can find more details about what we are looking for in the Accelerator 2019 Guidelines.

You should send your application to with Accelerator 2019 as the subject title.

Download Accelerator 2019 Guidelines

Accelerator is an Imaginate project offering research and development funding, mentoring, producing support and performance opportunities for artists to create new theatre and/or dance works in progress for young audiences. We will provide ongoing support for the work in progress with the aim of helping to find funding to bring it to a full production.

We are currently looking for artists living in Scotland who have experience in leading the development of new work.  You don’t need to have made work for young audiences before as long as you are excited about the artistic potential of creating theatre and dance for young audiences. 

You can read about our recent and current Accelerator artists here.

The Accelerator panel is:

Eoin McKenzie - Freelance theatre maker/Launchpad 2018 artist
Noel Jordan - Festival Director, Imaginate
Fiona Ferguson - Creative Development Director, Imaginate

The panel will meet on Thursday 20 June; all applicants will hear if they have been selected by Friday 5 July.

We are keen to see a more diverse range of artists making work for young audiences with theatre and dance that is excellent and relevant to our audiences. Additional budgets are available if there are any access requirements for the application process or the project itself.  Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this prior to application.

Accelerator is supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported and administered by Creative Scotland.