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Horizon is a vibrant new performance showcase designed to celebrate visionary artists and cultural leaders, currently making performance work in England. Born out of a new approach to build deep and sustainable collaborations, Horizon aims to connect new work and ideas with international partners during the Edinburgh Festivals.

Taking on board the learnings from our 2021 pilot year, the 2022 and 2023 Horizon showcases will be curated via a series of distinct approaches responsive to the pandemic context we continue to live through.

The Horizon showcase will be a key part of the Edinburgh Festivals for one week during August in 2022 and 2023. For these iterations, the showcase will primarily involve live tour-ready performance works in Edinburgh, but digital wraparound activities will also be a significant strand of work.

Alongside Horizon’s activity in Edinburgh, we will also provide a series of Residencies for artists to test out new ideas, connecting ideas and projects at their earliest stage with international colleagues. Artist Bursaries are also a feature of the showcase plans.

The Opportunities - Apply Now

A woman with white blonde hair raises her hand above her head, casting a shadow on her face. She is wearing a black dress. She is standing outside, against a background of a grey wall with green leaves casting shadows on the wall.

A series of Open Call opportunities are available for artists at various stages of career to apply to be part of Horizon. The applications are now open for Live Presentations 2023, Residency 2022-23, Artist Lead 2022-2023 and Artist Bursary 2022.

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Image Jo Bannon, Shadowface by Paul Samuel White

Residency 2022-23

Open Call for works in development that will undertake a residency with a core consortium partner organisation at a location across England between November 2022 and July 2023.

Deadline: Midnight on Monday 30th May 2022



Artist Bursary 2022

Opportunities for artists at the early stages of their career, with limited international experience, to attend Horizon in Edinburgh in August 2022 as part of a cohort of supported artists to participate in a bespoke programme of events including networking and artist development workshops.

Deadline: Midnight on Monday 30th May 2022



Live Presentation 2023

Open call application for tour-ready performance works that will be showcased as part of Edinburgh’s Festivals in August 2023

Deadline: Midnight on Friday 30th September 2022


Help and Support

Horizon will be running a series of information events and workshops to help you to navigate the application process. These include drop in information sessions and closed workshops for D/deaf, Disabled and Global Majority Artists. For further information please visit our Help and Support Page here or contact us at

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We understand that you might have questions about the application process for these opportunities. For further information please see our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at

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