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.
The Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund was created by the Scottish Government in 2007, to help maintain the festivals' global competitive edge, increase the funding available to Scottish artists and practitioners, and encourage creative collaborations. Further details of the impact of the Expo Fund, together with recommendations for its future development can be found in this report.
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