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Welcome to the Architecture Fringe 2017

The Architecture Fringe 2017 is open for project proposals to take place during July 2017.

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 explore architecture and how it makes a difference to our lives. The Architecture Fringe acts as a platform for self-initiated projects from practitioners in any field. For the Architecture Fringe 2017, a provocation entitled INFRA STRUCTURE has been 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…

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Submissions to the Architecture Fringe 2017 programme must be real, and scheduled to take place between 1-23 July 2017. To submit your confirmed project for the programme, please provide the required information via this link by 12 noon on Monday 1 May 2017. The online form will ask for:

- Project name
- Team members
- Project description in one sentence
- Project description in 100 words or less
- Full address of venue (including postcode)
- Date(s) within July 2017
- Time(s)
- Ticketing page if applicable
- Website if applicable
- Twitter handle and hashtags if applicable
- Any other relevant online links to videos, films, blogs etc

Images: Please provide an image or images (max. 5) to accompany the project information. Images should be clearly labelled with the name of your project and emailed to Please see the FAQs for acceptable image guidelines and please include the image credit.

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


The Architecture Fringe acts as a support and a platform for projects. We offer promotion through our website, printed programme and our various networks, and support the development of projects through conversations at the platform meetups.

Platform meetups take place each month, alternating between Glasgow and Edinburgh. These are a chance to share your project ideas and plans with both the Architecture Fringe team and the wider network, and to learn more about the programme as it emerges. The remaining dates for these are below, with confirmed venues noted via our social media:

11th February (Glasgow)

11th March (Edinburgh)

8th April (Glasgow)

If you can't make it to a meeting, there may still be a chance for you to get involved and be included on the platform. Please email




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—When will the Architecture Fringe take place?

The Architecture Fringe 2017 will take place from 1st – 23rd July 2017. Your projects can take place at any point during this period – some will run over the whole period and other will be one-off events on only selected dates.

—What if I want to do my project out with July?

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 necessary permissions to use any space and you manage the health and safety for your project location, it can take place anywhere.

—Does the Architecture Fringe offer funding?

No – the platform is run by a voluntary steering group and does not have funding available to projects. We can however offer project support and promotion, connecting your work with other projects and sharing details across our media and professional networks.

—What are the requirements for project images? Where do I send them?

All projects must provide an image or images (max. 5) to accompany the project information. Images should be of a reasonable size and resolution (file sizes of somewhere between 1 and 5MB are recommended; files that are less that 1MB in size won't reproduce well). JPEG format is best and please don't send images embedded in Word documents etc. Please also include the image credit and make sure you have permission to use the image.

—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 meetups 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 inclusion of work on the open platform that is not suitable.

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

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.

—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 1 May 2017, whilst obviously not yet complete for July, must be real and with a commitment to actually happening. Projects submitted after this date will miss the printed programme deadline, but not the website listings. The Architecture Fringe does however reserve the right to decline projects proposed for the platform.