You have to let people do what they want. Goodwill is created by offering opportunities to artists and destroyed by weeding out the ‘not so hot’ ones... My advice is to include everyone
— Hijack Reality, Bob & Roberta Smith 2008

In 2016 Deptford X will pilot a new approach to its long-established fringe event. Returning to its original, unjuried form, it will be an open programme strand for independent projects, supported and facilitated - but not controlled - by Deptford X*. 

Deptford X 2016 Fringe will showcase the work of locally-based talent through an open call that invites artists to come and install work in Deptford. In the past we've had art occupying shop windows, libraries, roundabouts, public walls, railway arches, and pubs. No nook or cranny is left unfilled.

*The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was founded in 1947 when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the newly formed Edinburgh International Festival. It was unjuried, with no selection committee, and any type of performance could participate.

Please click on the image to navigate to the Fringe website.

2016 Fringe Awards