Running a Fringe Festival: The Adelaide Experience

Adelaide Fringe is Australia's largest arts festival. In 2019, we will be 60 years old and it has grown incrementally over the decades to become the biggest ticket-selling arts festival in Australia.

The Adelaide Fringe is a not-for-profit, open-access festival; there are no curator handpicking shows. Anyone who wants to be a part of the Adelaide Fringe, can! The Fringe provides a way for artists across all disciplines to share their work with the world. The Fringe runs for 31 days and nights each year and literally transforms the whole of the city of Adelaide into a festival playground for the month.

Adelaide Fringe is a wonderful blueprint for how a Fringe festival can offer cultural transformation to a city. In this presentation, Heather Croall will talk about the mechanics behind the running of such an enormous, city-wide festival.

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