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Artist Workshops

FringeArts staff host an annual series of in person and online workshops to help artists prepare for their Fringe Festival Productions. Online workshops are recorded for reference and can be accessed below.

For detailed guides on self-producing your work in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, check out the Artist Resource Center

If you have any questions or concerns about topics not covered in these workshops, contact the Fringe Festival Manager, Simon Rabinowitz, at Simon@FringeArts.com

Artist Resources Workshop:
Grants, Revenue, and Gigs

Hosted March 17*, 2024

*This workshop was originally scheduled for March 9th.

Presented by Andrew Simonet & Artists U

This intensive is focused on finding the resources and partners to support our lives and our art. We will build a positive, rigorous conversation about grants, revenue, generating opportunities (gigs, shows, touring, residencies, etc). All of this work is grounded in your practice and your intentions. Topics include:

  • Revenue Streams: Strategies for Long-term Sustainability
  • Generating Opportunities Locally, Nationally, and Internationally
  • Secrets of the Grant: Simple tools and principles

Build Your Fringe Festival Budget

Hosted March 18, 2024

Hosted by the FringeArts finance department, this workshop was designed to help artists create a budget using the Fringe Festival Sample Budget Template or their own. The finance team teaches some basic budgeting terms and strategies, they walks artists through the creation and populating of a budget. Tips, terms, and definitions covered in this workshop can be found in the Artist Resource Center.

Access the Budget Template Here. Be Sure to make a copy so you can edit and use for your own budget!

Fringe Artist Mixer

Hosted April 10, 2024

Join us for a Happy Hour at FringeBar for an event to network, mingle, and foster artistic community, hosted by Fringe Festival Coordinator, Simon Rabinowitz. Come to meet potential collaborators, friends, and maybe even enemies!

Create Your Fringe Festival Marketing Plan

Hosted April 17, 2024

FringeArts Marketing team review marketing services offered to festival participants and provide tips and guidance on how artists can structure their own marketing plans. All of the information, important downloads, and templates covered in this workshop can be found in the Artist Resource Center.

Ticketing and Front of House for Your Fringe Festival Show

Hosted April 24, 2024

Ticket and Front of house teams review best practices for managing your front of house experience at your show and review festival ticket policies and procedures. Information and guides on front of house procedures and festival ticket policies can be found in the Artist Resource Center 

If you unable to attend this year’s workshops, below you will find recordings of our workshop series from 2023.


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