Fringe festivals need your help

Fringe festivals began as a grassroots movement where anyone can be an artist, and have become an integral part of the Canadian cultural landscape. All CAFF festivals are uncurated, which means we create opportunities for artists who wouldn’t otherwise have a platform.

Unlike traditional performing arts presenters, Fringe festivals return 100% of ticket profits back to the artists. In 2023, the festivals that make up CAFF returned $4M in box office revenue to artists. We also subsidize artists’ costs, such as staging, audience seating, lighting and sound equipment, ticketing services, and marketing.

Fringe festivals exist to serve artists and to provide opportunities for them to tell their stories and share live theatre experiences for our communities to enjoy. But

Fringe Festivals need your help to secure the future of our organizations and the careers of independent artists. You can help sustain your local Fringe festival experience that they know and love. If you’ve purchased a ticket in the last year, will you pledge to donate the cost of a ticket now to support the future of your Fringe Festival?

Below are the links to donate to all the Canadian Association of Fringe Festival members, Fund your local Fringe festival—please give today to sustain the future of Fringe.

In the media

National / Multi-City
Why are so many Canadian festivals struggling or cancelling? – CBC

Edmonton Fringe Raises 100,000 in Donations, Unveils 2024 Festival Theme  – Edmonton Journal
Fringe Theatre Festival Reveals Its 2024 Theme  – CTV Edmonton
Edmonton Fringe Fundraiser Showing Success  – Global News

CBC Vancouver Early Edition: Interview with Vancouver Fringe — CBC Vancouver
The show must go on — CTV Vancouver
The Vancouver Fringe Festival is pleading for help — Global BC
Vancouver Fringe Fest says future unclear due to inflation — CBC Vancouver
Vancouver Fringe Festival asks for community support — City News Vancouver
B.C. entertainment scene survives four years after COVID-19 shock — Vancouver is Awesome

Two of Toronto’s top summer arts festivals are in decline — Toronto Star

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