Fringe Marketplace is a platform showcasing professional, ready-to-tour work presenting at the festival to over 900 programmers, presenters, agents and screen industry from across the UK and all over the world.

It’s for artists and companies who are operating or beginning to operate professionally outside of the context of the Edinburgh Fringe and planning to share their work beyond the festival, ie through touring commissions, creating collaborative partnerships and / or active in developing appropriate work for screen. 

The platform gives companies, artists and promoters the opportunity to showcase their work and provide detailed information about their specific onward ambitions and show requirements to help programmers discover and work with them. 

Every year thousands of arts industry visit the festival to find shows and connect with talent. They engage with the Fringe Arts Industry Office to get support navigating the work on offer and pursue potential future partnerships and collaborations. 

Those industry can use Fringe Marketplace to discover work appropriate to their needs, giving you an opportunity to sell your show directly to them. Fringe Marketplace makes it easier for programmers, agents and screen industry to find you and lets them understand more about your show’s technical requirements, IP and target audiences. 

Read industry testimonials about Fringe Marketplace

Although the platform is visible only to accredited industry, you will have access to a live link of your own profile, which we encourage you to share more widely within your existing network.

Participants submitting shows should be prepared to provide detailed information about their: 

  • touring and development ambitions
  • touring requirements 
  • rightsholder specifics 
  • writers’ contact details. 

If you belong to a professional company and feel confident that your show is a good reflection of you and your work, take a look at the Fringe Marketplace submission criteria (.pdf) and submit your details. 

Our Artist Services team can provide guidance and advice on whether submitting to Fringe Marketplace is right for you this year. You can also check out our online resources for artists or get in touch with the Artist Development team for one-to-one advice and information about other services to give you the best possible Fringe experience.  

If you’re coming to the Fringe for the first time independently as a semi-professional, amateur or student company then presenting on Fringe Marketplace probably won’t be the right route for you this year. We will review all applications and provide you with honest guidance if we think another service is going to be more beneficial to you at this stage.  

SEE CRITERIA TO SUBMIT TO FRINGE MARKETPLACE (.pdf)

Here’s the information you’ll need to submit your show to Fringe Marketplace:

  • A professional headline image, which will sit alongside your listing. This doesn’t need to be the same as your registration image. The image should be 16:9 ratio (ideally 1600x900px), or at least in landscape orientation and in a JPG, PNG or TIFF format.
  • Key show details – you’ll have access to this information during show registration.
  • Clearly stated ambitions for your work.
  • A sense of your target audience (and suitability for different international markets if seeking international touring opportunities).
  • Touring technical specifications and details.
  • Clarity on who owns the rights to the IP of the work.
  • Digital assets, if you have them, as these really help industry to get a sense of you and your work. However, you can always submit these later via [email protected], so don’t let that hold you back from submitting your work now. 

If you’d like any help submitting to the platform, please contact [email protected].

 

The platform will launch and be live to industry from Wednesday 12 June, so artists should ensure their application is submitted by Wednesday 05 June to make sure they’re live in time. The platform also remains live post-Fringe, allowing industry to continue to browse work after August.  

Please allow 10 working days for your show to be proofed by the team before it’s sent live on the platform.