2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor!
To celebrate, we want to give 15,000 hours of space to artists through our FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others.
The Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals have formed and will finance the PLACE (Platforms for Creative Excellence) programme, intended to increase the reach of the renowned annual festivals' work. They have committed £15 million across the next five years. PLACE will be supported and administered by Creative Scotland.
Projects announced to recieve money from the first three years of funding (£5.8 million) are:
Now in its 26th year, the nation’s biggest and longest running comedy festival launches alongside the launch of a brand new sister festival, The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival, celebrating the comedy talent of the future
“One of best comedy festivals in the world” The Guardian
Research conducted by the Theatres Trust, in conjunction with UK Theatre and SOLT, has found that more than £550million is needed over the next five years for capital projects to upgrade and maintain theatres across the UK.
This figure is based on responses from almost 150 theatres, which represents 10% of active theatres in the UK. Collectively they have spent almost £312million upgrading and maintaining theatre buildings in the past five years.
The UK government has awarded £10 million funding to set up a national centre for immersive storytelling.
The StoryFutures Academy will pioneer next-generation storytelling, looking to harness technologies such as augmented, virtual and mixed reality as well as smart devices and artificial intelligence.
Scottish Ballet reveal a spirited and ambitious programme for their 2019/2020 season, including three world premieres. Founded in 1969, Scotland’s national dance company celebrates 50 years of inspiring audiences on stage and beyond in 2019, with a creative vision crafted by Scotland.SPRINGA first for 2019, the company will launch their 50th season in the Highlands.
London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, juggling, puppetry, live art, mime and physical theatre.
Wayne McGregor and musical collaboratior Jlin have won the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize 2018 prize for McGregor's latest dance piece, Autobiography.
The prize is awarded to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music that has had its professional premiere in the last two years. Each are awarded $15,000, and the prize rewards risk-taking, originality and live performance, as well as the interplay between the music and choreography.