The word Dandelion in bright green text curves around the top of a dandelion stalk.

Dandelion is an ambitious creative programme demonstrating the power of collective action in  a unique ‘grow your own’ initiative for modern times.

Commissioned by EventScotland and funded via the Scottish Government, it is Scotland’s contribution to Unboxed.

Rooted in Scotland, with an international outlook and sustainability at its heart, the Dandelion programme follows the arc of the growing season, from April to September 2022, and will culminate in hundreds of Harvest Festivals across Scotland.

Driven by the concept of ‘Sow, Grow, Share’ – not just food but ideas, music, scientific knowledge, and community – Dandelion takes a unique approach to community growing, bringing together artists, makers, scientists, performers and technologists to present events and programmes across Scotland – from its remotest islands to the centres of its great cities – as well as online through films and digital activities.

Sown throughout Dandelion is a commitment to empowering young people, inspiring the artists, activists, scientists and creative producers of the future, and aiming to re-establish Harvest as a significant annual cultural festival for everyone.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equalities, and Accessibility (IDEA) supports our ambition to be a truly inclusive organisation, with young people and under-represented voices at its heart.

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome those who bring difference to our work. We understand that each of us brings our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do. We wish to listen to and ensure that as many people as possible from diverse communities can access, engage with and participate in our work.

Meet our IDEA Assembly.


A garden in every home
An artist in every place
With food on every plate