AUCKLAND FRINGE SET TO RETURN IN 2013
Following a record-breaking sophomore outing in 2011, Auckland Fringe will hit the city once again from 15 February to 10 March 2013.
An open access arts festival where anything can happen, Auckland Fringe was born in 2009 and by 2011 had 1296 people involved in 99 shows and an audience of 51,888, an increase of 30% on the first year.
“The magic of Fringe Festivals is that anyone can have an idea, register a show and make it happen. There's no curator, no set genres and shows can happen anywhere within the boundaries of Auckland – we've had shows in a paddock in Pakiri, a central city elevator and 2011's sell-out synchronized swimming show, Wet Hot Beauties, at Parnell Baths.” Sally Barnett, Co Director.
It's time for artists and venues to start planning for 2013. There's a two month window where artists can register, from 1 August to 28 September 2012, ensuring inclusion in the official Auckland Fringe programme.
“With the growth of the Fringe between 2009 and 2011 we feel confident that the creative community will again respond strongly and register to participate in what has now become an important fixture in Auckland's major event calendar.” Michael Keating, Co Director.
Auckland Fringe is delighted to announce Special Group as our new design partner, who will be working closely with the Fringe team to create the brand look and feel for Auckland Fringe 2013.
“We're looking forward to collaborating with the Auckland Fringe team. The Fringe brings together creative minds from every discipline of the arts, and provides a unique platform to showcase their talents to Aucklanders. It promises to be a whole lot of fun too." Michael Redwood, Special Group Managing Partner.
Auckland Fringe is presented by THE EDGE alongside key funders ASB Community Trust, Auckland Arts Festival and the K Road Business Association who continue their support for Auckland Fringe into 2013.
About Auckland Fringe:
Auckland Fringe is an open access performing and visual arts festival. Registrations are collected and all the productions are presented under the one umbrella. It aims to provide a platform for artists to present their work in an environment of artistic freedom and to enable audience access to eclectic arts experiences.
Artist registrations: 1 August – 28 September 2012
Auckland Fringe: 15 February – 10 March 2013
Download the Auckland Fringe 2011 report.
Auckland Fringe is closely connected with Wellington, Dunedin and Hamilton Fringe Festivals and is part of an ever growing World Fringe movement.