Our Artist Development team are here to help you in your professional ambitions at the Fringe. If you’re looking to tour your show, find an agent or producer or just want some advice about giving your show life after the Fringe or developing your career then we are here to help, email us on [email protected].

For more information on the support offered by the Fringe Society year-round, please see the Fringe Guide to Services for Participants in the resources section at the bottom of this page.

Services provided by the Artist Development team:

  • A programme of over 100 events at Fringe Central that are specially designed to further support participating artists and provide specified information and networking opportunities during the Fringe.
  • Targeted lists of industry members who may be of interest to you, and who may be interested in your show.
  • 1-2-1 sessions to discuss your goals and ambitions for your show, both during and after the Fringe ends, and how to achieve them.
  • Advice face-to-face, over email, Skype and/or telephone, covering various topics including networking, marketing your show and finding an agent, programmer, producer, and other industry members.

In order to make the most of the Artist Development services, please get in touch with us at [email protected] to request an Artist Prep Sheet which, once filled in, will allow us to support and advise you in the best way possible.

More information can be found in The Fringe Guide to Participant Development and the Arts Industry office in the resources section.

Book a meeting with the Artist Development team in August

Coming to the Fringe and don’t know what you want out of it? Why not book a 20-minute one-to-one session with our team? These are especially useful if you’re not really sure what your goals are and you want to plan a strategy for your time in Edinburgh. Spaces are limited so if you can’t make your appointment please let us know on [email protected] so that we may allocate it to someone else.

Too busy to meet?

Fill in our artist prep sheet and we can advise you via email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)131 226 0020.

Fringe Central is available to any and all performers, producers, company members, arts industry or members of the media wanting to make use of our services and meet up with fellow Fringe participants. Find out more about Fringe Central.

Find us at Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, corner of Windmill St and Chapel St, EH8 9LE (view on map)

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External events

In addition to the events run in Fringe Central, there are many professional development opportunities presented by a range of external companies and organisations. The list of external professional development opportunities can be found in the resources section. This list will continue to be updated as we become aware of new opportunities throughout the Fringe.

A number of professional networks and development organisations also exist who offer events and opportunities year round. Details of these networks and organisations can be found in the resources section. If you are aware of any not listed please get in touch on [email protected].

There are also a variety of social media groups that serve to enable networking and collaboration both online and through organised events. Details of these groups can be found in the resources section. If you are aware of any not listed please get in touch on [email protected].

As part of our Service Directory we list rehearsal spaces both in Edinburgh and across the UK. The list can be found in the resources section and will be updated and added to in the run up to the festival.

The Fringe Society do not manage any of the spaces listed – the individual rehearsal rooms contained are managed by an independent venue manager. Enquiries should go directly to that venue manager using the contact details listed on their website.

If you have a rehearsal room which you would like to be added to this list, or if you feel there is a room listed in the document that shouldn’t be, please get in touch with us on [email protected].

In this section, we will list any development opportunities that come to our attention outside of the Fringe. Should you wish to list your opportunity, or any that you are aware of, please get in touch. Follow us on Twitter @FringeCentral for more up-to-date opportunities.

A number of professional networks and development organisations exist who offer events and opportunities year-round. Details of these networks and organisations can be found in the Artist Development resources section. If you are aware of any not listed please get in touch on [email protected].

For more advice and information, please contact us at [email protected].

You can also follow us on social media at @FringeCentral.

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