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.
A refreshed tourism strategy is being co-produced by Edinburgh Tourism Action Group and stakeholders including the City of Edinburgh Council. A Working Group on Tourism and Communities will ensure that the views and voice of residents are included in the process. This report outlines the process, progress to date, and the points at which further reports will be brought to the Council.
The report recommends banded funding allocations to a group of Strategic Partners and a new Flexible Fund, an approach agreed by Committee on 13 November 2018 in the Third Party Cultural Grants Funding – Review Update report.