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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

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.

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Dunedin Fringe Festival

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia. The Dunedin Fringe attracts artists from throughout New Zealand and overseas with a mix of established and emerging artists. 

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NZ Young Writers Festival

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NZ Young Writers Festival

Held in the heart of Dunedin – UNESCO City of Literature, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust, the festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions, and bookish social festivities. 

NZYWF is an annual festival, where we join playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences. By and for young writers of all ages!

The next festival dates are September 29 – October 2, 2022.

Click below to check out our website for images, video and audio of past events.

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Amped Music Project

Amped Music Project

Amped Music Project

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. 

Amped 2022 dates soon to be announced.

Click below to check out the website for images resources.

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Te Whare o Rukutia

Te Whare o Rukutia

Te Whare o Rukutia supports the presentation of established, emerging, and collaborative work, and new experiences for our audiences. It is a performance space established to mitigate the lack of a 120 seat theatre available easily and inexpensively for Ōtepoti’s theatre and other performing arts practitioners.

The Te Whare o Rukutia project is administered by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust for Ōtepoti’s performing arts community.

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White Box

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White Box is a little gallery space in Ōtepoti, providing a window to the arts in George 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 click below.

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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