Arthur's Seat overlooks Edinburgh. Photograph: Sing-yue Wu

Call out: Apply to take part in British Council imaginary festival in Edinburgh

The British Council are inviting artists who are migrants, living anywhere in the world, to dream about the future in "Imagine 2037", a festival of imaginary performances to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase.

Six artists will be commissioned to write a short text describing an imaginary performance to take place on Arthur’s Seat, overlooking Edinburgh in 20 years’ time. Together, these texts will form an imaginary festival. The texts will be published on beautiful cards, each with a bespoke illustration, and will be distributed at events throughout the Edinburgh Showcase, which takes place on 21–26 August 2017 alongside the Edinburgh Festivals. The cards will also be shared online. The imaginary performances are never intended to happen in real life, so you can be as creative as you’d like.

This is a paid opportunity, each successful artist will be contracted and paid £250 for each commissioned text. For artists, this is an opportunity to reach international theatre audiences and a chance to take part in a shared experience with other practitioners who you might otherwise be unable to work with.

Find out more and apply here: https://theatreanddance.britishcouncil.org/blog/2017/02-2/imagine2037/

Deadline: Thursday 18 May 2017