Visiting Arts, supported by Creative Scotland are holding an international exchange workshop in Edinburgh during the Festivals period. They have been working with artists and producers in Trinidad & Tobago, Ethiopia, Malawi and the Pacific Islands region, through creative skills workshops which support them to develop their business and start to establish more international connections and potential collaborations; the 12 participants from these workshops will be in Edinburgh in August, and involved in the exchange workshops.
It is geared towards mid-level career practitioners and producers based in Scotland, with more than five years professional experience. The visiting practitioners are listed below.
Trinidad & Tobago
Mtima Solwazi, Cascadoo/Roots Foundation – Spoken work/poetry
Damian Whiskey – Carnival artist
Patrice Briggs, Arts in Action – applied theatre & performance
Mihret Kebede – Artist & poet, festival organiser
Tesfaye Weldemedhin – Storyteller
George Kalukusha – Music & Poetry
McArthur Matukuta, Solomonic Peacocks Theatre Company – Actor/Director
There is a short application form for the workshop, to manage demand, with a deadline of Monday 27 June at 5pm. The workshop itself will be on 24 August, 9am-3pm. The link: