The Fringe Artist Forum series aims to bring artists together with members of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society (EFFS) and Something to Aim For (STAF) teams to discuss the future of the Fringe.
We are now excited to announce our second discussion in this series on Thursday 25th November at 2pm.
At this discussion, we will hear from the Fringe Society on what actions are already in place or in progress to address the challenges discussed in the first event and we’ll hope to delve deeper into some of the topics already raised, exploring ideas and where responsibility lies for action.
The first session explored what works, what’s important and why we show up at the Fringe, before delving into the challenges and barriers and what ideas we have for change and opportunities for the Fringe in 2022 and beyond.
Key barriers highlighted in the first session that will be revisited going forward include:
– How to find other performers who are new to the fringe to connect and share costs
– The affordability and accessibility of accommodation during the festival
– How to attract audience attention to smaller scale or less well known shows
– How disabled artists can be better supported via a city service providing accessibility assistance
– How vital information about key responsibilities can be better communicated so that the nuances of Fringe are easier for artists to navigate
Fringe Artist Forum: Laying the foundations is open to anyone who would like to attend. It doesn’t matter if you attended the first session or not. Anyone who feels aligned with the Fringe and wants to be involved in its future is welcome to come along, to listen and share.
The Fringe Artist Forum series is part of our strategic partnership aimed at removing barriers and improving wellbeing for artists at the Fringe. EFFS and STAF are interested in hearing and platforming the ideas of the people who sit at the heart of the festival – the artists.
Please join us for this bi-monthly series of constructive, open and supportive online sessions to help us move towards a reimagined 2022 and beyond.
This series of discussions will be central to informing that work in creating a fairer, more inclusive arts sector.
Please bring your lunch, kids, pets – whatever makes it possible for you to attend.
BSL interpretation, Live Closed Captioning, audio description