New Orleans Fringe

Contact

 

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Partners

Fringe Fest is a grassroots arts effort that has been made possible through the support and partnership and support of many organizations and individuals.

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History

What is Fringe?

Fringe theater is a tradition that started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947 when eight performing groups were excluded from the mainstream annual arts festival. They decided to perform anyway, finding inexpensive or free venues on the fringes of the city. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival has since grown into one of the largest arts festivals in the world, eclipsing the original festival that was too afraid for fringe.

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Fringe Folks

New Orleans Fringe is a grassroots community effort.

Hundreds of people have put their ideas, resources, creativity and hard work into the Fringe, including volunteers, organizers, venue technicians, sponsors, local businesses, arts organizations and of course the performers.

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FATI - Fringe Alternative Theater Incubator

The Fringe Alternative Incubator (FATI) provides artists with the opportunity to take their productions to the next level and inspires new works by producing mini-events that couple successful Fringe Festival shows with new commissions. FATI provides artists with training and opportunities to take their productions to the next level and inspires new works by producing mini-events that couple successful Fringe Fest shows with new commissions.

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The Fringe Mission, Vision and Core Principles

The Fringe Mission

The Festival nurtures emerging and established performing artists by presenting fun, fearless and affordable theater to the community and creating ties between artists, audiences, businesses and local organizations.

We bring fearless performers to fearless audiences.

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A-DAP

Audience Diversity and Access Program (A-DAP)

Theater in New Orleans has a long and rich history, and continues to evolve as a vibrant medium which fosters artistic expression and the exploration of the human condition.

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Our Sponsors

fringe sponsors

Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.  This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.

 

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