Are you a deaf performer or artist? Applications to take part in this year’s Edinburgh Deaf Festival are now open. 

Who can apply?

Self-funded artists who want to be part of Edinburgh Deaf Festival. Whether your talent lies in comedy, theatre, art, workshops, or tours, we want you to join us!

Why be part of our festival?
  • Join the only deaf festival in Scotland  
  • Support from our festival team 
  • Free use of venue  
  • Perform to deaf and hearing audiences
  • Experience being part of vibrant Edinburgh festival scene 
  • Advance your career 

How to apply

Before you get started on your Edinburgh Deaf Festival proposal, download the performers information pack (includes BSL and IS). 

Register your interest with our festival team using the form below, we’d love to know more. If you need help or require BSL access to complete the form, please get in touch at

Deadline for registration is  by Wednesday 1 May. We will let you know if you are successful.