Shortlist Announced for 2016 Fringe Award!

12th August 2016

We're pleased to announce those Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions who have been shortlisted for our award for sustainable practice.

With more applications than ever before, the shortlisting process was hard to do, and we commend all productions who applied. Productions were assessed on their consideration of sustainability practice and/or themes in their work, with a particular emphasis on excellence and innovative design.

The list encompasses a variety of topics from homelessness and young people’s experiences in today’s changing world to futuristic societies and the very real impacts of climate change and rising sea levels on people and their homes.

The shortlisted productions are now being watched by our team of judges to evaluate quality and audience engagement – you can follow along and read about our experiences on the #GreenFests blog over the next few weeks. The shortlist is also published online by The List, our media partner, and shortlisted productions will be highlighted in subsequent List festival editions.

EFSPA Award Ceremony

August 26 @ 10:30am

The winner of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award will be announced 10.30am, Friday 26th August, at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. Come celebrate sustainability and creativity with all the applicants, members of the arts and sustainability sector and host Holly Burn!

Register to attend the ceremony here.

The Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award was established in 2010 by Center for Sustainable Practice In the Artsand is now run as a joint initiative between the US organisation and Creative Carbon Scotland, in partnership with The List magazine and PR Print & Design.

The award toolkit is available year-round for any production wishing to use its resources, suggestions and tools to grow the sustainability of their production.

For more information, please take a look at our Edinburgh Festival Fringe project page, or contact

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