World Fringe goes to NoFringe, Bergen

Holly Lombardo of World Fringe was invited to talk at the inaugural NoFringe in Bergen.   The Fringe organisers wanted their Fringe Festival to be put on the global map and for their funders and supporters to hear about Fringe Festivals across the world, why Fringe is important and what Fringe Festivals can bring to to town,...

World Fringe Day 2018

World Fringe Day celebrates the producers and artists of Fringe Festivals across the world. Brilliant, inspiring, passionate and wonderful people! 11 July 2018. World Fringes’ World Fringe Day 18 was supported by: Encore Insure @Fringeinsurance www.encoreinsure.com @WordFringe endorsed performer public liability insurance! Holly & Cath from World Fringe did back to back interviews Fringe Producers...

Azores Fringe – The remotest Fringe in the World

By Sandra Henriques Gajjar, February 2018 When I was invited to attend the 5th edition of the Azores Fringe Festival in 2017, I immediately said yes. The Azores had been rising in popularity as a tourism destination and I, as an Azorean and a travel blogger writing about sustainable cultural tourism at Tripper (www.tripper.pt),...

Jem Rolls has done more Fringes than probably anyone else in the world…

Here is his response to his amazing journey! I’ve done 116 Fringe Festivals in 14 cities in Scotland and Canada has only Alex Dallas done more Fringes? probably but it’s hard to tell, when she can’t count to a 100 … I first did the Edinburgh Fringe back in1996 with John Anstiss and Mc Jabber it was a...

70 years of Fringe Festivals

Happy Birthday to Fringe Festivals everywhere, you make dreams happen! By Holly Lombardo, Managing Director, World Fringe July 2017 http://howlround.com/seventy-years-of-fringe-festivals   The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has a significant milestone birthday this year, it is 70 years old and this means that ‘Fringe’ is 70 too. Where there was one Fringe Festival in 1947...

70 Years of Fringe – By Ben Hill, Executive Director

Fringe. Seventy years filled with creativity, innovation and just a touch of madness to keep things interesting. Yours is a hallowed tradition, an institution, a great movement and force that’s needed more than ever. We founded the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2010, very much in the collaborative and open spirit of Edinburgh Festival Fringe....

Happy World Fringe Day 2017!

Have a great Day everyone 11 July 2017! The most remote Fringe in the whole world asked Holly from World Fringe to join them on their beautiful island to experience the Fringe and give an award to them for being 5 years old! Holly said “I arrived after a 15 hour journey to pipers...

San Diego Fringe goes to Tucson Fringe

January 2017 Kevin Charles Patterson, Director of San Diego Fringe went to see the Tuscon Fringe in action, he found beautiful city and wonderful locations....

Producing the Festival City

Producing the Festival City: Place Myths and the Festivals of Adelaide and Edinburgh    Sarah Thomasson,   The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and the Adelaide Festival, and their associated Fringe Festivals, are large international multi-arts events that focus on artistic excellence and annually imbue their host cities with month-long festive atmospheres. They are also...

Building Blocks for Success

With so many festivals in the UK what makes for a successful and sustainable festival? Festivals are present in almost every space in every town across the globe. They reside in the fabric of our societies and they reach millions and millions of visitors every year. At one end of our country we have...

Arts Festivals & their Economic Impact

Festivals are rooted in the social and cultural life of its host community and there are endless studies to prove that Arts festivals including Fringes enhance and benefit their environment.   Arts festivals are known to generate wealth and employment; this is illustrated by the amount of income generated through ticket sales, the festivals’...

The commercial & artistic viability of the fringe movement

  This investigation compares and contrasts an established theatrical festival (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival) with two relatively new American festivals (The Cincinnati Fringe Festival and The New York City Fringe Festival) to determine the commercial and artistic viability of those particular fringe festivals and any commonality with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Each festival displayed...

The Economic Value of Arts & Culture Festivals/ A Comparison of four European Economic Impact Studies

https://kunnskapsverket.org/litteraturdatabase/publikasjon/economic-value-arts-culture-festivals-comparison-four-european The dissertation’s main focus is to present the descriptive facts of the Economic Impact Analysis, two research similarities and differences of the methodologies used and the concepts applied for the economic impact analysis of four well-known festivals in Europe (Valladolid International Film Festival, Brighton Festival at Brighton and Hove, Cultural Festivals in the...

Fringe festivals, cultural politics, and the negotiation of subjectivity Willems-Braun, Bruce 1991

This thesis examines Canada’s Fringe Festivals as sites where subjectivity is negotiated and social formations constituted and transformed. These festivals are shown to provide possibilities for diversity and plurality – providing room for the production and consumption of cultural products which would otherwise remain invisible within the rationalized structures of Canadian society. This occurs...

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