Cork Midsummer Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival that uses the city as its backdrop and inspiration. It provides high-quality arts events, both national and international, for audiences of all ages. Its program provides opportunities for significant public participation and engagement, supports the development of emerging artists across all art forms, and provides a unique platform for work by local and national artists.
Founded in 1985 by Marie-Hélène Falcon and Jacques Vézina, the Theatre Festival of the Americas became in 2007 the Festival TransAmériques, an annual event co-directed by artistic director Martin Faucher and administrative director David Lavoie.
A heady mix of theatre, comedy, music, dance, storytelling and good times at venues across the Malá Strana district of Prague – the annual Fringe Festival extravaganza is an experience you will never forget.
Taking place annually in May, Prague Fringe is a nine-day performance festival showcasing the work of hundreds of artists from all over the globe in a variety of traditional, and some not-so-traditional(!), venues in the historical centre of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Each year over 200 performances of around 40 different shows are on offer, running from late afternoon into the night.
Following in the footsteps of Brighton, London and of course Edinburgh, Cardiff will enjoy an annual shot of affordable theatrical delight from both new and established theatre companies, held in a range of local venues.
Seoul Fringe Festival believes that arts connect people. Support us in our effort to connect artists and citizens, so that more artists can create and more people can enjoy art. When you support Fringe, you advocate freedom of expression.
Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in England. It is an international festival that is at the same time rooted in the community. It embraces every art form and every form of artistic expression, and supports both new and established performers in trying out new work and taking risks.
With 800+ performances by 500+ artists from across the globe, fringing is a festive adventure full of surprises. Over 60 000 festival-goers celebrate diversity, accessibility and artistic freedom with us annually.
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporeans and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Fringe aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with the twin purpose of innovation and discussion, a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world.
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) presents 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in 16 venues. Each year the festival presented programming by nearly 200 of the world’s best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies; as well as Special Events, including FringeJR (shows for kids), FringeAL FRESCO (free outdoor performances), FringeHIGH(shows that resonate with High School kids), FringeCLUB (celebrations), FringeART (a visual art celebration) and more!
The SF Fringe is open to all performers and is un-censored and non-curated with performers chosen by lottery. The San Francisco Fringe Festival is produced by EXIT Theatre and is the largest grassroots theater festival in the Bay Area. During the last 26 years the SF Fringe has presented 5,087 performances by 1,080 independent theater companies and hosted thousands of Indie Theater workers on our stages
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide. Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more than 1,000 curated and independently produced contemporary performances.
Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
Cape Town Fringe is a live multi-arts festival and an annual celebration of local and international creativity, the festival encourages experimentation, collaboration and innovation.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. With 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues in 2017 there are quite literally thousands of reasons to visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.
Toronto Fringe was founded by a cluster of local indie artists in 1989 to offer the “fringes” of the performing arts community a platform to create art at a grassroots level. It’s theatre by the people, for the people.
The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms. In 2018, The Guardian named the festival as one of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe.
San Diego International Fringe Festival is a non-profit project of CONTACT ARTS, in association with the Actors Alliance of San Diego, designed to help provide a platform for artists while also helping the community as a whole – boosting arts and culture within the gorgeous City of San Diego. During the festival, artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside homegrown talent, in art forms spanning from theatre, buskers/street performers, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design & open to any other type of artsyness not listed.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.
Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is a non-profit company. The festival gives 100% of box office revenue back to participating artists and venues—that’s over 2.8 million dollars since the inaugural festival in 2010.
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May , Seoul, Korea, Asia
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