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Bringing Canadian Art to Edinburgh

In 2020, the Canada Council for the Arts is once again bringing Canadian arts to Edinburgh to showcase and promote some of Canada’s most promising contemporary performers, in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom.

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.

Collaborators

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.

This year, 5 to 6 shows or performances will be selected through a peer-assessment process, facilitated by the Canada Council for the Arts, to be part of CanadaHub 2020.

Thank you to all the artists and companies who submitted a proposal for Canada Hub 2020. Please visit this page again in March when the lineup is unveiled!

Questions? 

Please email your questions to canadahub@canadacouncil.ca

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