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Science in the Spotlight Call for Artists

Edinburgh International Science Festival, in partnership with Imaginate and Starcatchers is looking to commission a new science theatre production for an early years audience, to be delivered at Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018.

Science in the Spotlight is a continuing project by Edinburgh International Science Festival, which aims to bring together the wonder of theatre and the explosive world of science communication. It provides an opportunity for these two creative industries to meet and make wonderful, fresh, innovative and exciting pieces of science theatre and encourages collaboration between theatre makers and the scientific world.

In 2016, we commissioned two productions for family audiences – Borderline Theatre Company's Uncanny Valley and Lost at Sea by Catherine Wheels. Both were nominated for the 2015–16 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) award for Best Production for Children and Young People, with Uncanny Valley going on to win the award.

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Further information

The new piece created will be aimed at an early years audience, falling somewhere within the 0–5 years age range. Funding for the production is available up to a maximum of £30,000.

The production will be performed over the period of one week during Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018, which runs from 31 March–15 April.

Download our Call for Artists document below for more information about the project and how to submit a proposal. Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal by Monday 10 July 2017.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss your proposal further, please contact Andrew Jeffrey, Events Developer by email at or by phone on 0131 553 9270.

Download Science in the Spotlight Call for Artists

Science in the Spotlight is supported by Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

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