Edinburgh's world famous Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scotland's cultural and creative talent.
The funding will support ambitious and innovative projects for audiences in Scotland and overseas. They will include collaborations between the festivals and with international artists and creators.
The Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund is designed to help maintain the global competitive edge of the festivals, to increase funding available to Scottish-based artists and practitioners and to encourage creative collaborations.
The Scottish Government has awarded £2 million to the Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund in 2011/12. The fund started in 2008-09 (£6 million over three years) offering support to the 12 Edinburgh festivals under the umbrella of Festivals Edinburgh. It is aimed at supporting: touring within or outwith Scotland of works premiered at the festivals; work by Scottish-based artists and arts companies, and collaborative work with international artists.
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Edinburgh's festivals are included in the Year of Creative Scotland Partner Events Programme.