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Mission Statement

The Hollywood Fringe Festival was conceived in an environment where the emerging performing arts scene in Los Angeles had incredible momentum and passion but no real sense of place or community. As a result, artistic partnership and collaboration - the critical ingredients in the formulation of renaissance movements - were stymied despite the rich theatrical scene in the region. Seeing this lack of cohesiveness, Hollywood Fringe was created with a mission to create a focused, artistic ecosystem that contributes to the local community by providing a place for emerging, experimental local performers to interact with one another and engage with the Hollywood community.


The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: Fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers.

Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.


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