Social Impact

Discovery and Participation Programme

Underpinning our Festival is a real social mission to create a growing impact through the performing arts. It’s our ambition to enable enriching connections between the people and communities of Scotland with our core art forms as well as the artists we welcome on stage.

Our Discovery and Participation (formerly named Learning and Engagement) work offers year-round opportunities that empower the discovery of the arts, leading to a lifetime of opportunities to participate. From primary school pupils to emerging artists, we devise bespoke experiences to inspire our audiences to unlock their creativity and cultural curiosity.

Our Three Pathways:


Curious to learn more or interested in working with us? Speak to Caroline Donald, Head of Discovery and Participation, by emailing [email protected].

Our Supporters

We are grateful to all our Discovery and Participation supporters, including those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Supported by the Scottish Government Platforms for Creative Excellent Transition Fund Festivals, delivered by Creative Scotland.

The Badenoch Trust, Binks Trust, British Council, The Castansa Trust, The Educational Institute of Scotland, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, The New Park Educational Trust, The Northwood Charitable Trust, Jerry Ozaniec, The Pear Tree Fund for Music, Philip Rudge and the late Michael Shipley, The Stevenston Charitable Trust, The William Syson Foundation

To find out more about supporting our Discovery and Participation work, please contact Katherine Shaw, Philanthropy Manager, using [email protected].