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  2. Canada in Edinburgh

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 editions of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Edinburgh International Festival are cancelled. For the same reason, so is the Canada in Edinburgh initiative.

Bringing Canadian Art to Edinburgh

The Canada Council for the Arts and the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom contribute to Canada’s presence at Edinburgh in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the British Council Canada.

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Festivals Edinburgh: The Festival of Festivals

Edinburgh is the leading city of festivals! In the summer, five independent festivals run throughout the month of August. It is one of the world’s largest marketplaces in the arts, and offers a perfect platform to raise artists’ cultural profile and showcase established companies and emerging talent. Each year, approximately 50 artists and companies from Canada appear across all festivals.

CanadaHub at the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Canada is at the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a venue-specific platform: CanadaHub.

CanadaHub takes over the King’s Hall venue in Edinburgh and presents performances (including performance-based installations). CanadaHub is also a rallying point for Festival goers from Canada and across the world.

CanadaHub is presented by the Canada Council for the Arts with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom. It is produced by artistic producer Michael Rubenfeld and managing producer Clayton Lee from Selfconscious Productions.

Thank you to all the artists and companies who submitted a proposal for CanadaHub 2020.