Welcome to the Architecture Fringe 2018

The Architecture Fringe 2018 Open Call launches on Monday 8th January 2018 and closes for confirmed submissions at 12 noon on Monday 9th April 2018. 

Initiated by a group of architects, photographers, engineers, landscape architects, visual artists, curators and musicians the Architecture Fringe is an independent, contributor-led open platform for new work and projects across the arts which explores architecture and its impact. The Architecture Fringe acts as a platform for self-initiated projects from practitioners in any field. The inaugural Architecture Fringe took place in 2016. Our second edition occurred in July 2017 hosting work from around 260 contributors across 50 projects in 37 venues. 

For the Architecture Fringe 2018, a provocation entitled COMMON / SENSES will be issued, and projects can respond to a number of themes and threads within this framework.

How you use the platform and provocation is up to you – projects may take the form of exhibitions, performances, discussions, screenings, installations, writing, lectures, walks, music, temporary structures…

join us! monthly meet-ups

The Architecture Fringe runs open monthly meet-ups for anyone interested in taking part in the open programme. The meet-ups are open to all and free to attend - just turn up! The meet-ups alternate between Glasgow and Edinburgh and are a great way to get a feel for the Architecture Fringe and to meet other people. These are a chance to share your project ideas and plans by pinning up thoughts and images with feedback from both the Architecture Fringe team and the wider network and to learn more about the programme as it emerges. The meet-ups also act as milestones for both the core and open programmes as we progress towards June. 

The monthly meet-up dates for the Architecture Fringe 2018 are as follows, with venues confirmed nearer the time. We have tea, coffee and snacks :-)

No booking or tickets required, just turn up and join in \o/

October Meet-Up
Saturday 28th October 2017 / Edinburgh / Rhubaba Gallery, 25 Arthur Street, EH6 5DA / 10:15am for 10:30am til 1pm

November Meet-Up
Saturday 25th November 2017 / Glasgow / Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD  / 10:15am for 10:30am til 1pm

Open Call Launches!
Monday 8th January 2018

February Meet-Up
Saturday 3rd February 2018 / Edinburgh / Custom Lane, 67 Commercial Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LH / 10:15am for 10:30am til 1pm

March Meet-Up
Saturday 3rd March 2018 / Glasgow / venue tbc / 10:15am for 10:30am til 1pm

April Meet-Up
Saturday 9th April 2018 / Edinburgh / venue tbc / 10:15am for 10:30am til 1pm

Open Call Closes!
Monday 9th April 2018 / 12 noon

May Meet-Up
Saturday 12th May 2018 / Glasgow / venue tbc / 10:15am for 10:30am til 1pm

Architecture Fringe 2018 Opening Party!!
Friday 8th June 2018

Architecture Fringe 2018 \o/
Saturday 9th June - Sunday 24th June 2018


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Submissions to the Architecture Fringe 2018 open programme must be real and scheduled to take place between 9 – 24 June 2018. Our Open Call launches on Monday 8th January 2018. To submit your confirmed project for the open programme you will need to provide the required information no later than 12 noon on Monday 9th April 2018. All submissions must provide the following:

- Project name
- Team members
- Project description in one sentence
- Project description in 100 words
- Full address of venue (including postcode)
- Date(s) within 9-24 June 2018
- Time(s)
- Link to ticketing page if applicable
- Link to website if applicable
- Link to Facebook page or Facebook event page if applicable

- Twitter handle and hashtags if applicable
- Instagram handle and hashtags if applicable

- Links to any other relevant online videos, films, blogs etc
- Project images / artwork (see below)

High quality eye-catching project images or artwork are crucial in attracting an audience. Images or artwork submitted for the open programme can include photography, collage or illustration. Please provide an image or images (max. 5) to accompany the project information to the following labelling / specification:

Longside 2100 pixels @ 300dpi OR Longside 180mm @ 300 dpi
ProjectName_Number_Credit e.g. TestUnit_01_Credit Susan Jones

Images should be sent via WeTransfer or DropBox to

The Architecture Fringe is an open platform. How you use it is up to you.




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—When will the Architecture Fringe take place?

The Architecture Fringe 2018 will open on the evening of Friday 8th June 2018 and take place 9 – 24 June 2018. Your projects can take place at any point during this period – some will run over the whole period and others will be one-off events on only selected dates.

—What if I want to do my project outwith June?

If this is the case due to constraints beyond your control please get in touch with the team at to discuss the suitability of including your project on the open platform.

—Where can projects take place?

Anywhere in Scotland! Projects can take place indoors or outdoors, in traditional venues or unusual spaces depending on the nature of your project. So long as you have the necessary permissions to use any space and you manage the health & safety for your project location it can take place anywhere.

—Does the Architecture Fringe offer funding?

No – the platform is run by a voluntary production team and does not fund open programme projects. We do however offer project support and promotion via the monthly meet-ups and by connecting your work with other projects and sharing details across our media and professional networks. 

—Will the Architecture Fringe help me deliver my project?

All organisers contributing to the open platform programme are responsible for presenting and delivering their own projects. Contributors remain in control of their own work and are solely responsible for all aspects and liability relating to that work including funding, management, insurance, health & safety, press and advertising. Whilst The Architecture Fringe cannot accept responsibility for work undertaken by others, the monthly meet-ups are a great way to get peer feedback on emergent ideas as well as find collaborators, venues, get funding tips etc. The Architecture Fringe reserves the right to decline the inclusion of work on the open platform which is deemed unsuitable.

—Is my project guaranteed to be accepted onto the platform?

Generally very much 'Yes' :-) All projects submitted to the Architecture Fringe by 12 noon on Monday 9th April 2018, whilst obviously not yet complete for June must be real and with a commitment to actually happening. Projects submitted after this date will miss the printed programme deadline. The Architecture Fringe reserves the right to decline projects proposed for the platform. Reasons for declining projects will include overtly commercial work or a lack of required project information. 

—Will the Architecture Fringe manage the issuing of tickets for my project?

No – the platform is unable to manage your ticketing and payments – there are several ticket management websites such as Eventbrite and Brown Paper Tickets for free/paid events, or if you just want to keep track of who's intending to come to a free event.

—How much does it cost to take part in the Architecture Fringe?

Submission to and listing upon the Architecture Fringe open programme is free.