To mark its 75th anniversary in 2022, the Edinburgh Fringe has launched a new vision and made a series of commitments to become more inclusive, fair and sustainable.

The vision “to give anyone a stage and everyone a seat” comes as venues, producers and artists aim to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic with the first full Fringe programme since 2019. 

View the Fringe vision and values (.pdf)

This vision is accompanied by six Fringe Development Goals. Each sets ambitious targets designed to ensure the long-term renewal of the festival.

The six themes and headline targets of the Fringe Development Goals are:

1 Thriving artists    
Be the best place in the world for emerging artists to perform and the best platform for talent to emerge.

2 Fair work  
Eradicate any remaining unfair or exploitative work conditions at the Fringe.

3 Climate action    
Become a carbon net zero event by 2030.

4 Equitable Fringe    
Who you are and where you are from is not a barrier to attending or performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

5 Good citizenship    
The Fringe, a force for good in and for the city of Edinburgh.

6 Digital evolution  
Enhance the live Fringe experience by ensuring a world-class digital experience.


The Fringe Blueprint

The Fringe Development Goals build on the work already started in the Fringe Blueprint, a set of commitments established five years earlier to mark the festival's 70th anniversary.

Find out more about the Fringe Blueprint