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: Get Insured

Insurance is never the first thing you think about  when producing a show - however EVERY SHOW performing at Brighton Fringe needs it, boring as it might be, without it you really do put yourself and others at massive risk the minute you set foot in a venue, or indeed start rehearsing in other spaces or locations.

Join the experts from Brighton Fringe’s preferred supplier, encoreinsure.com to find out: Who needs cover? What is adequate cover? What happens if you don’t have insurance? And about the special Brighton Fringe offer available to our participants.

Thursday 16th March, 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

Spotlight

How to: Attract an Agent

Are you hoping to attract an agent during Brighton Fringe 2017? Are you nervous about how best to approach them? Perhaps you’re not sure what type of agent is right for you.

Join us for a panel discussion with Industry experts to learn all the do’s and don’t’s of attracting an agent.

Supported by Spotlight

Tuesday 21st March, 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

Budget for your Brighton Fringe event

Tax and VAT

Benjamin Franklin said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But that doesn’t mean that tax has to be the death of you!

Tax and VAT are often of great concern to artists and performers, but they don’t need to be. Join Mark Partridge from Chariot House Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisors to find out what you REALLY need to know about Tax & VAT. Myths will be debunked and questions answered, and you’ll leave feeling relieved and informed!

This workshop is open to all, and is aimed at Brighton Fringe participants and venue managers.

Thursday 23rd March, 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

Brighton Fringe Awards Workshop

Did you know that there are more than a dozen awards available at Brighton Fringe? Did you know your event is likely to be eligible for at least one, if not more? Did you know all award winners will receive a free registration for Brighton Fringe 2018 (worth up to £199.00) as well as other prizes, depending on the award?

Are you confused by the application processes and deadlines, and need a helping hand? Come along to this workshop to ensure you don’t miss out! You’ll hear directly from some of the award providers, including The Pebble Trust, New Writing South and South East Dance, as well as receiving guidance on which awards you are eligible for, and tips for your applications. 

Tuesday 28th March 2017, 6.30-8.30pm

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

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

RSVP here

Participant Skill Swap

Is there something or someone missing from your Brighton Fringe event? Are you looking for staff or cast members? Do you need a specific prop or costume piece? Perhaps you have a skill you’d like to share with others? If so, this is the event for you. Come along to meet like-minded people, share ideas, skills and possessions, and reduce your stress levels!

Tuesday 11th April 18.30 - 20.30

Venue: Sweet Dukebox, (inside the Iron Duke pub), 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

RSVP here

Distribution Workshop with Culture Calling

Culture Calling are an arts marketing agency specialising in print, ambient and online marketing throughout the UK. Culture Calling are proud sponsors of Brighton Fringe and are delighted to be able to run this Fringe Academy workshop at Sweet Dukebox.

In the workshop we’ll cover what makes a successful piece of print, how to maximise your marketing budget and how online and offline elements of the marketing mix can compliment each other perfectly.

It’ll be a lovely mix of networking, group interaction, practical hints and tips and a Q&A session. Culture Calling will be happy to talk about it in more detail at the bar afterwards if any of you want to carry on the conversation, and the drinks are on them!

There are only 40 spaces, so sign up now to avoid disappointment!

Wednesday 12th April 18.30 - 20.30

Venue: Sweet Dukebox, (inside the Iron Duke pub), 3 Waterloo Street, BN3 1AQ

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.                                                                                                                                                                   

RSVP here

Spotlight

How to Promote Yourself as a Performer with Spotlight

Whether you're just starting out or you're a well-established performer, learn what you can do to promote yourself in the industry with Spotlight’s Industry Consultant, Pippa Harrison. Pippa will be giving advice on what a casting director looks for in a showreel, the top tips you need to perfect your headshot, how to communicate with agents and how to make sure your acting CV is showcasing you at your best. Come prepared with plenty of questions!

Wednesday 19th April 18.30 - 20.30

Venue: 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7RJ

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

RSVP here