10 March, 2016 - News

Pop-Up Pilot – The re-adaptive use of buildings as temporary performance spaces

In 2015 the Fringe ran a 10 month pilot project to address the current shortage of affordable small to medium sized performance spaces in Sydney. The project studied the needs and requirements of Independent artists, and looked at the current regulation around temporary leaseholds and the limitations and expense that prohibits general retail premises being used as performance spaces. From this pilot three new permanent performance spaces have been created in Sydney, with the full report and list of recommendations being submitted to Council in 2016 . The Sydney Fringe will continue this work during our 2016 festival with an expanded POPUP FRINGE program of activated venues and spaces.