Professional Development Delegate Package (26 May 2020)


Friday 13 March at 5pm

Credit: Ewa Figaszewska-Fatima Caballero of Birdboy by Untitled Fall

Tuesday 26 May, 9am-8pm


Friday 13 March at 5pm



How to apply

To apply, please email telling us in a paragraph why you are interested in this opportunity.  Think about answering these questions as a guide if helpful:

  • what is your main artform/role/interest within the arts (include a link to any online information about what you do if you have that)?
  • what is your interest in theatre and dance for young audiences (have you worked on productions for young audiences before or is this a new thing for you)?
  • have you been to the Edinburgh International Children's Festival before, if so when?
  • why will this day be useful for you and your career at this moment

Please use Professional Development Festival 20 as the subject for your email and do not send any additional documents such as CVs, images and so on.

This opportunity is open to artist, production staff and teachers based in Scotland. Priority will be given to applicants who have never been selected for this supported package beforeand have a proven interest in performances for children and young people.  You must be available for the full day and we welcome applications from production staff, designers, makers, playwrights, producers, sound designers and anyone who is involved, or would like to be involved, in the process of making work for young audiences.

We are delighted to be offering a delegate day-package at Edinburgh International Children's Festival on Tuesday 26 May with the opportunity to spend the day with peers seeing work, attending delegate events and meeting each other. This day will be hosted by a professional artist, and is open for applications now.

This opportunity is aimed at all who work in the young audiences sector in Scotland (or those who would like to work in the sector) including performers, directors, dancers, choreographers, writers, designers, visual artists, producers, production staff and students.  For the first time, we extend this invitation to teachers in Scotland who would like to see work. 

In addition to meeting members of the Imaginate team and some performing companies you will attend:

Birdboy by United Fall @ The Brunton 
Work in Progress: Untitled Discotheque Project by Shotput @ Dance Base 
In Conversation: Focus on Flanders @ Scottish Storytelling Centre
Plock! by Grensgeval @ Southside Community Centre 

The day will run from 9am to 8pm. Peak travel for those outside Edinburgh will be reimbursed. 

You can now read and download the delegate programme, including festival shows and delegate events