Voices from the South

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Voices from the South is a digital showcase of performance work to be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe co-created and delivered with partners from Scotland, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa. The project aims to make the Fringe platform accessible to artists from regions that are usually underrepresented at the festival due to the lack of local support systems.

View information videos in various Indian languages here.

Apply now for the 2022-23 India showcase.

What is the
Edinburgh Fringe /

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest performing arts festival, taking place over three weeks every August. The festival dates back to 1947 when eight theatre groups turned up to perform uninvited at the Edinburgh International Festival, staging their shows on the fringe of the festival. Since this spontaneous artistic movement, millions have flocked to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year to present, enjoy, and programme art of every genre. From big names to unknown artists, the festival has something for everyone, with shows spanning theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, exhibitions and events.

Read more here.

India Showcase /

As India partner, Pickle Factory facilitates the curation, contextualisation, and presentation of five new performance pieces every year on the Fringe digital platform. Performing artists from any field residing in India may apply with a proposal for creating a new work. An Indian and international jury selects five pieces to support over a period of 18-20 months. Support includes funding, regular opportunities for international engagement, and connections to international presenters attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Apply now for the 2022-23 India showcase.

Selection Philosophy and Process

International Project Partners /

Voices from the South is coordinated and produced by Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. The country showcases are curated and presented by MITsp (Brazil), Pickle Factory Dance Foundation (India), La Teatreria (Mexico), and The Baxter Theatre (South Africa).

Magnetic North (Scotland) ​​engages Scottish artists in process and conversations and offer ways for the participating artists to connect to a wider Scottish network.

Project Support /

This project is made possible by the support of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (with Arts Council England) and the British Council.

Thank you! /

Our heartfelt thanks to Aopala Banerjee, Amlan Chaudhuri, Ramachandran, Dakxin Bajrange, Gunduraju and Divya, Savitri Medhatul, Askari Naqvi, Surjit Nongmeikapam, Babina Chabungbam, Sharmila Biswas, Itishree Panda, Shilpika Bordoloi, Preethi Athreya, Malavika P C, and Ramanjit Kaur for helping us create the information videos in various Indian languages. Videos are available in English, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada, Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Meiteilon, Odiya, Assamese, Tamil, and Punjabi. You can view them here

Pickle Factory Dance Foundation, Calcutta is a not-for-profit
company registered under Section 8 of The Companies Act, 2013.
The company was incorporated on 12 July 2017.

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