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Freelance Artists, Practitioners and Workshop Leaders

The Edinburgh International Festival Learning & Engagement team is looking to expand its portfolio of freelance artists, practitioners and workshop leaders.  Our Learning & Engagement programme runs year-round, and during the festival, working across artform with workshops and projects created for and with children, young people, communities and to invest in talent development.  

We are looking to hear from inspiring and innovative artists.  We are keen to connect with artists from ALL artforms, experienced in, and passionate about sharing and applying their practice in workshops, and on longer term bespoke engagement projects.  It is essential to have previous experience working with young people and or community groups in an arts education context, and to bring best practice to workshops and preparation.

Our work is inspired by the Edinburgh International Festival values and programme, and we annually present a world leading programme of Opera, Dance, Classical Music, Contemporary Music and Theatre.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter introducing yourself, outlining your practice and passions to  

We work with people from across Edinburgh with some projects covering wider Scotland.  The Edinburgh International Festival is committed to supporting and working with artists living and working in Edinburgh and Scotland.

For further information please contact Caroline Donald, Head of Learning and Engagement