Minnesota Fringe is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization with a mission to connect adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. As one of the largest performing arts festival in the Midwest, Minnesota's annual event fills 50,000 seats with audiences viewing dozens of works at hundreds of performances by more than 1,000 artists on a variety of stages in late summer.
Fringe shows are 60 minutes or less with a half hour break between each performance. Attendees can purchase a day pass that allows for entry into any show at any venue on that particular day. Our venues are chosen in clusters to make traveling to multiple shows simple by walking, biking, personal and public transportation options.
Minnesota Fringe is overseen by a governing board of directors and operated by a year round staff that balloons to nearly 100 seasonal hires leading up to the Festival. We also receive critical support from nearly 400 dedicated volunteers logging a combined 5000 hours in just 11 days. For information on how we're operated and funded, check out our annual report and audited financials.
2016 Annual Report
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As a publicly support arts nonprofit, our goals is to maintain transparency and access. Fringe values the voices of our community and welcomes your questions anytime at email@example.com.