edinburgh fringe

News: Edinburgh Fringe Puts 300+ Shows Online And Raises £250,000

The 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe drew to a close yesterday, Monday 31 August, after a series of online events, programmes, platforms and initiatives kept the spirit of the festival alive during the covid-19 pandemic.

News: Over £140,000 Raised for Fringe Creatives Through Crowdfunder

A new crowdfunding platform, designed to help Fringe artists and venues raise vital funds in the absence of a physical festival in 2020, has raised over £140,000 in just over a week.

News: Edinburgh Fringe Society Launches New Initiative To Support Arts Industry

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has launched Fringe Marketplace: a dedicated showcase platform designed to connect arts industry delegates all over the world with professional and tour-ready artists who were programmed as part of this year’s Fringe.

All of the work on the platform has been selected and put forward by Fringe venue programmers, focusing on professional work already made and programmed for the 2020 Fringe.

News: Free Fringe Responds To Major Edinburgh Venues' Appeal for Funds

Luke Meredith, the CEO of The Free Fringe has written an open letter responding to recent reports that major venues at the Edinburgh Fringe have asked the Scottish Parliament for financial support following the Covid19 pandemic. 

Beyond The Joke has published the letter in full below.

News: Major Edinburgh Fringe Venues Ask For Financial Help

Major venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have written to the Scottish Parliament warning that their future is at stake in the light of the pandemic crisis and the cancellation of the 2020 Fringe.

In the letter 'the big four' – Assembly, Underbelly, Gilded Balloon and Pleasance – have said that they are struggling due to a lack of any financial support. They told MSPs that most of them have been unable to access any financial aid during the Covid-19 crisis.

News: Edinburgh Fringe Faces Financial Challenge

It has been reported that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is facing a major financial issue following the cancellation of this year's Fringe Festival.

News: Edinburgh Fringe 2020 To Be Shelved

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 looks set to be shelved according to reports.

The Scotsman says that: "All planning for the staging of what has become the world’s biggest arts festival is expected to be officially suspended tomorrow and refunds offered to people who have bought tickets for the hundreds of shows already on sale."

News: Latest Statement From Edinburgh Fringe Society

Latest statement on coronavirus outbreak from Fringe Society Chief Executive Shona McCarthy below.

(editor's note, I'm not sure how this squares with continuing with social distancing for the rest of 2020 as has been suggested will happen in the news today).

News: Statement from Edinburgh Fringe Re: Coronavirus

The Edinburgh Fringe has issued the following regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

News: Scottish Covid-19 Measures Raises Fears About Edinburgh Fringe

The measures announced by Nicola Sturgeon to tackle Covid-19 may add to concerns about this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Scottish First Minister has advised that mass gatherings of over 500 attendees should be cancelled from next week.

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