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The Biggest Arts Festival in the West returns June 14 - June 24! The Hollywood Fringe Festival celebrates the emerging arts.

"L.A. theater is probably as open a place as anywhere, but the Hollywood Fringe is the purest program we have that embodies the open
market of ideas and entertainments
.” - Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly

What is the Hollywood Fringe?

Hollywood Fringe is a 11 day-long explosion of theatre performances, solo artists, dancers, experimental art, comedy, films, cabaret and much more.  It's dedicated to creating a forum and framework for sharing incredible local, national and international artists, in an accessible and festive environment.  

In three short years, the Hollywood Fringe has become the biggest arts festival in the West.  Everything and anything goes. The 2011 Hollywood Fringe hosted over 200 artistic projects with over 800 performances in dozens of venues all over Hollywood.  We filled 20,000 seats and this year we are aiming for even more!

What will the money be used for?

This year the Hollywood Fringe is getting even bigger!  The $20,000 we are trying to raise will go towards four different projects.

Venues: We are renting four spaces this year to offer artists flexibility at a lower cost. The Fringe Central Mainstage will be at the Open Fist Theatre,  Fringe Blackbox will be hosted at the Theatre of Note, and Fringe [film] will be hosted at the Elephant Studio.  We are also renting a space to host Fringe Central Station, our social space, which serves as the epicenter of the Fringe universe.

Student Fringe: As an arts organization, the Hollywood Fringe feels it is vital to make sure today's students are exposed to all forms of art. This year, we will be busing in students from all over Los Angeles to take part in a free day of arts education.  Students will take part in workshops, Q&A sessions, performances, and much more.

Sustainability Program: In order to establish a smaller carbon footprint, the Hollywood Fringe will produce multiple Zero Waste days in our venues.  These zero waste days require additional staff and equipment.

Internship Program: Our new internship program will allow some of our younger volunteers to earn school credit for their hard work. The Hollywood Fringe also hopes to provide housing for some of our interns who will be coming long distances just to be a part of the Fringe.

Why Should I Support This?

At the end of the day, the Fringe is about making a resounding, unapologetic statement that art thrives in our community, it's important and it's best served up in heaping portions - delivered in uncensored, unexpected ways!  Your donation is your chance shout your encouragement and to help make all of this possible.

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    Donate $5 to $24 and you get a 2012 Hollywood Fringe Button and a thank you on the Hollywood Fringe website. The Fringe Button gets you $1 off all ticket purchases sold through the Fringe, $1 off every drink at Fringe Central Station (Hollywood Fringe's bar), and access to our Hotspot program.

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    Donate $25 to $49 and you get your Fringe Button, sticker, 2 free drinks at Fringe Central Station and an exclusive piece of Hollywood Fringe merchandise!

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    Donate $50 to $99 and your name will go into the 2013 Fringe Guide as one of our Kickstarter Sponsors along with 2 free tickets to a night of Fringe [film]! You also get your Fringe Button, Fringe merch, and 2 free drink tickets.

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    Donate $100 to $499 and you get an awesome Hollywood Fringe T-shirt! Your name will also be in the 2013 Fringe Guide along with 2 free tickets of 2 nights of Fringe [film], your Fringe Button, Fringe merch and FOUR free drink tickets.

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    Donate $500 - $999 and your name will be a drink special at the bar at Fringe Central Station! You will also get TWO T-shirts, your name in the Fringe Guide, 2 tickets to every night of Fringe [Film], your Fringe Button, Fringe Merch, and four free drinks for EVERY night of the Hollywood Fringe!

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    The Best is saved for last! You get a 15 second jingle created about you by Helen Hayes award Nominee David McKeever! You can also shadow one of the Fringe Staff for a night. You get your named Drink Special, two T-shirts, name in the Fringe Guide, 2 tickets to every night of Fringe [film], your Fringe Button, Fringe merch, and four free drinks for every night of the Hollywood Fringe.

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