Help Brighton Fringe secure funding

Besi Besemar October 25, 2018

Brighton Fringe is asking for support from local communities in Brighton and Hove to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2018.

Image:James Bellorini
Image:James Bellorini

BRIGHTON Fringe needs votes to increase their chances of winning funding of £10,000 which they hope will fund 2019’s Fringe City and Family Picnics.

Whilst Fringe City and the Family Picnics are free to attend, there are many costs involved in putting these events on.

The money from the Aviva Community Fund will be used to pay for the less glamorous, yet essential elements such as First Aid provision, security and road closures, and will ensure everyone attending is safe and can enjoy Fringe City to the maximum.

Only projects with the most votes will become finalists, so the local community’s support is vital.

Brighton Fringe is England’s largest open access arts festival. Each May it helps over 5,000 artists put on over 1,000 events in more than 160 venues across the city. Its mission is to bring artists and audiences together and act as a catalyst for creativity.

Fringe City takes place in the heart of Brighton each weekend during May, and showcases over 250 performances for free.

The Family Picnics take place each Saturday in Pavilion Gardens and offer a family friendly atmosphere with carefully selected performances suitable for all.

There are interactive activities for people of all ages to get involved with, and the chance to find out more about the wider Fringe programme.

Julian Caddy
Julian Caddy

Julian Caddy, CEO of Brighton Fringe said: “Fringe City and Family Picnics are completely free and accessible events which we believe are incredibly important in introducing people to the arts who might not otherwise be engaged. Less than 3% of our funding comes from central government or the local council so it is vital that we find money from other sources rather than charge people for these events. So please support us by voting for us in this campaign, Brighton Fringe needs your help.”

To get behind Brighton Fringe, click here: 

Submit your vote before November 20, 2018.