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We’re the Best… But We Need Your Help!

Keep the Fringe Spirit Alive Year-Round!

Become a monthly donor before the end of October and your first month’s donation will be matched thanks to the generosity of Austin Property Tax Consultants!

If you sign up to be a monthly donor until the end of October, your first month's donation will be matched! Photo by Jane Levene.

If you sign up to be a monthly donor until the end of October, your first month’s donation will be matched! Photo of montly donors, Russ and Elaine, by Jane Levene.

As we look towards our 35th Festival and our year-round commitment to Theatre for Everyone, we’re looking for people like you—who believe in the Fringe—to become monthly donors. The Fringe is uniquely able to support local emerging artists and Fringe favourites through an unjuried and uncensored platform and by giving the ticket revenue directly to the artists—but we need your help to make it all possible!

During the Festival, we had a generous matching donation from Austin Property Tax Consultants, and we’ve been lucky enough to be able to extend matching through October! When you become a monthly donor, your first month’s donation will be doubled!

Monthly giving is easy, cost effective, and sustainable. You can give any amount you’d like, and your donation can come from a credit card or your bank. Support the Fringe and Fringe Artists by becoming a monthly donor today!

You can donate online here, call us at 604.257.0350 ext . 107, or e-mail our Sponsorship Manager, Chelsey Stuyt, at sponsorship@vancouverfringe.com to start supporting Fringe artists and the Fringe today!

We’re Vancouver’s Best Performing Arts Festival

We did it—again! Thanks to your votes in the 23rd Annual Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver, we’ve won first place in the Best Performing Arts Festival category for yet another year—our 15th year as the first place winner! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for all your votes! Fringers are truly the best community one can have.

Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Karen Jang from FIX. Photo by  Adrian Ruigrok.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Sara Vickruck from Poly Queer Love Ballad. Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Laurel Trueman from Hardly Trying and James Melcher from One Step at a Time. Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Adelina and Sonia Suvagau from Box of Freedom. Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Fiona Ross from Is That How Clowns Have Sex? Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Carlyn Rhamey from The ADHD Project. Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: One of the artists from TrudeauMania. Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Jennifer Pielak from Inside Voices. Photo by  Al Ricard.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Denise Yeo and Garth Martens from La Palabra en el Tiempo. Photo by  Alvin Roxas.
Just some of the 2018 Artists who contribute to the Fringe being named the Best Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver!: Gemma Wilcox from Magical Mystery Detour. Photo by  Nandia Cahlandari.

Speaking of Fringers, we want to hear from you! Were you at this year’s Festival? Please fill out our Audience Survey! Not only does the Survey help us get to know you better, but it also helps us report to our funders and donors!

Looking to re-live the Fringe? We’re uploading photos from this year’s Festival on Facebook. Check it out and don’t forget to tag yourself!

You Can Tour the Fringe

Do you want to take your Fringe show from coast to coast next year? Then the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals Touring Lottery might just be for you!

Awkward Hug, this year's winner of the BC Touring Council Award, was also one of the shows selected through the CAFF Touring Lottery! Photo by Shawn Major.

Awkward Hug, this year’s winner of the BC Touring Council Award, was also one of the shows selected through the CAFF Touring Lottery! Photo by Shawn Major.

The CAFF Touring Lottery makes Fringing easier for artists by giving selected companies a guaranteed spot in a minimum of five Fringe Festivals of their choosing across Canada and/or the United States. To be eligible for this Lottery, artists must have previously participated in a CAFF Member Festival. Click here to start your application process, and submit by October 24, 10:00am (CST). Make sure to check out CAFF’s website for more details on the CAFF Touring Lottery. And if you’re hoping to apply to put on a show at the Vancouver Fringe, sit tight. The application period will be announced via the Fringe newsletter in the coming months!

Explore New Horizons with Diwali in BC

Now in its second year, the second Diwali in BC will ignite the province with theatre, dance, and cultural celebrations during the festival of lights. Behind the event is Jessie Award-winning director (and Fringe alumnus) Rohit Chokhani, who aims to expand Diwali festivities across British Columbia over the next five years. This year, Diwali in BC’s programming extends to Vancouver, Coquitlam, Vernon, Maple Ridge, and Nanaimo.

Rohit Chokhani's production of Anosh Irani's Bombay Black will be remounted in three cities as part of Diwali in BC. Photo by Michael Levy.

Rohit Chokhani’s production of Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black will be remounted in three cities as part of Diwali in BC. Photo by Michael Levy.

Some of the events include a staging of A Vancouver Guldasta and The Believers Are But Brothers at The Cultch’s Culture Lab, a Bharatanatyam interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Shyama at York Theatre, a celebration of Diwali in Coquitlam, and for the first time Diwali in BC will be in Vernon and Maple Ridge. Chokhani’s 2017 Public Market Pick of the Fringe-winning show, Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black, will also be staged in Coquitlam, Nanaimo, and Vancouver.

For more information on Diwali in BC’s full schedule and to buy tickets for the events, click here.

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