2022 Dunedin Fringe Festival
Erica Sklenars Projection mapping Fringe HQ Building 2019. Image by Kerry Hodge

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust is a non-profit charitable trust.

Established in April 2004, the Trust provides governance and contributes to the successful delivery of the various projects coming out of Fringe HQ.

Current Trustes: Nicola Mutch (Chair), Sue Marshall (Secretary), Melissa Parker Bentley (Treasurer), Inge Andrew (Trustee), Oonagh McGirr (Trustee), Domi Angelo-Laloli (Trustee).

The Trust employs a full time director, Gareth McMillan, a part time Administrator, and other contracted staff to run its projects and events. 

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2022 Dunedin Fringe Festival: 17 - 27 March!

As an open access Festival we welcome all artists and all art forms. Anyone can register an event.

We're part of an international network of Fringe Festivals, and the 2022 festival dates follow the end of Auckland, Wellington, and Adelaide Fringe, which puts the Dunedin Fringe at the end of a potential touring circuit.

Artist registrations open 4 October 2021.

Please contact Fringe HQ if you have any questions. More information on artists registrations can be found here:

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NZ Young Writers Festival 28th - 31st October 2021

The New Zealand Young Writers Festival is an annual festival held in the heart of Dunedin – UNESCO City of Literature, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust and with support from Creative New Zealand and Phantom Billstickers, each festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions and bookish social festivities. 

Check out the programme!

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Amped Music Project

Amped Music Project 2021 is underway!

AMPED Music Project is a free 7-week music mentorship programme that aims to encourage and empower young musicians.

We run free all ages, alcohol free gigs and workshops for high school bands/solo acts to play at. Students learn about how to organise gigs, manage their band and various aspects of sound and performance among other skills. 

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White Box is Dunedin’s newest little gallery space, providing a window to the arts in Princes Street.

Aiming to support and showcase a diverse range of engaging and experimental projects, enabling arts practitioners, students, writers, curators and community projects to present work free from commercial and criterion restraints. 

White Box is in a highly visible location, giving a wide spectrum of viewers the opportunity and encouragement to engage with the arts.

For information on making a proposal check out the White Box@ fringe HQ page.

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Fringe HQ 26 Princes st, Dunedin

At Fringe HQ, we run the Dunedin Fringe Festival, the Amped Music Project, NZ Young Writers Festival, White Box window gallery, and provide support to the art community from our central and warm office space. 

We also provide opportunities for young people to work with us as staff and interns. 

Volunteers are an essential part of the Fringe HQ team and we recruit volunteers year round, but especially in January through to March.

The Goal at Fringe HQ is to share our resources and infrastructure with Dunedin’s creative sector. If you or your organisation are keen to talk to us about using our space, find out more here:

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About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350