2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland, a year to show Scotland’s young people how important, and valued they are, and how proud we are of them.  

The Fringe Society is excited to be supporting the year with a number of different projects, which we will be announcing in 2018. Keep an eye out for more updates!

Young Voices: Fresh Perspectives

We have recruited four young people from across Scotland who are working with the Fringe Society on the Fringe Central programme.

Fringe Central is a space dedicated to supporting participants during the Fringe and facilitating career development through workshops, seminars, activities and networking opportunities. The young people will meet once a month to work with Fringe Society staff to develop the content of the Young Voices: Fresh Perspectives programme and the logistics of delivering it, including timings and marketing. 

Schools Poster Competition

The annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe Schools Poster Competition is a key feature of the Fringe Society’s programme of activity for Scotland’s Year of Young People. The competition introduces children to all that the festival has to offer, encouraging the next generation of Fringe performers and arts professionals.

To celebrate the competition and the Year of Young People, Granton Primary School and champion artist Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng created a Fringe inspired artwork in the window of the Fringe Shop on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. 

Find out more about the competition