Accelerator

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The invaluable support, knowledge and advice of the Imaginate team combined with the freedom to manage the production idea in the way that worked best for us. Imaginate are both wonderfully hands-off and brilliantly hands-on at the same time, offering support that truly puts artists and their development first. I believe that this is an ideal environment in which artists can truly develop their best work with the utmost freedom to grow a project whilst being financially secure and able to draw on expertise.

Accelerator is an Imaginate project offering research & development funding, mentoring, producing support and performance opportunities for artists to create new theatre and/or dance works in progress for young audiences.

Accelerator allows artists to develop an idea for a new production and present it as a work in progress to peers and potential funders, with ongoing support to help to find funding to take it to full production. 

Each Accelerator artist receives a budget, support from the Imaginate team (artistic and producing), professional development opportunities, and the chance to showcase the work at Edinburgh International Children's Festival or another Imaginate event.

All artists have been selected following a call-out. The current artists are Skye Longeragan, Shotput (Jim Manganello and Lucy Ireland), Oliver Emanuel and Xana Marwick.

We will do an open call out again in 2020. If you would like to find out more about this project please contact Fiona Ferguson, Creative Development Director.

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.