Free Fringe Workshops for Creative Careers

If you are aspiring for a career in the creative arts, but feel that you need more understanding of the industry first, then look no further than the Fringe Academy! Organised by the Brighton Fringe team, the Fringe Academy is a series of free workshops that aim to provide advice, skills and support for those searching for a more creative career path.

As a team dedicated to supporting women who want to achieve their goals in all paths of life, we're here to give you the low-down on a few workshops you can attend during this year’s Brighton Fringe.

One-to-One Career Advice Spotlight

When: 11th May (2pm - 4.45pm)
Where: Board Room M2, University of Brighton

In 15 minute one-to-one sessions, Spotlight’s Performer Consultant Emma Dyson is here at the Fringe Academy to provide valuable insights and advice for those searching for their own spotlight in the performing arts industry.

How to: Rural Tour

When: 13th May (10.30am - 12.30pm)
Where: Sweet Waterfront 2

In an informal presentation, followed by a Q&A slot, the National Rural Touring Forum invites you to join their fantastic team to gain an insight into the many ways in which you can utilise parts of your own rural community to promote your shows and get local people loving the arts.


How to: Keep it Legal

When: 20th May (10.30am - 12.30pm)
Where: Sweet Waterfront 2

Do you have an aspiring theatre company with the potential to blossom into a big performing arts business? Then this workshop is perfect for you. With help from Jackie Elliman, the Legal and Industrial Rights Relations Manager at the Independent Theatre Council, this workshop will cover everything you need to know about starting a legal entity for your theatre company.


Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

When: 27th May (11am - 1pm)
Where: Sweet Waterfront 1

With pay for performers currently being low to no cost, this issue is becoming a damaging aspect of the creative arts industry. Equity organiser Will Holmes has organised this workshop to help potential performers achieve a clearer understanding of the industry’s issues, as well as explore the work of Equity in his local area.

For more information on these workshops, please visit the Fringe Academy’s page on the Brighton Fringe website.

Written by Lauren.