Fringe Academy

Welcome to the Brighton Fringe Academy. The Fringe Academy aims to create an opportunity for individuals looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of the arts, providing skills based training, advice and support targeted at young people and those looking to work within the arts. 

We run workshops throughout the year which are open to all Brighton Fringe participants to attend, as the workshops are added they will be announced on this page and in participant emails, so keep checking back!

All of the workshops as part of our Fringe Academy are FREE. If you would like to attend any of our workshops, please RSVP via the links below, email takepart@brightonfringe.org or call 01273 764 907.

If you've missed any of our workshops you can catch up and browse useful resources here.

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How to: Face to Face Marketing

Need help with your Flyering etiquette? Come along to this workshop hosted by the Brighton Fringe team to get the know how! This FREE workshop focuses on a wide range of issues that affect your ability to flyer effectively, and offers practical suggestions, exercises and solutions to help you get the audience you deserve through face to face marketing. 

Tuesday 2nd May, 18.30- 20.30

Venue: Board Room M2, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

Please RSVP if you would like to attend

RSVP here

How to register your Brighton Fringe event

Meet the Arts Industry

Are you an artist or performer looking to make connections beyond Brighton Fringe? Join us for informal networking with a diverse range of arts industry professionals from around the world. Part of Fringe Academy, Brighton Fringe's professional development programme, in association with the University of Brighton.

Saturday 6th May 11:00 - 13:00

Venue: 
Sweet Waterfront 1, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS

 

View event listing here

Spotlight

One-to-One Career Advice with Spotlight

Get one-to-one, confidential career advice from Spotlight’s Performer Consultant, Emma Dyson. Emma trained at the Guildford School of Acting and went on to work for many years at the Waring & McKenna agency before joining Spotlight’s membership team. With extensive industry knowledge spanning across all aspects of the performing arts, Emma is perfectly placed to offer professional advice and guidance to performers at all stages of their careers. Note: if you’re not a Spotlight member, please bring an up-to-date acting CV with you. 

Sponsored by Spotlight

Thursday 11th May, 2pm – 4.45pm (15 minute sessions)

Board Room M2, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

To apply for a slot, please complete this short form and the Participant Services team will get in touch with you. 

Apply for a spot

How to: Rural Tour

The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts. Join members of the National Rural Touring Forum to learn how to tour your show to rural communities. Informal presentation and discussion followed by Q&A.

Saturday 13th May 10:30 - 12.30 

Venue: Sweet Waterfront 2, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS

This workshop is part of the Brighton Fringe 2017 programme. 

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How to: Keep it Legal

Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal and Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal entity. Part of Brighton Fringe's Fringe Academy in partnership with the University of Brighton.

Saturday 20th May 10:30 - 12.30 

Venue: Sweet Waterfront 2, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS

This workshop is part of the Brighton Fringe 2017 programme. 

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Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded. Funnily enough, not at all of the issues are about money. Other things such as hours, health and safety, cancellations and more are all areas of confusion and have caused contention. Join Equity organiser Will Holmes to get some clarity and to find out about Equity's work in this area.

Saturday 27th May 11:00-13:00

Venue: Sweet Waterfront 1King's Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS

This workshop is part of the Brighton Fringe 2017 programme. 

View event listing here