Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:15 PM September 19, 2015
AFTER the huge success of the first-ever Fringe Manila last February, the organizers are now calling for artists and venues to register and join Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, in Manila next year.
Registration is open until Oct. 5 only.
“Fringe Manila is a huge piece of performance art itself,” says Taipei Fringe Festival curator Hsin-I Lin of her Manila experience. For three weeks of the nation’s Arts Month, over 20,000 audiences in 37 venues, featuring 388 performances and exhibits of over 1,000 artists, attended Fringe.
The festival saw the participation of major cultural partners such as the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, VivaManila, Ayala Museum, Sev’s Café, Orange Segment Print and Design Studio and numerous venues in and around the city of Manila that provided a home for artists to showcase their work. Its success and surprising turnout exceeded even the Fringe team’s expectations.
Under the umbrella of the internationally acclaimed multi-arts festival, Fringe Manila is an open access, artist-driven community celebration that showcases fresh, daring and groundbreaking work by emerging and established artists from the Philippines, as well as international participants in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, spoken word and every other artistic genre in between.
“Having witnessed so many artists who chose to participate, audiences who took risks in exploring new work and engaged in diverse group of collectives, organizations, schools and enthusiasts for our first year is definitely a huge accomplishment and a testament to what the city has to offer. We are excited to see more for 2016,” says Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, Fringe Manila’s founding board member and festival director.
Follow three easy steps to register: Go to www.fringemanila.com, click artist registrations, fill out the online form then submit. No registration fee required.
To learn more, visit the website, e-mail [email protected], like on Facebook at face book.com/FringeMNL or follow on Twitter and Instagram at @fringemnl.