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Our people are always on hand to help and advise, however, we have also assembled a library of information, advice, permission forms and other information you may need.

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  • Edinburgh's Winter Festivals - Consultation Results

    30 Nov 2021

    This report presents the outcomes of the Winter Festivals Consultation. The key findings from the consultation will inform the specification and event brief for the procurement exercise to deliver new

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Use of Public Spaces for Events and Filming

    14 Sep 2021

    This report sets out recommended key principles for the use of public open space for events and filming in Edinburgh and proposes that these be progressed to public consultation.

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Granton Waterfront Culture Strategy

    08 Feb 2021

    Developed by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council, this strategy has been prepared in response to the ambition to deliver culture led regeneration at Granton Waterfront.

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Platforms for Creative Excellence Programme Evaluation Report

    01 Feb 2021

    The Platforms for Creative Excellence (PlaCE) programme supports strategic development activity across Edinburgh’s festivals. It is funded by a unique three-way partnership from the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council, and the Edinburgh festivals and is supported and administered by Creative Scotland. This interim report reflects what happened in the first year of the programme and before the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Edinburgh International Culture Summit

    13 Dec 2018

    The report from the Edinburgh International Culture Summit explores the vital issues facing today’s cultural sector and policymakers.

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Eurocities 2018 Edinburgh

    28 Nov 2018

    Edinburgh hosted the Eurocities Conference in November 2018. Eurocities is a very influential network of major European cities, bringing together the local governments of over 130 of Europe's largest cities

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Edinburgh Festivals Impact on Scotland's Cultural Sector

    01 Jul 2018

    The research reports - The Network Effect and Ten Years of Expo - were commissioned to follow on from the Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study through examining the cultural impact of the festivals in more depth. While ‘The Network Effect’ reveals the significant contribution of the Festivals to Scotland’s cultural and events landscape in one given year [2016-17], ‘Ten Years of Expo’ reveals for the first time the crucial catalytic role of the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund in increasing funding for Scottish artists, encouraging creative collaborations and maintaining the Festivals' global competitive edge.

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Edinburgh 2020 - The Edinburgh Tourism Strategy Mid Term Review

    01 Sep 2016

    The Edinburgh 2020 Midterm Review was published in September 2016 by ETAG (Edinburgh Tourism Action Group) and there is extensive background information available in the Technical Annexes .

    Themes: Culture & Events
  • Thundering Hooves - Reports by Festivals Edinburgh

    01 May 2015

    Thundering Hooves - metaphorically named after the sound of the competition catching up with Edinburgh - is the title given to a series of strategic reports aimed at sustaining and developing Edinburgh's position as the world's leading festival city. All such reports were commissioned by the Festivals Forum. The reports are available to download and the most recent report - Thundering Hooves 2.0 [published May 2015] - is available as either a 24 page summary report or as the full report incorporating appendices which detail the process and research that led to its conclusions.

    Themes: Culture & Events