35 news stories available.

  • Overview of Festival Numbers 2019

    30 March 2020

    Locals attended the Edinburgh Festivals in record numbers during 2019, according to the release of festival information [see attached below] which debunks the myth that the festivals are only for tourists.

  • Festival City Volunteers

    1 March 2020

    An evaluation report published to day shows the value of the Festival City Volunteers programme - a unique partnership project led by Festivals Edinburgh and Volunteer Edinburgh.

  • Programmes for Schools

    27 February 2020

    Throughout the year, throughout the city and the country, Edinburgh’s major festivals offer an extensive range of programmes for schools.

  • Festivals engagement programmes reach almost every school in Edinburgh

    24 February 2020

    Today, Edinburgh’s major festivals can reveal for the first time the extent of their year-round school engagement programmes, which have reached almost every school in the city over the period January 2018 – May 2019.

  • Unique funding partnership backs Festival ambitions for wider reach

    6 November 2018

    The first details of a major new investment programme for the Edinburgh Festivals have been announced today [06 November 2018], which will enable festival programmes to be more diverse and global, benefiting new participants and future generations. 

  • Case Study: The Festivals Expo Fund

    26 July 2018

    As part of an ongoing series examining collective festival operations, we look at how the festivals worked to enhance the place of national creatives across international festival programmes.

  • Edinburgh Festivals Impact on Scotland's Cultural Sector

    11 July 2018

    An annual investment of £14.4m by the Edinburgh Festivals in Scotland’s cultural sector and the crucial importance of the Festivals Expo Fund are two of the key findings from reports released today.

  • £2million Expo Fund to boost Scotland's world-class festivals

    9 March 2018

    The Scottish Government has announced that it will invest £2 million in 2018-19 in support of Scotland’s international Festivals, through the Festivals Expo Fund which promotes the development of Scottish artists and creative expression.

  • More funding for Edinburgh Festivals 70th anniversary year

    3 March 2017

    Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop today [3rd March 2017] announced a major investment in Scottish talent, as she provided details of EXPO funded projects for Edinburgh’s Festivals in their 70th anniversary year.

  • Case Study: Momentum Delegates Programme

    7 November 2016

    As part of an ongoing series examining collective festival operations, we look at how the Edinburgh Festivals sought to develop strategic opportunities around the unique international connections of their events.

  • Quality of events and record numbers drive world leading status

    28 July 2016

    Independent research published today (26 July 2016) confirms the huge contribution that Edinburgh’s Festivals make to the quality of life, international reputation and economic vitality of Edinburgh and Scotland.

  • Investing in Scottish Talent

    5 March 2016

    The latest Festivals Expo Fund awards have been unveiled for 2016/17, with Fiona Hyslop confirming £2 million in funding to support Edinburgh’s Festivals.

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