36 news stories available.

  • Festivals Edinburgh Appoints New Director

    10 July 2024

    After a worldwide search, Festivals Edinburgh has appointed Lori [Lorraine] Anderson as its new Director, succeeding Julia Amour who is stepping down from the role in October 2024.

  • Festivals Expo Fund: £1.7 million Awarded to Cultural Festivals

    5 June 2024

    £1.7 million Awarded to Cultural Festivals through Festivals Expo Fund, Enabling International Opportunities for Artists and Creatives

  • Unique Edinburgh Festivals programmes strengthen recovery

    28 June 2023

    Independent research published today (28 June 2023) confirms the huge contribution that Edinburgh’s Festivals make to the economic vitality of Edinburgh and Scotland.

  • PlaCE Programme - Interim Report: Years 1 to 3 [May 2023]

    16 May 2023

    Created in 2018 as a legacy of the festivals' 70th anniversary year in 2017, this five-year programme aims to support the festivals' strategic development across three primary areas of work

  • £1.8 million for Scotland’s world-class arts festivals

    22 April 2023

    Established in 2007 by the Scottish Government, the Festivals Expo Fund's aim is to build innovation across the festivals and maximise national and international opportunities for the artists contributing to the festivals.

  • Enhancing Digital Capabilities

    3 April 2023

    The results of an independent evaluation report on the Enhancing Digital Capabilities programme which provided £1m from the UK Government to enable the 11 Edinburgh Festivals to invest in their digital capabilities.

  • Festivals call for exclusion of residents’ homes from STL legislation

    7 February 2023

    Appearing before the Local Government, Housing & Planning Committee, the Edinburgh Festivals call for the Scottish Parliament & Scottish Government to look again at the inclusion of residents’ personal primary homes in planned short terms lets legislation

  • Edinburgh Launches Ambitious Festivals Vision

    1 July 2022

    Today, for the first time in their long history, the Edinburgh Festivals have come together with their stakeholders on the Edinburgh Festivals Forum to launch a joint Vision for the future.

  • Support for Scotland’s international festivals

    8 February 2022

    Scotland’s major festivals are to benefit from a share of the Scottish Government’s £2m Festivals Expo Fund, including Edinburgh’s international, book, film and fringe festivals as well as Glasgow International Festival and Celtic Connections.

  • Taking Action on Climate Change

    13 October 2021

    The Edinburgh Festivals have announced plans for how they will respond to the climate emergency and help Edinburgh achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

  • Draft Vision for a Sustainable Festival City

    24 August 2021

    Edinburgh can be a ‘beacon of creative and intellectual excellence’ for the world as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19, according to the draft ‘Vision for a Sustainable Festival City 2030’.

  • Festivals Demand Government Action On Social Distancing

    18 June 2021

    In an unprecedented step, the 11 major Edinburgh Festivals have today issued an urgent call for the Scottish Government to address anomalies at the heart of their Covid-19 social distancing legislation to permit parity with hospitality and sport. 

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