Showcase Scotland: approaching the Basque culture to the world from Glasgow

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-01-27

At the invitation of Creative Scotland, an organization that aims to promote and disseminate the Scottish cultural creation, last week a representation of the Etxepare Basque Institute attended the Showcase Scotland international cultural event, held in Glasgow within the Celtic Connections festival.


As its name suggests, this highly celebrated festival – the largest of its kind in the UK and second at European level- promotes international connections and does a great job efficiently bringing together different cultures and stimulating new lines of collaborative work. Various institutions, developers and creators gather around the Showcase Scotland program, where the Etxepare Basque Institute has become this year the first representative of Basque culture attending the forum.


This professional event promotes the search for new audiences for known artists and new artists to audiences already committed, internationally. The Institute has worked tirelessly establishing contacts with institutions and agents from different countries to participate in new networks and circuits. As a result it has already started to work on proposals to festivals and programmers, as well as a new European project that is arising out of the work of different promoters, aimed at connecting and promoting different European cultures of the Atlantic coast.

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At the invitation of Creative Scotland,, an organization that aims to promote and disseminate the Scottish cultural creation, last week a representation of the Etxepare Basque Institute attended the Showcase Scotland international cultural event, held in Glasgow within the Celtic Connections festival.


As its name suggests, this highly celebrated festival – the largest of its kind in the UK and second at European level- promotes international connections and does a great job efficiently bringing together different cultures and stimulating new lines of collaborative work. Various institutions, developers and creators gather around the Showcase Scotland program, where the Etxepare Basque Institute has become this year the first representative of Basque culture attending the forum.


This professional event promotes the search for new audiences for known artists and new artists to audiences already committed, internationally. The Institute has worked tirelessly establishing contacts with institutions and agents from different countries to participate in new networks and circuits. As a result it has already started to work on proposals to festivals and programmers, as well as a new European project that is arising out of the work of different promoters, aimed at connecting and promoting different European cultures of the Atlantic coast.


Representatives of the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival also met Aizpea Goenaga, Director of the Etxepare Basque Institute, to study together new possibilities to increase the presence of Basque artists and productions in the program.


In the photo, Aizpea Goenaga with Brian Ó hEadrha, responsible for Gaelic Arts and Culture of Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland, Laura MacKenzie-Stuart, Project Manager of Creative Scotland and Fer Isella, head of MICA eta MICSUR fairs.


In the other pictures, business meetings and fair under the Showcase Scotland event.

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