It’s time for the annual Bath Fringe Open Meeting.
This is mostly intended for people wanting to put a show on for the first time; maybe also if you’re drastically changing what you’re going to do from previously, if you’re looking for collaborators, if you’re still looking for a direction or inspiration. Of course if you’re clued-up & confident and want to tell us all about why, it’s very pleasant & positive to hear about that too!
Approximately at the same time we ought to have ready an updated Bath venues guide, and the application procedure for Fringe 2023 (we’re not expecting those to be greatly different from last time round) – but it’s not necessary to come to the meeting to get that info: you may even already have heard from us, and if not, EMail email@example.com and she will fill you in with everything you need to know when it’s ready. As a rough outline, the festival runs Friday May 26 – Sunday June 11, and the programme deadline is likely to be in early March [TBC]. We will also put another mailing & posts around when that information is available.If you’re from way out of town and don’t fancy an evening in our favourite pub (our office is next door) you can also EMail us and get all the info & a discussion of what you need to know and do.
Everybody is welcome, but the meeting is mostly intended for performers & producers: if you want to volunteer for the Fringe there will be a call-out later in the year, but you’re welcome to come and say hello; if you’re a new or old venue and want to chat with us or with other experienced venues, EMail us and we’ll see if there’s demand to set up a venues meeting too, or we can chat anyway.
This is – for want of a better term – the Performing Arts part of the Fringe. If what you do is happier with a description like visual, plastic, conceptual, ‘live’, online/digital art or moving image, you might be better talking first to our friends over at FAB Fringe Arts Bath. We expect some of FAB to be at the meeting too but it may be a better use of your time to be directly in touch with them.