Programme 2014

World Fringe Congress 2014 took place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s largest arts festival and birthplace of the original Fringe from 15-17 August 2014. Hosted by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society it was attended by 56 delegates representing 38 fringe festivals from 15 countries across 4 continents.

World Fringe Congress 2014 was part of the Culture 2014 programme, which accompanied the Commonwealth Games which took place in Glasgow, and was funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, Creative Scotland, EventScotland and British Council Scotland.

Hear what the 2014 delegates have to say about attending the World Fringe Congress.

Watch a recording of the World Fringe Congress Opening Discussion, “Is Fringe the New Mainstream?”, 10:00 – 11:30 (BST), 16 August 2014.

Please note that the sound level on some of the audio recordings below is rather quiet – we apologise for this.

Friday, 15 August 2014

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Event

Information

Location

12:00pm – 6:00pm Reception Desk Open University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
5:00pm – 6:30pm Welcome Drinks University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
6:30pm – 7:30pm Walking Tour Led by James McVeigh, Festivals Edinburgh departing from University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
10:30pm – late Late Night Drinks Show your delegate pass at the door The Loft Bar, Gilded Balloon

Saturday, 16 August 2014

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Event

Information

Location

9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast Buffet University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
10:00am – 11:30am Opening Discussion “Is Fringe the New Mainstream?” University of Edinburgh Business School, Auditorium
11:30am – 12:00pm Coffee Break University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
12:00pm – 12:45pm Opening Discussion Breakout 1 What does it mean for festival organisers when ‘fringe’ becomes the mainstream? University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 1
12:00pm – 12:45pm Opening Discussion Breakout 2 Does Fringe change as an arts movement if it becomes mainstream? University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 2
12:00pm – 12:45pm Opening Discussion Breakout 3 Is Fringe becoming a tick-in-the-box exercise for economic regeneration? University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 3
12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
2:00pm – 2:45pm Can Festivals Change the World? A discussion about politics, the environment, and festivals University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 1
2:00pm – 2:45pm A World Fringe Philosophy? Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? –borrowed from Paul Gauguin University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 2
2:00pm – 2:45pm On the Road Again Creating touring opportunities for artists University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 3
2:00pm – 2:45pm More Bums on More Seats How to broaden attendance at your festival University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 4
2:00pm – 2:45pm And the Award Goes to… What place do awards have at a fringe? Do they help? Do they hinder? University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 6
2:45pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
3:00pm – 3:45pm Help, I Need Somebody… How to attract and motivate temporary staff and volunteers University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 1
3:00pm – 3:45p.m. We’re All in This Together How can networking and resource-sharing strengthen individual fringes as well as the fringe community as a whole University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 2
3:00pm – 3:45pm Please, Can I Come in? How do visa and immigration issues affect fringes University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 3
3:00pm – 3:45pm Show Me the Money! How to attract suitable sponsorship University of Edinburgh Business School, Lecture Theatre 4
10:30pm – late Late Night Drinks Show your delegate pass at the door Abbatoir, Underbelly

Sunday, 17 August 2014

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Event

Information

Location

9:00am- 10:00am Breakfast Buffet University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
10:15am – 1:00pm Open Space Led by Holly Payton-Lombardo, World Fringe & World Festival Network 7 Bristo Square, Lecture Theatre 1
10:15 a.m – 1:00pm Coffee Station 7 Bristo Square,near Lecture Theatre 1
1:15pm – 2:30pm Lunch University of Edinburgh Business School, Concourse
2:30pm -3:00pm World Fringe Fair set-up Please ensure you have everything you need to exhibit your festival to Edinburgh Festival Fringe participants Fringe Central Concourse
3:00pm -6:00pm World Fringe Fair Fringe Central Concourse
6:45pm – 8:15pm Closing Reception SKYbar, DoubleTree by Hilton
10:30pm – late Late Night Drink Jeremiahs Tap Room

The 2014 World Fringe Congress was funded by
The World Fringe Congress is proud to be a part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme
Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme
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