We'll update this page regularly with resources from our Fringe Academy workshops, so you can catch up on any info you've missed. Keep checking the Fringe Academy page for information on all of our upcoming workshops.
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.
All of the workshops as part of our Fringe Academy are FREE to attend and are run in partnership with the University of Brighton.
My First FringeThinking about putting on an event at Brighton Fringe 2018? Never done it before, and confused about the process? If you don't know where to start, everything you need to know can be found in our Participant Info Pack
My First Fringe: Venue Managers
Have you recently opened a new venue and would like to find out what being part of Brighton Fringe involves? Perhaps you already have an established venue and would like to register as a Brighton Fringe venue but don’t know how.
Take a look at the Venue Managers area of our website for lots of helpful resources and guides.
How to register your Brighton Fringe event
Are you ready to register for Brighton Fringe 2018 but find our online registration form confusing or overwhelming?
Read through our step-by-step 'How to Register' guide, this will guide you through every page of the registration process.
Our 2018 registration fees and key dates can be found here
Finding a venue
Looking for the perfect space for your Brighton Fringe event? Don't know where to start? Use our online Venue Browser.
Make sure to select 'Brighton Fringe 2018' from the drop down list of festivals before you start your search! Click on 'Choose Facilities' to narrow down your search based on your specific requirements.
Budgeting for your event
Want to take part in Brighton Fringe but worried about the wonga? Baffled by budgets and fuddled by finances?
Download our handy Budget Calculator here
How to: Apply for Arts Council England's Grants for the ArtsAre you interested in applying to the Arts Council for funding, but don't know where to start? Are you thinking about applying but would like some advice first? Do you want to understand more about how the process works, and how applications are judged?
Ashai Nicholas, Diversity Relationship Manager from Arts Council England tells us all about the process and some top tips here ...
How to: Crowdfund
Funding your creative idea can be challenging. Luckily, digital innovation has supplied us with a brand new way of raising money! This workshop with Jason Nuttall from our Crowdfunding partner crowdfunder.co.uk outlines the basic steps from start to finish, of how to crowdfund your idea and raise the funds you need. Learn how any creative idea can become a reality, looking at the do’s, don’t’s and the absolute musts!
How to: Advertise your Brighton Fringe Event
This workshop was hosted by Brighton Fringe and guest speaker Dan Bennett, the Principal Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Brighton.
View our 2018 additional advertising rate card here
How to: Approach sponsors
Sponsorship can seem like a daunting prospect but a little lateral thinking and imagination can go a long way - and it can completely transform your project. Brighton Fringe MD Julian Caddy and Marketing Manager Darren Smallman guide us through the process with insight and ideas so that it can be as painless, even enjoyable, as possible...
How to: Write a Marketing PlanFree workshop to gain tips and advice on how to write a marketing plan and run a successful marketing campaign for your event, covering budgeting, working with the press and what makes a good story? Jenni Lewin-Turner the Director of Urbanflo Creative Consultancy and Darren Smallman the Marketing Manager for Brighton Fringe give us their top tips ...
How to: Make Marvellous PrintWant to know how to make your print stand out from the crowd? Brighton Fringe partners Gemini Print share their tips on what makes good print design - what should you be including? How many flyers and posters should you print? All your print questions answered!
Catch up on live tweets and tips from our 2016 workshop or watch our live stream of the event on Facebook.
How to: Face to Face MarketingThis workshop focused on a wide range of issues that affect your ability to flyer effectively, and offered practical suggestions, exercises and solutions to help you get the audience you deserve through face to face marketing.
- Try flyering at Fringe City and exit flyering
- Identify your target audience and develop your pitch towards them
- Be bold. Don't be annoying. Smile
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How to: Write a Press Release
Do you want to engage effectively with the Press before and during Brighton Fringe? Want to entice them with an eye-catching press release, but don't know where to start?
How to: TourDo you want to take your event elsewhere after Brighton Fringe? Not sure where to go or how to start? Our panel of experts share their advice on how far in advance to book, what to include in your budget and what being on the road is REALLY like!
- Build a network in each location
- Working on a ticket split? The deal should work in your favour as the artist - you should be looking at 60% - 80%
- Most venues will work around 6-9 months in advance
How to: Be a Theatre Producer
All about the life and work of a theatre producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer?
- Contacts are crucial to a producer's success
- Producers control the financials and have the final say
- Managing expectations, delegating responsibilities and getting things done