PRODUCING FOR THE ARTS MASTERCLASS:
Defining a strategy for success
A one-day seminar on producing work for Fringe festivals and beyond – delivered by those in the know.
Have you got international Fringe ambitions? We can help.
Are you a live arts maker interested in creating a platform for your work during some of the largest arts festivals in the world?
This 6-hour session, delivered by Civil Disobedience Productions, will help you prepare to do just that.
With honest advice on the pitfalls of entering some of the most competitive marketplaces in the creative sector, this session will:
guide you through the pros and cons of venue partnerships
examine festival ecologies closely, identifying the opportunities for your work – and map out the biggest threats
offer practical guidance on marketing, PR and promotional activity specifically for the Fringe environment
explore how to maximise your exposure to arts industry buyers and drill them for the chance to progress your work into the international market
With a mix of panel discussions, case studies and breakout sessions delivered by industry experts, our crash course in festival producing will empower any artist or organisation to take that first leap, while minimising risks.
I’m already going to a Fringe Society-run roadshow – should I still book this?
Yes, absolutely. The Edinburgh Fringe Society’s Roadshows are a great route to universal information on how to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe.
We strongly recommend that you attend these for impartial advice and support.
However, as the Fringe Society is an impartial organisation it's unable to make quality judgements on services provided by third parties, like venues and publicists. We, on the other hand, don't have any such restrictions; we'll help steer you in the most appropriate direction for your work.
In addition, we’ll cover presenting work at the Australian and North American festival circuits in our session.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Rutland Square is as central as it gets. It's situated between Edinburgh Waverly and Haymarket train stations, at the West End of Edinburgh's Princes Street. As such, it's easily accessible by bus and train from most Scottish routes into Edinburgh.
City centre traffic on Saturdays can be quite busy, so give yourself a bit of extra time if travelling by bus or car. If you're driving, there's a multi-storey car park nearby, at King's Stables Road.
Is lunch provided?
Yes. We'll provide a vegetarian buffet-style lunch, teas, coffees and water for all attendees. Nearer the time, we'll be in touch to ask for specific dietary requirements.
Can I negotiate the price?
No, the price is fixed, but early bird tickets are available to individuals who book their tickets before 15 October.