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Dunedin Fringe Festival opens opportunities for international acts

Dunedin Fringe Festival. Photo by Dunedin NZ.
Dunedin Fringe Festival. Photo by Dunedin NZ.

For the first time ever, the world’s southernmost festival, the Dunedin Fringe Festival, has launched an online platform to enable international artists and acts to defy border restrictions and appear in its programme. This ticket-enabled platform gives artists the opportunity to present their work to an international audience, be part of the wider Fringe publicity campaign and, most importantly, be paid for their craft. (One hundred percent of ticket sales go to the artist.)

Dunedin Fringe Festival. Photo by Lisa Yates.
Dunedin Fringe Festival.
Photo by Lisa Yates.

Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe Festival aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. The 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, across all forms of art and entertainment. 

Dunedin embraced the 2019 Dunedin Fringe Festival with over 27,000 people attending artist and festival-produced events. Independent artist events form the backbone of Dunedin Fringe Festival and are facilitated through an open-access registration process. 

The Dunedin Fringe Festival will be held 18 – 28 March. Registrations for this year’s online shows are open until 5pm NZT, Friday 26 February. For more information, head to www.dunedinfringe.nz.

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