Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award Criteria
Every year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Holden Street Theatres select a recipient for the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award. The winner receives an invitation, as well as touring support, to perform at Holden Street Theatres in the Adelaide Fringe as the headline act of our program. The company is required to sign a contract supporting this in order to receive the award.Support is offered in the following areas:
Productions will be selected from the Edinburgh Fringe Guide by the Holden Street Theatres Awards team.
A Holden Street Theatres’ representative, supported by a selected panel of international producers and arts practitioners, views the productions selected; if needed, the HST representative may contact the production company for further discussion. During this process the contract is discussed and agreed on under a Memorandum of Understanding. Your company is given a very clear outline of the level of support offered and of the facilities at the venue.
We focus on artistic merit, production values, touring possibilities, venue compatibility, marketing, and the production's viability based on the target audience of Holden Street Theatres.
The winner will be announced and an award presented at the Scotsman Award Ceremony in the final week of Edinburgh Fringe. Following this presentation, a meeting is arranged to sign a contract and the process begins!
Productions are advised that any additional support they can offer may assist in the decision process.
In the event the company is unable to accept, the offer of performance may be extended to another production.
The award title can be retained by the winner for further marketing use under agreement with Holden Street Theatres. In the event that more than one production stands out, further awards or offers may be presented.
As a marketplace, the Adelaide Fringe presents different obstacles but is every bit as tough as Edinburgh. This is an incredible experience and a great networking opportunity for you - it is not a holiday in the Australian sunshine. So, please ONLY apply if you are prepared to work as hard as we do on selling your show and making it a successful run - and of course we love to have fun doing it!CRITERIA
Martha and the HST Team
Holden Street Theatres in Edinburgh is proudly supported by Made In Adelaide.