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Live Presentation 2023

Horizon is looking to support ‘tour ready’ live performance projects to be presented at the Edinburgh festivals in August 2023

Selected performances will be supported to appear at the Edinburgh Festivals for approximately 7 days during one week in August to an audience of curated Horizon international delegates and the general public.

We want to use this opportunity to significantly rejuvenate and impact the existing ecology of the live performance sector across England and seek to support artists/companies who are well positioned to help us achieve this.

Horizon’s key objective is to catalyse international touring opportunities and international conversations for artists based in England. This will be achieved through carefully curated introductions between international presenters and delegates, and Horizon’s supported artists.

There are three Application Information and Guidance Documents.

  • Live Presentation 2023 Information & Application Guidance
  • Live Presentation 2023 Application Process, Questions & Selection Process
  • Live Presentation 2023 Budget Guidance

Please click below to download them.

Accessible formats (BSL, Audio and Easy Read) are available.

Please also download and complete the Budget Template, this will need to be included with your application.

Image: The Dan Daw Show, Photo by Hugo Glendinning

A young white man is suspended in the air, held up by another man’s arms. He is looking straight into the camera. The other man’s arms are visible around the man’s body but his face is not. The first man is topless and he has tattoos on his arms and shoulders. He is wearing black shiny trousers.

Application Information & Guidance

Live Presentation 2023 Application Information & Guidance (PDF)

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Live Presentation 23 Application Process, Questions & Timeline (PDF)

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Live Presentation - Budget Guidance (PDF)

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Easy Read Formats

Live Presentation - Application Guidance (Easy Read)

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Live-Presentation - Application Process, Questions and Timelines (Easy Read)

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Budget Guidance (Easy Read)

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BSL videos

Live Presentation Application Guidance

Live Presentation 23 Application Process, Questions & Timeline

Live Presentation 2023 Budget Guidance

Audio Versions

Live Presentation Budget Guidance (Audio Described)

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Live Presentation 23 Application Process, Questions & Timeline

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Live Presentation 2023 Application Guidance

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Further Support


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

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Help and Support

Horizon will be running a series of Information events and workshops to help you to navigate the application process. These include (but aren’t limited to) a selection 1-2-1 support sessions and closed workshops for Disabled and Global Majority Artists.

Visit our Help and Support page