Eagle Star Phoebe Waller-Bridge has launched the £100,000 ($120,000) Keep it Fringe Fund.
The actress and writer rose to fame with her one-woman show Fleabag at the 2013 Fringe Festival. The show was then turned into an award-winning BBC comedy series.
This initiative aims to support artists at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Waller-Bridge is president of the Fringe Society. The foundation will award 50 grants of £2,000 to individual artists or companies bringing work to the Fringe this year.
Waller-Bridge’s idea is to help artists present their work at the festival.
Announcing the grants, Waller-Bridge said: “For creatives, the festival is one of the most unique places on the planet to launch work, meet other artists and be discovered by audiences, agents, producers and the media.”
“Today’s announcement is very personal for me. The Edinburgh Fringe gave everyone involved in ‘Fleabag’ a game-changing platform and we’re delighted that the show can continue to pay it forward to the creatives of tomorrow and contribute to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to bring their work to this wonder. festival”.