Did you know that July 11 is World Fringe Day? Join us and our friends from all over the world as we participate in the #WorldFringeDay campaign. Fringe creates such great memories and we want to hear yours. Share your stories by tagging them with #worldfringeday.
We’re so proud of all the great community effort from all our artists, volunteers and supporters to make the Fringe happen year after year. We are especially thankful for all of the support around This Is Not a Fringe Festival, our online and socially distanced event, held this past June.
As a Canadian Fringe, we are proud members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (they are incredible). We love that they unite so many Fringe festival friends from across the country (including the Ottawa Fringe, Victoria Fringe, Halifax Fringe) and even some American Fringes (such as the San Francisco Fringe, Orlando Fringe and Boulder Fringe!). Although we may not be able to visit each other’s festivals this year, we can still support each other online by attending each other’s events! Thank you, CAFF for keeping us all connected.
Do you remember the Fringe World Congress which was held in Montreal in 2016? Thanks to the support of Le Conseil des Arts de Montréal, we welcomed over 100 delegates from around the world to our favourite city! Working in collaboration with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the World Fringe Network and CAFF, we hosted three full days of programming around the future of the International Fringe Movement. It was so lovely to get to know directors from around the world such as those from The Cape Town Fringe, Taipei Fringe Festival, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Prague Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and more! We hope to make it to the next Fringe World Congress in Orlando, Florida in 2022!
Tomorrow, World Fringe is hosting a show on Facebook Live with producers from all around the world! CAFF and USAFF producers will be featured as of 12PM EST. Our Associate Director and Producer, Kenny Streule as well as our Public Relations Director Sarah Grenier LaForce will be representing Montreal!
Happy #WorldFringeDay from your MainLine team!
Amy, Kenny, Deirdre and Sarah
PS: If you are able to, please consider donating to the Fringe through Canada Helps here.