New partnership to help Kickstart journey for Fringe artists
08 March 2019
The Fringe Society has teamed up with Kickstarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects, in a new partnership to support artists bringing work to the Fringe.
The partnership will include:
- An enhanced programme of health and wellbeing events at Fringe Central, the Society's performer hub during August.
- Incentives for artists using Kickstarter to crowdfund their 2019 shows.
- One-to-one coaching from Kickstarter for any performers using the platform to crowdfund their Fringe show.
- A dedicated online FringeCast about fundraising and crowdfunding delivered in collaboration with Kickstarter.
Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society with Jessica Massart, Senior Performance Lead, Kickstarter
Speaking about the new partnership Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Fringe Society, said:
"Supporting and empowering the risk-takers and change-makers who make the Fringe happen every year is at the very heart of the Fringe Society's work, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Kickstarter in 2019, who will provide an invaluable platform for so many artists to present their work during the Fringe.
"We are looking forward to working together on a number of initiatives that will continue to support Fringe artists in 2019 and beyond. From the support of our Fringe Central health and wellbeing events programme to peer support for the artists, we know this partnership will strengthen the existing resources we already provide."