** Pledge from Fringe Festivals **
As the world is in the midst of mass separation, the global fringe movement has joined forces to share their vision of a new way of being and a future back together.
"As a united family of international Fringe Festivals, we maintain hope for the future. Sustaining a cohesive creative community is at the forefront of our Fringe Festivals ethos. We aim to mitigate risks for artists and support the creative ecology, during this time, by using our access to local communities.
As the period of adjustment moves to recovery, Fringe Festivals will utilise skills and connections to rebuild economic growth and access to presenting work. Fringe Festivals will continue to offer artists and all those involved, access to stabilising conversation and an open door to innovation.
The Fringe Festivals worldwide pledge is to be generous of spirit by giving time and energy, and a platform of support to re-aggregate and rebuild our creative society".
WORLD FRINGE NETWORK SERVICES
The international Fringe Festival Association set up to serve the global Fringe community, including festival staff, venues, performers & artists, agents, audiences, suppliers, media, sponsors & supporters, and wider industry professionals. World Fringe organises and facilitates one-to-one meetings, conversation and spreading the word about existing Fringe Festivals as well as consulting with new and developing Fringes. World Fringe hosts networking events, conferences, talks and workshops on where to go and how to get involved. It offers advice on whose who, what’s on where and how it can be useful. World Fringe educates the festival sector and audiences on the importance of 'Fringe’.
For the benefit of artists, performers and audiences World Fringe operates to unite, strengthen & connect the Fringe Festival Sector and global Fringe community through introduction, communication, education and the dissemination of information.