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. Accreditation for the 2016 Fringe will open in the spring and details will be provided here when available.

You can contact the Arts Industry Office throughout the year on or +44 (0)131 240 1902.

Accreditation FAQs

When can I apply for accreditation?

Details on applying for accreditation at the 2016 Fringe will be added here when available.

When is the deadline for submitting an application?

Details on applying for accreditation at the 2016 Fringe will be added here when available.

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 2016?

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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