One of the Fringe Society’s key roles is to nurture and develop the incredible range of creative talent that is showcased annually on the Fringe, both on and off stage. That includes supporting the next generation of producers by breaking down barriers to careers in the creative industries.

In 2022, we ran the Emerging Producer's Development Programme to help fledgling producers get started at the festival. Details of the 2022 programme and application can be found below. Applications for next year's programme will open in 2023; please email  if you have any questions.

  • The Emerging Producers Development Programme (EPDP) has been running at the Fringe since 2012 and, with over 80 alumni, is a well-established and popular programme of career and network development opportunities for emerging UK-based producers. The 2022 programme was open to 15 emerging producers based in the UK, with priority given to producers who identify as disabled, working class or part of the global majority.  

Below are some of the key criteria for the programme:

The Emerging Producers Development Programme is a week-long programme during the final week of the Fringe in August 2022. It focuses on expanding your professional networks and supporting your career development needs. 

Applicants must: 

  • be based in the UK and over 18 
  • be emerging / early-career producers already working in a professional producing capacity 
  • have previous producing experience / credits.