Launchpad 2019 call out


Monday 17 June, 5pm

Credit: Photo by Beth Chalmers

Monday 17 June, 5pm

How to apply

Send us a document or video telling us about yourself as an artist and your scratch idea.  You can find more details about what we are looking for, including some suggested application questions, in the Launchpad Guidelines.  

You should send your applications to with Launchpad 2019 as the subject title.

Download Launchpad Guidelines 2019

Launchpad is a 2-year Imaginate project providing mentoring and producing support to artists in the early stages of their careers. We are now looking for two artists interested in making theatre and/or dance for young audiences who feel they would benefit from Launchpad which will offer:

  • a small budget to create a new scratch idea
  • an opportunity to present your scratch at an Imaginate event
  • mentoring and producing support from the Imaginate team
  • funding to see performances including an international festival visit

Download our Launchpad Guidelines for more information about what kind of artists we are looking for and how the selection process will happen. 

The selection panel is:

Skye Loneragan – Playwright/Accelerator (new writing) artist
Noel Jordan - Festival Director, Imaginate
Fiona Ferguson - Creative Development Director, Imaginate

Launchpad will run in parallel with our Accelerator project ensuring those at an early stage of their careers can access the young audiences sector in Scotland.

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.

Launchpad is funded by the Garrick Charitable Trust which focus on supporting actors, directors, writers, musicians, composers and choreographers in the early stages of their careers.