Fringe advocacy should not be taken for granted Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Ballarat and Melbourne prepare for a new White Night The popular dusk to dawn arts event will return to regional Victoria and the state’s capital in 2018. Birds do it, bees do it, even artists do it Scientists and artists come together to explore a complicated subject. Capturing the spirit of punk on screen Adelaide Film Festival is honouring free-thinking filmmakers and 40 years of rebellion in their 2017 program. Celebrating the art of connection International arts festivals like OzAsia are uniquely placed to break down boundaries between individuals and nations. (Premium content) Premium content Kerri Glasscock Friday 21 July, 2017 A recent ArtsHub feature called Fringe Festivals 'the arts world's version of a pyramid marketing scheme'. Here, a Fringe Festival Director responds to that criticism. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Kerri Glasscock is the CEO of Sydney Fringe, and the founding co-director of artist run company 505 which rose to fame operating an underground performance space in Surry Hills. Thirteen years on, 505 now own and operate the legendary live music club Venue 505 in Surry Hills, and award-winning Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. Remaining entirely artist run and self-funded, they present over 350 performances/events a year. Beyond the walls of 505, Kerri Glasscock has worked in various roles in the Sydney arts scene as performer, director and theatre practitioner. In 2013, she was appointed as festival director/CEO of the Sydney Fringe Festival with a tenure till 2019. A vocal advocate for the independent sector, she has contributed to a number of key action plans and resulting policy reforms including the Lord Mayor of Sydney’s Live Music and Performance Task Force, a joint live music task force that is part of Marrickville and Leichhardt Councils. In her role at Sydney Fringe Festival she works extensively leading the way in temporary readaptive use of space for performance. In 2016 she directed the conception and launch of the Off Broadway Precinct for the Inner West Council and in 2015 managed a joint pilot between Sydney Fringe and the City of Sydney, examining the processes for pop-up performance spaces in empty retail shops. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the City Recital Hall Sydney and was included in the Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential and Inspiring People List in 2011.