Panoptikum international festival visit


Monday 23 September, 5pm

Credit: Imaginate group at Export/Import, Bronks (Brussels) Nov 18

The maximum stay would be from Tuesday 4 - Sunday 9 Feburary 2020 (inclusive of travel)


Monday 23 September, 5pm

How to apply

Please send an email to (with Panoptikum Festival as the subject title) telling us:

  • about you and your connection to/interest in theatre and dance for young audiences
  • your experience of seeing international performance for young audiences
  • why you would like to take part in this opportunity, and why now at this stage in your career 
  • any additional funding you require to cover access or childcare costs, or anything else you would like us to know about your needs on an international visit

This call out is open to all based in Scotland who work in the young audiences sector (artists, makers, production staff, producers etc), and at any stage of career beyond graduation.  Priority will be given to those who have not visited an international festival with Imaginate before.

We are delighted to offer a funded visit to Panoptikum Festival, from 4 - 9 February 2020.  Panoptikum is a bienial international festival for young audiences based in the city of in Nuremberg, Germany.  Their festival programme offers a range of theatre and dance from Germany and internationally. The 2020 programme is not online yet but here is the 2018 programme for an idea of the range of productions.  You can read more about the festival and what they do here.

The selected artists will receive a package that includes tickets for all performances, return travel to Nuremberg, accommodation, per diems, travel insurance and airport transfer costs in Scotland and Germany. We will also cover any additional funding required to cover access costs (including childcare). You are welcome to apply for this opportunity and the IPAY 2020 visit.

"The visit to Bronks with Imaginate was an invaluable introduction to international work for young audiences. Not only was I exposed to the work of European companies and artists at the top of their game--some of whom I've stayed in touch with over the past year--but I forged brilliant connections and grew closer to the other Scottish artists in the Imaginate delegation. It's the experience that really made me feel a part of the community of theatre-makers for young audiences." Jim Manganello, Bronks Export/Import Festival November 2018

The panel for this opportunity is:

Hannah Venet - freelance choreographer/performer
Kirsty Robertson - Schools Project Manager (Imaginate)
Fiona Ferguson - Creative Development Director (Imaginate)