About Us : Dunedin Fringe Festival
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The Dunedin Fringe Festival will deliver another amazing programme of artistic experimentation and any artist can be part of it.

Now is the time to start planning your event for the 2020 Dunedin Fringe Festival which runs from 19-29 March. As an open access Festival we welcome all artists and all art forms. Anyone can register an event and be part of our next Festival.
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is part of an international network of Fringe Festivals. This year's 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: 12 August 2019
Artist registrations close: 31 November 2019

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

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Calling all school bands, performers, and aspiring young musicians - now is your time to sign up for the AMPED Music Project, a free mentoring programme for high school students providing workshops from industry professionals, scheduled live gigs, and a chance to record your own music. Whether you're in a band or a solo performer, this is your chance to enrich your skills and gain inside knowledge of the industry. Don't wait, sign up now! Please fill in this survey and tell us about yourself, your music, and why you are the perfect match for Amped: 

The 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. We hook you up with a mentor who provides feedback and support. 

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3 – 6 October 2019

Proudly presented by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust.

Join scribes of all stripes in Dunedin annually for the New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences. 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.

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Fringe HQ

Here at Fringe HQ, we run the Dunedin Fringe Festival, the Amped Music Project, New Zealand Young Writers Festival, White Box window gallery, and provide support to the art community from our central and warm office space. Pop in and see us!

Fringe 2020: 19 - 29 March! 

Registrations open 12 August 2019. 

Find out how to register here or sign up to our mailing list for news and alerts. 

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

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 Trustees

Aaron Hawkins (Chair), Nicola Mutch (Deputy Chair), Sue Marshall (Secretary), Melissa Parker Bentley (Treasurer),Inge Andrew (Trustee), Ian Loughran (Trustee), Oonagh McGirr (Trustee), Domi Angelo-Laloli (Trustee)

Staff, Interns & Volunteers

The Trust employs a full time director, Gareth McMillan, a part time Administrator, and other contracted staff  to run its projects and events. We regularly provide opportunities for young people interested in marketing, design and event management to work with us as staff and interns. If you’re interested in working with us please contact the festival office.

Volunteers are also an essential part of the Festival team, taking on a range of roles from promotion, event production, venue management, ticketing and ushering. We recruit volunteers each year in January and February and you can find out more on the Volunteer page.

World Fringe

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is proud to be a member of the International Fringe Festival Association at World Fringe

About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. 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.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350