Fringe Connect is a new digital platform launching in July 2021. It is designed for connecting with peers and building your Fringe community.
Part social network, part events space, Fringe Connect is developed with the needs and motivations of artists and industry in mind. A key priority for artists and industry coming to the Fringe is to connect with each other, exchange ideas and information, and to build lasting working relationships for the future.
Fringe Connect will allow users to set up a profile with information about their Fringe-related and professional experiences and interests. Once a user has set up a profile, they will have access to year-round digital events, archived recordings from past events, resources and information relating to the Fringe and the wider sector as well as news and opportunities. Users will also have the ability to find people with similar interests, connect with each other and send private messages.
For 2021, in partnership with industry experts, we’ll deliver a series of over 20 digital events including panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions, exploring pertinent topics from marketing digital shows to routes to reopening venues, and wider industry themes. The events and resources are open and completely free to all artists.