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Science in the Spotlight – Scratch Night 2019!

As part of Science in the Spotlight, Edinburgh Science Festival will host a Science Theatre Scratch Night this Easter. Science in the Spotlight brings together the wonder of theatre and the explosive world of science communication. 

We are looking for short scratch performances that showcase science in new and innovative ways. The Science in the Spotlight Scratch Night invites applications from artists who are interested in developing science theatre. We are open to applications from theatre makers across all art forms, science communicators and scientists who have a passion for theatre. 

As an organisation we are always exploring new and innovative ways of communicating science and we believe that theatre can be a particularly powerful tool. Our 2016 Scratch Night hosted work-in-progress performances went on to feature in festivals in Edinburgh and beyond, including Eaten by Mamoru Iriguchi, Space Ape by Andy Cannon with Red Bridge Arts.

The audience will be a variety of theatre makers, scientists and science communicators who will provide written feedback on the performances that will be shared with the performing artists to review in their own time.

After the event we will invite all artists to join the invited audience members for some networking drinks. We will aim to invite scientists who are relevant to the themes that you are exploring in your scratch performance. Edinburgh Science Festival would also like to continue discussions with the artists after the event to offer advice and assistance in seeking funding to continue the development of these ideas. 

When: 10 April 2019

Where: Scottish Storytelling Centre 

Artists are required to be available from midday on the 10 of April.

We will be able to provide a fee of £85 per artist; we will also be able to cover travel expenses for travel within the Scottish central belt. 

Deadline: 3 March 2019

Decisions commnunicated: Wednesday 13 March 2019

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