The historical development of Western music, visual art,
iconography, poetry, drama, and architecture is deeply linked to the theology, culture and worship of the Christian Church, and some of greatest works of art of all time owe their inspiration to the Christian faith. All these arts continue to play a highly significant role in the life of the Church, and increasingly artists, theologians, philosophers, and churches are re-discovering the profound resonance there can be between faith and art. The Edinburgh Festival of the Sacred Arts in the Fringe was established in 2018 as an annual celebration of this relationship.
Registration for Fringe Festival events in 2021 opened on May 5th. The Sacred Arts Festival has registered a programme of events for the middle week of the Fringe -- August 15th-21st, 2021. While continuing restrictions make it more modest than originally planned, it ranges across all the major arts. Details can be found on the Festival 2021 page.