How can festival work be more flexible and inclusive to those with caregiving responsibilities?  

Join PiPA’s think tank event to discuss and share challenges, current best practice examples, and future strategies that can enable parents and carers to continue touring and being part of festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe.  

We're bringing industry reps and festival participants together to discuss challenges, share examples of good practice and discover new ways of making touring and festivals more inclusive and accessible for creatives with caring responsibilities. 

If you are a producer, a creative, a venue rep, a crew member, a carer, a parent, an employer or freelancer at the fringe, then come and share your experiences, gain valuable insights, and build new connections. 

Tickets are free but places are limited; please sign up via the Eventbrite page here to secure your place. 

Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s ‘Fringe Central’ event programme.

When: Tuesday 22nd August

Where: The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL 

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Please let us know in advance if you have access needs and would like to use any of the below:

- The building has step free access
- There is a hearing induction loop system
- We have a BSL interpreter (please let us know if you will require BSL interpretation, by emailing Matt Roe)
- Children are welcome to join. We will have an event nanny on site to support with any children present. Please let us know if you will bring children to the event and let us know their ages, so we can prepare accordingly.

We also have limited freelance bursaries available. For further information on this, or anything else, please email