Venues and Companies Invited to Apply to Sustainable Fringe Awards 2019

3rd July 2019

Apply now for the first Sustainable Fringe Awards, submit your innovative ideas that seek to tackle issues of climate change or environmental sustainability at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in design, content or execution.

Deadline Friday 2 August!

Artists and venues are also invited to submit new, novel, creative or ambitious ideas for increasing the sustainability of their work, and nominate themselves to be a ‘Green Pick’ of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sustainable Fringe Awards 2019

Ideas can be ways of creating positive environmental impacts in your organisation (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 the climate crisis.

  • Hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland (the national charity for environmental sustainability in culture) in collaboration with Staging Change (a new network of theatre makers committed to greening the industry) 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 Start your Sustainable Fringe day (5th August), with the winners announced at the Sustainability at the Fringe Reception as part of the Fringe Central Events Programme.
  • Idea submissions for this award are now open, and the deadline for ideas is Friday 2 August 2019. Ideas should be described in a maximum of 300 words using the form below.

‘Green Picks’ of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Staging Change is also working to curate a list of top green shows at the Fringe, which engage with topics of climate change and environmental sustainability. The winner will win the Staging Change Award: Performing at the VAULT Festival 2020. Applications close 6pm 16th August 2019. More information is available on the Staging Change website. To be considered for inclusion as a ‘Green Pick’, opt-in below or email

The Sustainable Fringe Awards are a new initiative for 2019: hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland in collaboration with Staging Change, and focused on rewarding creative ideas for sustainability at the world’s largest arts festival.

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