Momentum is the Edinburgh Festival's International Delegate Programme, which takes place in Edinburgh each August and is delivered through a partnership between British Council Scotland, Festivals Edinburgh and Creative Scotland, with the additional support of the City of Edinburgh Council, Event Scotland and the Scottish Government.
The Momentum international delegate programme offers an unrivaled platform for curators, creative entrepreneurs, funders, media professionals, officials, producers and programmers from all over the world to immerse themselves in the annual showcase of global cultural excellence that defines the city every year. Each Momentum delegate is provided with an individually tailored schedule of activities, briefings, and meetings to help foster collaboration and exchange. The aim is to encourage new international partnerships, as well as investment in and collaboration with Edinburgh’s festivals and the wider arts sector in Scotland.
Since 2011, Momentum has brought over 500 international delegates to Edinburgh. These visits have resulted in seasons of work being presented by arts organizations from countries including India and New Zealand during the festivals and opened up opportunities for Scottish artists to forge new connections with their counterparts in Argentina, Australia, Japan and many other countries around the world.