The Made in Scotland showcase is selected by two panels of industry experts, one panel for theatre and dance applications and the other for music. The make-up of these panels changes each year to ensure a diverse range of experience, artforms, and opinions are represented. For Made in Scotland 2021 the panels for the showcase included:

Theatre & Dance

Tarek Iskander

Artistic Director & CEO, Battersea Arts Centre

Neil Webb
Director, Theatre & Dance, British Council

Lyn Gardner
Associate Editor/Theatre Critic, The Stage

Kath Mainland
Executive Director,
Melbourne International Arts Festival

Benjamin Perchet
Artistic Director, Dublin Dance Festival

Lynn Fu
Independent Performing Arts Curator

Laura Mackenzie-Stuart
Head of Theatre, Creative Scotland

Paul Burns
Head of Dance, Creative Scotland

Jude Henderson
Director, Federation of Scottish Theatre

Non-voting chair:
Rachel Sanger, Head of Participant Services,
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society



Francis Macdonald
Musician, composer, manager

Joe Smillie
General Manager/ co-founder, The Glad Café

Karine Polwart
Songwriter, folk singer, composer

Michael Duffy
Music Programme Manager, British Council

Alan Morrison
Head of Music, Creative Scotland

Gill Maxwell
Executive Director, Scottish Music Centre

Non-voting chair:
Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive,
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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For enquiries relating to putting on your show at the Fringe, or if you are an international promoter interested in attending the Fringe, please contact the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society directly on: 

For enquiries relating to Made in Scotland showcase marketing contact:

Anieszka Swida, Marketing and Communications Manager at Federation of Scottish Theatre

Phone: +44 (0)131 248 4842

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