– A vibrant celebration will connect new performance and creative ideas with international partners online at Edinburgh’s Festivals this summer
– The showcase will include both digital and in-person strands, with an artist-focused approach at the heart of the project
– Artists and companies from across the industry, based in England, are invited to apply by Tuesday 11 May ** extended to 18 May, 10am

HORIZON will be an exciting and vibrant event that celebrates the next generation of international artists and cultural leaders, currently based across England, born out of a new approach to build deep and sustainable collaborations. As of today (Wednesday 14 April), artists and companies working in live performance are invited to submit proposals for the paid opportunity.

For more information and to submit a short application, please visit horizonshowcase.uk or for support with access requirements please contact [email protected].


The consortium partners are working with several established independent artists to help shape the showcase, including Project O (Alexandrina Hemsley, Jamila Johnson- Small), Javaad Alipoor, Kirsty Housley, Sonia Hughes and Renny O’Shea. Associate partners reflecting different specialisms and art form focuses will also have input into the process, including Akademi, ATC, Bush Theatre, Circus City, The Cocoa Butter Club and Unlimited.

Commissioned by Arts Council England, the HORIZON showcase is being shaped and delivered by a consortium made up of Battersea Arts Centre, Dance4, Fierce, GIFT, MAYK and Transform.


Image: BAC – Frankenstein. Photographer Joyce Nicholls.