Minnesota Fringe

A nonprofit organization

$4,797 raised by 68 donors

64% complete

$7,500 Goal

Since 1993, Minnesota Fringe has connected adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. Fringe serves as a vital space for artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and experience levels to explore new ideas, make new work, and generate a livelihood. 

And YOU can help us throw the theater doors wide open for performers and patrons alike by becoming a recurring donor!  

Our 2023 Give to the Max goal is to double our sustaining donors. You can become one of those transformational contributors by supporting Minnesota Fringe with a monthly gift to help local and national artists take bold risks, develop new ideas, and hoist themselves to the next rung of their artistic ladder.  

  • $10/month pays for crisis intervention training for core Fringe teams, so artists and audiences can have a safe theater experience
  • $15/month helps keep producer fees low, to allow more artists to showcase their work without financial barriers
  • $25/month covers administrative costs for Minnesota Fringe to extend its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, which allows us to upstart theater companies through Fiscal Sponsorship
  • $50/month funds our website server, allowing us to share festival information quickly and ensure a speedy customer service experience online
  • $75/month covers all application fees for BIPOC artists participating in the pay-what-you-can BIPOC lottery, which boosts diversity in performing arts by guaranteeing a minimum of 10% of festival slots include BIPOC producers, writers, directors, and choreographers
  • $100/month helps cover Festival Artist Grants, which give artists the opportunity to stage their work at no cost during a time when theater closings have made it difficult for companies to find and fund performance space
  • Any monthly gift makes a significant difference to the hundreds of artists we serve each year. We appreciate you!

The 31st Annual Minnesota Fringe Festival is August 1-11, 2024, where both new and familiar friends will gather to feel the vibrant pulse of life that is live theater and cultivate a rich performing arts community in the process.

Photo: Sara Erdman, Wait, Didn't Patrick's Cabaret Close? presented by Patrick's CabaretPhoto: Alex WohlhueterPhoto: Alex Wohlhueter, Dock Work presented by Jackdonkey ProductionsPhoto: Alex Wohlhueter, Zombies and Pirouettes presented by Pacific Midwest Ballet 

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Minnesota Fringe

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Arts & Culture Economic Development


79 13th Avenue NE Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55413



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