Since the major Edinburgh Festivals started to formally collaborate, through the auspices of their own tailor-made organsiation Festivals Edinburgh, they have undertaken a number of ground-breaking projects.
Such work has led them to be described as 'pathfinders' for the wider cultural sector, a description that recognises that their breadth, depth and scale often allows them to undertake projects that others would find more difficult.
Below you can find a number of case studies outlinging such projects in areas such as programming, marketing , environment and innovation.
Festivals API: The Story Continues
Following development of our Joint Festivals Listings API, as a service to the media, we have been exploring further uses of this asset
The Festivals Expo Fund
How we worked with Government to develop a new commissioning programme for national creatives
How we developed a pioneering cultural diplomacy programme
Green Arts Initiative
How we increased the visibility of our environmental efforts and built a collaborative community across the arts sector.
Developing a Country Season across the Festivals
How New Zealand went about the process, planning and delivery of a season across the Edinburgh Festivals.
The Festivals API
How we automated the provision of events listings to third party media groups through a open data approach
Creative Carbon Scotland
How we set about addressing the global issue of environmental sustainability through the creation of a new spin-off company.
How we undertook a groundbreaking study to understand & benchmark the impacts of the Festivals beyond the purely financial.
Understanding our Collective Audience
How we went about understanding the types of audiences which the festivals have in common.