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Programme of events (in date order)

Content Strategies and Best Practices | TikTok

Learn to use LIVE and #behindthescenes TikToks to amplify your festival presence and sell out shows, off platform advice to drive engagement to your TikTok account and publishing incentives for active creators on TikTok.

When: 02 Aug, 03 Aug, 04 Aug 14:00 (1h)
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed


Making Money on TikTok | TikTok

Learn how to monetise your TikTok presence using Creator Next, TikTok Creator Market Place, TikTok ecommerce and revenue opportunities through LIVE.

When: 02 Aug, 03 Aug, 04 Aug 16:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Getting Started on TikTok | TikTok

An introduction to our onboarding process, helping you to identify your TikTok brand, present yourself in the most authentic way, and how to leverage your platform to suit you. 

When: 02 Aug and 04 Aug 10:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Discover TikTok Talent | TikTok

As more and more stand-up comedians and performers use TikTok to grow their fan base, this session will provide a deeper understanding of how to use the platform effectively to discover new talent, hear about some creator collaboration success stories and some top tips on driving interest through marketing venues and theatres effectively. 

When: 03 Aug 10:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed


First time at the Fringe | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

Is it your first time at the Fringe and you don’t know where to start? Then come along and meet our Fringe Society staff and other participants who are new to the festival. Find out what support our Fringe Society team can offer you during your time in Edinburgh, and meet other participants who are feeling the same as you. This event is a great way to kick off your first time at the Fringe! 

When: 05 Aug 11:00 (1h)
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


How to Network | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

The Fringe is all about networking and finding opportunities for your show, but what even is networking and how do you start? Networking can be a daunting part of being at the Fringe, but we like to think of it as just having a conversation, making friends and learning more about the people around you. It's more about listening than talking and it's all about connecting. Come along to this fun and interactive session where we will give you some top tips and great conversation starters. Please note that this event will not be recorded. 

When: 05 Aug 14:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Meet the Media | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

The highly anticipated Meet the Media event returns to an in-person format for 2022! Fringe participants can pitch to media representatives, meet Fringe Society staff, learn more about the services provided, and connect with peers while queuing for their pitching slot. Meet the Media will occur on Saturday 06 August at the Spiegeltent, St James Quarter. Queueing commences from 12:30, with pitches beginning at 13:00.

The event will conclude at 17:00. How the day will work: Upon entry to the outdoor queue, you will be asked which show you represent. Then, upon entry to the tent, you will be asked which outlet you would like to speak to first, and be directed inside to that specific queue line. You will then have the opportunity to join further queue lines for other publications. Space and time is tight, so we ask that a maximum of two people per show attend. Pitches must be kept under 3 minutes, and it’s strongly recommended that you target your pitches to specific outlets rather than try to see them all, or only see the publications with bigger reach, as some outlets will be more suited to covering your show than others. A list of confirmed media outlets in attendance will be distributed shortly. 

When: 06 Aug 13:00 (4h) 
Where: Fringe Central Speigletent
Free non ticketed


Building a Mentally Well Fringe | Space to Breathe

This seminar explores ways to look after both your own mental health and wellbeing and also the wellbeing of others during our Festival. What are the ways I can look after myself, prepare for challenges and build my resilience? Andy Freeman from Space to Breathe leads us through ideas, practical tools and discussion. 

When: 08 Aug, 14:30 (1h) and 16 Aug, 10:30 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Steet
Free ticketed 


Springboard your comedy career | British Comedy Guide 

So, you want to be a successful comedian and you’ve made it to the Edinburgh Fringe! What now? How can you make the most of this opportunity and use the Fringe to springboard your comedy career? Join Mark Boosey, editor of British Comedy Guide, and a panel of comedy experts to learn about all things networking, being in the right place at the right time, finding opportunities to get your work seen and ensuring your show has a life  beyond August. 

When: 09 Aug 11:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Get your show seen by the right people | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

Meet the Fringe Society’s Marketing and Development team for advice on how to get your show noticed by audiences, media and industry at the festival this year. Advice on how to effectively use social media, write a press release, approach networking and alternatives to flyering will be discussed. This is an informal session where you can ask questions and connect with your peers. 

When: 09 Aug 15:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Mental Health First Aid appointments| Space to Breathe 

Between Tuesday 09 August and Friday 19 August (excluding weekends), Andy Freeman from Space to Breathe will be onsite at Fringe Central to offer artists, producers, directors and teams free Mental Health First Aid sessions during the festival. Fifty-minute sessions are bookable, on the hour, between 11:00 and 18:00. Mental Health First Aid looks to provide wellbeing and signposting advice so you can care for your wellbeing during the festival and know what to do when you get home.

