Each year the city of Edinburgh welcomes over 30,000 of the world’s leading arts professionals to enrich its famous August festivals season.
The Momentum international delegate programme offers an unrivalled platform for curators, creative entrepreneurs, funders, media professionals, officials, producers and programmers from all over the world to immerse themselves in the annual showcase of global cultural excellence that defines the city every year.
Each Momentum delegate is provided with an individually tailored schedule of activities, briefings and meetings to help foster collaboration and exchange. The aim is to encourage new international partnerships, as well as investment in and collaboration with Edinburgh’s festivals and the wider arts sector in Scotland.
Since 2011, Momentum has brought over 500 international delegates to Edinburgh. These visits have resulted in seasons of work being presented by arts organisations from countries including India and New Zealand during the festivals, and opened up opportunities for Scottish artists to forge new connections with their counterparts in Argentina, Australia, Japan and many other countries around the world.
Momentum is delivered through a partnership between British Council Scotland, Creative Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh.