Sustainable Fringe Awards 2019

The Sustainable Fringe Awards recognise innovative ideas that seek to tackle issues of climate change or environmental sustainability at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in design, content or execution.

Artists and venues are invited to submit new, novel, creative or ambitious ideas for increasing the sustainability of their work.

Ideas can tackle ways of reducing environmental impact (e.g. changing resource use or minimising carbon emissions), creating pro-environmental behaviour among participants, organisers or audiences, or changing our wider society’s perspective of climate change.

  • Hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland, the national charity for environmental sustainability in culture, the winning artist/company and winning venue will be awarded £100 to help implement their green idea and will be featured on the Creative Carbon Scotland website.
  • Ideas should relate to productions or practices taking place at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but do not need to be implemented during the 2019 Festival or already be in progress at the point of submission : this award rewards the idea.
  • Shortlisted ideas will be announced during the Fringe Sustainability Day (5th August), with the winners announced at the Sustainability at the Fringe Reception as part of the Fringe Central Events Programme.
  • Ideas submissions for this award will open in June 2019, and close on Friday 2 August 2019, and will be in the form of an online form. Ideas should be described in a maximum of 300 words.

Sustainable Fringe Awards

  • What is the name of your company or venue?
  • Please provide the link to your production or venue listing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website, in order for us to verify that you are participating in the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and find out more about your work!
  • We'll use this to get in touch with you if your idea wins! We'll keep all submitted data until the winner has been notified. We may get in touch with all entrants after the closing date of the competition (Friday 2 August) with advice about progressing your ideas if we can otherwise help. You can find our Information Security and Data Protection policy on our website:
  • What would do to tackle climate change or environmental sustainability in your Edinburgh Festival Fringe work? Tell us in 300 words or less.

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