How to book: You can book appointments on the hour between 11:00 to 18:00. Book your appointment by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.spacetobreatheuk.com/edinburgh. 
When: 09 – 19 Aug 11:00 – 18:00 (50m sessions) 
Where: Fringe Central
Free. Booking required


Working in Backstage Technologies | Edinburgh College 

Have you ever wanted to work backstage in the events and festivals industry? Supporting a show for the first time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and want to meet and ask questions to the people who do this for a living? Technical professionals from Technical Theatre and Events industries will discuss what it takes to make a career working backstage. They will also discuss the need for new technicians in the industry and the impact of the 
pandemic on the industry. 

When: 10 Aug 11:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Articulation: Circus at the Fringe Meet-up

A discussion and networking event hosted by Articulation, the advocacy and development organisation for Circus, Outdoor Arts and Physical Performance in Scotland. Come along and meet performers, producers and industry from the circus, outdoor arts and physical performance world, make connections that will sustain you through your Fringe run and lead to collaborations for the future.

When: 10 Aug 14:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


How to tour your show | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

A common objective for artists participating in the Fringe is to create touring opportunities for their work. This discussion will cover the various types of touring that exist, how to develop your networks, and how to plan, prepare and manage a tour. Featuring a panel of experts, including experienced touring companies, producers and the British Council. We will discuss the benefits, complexities and logistics of touring in the UK and overseas, and answer your touring questions. 

When: 11 Aug 15:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Disabled Practitioners Get Together | Birds of Paradise 

Hosted by Birds of Paradise, this event seeks to provide an accessible space where disabled people working in theatre and performance can meet, talk and connect with each other. We will begin with a structured exchange, where people will be invited to share about their practice or work, if they wish. This will be followed by informal networking. 

When: 15 Aug 11:00 (1.5h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Screen Fringe: A Stage to Screen Case Study | Screen Scotland 

Join award winning playwrights Michael Patrick and Oisin Kearney as they discuss their journey from stage to screen with their work “My Left Nut”. This case study will delve into the process of making their stage work ready for TV, discuss the hurdles they came across and will finish with a Q&A session. 

When: 15 Aug 14:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Taiwan Season Symposium: Connecting with Taiwan
Knowledge in Action: How Performance-Makers Address Climate Change | Step Out Arts 

Everyone is welcome to this brainstorming session on issues and practicalities surrounding the climate crisis. Featuring inspiring case studies from an international panel of presenters, artists and arts industry innovators, this participatory event aims to give creative sustainability a truly global slant. The speakers hail from Creative Carbon Scotland, the Danish performance group Sisters Hope and the National Theatre and Concert Hall in 
Taipei. Come join them to learn, exchange ideas and find the support you need to make vital and urgent changes in your artistic practice. 
This event is in collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation. 

When:16 Aug 13:30 (1.5h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Writing A Play/Ripping It Up | Playwrights Studio Scotland 

Our panel of industry professionals discuss negotiating theatre structures, exploding form and setting fire to 
existing systems. And whether you can find balance between all three.

When: 17 Aug 14:30 (1.5h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


International touring: Models to take your work abroad | Farnham Maltings 

Looking for some inspiration and practical tips for creative and sustainable ways to tour your work internationally? Join Farnham Maltings to explore a range of alternative touring models such as translating a stage show to different media, licensing an idea to another company or concept touring, with examples shared first-hand by performing artists and programmers that we hope will spark ideas to get your work out there. Please note this event is also available to watch online via Fringe Connect. 

When: 18 Aug 11:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street Free ticketed 


Rural Touring 

How does rural touring work in the UK? How can you take part? Gain insights on the benefits and opportunities in rural touring. Meet and hear from performing companies who have experienced it, producers and regional promoters. Come discuss ideas, thoughts and plans with touring scheme leaders from England, Scotland and Wales. This is a chance for companies, artists and producers to network and discuss their work and potentially 
tour the UK. 

When: 18 Aug 13:30 (1.5h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


From A to B | Playwrights Studio Scotland 

Join playwrights James Ley (ODE TO JOY (How Gordon got to go to the nasty pig party)) and Uma Nada-Rajah (Exodus) as they talk about taking their Festival plays from concept to production. Facilitated by Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland's Creative Director, Louise Stephens 

When: 19 Aug 11:00 (1.5h)
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street Free ticketed 


Around the World in 300 Fringes | World Fringe 

Did you know there are over 300 Fringe Festivals around the world? They are all connected by a shared love of performance and supporting artists to share their work with the world. Not only that, but they are also connected by the World Fringe Network, and many have formed partnerships and touring circuits to make touring easier for their artists. Join World Fringe and learn about how some of the Fringes around the world collaborate. Where could you go next? 

When: 19 Aug 14:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Screen Fringe: How to Pitch | Screen Scotland 

Justine Potter is the Development Executive for Drama at CanCan Productions. CanCan is an Independent production company based in Yorkshire. Before joining CanCan in January 2020 Justine held Drama Development roles at the BBC, LA Productions and Savvy Productions. Recent TV Credits include Development Exec. for Jimmy McGovern’s upcoming drama 'Anthony' on BBC1 and Head of Development on 'Clink', the 10-
part prison drama for Channel 5 and Exec. 

When: 22 Aug 13:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


Fringe Fair | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

An opportunity to meet key organisations such as funders, arts councils, training providers and agencies. Taking the format of a career fair, you can browse from table to table gathering the knowledge and advice you need. 

When: 22 Aug 12:30 (4h) 
Where: Fringe Central Speigeltent
Free non ticketed 


Practical approaches to truly diverse casting | Backstage 

Casting has become increasingly more open and exciting for new and diverse talent in recent years with more focus being aimed at creating casts that are truly representative of our society. However, if you are creating a cast in this way, sometimes it can feel difficult to navigate – where do you start to find the right actors and how do you approach the process? This panel discussion with Backstage and industry experts will be jam packed with practical approaches to enable you to cast in a truly diverse and authentic way.

When: 22 Aug 15:00 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


CINARS: New perspectives, vocabularies and concepts for presenting live performances

The pandemic and new ways of working in its wake have caused us to question our perspectives and strategies, ideas and relationships. While much about the future is still unknown, we will attempt to share and discuss some of the trends and understandings that are emerging post pandemic and how they might influence the way we think about our plans for the future and how our sector operates beyond this point. With contributions from Arts Industry leaders from around the world, concepts like touring and circulation, success and achievement, diversity and equity will be explored in relation to different forms of work, notions of territories and borders, and environmental sustainability.

When: 23 Aug 11:00 (1.5h) 
Where: Fringe Central Speigletent
Free ticketed 


Future of Showcasing | Horizon and Made in Scotland 

Co-presented by Horizon and Made in Scotland, The Future of Showcasing brings together international showcases, presenters and artists to discuss the benefits and challenges of showcasing in the 21st Century. Our panel of speakers will offer their perspective before we open it up for wider (and lively!) discussion. More details tbc.

When: 23 Aug 15:30 (1h)
Where: Fringe Central Speigletent
Free ticketed 


2022 ISPA Series at the Fringe – Where are We Now? 

Reflecting on two years of a global pandemic, how has the dust settled and what lessons and new opportunities have we experienced as a community? Anthony Sargent presents his newly updated research and together we will reflect on the trends moving forward. Followed by a networking snack/drink.

When: 24 Aug 11:00 (2h) 
Where: Fringe Central Speigletent
Free ticketed 


Don’t expect something for nothing (especially from disabled creatives)! | Unlimited 

Sound familiar? ‘Could you just tell us how…?’ ‘Have you any contacts you could pass on?’ ‘Where can I find further info on that?’ ‘Could you pop by and tell us more?’ Disabled creatives are often asked to give advice, guidance, support and more for free, whether they are working for an organisation or freelance. How can we shift this situation so that there is always some form of exchange – financial or otherwise? Come and find out more from a lively panel of disabled artists, artsworkers and arts organisations determined to challenge and change the status quo. 

When: 25 Aug 11:00 (1.5h) 
Where: Fringe Central Leith Street
Free ticketed 


How to do a show at the Fringe | Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. The Fringe can be a brilliant experience and invaluable for your career, but you need to be prepared. If you are interested in bringing a show to the Fringe then this is the event for you. Fringe Society staff, producers and performers provide advice to prospective companies on how best to bring a show to Edinburgh. 

When: 26 Aug 10:30 (1h) 
Where: Fringe Central Speigletent
Free ticketed 


Meet the Venues| Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society 

Are you thinking of bringing a show to the Fringe next year? The venue marketplace offers a unique opportunity to meet with venue representatives face-to-face, pitch your show and get a chance to see the spaces when they are fully operational. 

When: 26 Aug 11:30 (2h) 
Where: Fringe Central Speigletent
Free non ticketed