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.
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.