Perhaps one of the projects I am the most proud of, Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of Scottish performance on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. For four seasons (2010 - 2013 inclusive) I acted as Project Manager for the showcase, on behalf of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, and in partnership with Creative Scotland, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Music Centre. Since the first Made in Scotland showcase in 2009, shows have received invitations to tour internationally to Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Canada, Japan, China, Denmark, The Netherlands and many more countries across the globe. My responsibility was to support and nurture the participating artists from the point of application right through to negotiating onward touring opportunities. I designed their training programme and managed the Promoter Plus package attached to the showcase, which invites some of the most influential arts presenters from around the world to attend the festival and view the work. Case studies of some of the biggest success stories from the Made in Scotland initiative, including the internationally renowned "White" by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company and Cora Bisset's "Roadkill" can be found here.
“It was an honour to be part of such an excellent programme of Scotland made work. Inclusion allowed us to work with a company that we as artists have long wanted to work with and the platform raised the show's profile so high that the Fringe run sold out and the production is now touring extensively”
" Chalk Farm" ThickSkin, Made in Scotland 2013
“Made in Scotland's support not only helped "Educating Ronnie" take a giant leap forward in its ambition and reach but also helped my professional development move forward massively. It was great.”
"Educating Ronnie" macrobert and Utter, in association with High Tide, Made in Scotland 2012