The Fringe Arts Industry team provides year-round support and guidance for industry members who are looking to find talent, programme work and connect with other industry professionals.

Industry accreditation for Fringe 2024 is now open:

accredit with the Fringe Arts Industry Office

Over a thousand industry professionals from across the arts and screen sectors visited the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023 to discover talent, book work and network with peers from across the globe at the world’s largest arts marketplace.

The Arts Industry Office works year-round to support arts industry to navigate the programme, connect with talent and attend professional networking events and parties happening across the festival.


Our office is here to support arts industry members with a professional interest in the Edinburgh Fringe, particularly those who engage with the festival as part of a remit to develop onward touring / presentation opportunities, commissions and partnerships. These could include industry members such as:

  • venue and festival programmers
  • TV and film industry professionals
  • agents and artist representatives
  • producers
  • arts managers, administrators and curators using the Fringe for professional networking.

The Fringe Society's Arts Industry Office provides a range of services during August and throughout the year, all geared towards helping industry find new talent and connect with shows that fit their artistic vision and programme criteria. 

Whether this Fringe is your first or your fifteenth, the Arts Industry Office is here to offer whatever help and assistance you need. These services include:

  • Fringe Marketplace, our platform to connect programmers, presenters and commissioners with professional artists and work that’s ready to be shared beyond the festival
  • a complimentary ticket request service for industry delegates with a proven track record of booking work or developing artists
  • our Industry Associates, who can provide more specialised programme recommendations and advice throughout the festival
  • assistance navigating the Fringe programme and information about shows and contact details for artists and companies
  • Fringe Connect, our year-round online social network and events space for artists and arts industry professionals
  • access to industry-focused events and networking opportunities, including those we host and those offered by partners from across the festival  
  • access to online events and recordings happening year round
  • Fringe Central, our home-away-from-home during the festival
  • Screen Fringe, a festival concierge service and events programme for accredited delegates from TV and film
  • local knowledge to help you find your way around town, including the nearest place for a good coffee.

Find out more about arts industry services

Accreditation for Fringe 2024 is now open. If you accredited in 2023 as an industry professional looking to programme or develop work from the festival, you will still be able to access Fringe Marketplace to pursue offers and connect with companies.

accredit with the Fringe Arts Industry Office

Accreditation is open from May to August. To access our services, we ask industry delegates to accredit with our office and submit all the information we’ll need to support them during August. We recommend that you accredit with the Arts Industry Office if you: 

  • are engaging with the Fringe as an arts industry professional
  • have a proven capacity to book or programme work professionally 
  • have a proven capacity to commission work or offer other significant professional arts development pathways for artists, such as screen development opportunities, residencies, arts fellowships, etc
  • are an established producer able to support an artist to platform their work in future
  • are an established agent seeking new clients. 

If you would like more information and guidance on accreditation, please get in touch with us via [email protected].

We have a dedicated team year-round who are keen to support industry in engaging with and navigating the Fringe. Here are just a few ways we can help:

  • If you’re coming for the first time as an industry professional and looking to understand the Fringe and what to expect.
  • One-to-one in-person support (appointments available on request) in the lead-up to and during the festival.
  • Support connecting with artists and companies presenting at the festival.
  • Programme recommendations and advice from experts within the field.   
  • Guidance navigating our systems and platforms.

You can reach us by emailing [email protected] or call +44 (0)131 240 1902 and let us know how we can help!

We look forward to hearing from you!