Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

The Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust umbrellas a number of key programmes and resources in Ōtepoti, Aotearoa. 

Current Trustes are Oonagh McGirr (Chair), Darin Stewart (Treasurer), Sian Findlay (Trustee), George McLenaghen (Trustee), Quinn Hardie (Trustee), Rebekah Mapson (Trustee).

Our core team of staff and contractors produce the Dunedin Fringe Festival, the Amped Music Project, NZ Young Writers Festival, and White Box window gallery. We provide support to the art community from our central and warm office space, as well as opportunities for young people to work with us.  Volunteers are an essential part of the Fringe HQ team and we recruit volunteers year round.

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS 2021-2023


Our programmes in a nutshell: 

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is an annual open access festival, where we welcome all artists and all art forms. Anyone can register an event. In 2021 there were 100 artist-run events in the programme.

Te Whare o Rukutia is a performance space administered by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust for Ōtepoti’s performing arts community. It supports the presentation of established, emerging, and collaborative work, and new experiences for our audiences.

The New Zealand Young Writers Festival is an annual festival, including workshops, performances, panel discussions, and bookish social festivities. 

AMPED Music Project is an annual 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.

White Box is a visual art gallery which showcases a diverse range of engaging arts projects in an accessible environment. 


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