The Sydney Fringe is Sydney’s leader in addressing prohibitive issues facing local artists. We advocate, activate and agitate for reform.  Each year we drive a number of key projects in partnership with local and state governments, and major stakeholders to build a more viable, vibrant and sustainable sector.


NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy - Creative Communities

To round off 2023, NSW Government launch the Creative Communities 10-year arts, culture and creative industries policy. Our CEO & Festival Director ensured independent artists were  imbedded in the policy via her role on the Ministerial Advisory Panel helping to shape the policy.

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WorldPride - Pride Amplified

Our reputation as a leading expert in the open access and non-curated space was acknowledged in 2022 via a partnership with Sydney WorldPride and Mardi Gras. our team provided the back-end systems and support for their open access program Pride Amplified.

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Plug & Play City

Sydney Fringe CEO & Festival Director, Kerri Glasscock spearheaded a new initiative to make local public areas easier to ‘plug & play’ and increase live music offerings across the city.

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2020 Liquor Amendment Bill

After nearly a decade of advocacy by The Sydney Fringe and our colleagues, in November 2020 a sweeping set of reforms for the sector were passed through the NSW Parliament.

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Inner West Live Music and Performance Census 2019

The project was undertaken by the Live Music Office in partnership with The Sydney Fringe Festival and mapped live music and performance across art forms and comedy.

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Fringe HQ

FRINGE HQ at 5 Eliza St was the old home of the Sydney Fringe Festival. In 2023, we moved our Fringe HQ home to Marrickville Town Hall and set up a cosy listening haven in the basement.


Three years of research led by Sydney Fringe investigating the prohibitive barriers for the re-adaptive use of buildings as temporary performance space.

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HPG Festival Hub

In partnership with property owners HPG Australia and the NSW Government Sydney Fringe transformed a 7000m2 industrial warehouse into a pop-up independent arts hub in Alexandria.

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Off Broadway Precinct

In 2016 we managed the conception and direction of a new creative arts precinct OFF BROADWAY in partnership with the Inner West Council.

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