Nordic Newcomer’s Day

21. August 9.15 – 18.00 + casual meet up 22. August – seeing a show together 4pm/6pm.

Participants: Nordic artists and producers aspiring to attend EdFringe

Meeting point: tbc

The key purpose with this event is to give you an insight into what kind of festival EdFringe is, what it takes to go there – and how the festival is developing into as a response to a world that is changing a lot. It is an important value to facilitate meeting opportunities between people – therefore we include dedicated time to meet with international/Nordic colleagues.

The day will happen all over Edinburgh where you get to see venues and meet programmers/venuedirectors as well as experienced producers. You’ll also attend a stage shift, which most people experience as surprisingly short. It often requires adaptions of your show to fit this. It all begins with a workshop on international collaboration which is hosted by Horizon, a new international showcase of artists based in England. Horizon is delivered by Battersea Arts Centre, Fabric, Fierce, GIFT, MAYK and Transform. Commissioned by Arts Council England.


Nordic Newcomer’s day is made with support from the Danish Arts Foundation and in collaboration with the national showcases From Start to Finnish and Horizon showcase and produced by Wildtopia – the producer of the Danish Arts Foundation’s showcase #DANISH.


The event is free for Nordic producers, artists aspiring to attend EdFringe. Lunch and transportation will be included. However sign up is needed (limited number of attendance). Deadline: 4. August

Photo from Nordic reception in 2019 at EdFringe. Photo: Andrew Perry