Arts Industry Office

The Arts Industry Office is the arts professional’s one-stop shop for discovering and booking new work and talent and making connections at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Who uses our services?

Promoters Venues Agents
Presenters Festivals Scouts
Programmers Awards Organisations Cultural Agencies

If you’re looking into programming your own festival or venue or want to network with your peers, then this service is for you. Our team of experts is at hand to help you and the hundreds of other professionals who travel to Edinburgh every year to discover the most interesting work being created today.

In order to access these services, arts industry professionals must accredit with the Arts Industry Office. The form to apply for accreditation for the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now live and can be accessed through the link below

2015 Arts Industry Accreditation Application Form

Application deadline: 17:00 on 20 July 2015

Please refer to the Accreditation FAQs for more information.

Once you have successfully accredited with the Arts Industry office you will have access to the following services:

  • Dedicated Online Services – As a registered member of our Arts Industry Office you will benefit from additional information about performers and companies when searching the listings and will have access to the bespoke Arts Industry area of the website. Here you will find news and reviews from the Fringe, a full calendar of professional development and networking events and details of other professionals accredited with the service.
  • Dedicated Box Office – Once you’re accredited with us you can access the Arts Industry dedicated box office to purchase (card only payments) and collect tickets, avoiding the busy public box offices. In some instances you may also be able to request complimentary tickets for shows you’re interested in. Please be aware that accreditation doesn’t automatically guarantee you complimentary tickets – these are limited and often subject to the approval of the venue or producer of the show in question.
  • Itinerary Suggestions –We know that it’s important for you to spend your time wisely and that the scale of the Fringe can make choosing what to see a challenge. Let the Arts Industry team know where your programming interests lie and we will do our best to point you in the right direction and help you to navigate this huge and thrilling festival.
  • Information on Artists – Our team holds contact details for all companies performing at the Fringe and can put you in touch with them or make introductions.
  • Events and Networking Opportunities - As well as offering a number of specific networking opportunities within Fringe Central, the Arts Industry Team also have the low down on other opportunities that various organisations (from cultural agencies to other festivals) will be organising throughout the festival. Make sure you don’t miss out on an unparalleled opportunity to make connections!

Accreditation FAQs

When can I apply for accreditation?

The application form to apply for Arts Industry Accreditation for the 2015 Fringe is now open. The application deadline is 17:00 on 20 July 2015. If you have any questions about accreditation, please email

How many people from my organisation can accredit?

To ensure we are providing an efficient service for all our accreditees, we will accredit a maximum of 2 representatives per organisation. If doing so, we require each individual to complete their own online form. This is because you need your own unique log-in to access all our services.

If you feel you need to accredit more than two individuals please contact us at

When is the deadline for submitting an application?

The accreditation deadline is 17:00 on Monday 20 July 2015.

What does it mean to be accredited with the Arts Industry Office?

As an accredited Arts Industry professional you will have access to the range of services and events that the Fringe Society runs. This includes our arts industry networking brunches and discussions, alongside various other professional development sessions which discuss the current hot topics across all art forms. You will also have access to our dedicated box office and staff who can help you navigate the Fringe to meet your needs.

What does my pass get me?

Your pass represents your Arts Industry status and permission to use the Arts Industry services and resources. Your pass also gets you various discounts in shops, bars and restaurants and on services in Edinburgh – more details will be available when you pick up your pass on arrival. Your pass also gains you entry to Fringe Central, our participants’ centre, so that you can use the resources there and have access to all the networking events which take place.

Your pass does not get you:

  • Access to festival venues or VIP areas, unless they state otherwise.
  • Into shows for free.
  • Discounts on show tickets.

I was accredited last year, do I need to accredit again for 2015?

Yes. Accreditation is not rolling. We require each individual attending the Festival to apply for accreditation on an annual basis so we keep up-to-date with your programming interests and you can tell us what dates you will be in Edinburgh.

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