Organise an Event
As a community-led and community-organised festival, your event is an integral part in making the Climate Fringe Festival a success.
We have put together some resources to help you in this process – have a look below. Join us in making the Climate Fringe Festival the largest community-led event for climate that Scotland has seen.
Can’t organise an event, but would like to support in other ways? Let us know how! Do you have an activity other groups could run? Or even a venue that could host an event? Let us know at [email protected]
How can I get involved?
1. Plan your Event
A focus on Climate, Nature & Sustainability is key – from talks to workshops, from art installations, to performances, to actions. It can be in-person, online or both.
2. Use the Climate Fringe Festival Logo
Add the Climate Fringe logo on any promotion material or communications about your event – images, posters, social media posts, digital flyers, etc.
If you need support with this let us know at [email protected]. You can also use any of the promotion materials available in the link below.
3. Add your event to our Calendar
The submission form will help you list all relevant information. Don’t forget to select ‘climate fringe festival’ and use our logo in your event image!
Organising an Event
Unsure where to start? There are many ways to get involved! Below you’ll find some resources to help yout through organising a brilliant event.
There are plenty of resources and guides out there to help you organise your event and and give you ideas if you are not sure how to best engage your community.
Great Big Green Week Organisers Guide – our sister organisation down south has put this handy guide on how to organise your own local event.
Great Big Green Week A-Z of Event Ideas – another great resource by the Great Big Green Week to give you ideas for some great events.
You can find Great Big Green Week Resources here.
We want to make the Climate Fringe as inclusive as possible. We ask that you consider how you can make your event actively accessible to all.
Our Organisers Guide already touches some key things to consider regarding accessibility. Below you’ll find a few other helpful resources.
Planning Neuro-inclusive Events – this great article by Lisa Jade Hutchings is a good place to start to learn about neuro-inclusivity and to think on ways to make your event more accessible to those that are neurodivergent.
Neurodiversity & Sensory-friendly Event Guide – another great guide to help you organise a neuro-inclusive event.
Making your event more impactful!
1. Promote the festival and your Event
Help us promote the Climate Fringe Festival far and wide!
Check out our Comms Pack for guidance, resources and tools for promoting your event, including images and templates you can use in your social media and newsletters.
2. Engage your MSP and local representatives
Make your event even more impactful by engaging your MSPs and local councillors.
As individuals and communities, we have the power to hold our representatives accountable. Events organised at the community level make a clear case that your constituency is invested in taking climate action. Engaging your MSP or local councillor in your Climate Fringe Festival event is a great way to give a clear message that your local area is invested in taking action.
3. Invite local media
Getting media coverage is a great way to get the word out and increase awareness about the work you are doing or what issues are affecting your community.
Local media is always interested in local stories of interest, so make sure to get in touch with them and invite them to your event, especially if your MSP or local councillor has been invited. Think about which local media you want to invite and write to them, be it newspaper, radio or TV.
You can use our Press Release Template to write your own letter.