World Fringe is a membership organisation supporting Fringe Festivals to provide a valuable & meaningful space for artists to express & perform.

Membership fees are currently for Fringe Festivals only, however you can make a donation below should you want to. 

Subscriptions keep the World Fringe Network running and gives us the ability to continue to support and connect all the Fringe Festivals across the world, as well as give free support to new start-up Fringe Festivals.

Since we began in 2007, World Fringe has achieved a huge amount! We advocated and enhanced the exposure, importance, and connectivity of Fringe Festivals globally with an ambition to rebrand Fringe from a lesser important, unprofessional underling of international and programmed festivals to realising them as the incubators of talent and innovation. People now see them as leaders in new practice and we helped grow them into a festival sector of its own. Now there is a well-connected support network at your fingertips – a great big Fringe Family made up of 300 Fringe Festivals across the globe.


Membership for Fringe Festivals include:

  1. Being a part of a professional network of Fringe Festivals worldwide
  2. Fringe Advocacy – Country-based Councils, Consulates, Embassies, Media, Fundraising.
  3. Promoting Fringe news via social media platforms and website
  4. Enabling a strong and connected Fringe sector –  keeping the conversation going between Fringes year-round, including sharing news, ideas, policies and updates
  5. Up-to-date database, map and listings
  6. Resources, including a shared Drive of Policy Documents and infinitives
  7. Support for Mini-Cons, Fringe meets between Congress years
  8. Support for new and developing Fringe Festivals. 1-hour free consultancy via or in-person
  9. Monthly Directed Topical Discussions – via online meeting platform (via
  10. Every 5 years the Fringe Festivals will receive a 5-year achievement award to display on their websites
  11. Letters to funders, stakeholders and municipalities to explain the importance of Fringe, the economic impact they have, the place-making and cohesive opportunities they represent and that their Fringe is part of a global movement
  12. Welcome letters to World Fringe events and short brochure copy text for Fringe guides
  13. Free access to World Fringe Assemblies and meetings
  14. World Fringe to maintain as Lead partner of the Fringe World Congress
  15. World Fringe logo in guide as a partner of your Fringe Festival


Membership will be paid for with schemes and benefits tailored to their needs, size and income.

Festival size categories

Cost per year

1 – 99 events


100 – 399 events


400 – 999 events


1000 plus events


2000 plus events


 Events = Individual productions listed in your guides NOT individual performance dates/time-slots

World Fringe reassures its partners and members that it will not make a profit from Fringe Festivals all profits from membership fees will go back into making World Fringe a more valuable organisation.

World Fringe Membership

You will get a receipt for payment via PayPal. If you require an invoice then please email 

These are annual re-occurring payments, which you can edit and cancel in Paypal.

New Fringe Festivals

This is a one-off payment for new Fringe festivals, we are supporting, and those who haven’t presented a festival yet 

PRICE £50 for 1 year

Pay What You Can – Make a one-off, or recurring donation

World Fringe Advisory Committee:

Thank you to our advisory committee who give us guidance and support

Michele Gallant
Calgary Fringe
Julian Caddy
Brighton Fringe   
Kevin Charles Patterson
Founder / Executive Director
San Diego Fringe
Festival (USA & MEXICO)  
Sasha Tilly
Festival Manager
NZ Fringe
Kerri Glasscock
Festival Director & CEO
Heather Croall
Director and CEO
Adelaide Fringe  
Amy Blackmore
Montreal Fringe
Rosie Dwelly
General Manager
Prague Fringe
Jill Roszell
Canadian Association of
Fringe Festivals (CAFF)